Why Am I Like This?

Why Do We Have Different Hair Types?

Episode 3 | 9m 46s  | Video has closed captioning.

Have you ever wondered why your hair grows out of your scalp the way it does? Maybe you've also wondered why our body hair isn't as dense as most other mammals. Dr. Tina Lasisi walks us through why hair varies so much across all humans, how hair is a part of our impressive thermoregulatory system, and the shortcomings of addressing hair variation in scientific literature.

Aired: 09/15/22

Rating: NR


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