Short Wave: Micro Wave - What Makes Curly Hair Curl?

Hair scientist Crystal Porter explains the science behind curly hair.

(Hint: It involves mushy cells in teeny-tiny tunnels.)

Plus, a bit of listener mail from you! Which you can always send by emailing

This episode was produced by Brit Hanson, fact-checked by Berly McCoy, and edited by Viet Le. Special thanks to Gill Westgate.


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