Why does curly hair get less tangled than straight hair?

Abstract : We address the question of hair tangles and show experimentally that curly hair tends to become less tangled than straight hair. A statistical model based on geometry confirms our findings. The model gives an interesting geometric approach to hair behavior. Cop. 2007 American Association of Physics Teachers.
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Jean-Baptiste Masson. Why does curly hair get less tangled than straight hair?. American Journal of Physics, American Association of Physics Teachers, 2007, 75 (8), pp.701. ⟨10.1119/1.2733683⟩. ⟨hal-00824236⟩

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