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  • Annmarie Throckmorton, M.A.

A Fuller Head Of Hair

Ten dips in a chlorinated swimming pool and my hair stopped falling out. An undercoat may even be growing back. I have been quite distressed this year by a steady loss of what had once been thick, fine hair. In my old age of attrition I was losing a brush full of fine, white hair every day. But age seventy had seemed too soon for that magnitude of hair loss, for the high upward creep of my hairline, the widening of my part. And I seemed to smell weird.

Chlorine is an excellent, naturally occurring, antimicrobial and fungicide. When used in steady moderation like regular dips in the YMCA swimming pool, is it possible that the chlorine killed off some vicious bacteria or virus, wiped out some evil microbe or fungus, that was causing my hair loss? Now I smell healthy with a fuller head of hair. Happy days!

(I had even purchased a fun wig, I thought maybe I might collect them for different occasions, but that no longer seems necessary. :-)

Caption: Ten Dips In A Chlorinated Swimming Pool And My Hair Stopped Falling Out

by Annmarie Throckmorton 2019

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