Even a gold medal couldn’t save Ryan Lochte from this beauty blunder! The Olympic swimmer’s hair has gone from silver to green during week one of the Rio games, and it turns out the pool water is to blame. Click ahead for all the details on why Ryan’s hair turned green.
If you’ve been following along with the 2016 Olympics, you may have found yourself wondering why Ryan Lochte‘s hair has been slowly turning green. The 32-year-old swimmer started the games off with a brand new silver shade (though he claimed it was light blue), but as the week progressed, Ryan received an unintentional hair makeover.
There have been numerous issues with the 2016 Olympics, and concern over the safety of the pools all started when athletes and viewers noticed the water was an unusual green color. While the FINA Sports Medicine Committee claimed the green pool water was not a risk to the athletes’ health, other experts have said that it could have turned green because there isn’t enough disinfectant, which is a health concern.
So, is that what turned Ryan’s silver hair green? Jeah, probably not. As anyone with blonde hair can attest, chlorine will totally wreck your dye job.
Wella Professionals Top Artist, Alexandra Matiz, confirmed our suspicions. “It’s very common for a double process or relighted hair to turn green with chlorine water,” Alexandra explains. “The reason why it turns this color is because this hair is more porous so chlorine could enter the hair shaft making it change color and become more brittle.” In addition to his swim cap, Ryan should’ve been applying a hair oil to avoid his new minty green hue. “The best prevention for hair turning green from pool water is to wet your hair with tap water and apply hair oil. I like to recommend Wella Professionals LuxeOil Reconstructive Elixir to my clients for use on their hair,” Alexandra says. “The trick is to wash your hair as soon as you get out of the pool to remove any chemicals.”
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of Ryan’s green hair?