A Melbourne mum has shared a rather odd back-to-school ritual – she squeezes tomato sauce into her daughter’s hair.
Why? Because it’s perfect, apparently, for removing that nasty green tinge from blonde hair that chlorine from pools leaves behind.
Jess Roberts, who blogs at Modern Day Mumma, swears by the technique that she says gets rid of all the green from her daughter’s hair.
“This is how every blonde finishes their summer holidays when growing up!” she captioned the image of squeezing sauce into her daughter’s hair.
“Nothing like good old trusty tomato sauce to strip the green out!”
Jess, who’s a blonde herself, then asked followers if their mum used to do the same thing for them.
Most had, in fact, had never heard of the tomato sauce trick, but some did recall being doused in vinegar as a youngster.
That’s the method Sydney hairstylist Keiren Street told Mamamia worked for him as a child.
“My mum used to rinse our hair with white vinegar to remove the chlorine first, then wash and condition,” the editorial and Valonz Haircutters hairstylist said.
“I remember kneeling over the bath with the bottle of vinegar poured straight from the bottle.”