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Can chlorine in swimming pools turn hair gray?

Patient: Can chlorine in swimming pools turn hair gray?

 

 

Doctor: No, chlorine in swimming pools will not turn your hair gray though it may cause your hair to become dry, brittle and bre ak off due to its interaction with the natural oils present in your hair. You may prevent this by applying a conditioner before swimming.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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