• Question: Is hair growth affected by zero gravity?

    Asked by Waqas_Khanx to Beth on 7 Oct 2015.
    • Photo: Beth Healey

      Beth Healey answered on 7 Oct 2015:

      It is thought that hair follicles can become weaker because they don’t have the regular downward pull from gravity. I don’t think this can completely account for astronaut Kelly’s hairstyle though 😉