Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

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.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadatas

https://hal-polytechnique.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-00824236
Contributor : Denis Roura <>
Submitted on : Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 1:52:35 PM
Last modification on : Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 6:22:34 PM

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

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⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

167