Ryan posted a photo showing him sporting some bleached "#lightblue" hair according to him, which is blueish grey hair according to us. In an Instagram shared by Jenn Jones, the hairstylist responsible for the dye job, Ryan is photographed with his new hair alongside another Olympic swimmer, James Feigen, which is really solidifying our boy band theory. We're not sure if this will give the men any scientific competitive advantage, but at least they look really stylish.

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"Jeah," you got that right. 

Dobrina Zhekova
Aug 11, 2016 @ 11:30 am

The Rio Olympics are in full swing and team USA is racking up gold medals faster than you can say 'Jeah,' and that is especially true for our swimmers. But their speed is not the only thing that has made the news recently. We are talking about the curious case of Ryan Lochte's hair suddenly turning green (and we are pretty sure it's not on purpose—yet it still works.)

Lochte, who actually dyed his hair light blue for the Olympics, showed up for one of the races sporting the minty-green shade and we may have an idea what happened.

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There it is the 4 x 200 free relay winning #gold for #USA #oympics

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4 Olympics straight we've won this relay. So humbled to be apart of this moment! #USA #olympics #relay #gold

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As you may have probably heard, one of the pools at Rio 2016 also changed its color from blue to similar green due to "a chemical imbalance."

See where we are going with this? Well sort-of. Chlorine is probably to blame for ruining Lochte's light blue shade and turning it green. Because as anyone who has dabbled with peroxide will tell you, chlorine is pretty much a one-way ticket to turning your hair green, if you are, perhaps not so naturally blonde. 

On the bright side though, now the color matches his superhero worthy speed in the swimming pool. Not to mention, he's got Mer-man hair, which is TOO appropriate. So, even if it was accidental, it couldn't be more perfect. 

 

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