Medication Turned Hair Green?


I am not a blonde and my hair turned green. They say it could be my meds. Has this happened to anyone before?

By Maria from Park Forest, IL


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May 8, 20090 found this helpful

According to this article, if you get a reaction from a drug that is out of the ordinary, for example if your hair turns green, you could have an allergy to an ingredient in the medicine, even a dye color that is in it. The article also says the person might have had that drug in the past with no reaction, but for some unknown reason their body produces antibodies, so when they take the drug in the future, they have an unusual allergic reaction. At least this is what I get out of the article. It is an article from a medical-type book, so you might want to read it yourself. The green hair stuff is on page 152, under the listing 'Adverse Drug Reactions' and goes to the beginning of page 153.


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May 15, 20090 found this helpful

Do you have chlorine in the water in your home or have you been swimming in a chlorinated pool? If your hair is porous color from the chlorine could leach into your hair.

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February 10, 20180 found this helpful

So i know you said you arent blonde, but have you gotten your hair colored, had a perm or any service done to your hair? I ask because Ive bleach my hair more times they I can count and was prescribed adderall in the last 7ish months and when i lightened(bleached) my hair a few months ago my hair turned green and i was immediately shocked because this has NEVER happened to me before! Ive heard of the happening with chlorine and other mineral build up from water. So i looked it up and it just so happened that I have hard water in my area. For the past few months ive done several treatments to remove mineral build up and none of them worked.


Malibu C, Paul Mitchell so and so fourth.
Up until a couple of weeks ago i wasnt sure if it was my meds or the water until my younger brother whom i live with wanted his hair lightened and guess whos hair didnt turn green..his! If anyone knows of any way to get green out of hair thats not caused from water let me know! And for anyone in my situation ill update this if i ever figure it out!
But to answer your question no you are not alone lol

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May 23, 20180 found this helpful

Have you figured out anything with your hair? I to am struggling with green hair its not my water Ive done all the treatments as well it just continues to stay green Im thinking it has to be my medication Im taking theres no other reason. Im a natural blonde but I get highlights in my hair. Im thinking the meds and highlights are the reason.

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