Study: Curly Hair Tangles Less

This one at YahooNews jumped out at me: “Study: Curly Hair Tangles Less.”

Isn’t that rather obvious? Perhaps not as much so as “Short Hair Tangles Less,” but close.

But, apparently, for scientists anyway, this “Fl[ies] in the face of intuition.” Go figure.

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  1. Tano says:

    “Isn’t that rather obvious?”

    Not to me. My guess would have been that hair which is straight would be less likely to get snarled up than hair that is snarly to begin with.

    But whattaIknow….