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Ryan Lochte Hair Turns Green From Chlorine Following Rio Dye Job

Green hair don't care as Lochte still golden despite emerald mane

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    Ryan Lochte posted this photo of his new hairdo on Instagram before Rio games. His hair has now turned green.

    Is that the joker in the pool or Ryan Lochte?

    Lochte, 31, surprised many when he dyed his hair ice-blue for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. But perhaps Lochte saved the biggest surprise for himself when his blueish mane met the chlorine in the swimming pools.

    It's not easy being green.

    @poloralphlauren @ralphlauren #usa #riodejaneiro #olympics

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    Not that the new emerald hue seems to be hurting him much. Lochte, 31, has already won gold as part of the Men's 4x200 freestyle relay alongside Michael Phelps.

    Before his hair turned green Lochte posted a photo at a salon getting ready to apply the dye and later gave followers a look at the final product.

    "New look.... Here We Go #Rio #2016 thanks @jennjonesatl #turnup #lightblue," Lochte captioned the photo. 

    Me hungry!! @jennjonesatl #newlook #dye

    A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on

    New look.... Here We Go #Rio #2016 thanks @jennjonesatl #turnup #lightblue

    A photo posted by Ryanlochte (@ryanlochte) on

    His hair stylist also posted a shot on Instagram, posing with Lochte and Olympic swimmer James Feigen, who also got his hair dyed the same shade of frosty blue. 

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    If nothing else Lochte at least has something in common with the Olympic diving pool, which also had athletes and attendees buzzing after it turned a disturbing shade of green.

    Next up for Lochte is 200m individual medley Thursday, where he'll be competing against relay partner and Olympic golden boy Phelps.