December 1, 2021

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Why Does Hair Get Frizzy When It’s Humid?

Why Does Hair Get Frizzy When It's Humid?

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If your hair gets frizzy when the humidity is high, try not to think of it as a bad hair day—you’re really just a human hygrometer!

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Sources:
https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frizzy
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4201279/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/why-humidity-makes-your-hair-curl-21127724/
https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/chemistry/hydrogen-bond
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/8-things-didnt-know-humidity

The top 3 causes of frizzy hair


https://dspace.mit.edu/bitstream/handle/1721.1/32779/57571289-MIT.pdf;sequence=2
https://www.academia.edu/1162670/_Scientific_standards_in_the_1780s_A_controversy_over_hygrometers_in_John_Heilbron_and_Ren%C3%A9_Sigrist_eds_Jean-Andr%C3%A9_Deluc._Historian_of_Earth_and_Man_Geneva_Slatkine_2011_p._147-183?source=swp_share
https://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Hygrometer

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https://www.academia.edu/27619626/A_Simple_Hair_Hygrometer
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https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Whalebone_hygrometer-MHS_1085-P4070321-gradient.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Horace-B%C3%A9n%C3%A9dict_de_Saussure.jpg