Much A-Do About Hair

All mammals have hair at some point in their lives, but none of them wear it quite like humans. Why does our hair grow where it does, and not grow where it doesn’t? How does our hair get its color? And why does it go gray and often fall out when we get older and go bald? Learn all about the science of human hair in this week’s video!

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Randall, Valerie Anne. “Androgens and hair growth.” Dermatologic therapy 21.5 (2008): 314-328.

Yablon, J. “What is the latest theory of why humans lost their body hair?.” SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN 297.3 (2007): 124-124.