The reason why your hair goes frizzy

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Most people are born with it, it’s a feature of many mammals, and it comes in many colours and textures, but what is hair?

From the science of the substances that make your hair to the reason why it turns grey and even why it frizzes up in humid weather, Matilda Handsley-Davis explains the science behind your luscious locks.

Explainer: Why does hair turn grey?

Special thanks to Kay Fitzgerald from Sinclair Dermatology for their help with this episode.

Huh? Science Explained is a LiSTNR production.

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