In an interesting experiment, french biophysicist Jean-Baptiste Masson practicing at the Ecole Polytechnique in France proved that curly hair gets less tangled than straight hair. In the two fold experiment, he consulted hairdressers and asked them to count tangles in hair of people with straight hair and curly hair. On a theory level, he formulated a geometrical hair.

The week long study threw up remarkable results; straight hair got tangled two times more than curly hair. Masson explained the results using the geometrical hair he had developed. Though straight hairs interact less with each other vis-à-vis curly hair but straight hair interacts at steep angles that cause tangles.

Masson who’s specialization is biophysics, said that this finding could help in making significant advances in Velcro like technology.