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Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte, Conor Dwyer, Francis Haas of Team USA celebrate winning the gold medal during the medal ceremony of the men's 200m freestyle relay on day 4 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Aquatics Stadium on August 9, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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Ryan Lochte made waves when he debuted icy blue, platinum locks before heading to Rio for the Olympic games, but his dramatic style has gone awry thanks to Lochte’s sport.

As any platinum or peroxide blonde will tell you, there’s one cardinal rule that all manufactured towheads must follow: avoid chlorinated pools at all costs. The pool’s chemicals turn sparkling white blonde hair into sickly green strands.

Apparently, no one bothered to tell Lochte that, who has probably spent more time in the pool since he got his hair bleached than out of it and his hair has definitely been feeling the effects, as seen in his latest Instagram that celebrates his victory in the 4×200 free relay.

Lucky for Lochte, however, a gold medal looks good with hair of any hue, whether blue, green, or blonde.


We’d advise Lochte to grab some purple shampoo before his hair really turns the color of Rio’s diving pool.

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