With Doctor Strange on the rapidly approaching horizon, San Diego Comic-Con is naturally the place to start seeing merchandise crop up for the first time. But there’s something... well, strange about some of the toys on the show floor today. The plastic versions of the sorcerer supreme are all a bit off in the hair…
At io9, we love wild theories about movies and TV shows based on actor hair length (just look at our shockingly extensive coverage of Jon Snow’s locks). So when Daisy Ridley reveals that she has to hide her Episode VIII hairstyle for spoilers’ sake, even while she’s just working out, you can be damn well sure we pay…
Let’s be real: This is possibly the most important, game-changing news that we have heard about Game of Thrones season six so far. NO JOKE. And no, we don’t mean the mere trim Melisandre gave him last episode.
You can blame your parents for some of those gray hairs. A new study has identified the first gene known to be responsible for causing your hair to lose its color.
Could this be the ‘killer app’ for 3D printers that finally makes them a must-have device for every home? Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute have found a way to use 3D printers to create realistic-looking hair, bristles, and other fibers.
Since movies, television shows, and comics are visual mediums, sometimes you need a visual cue to a character’s identity or motivations. And although you can use costumes or props for this purpose, there’s no better storytelling device than facial hair.
A new and surprising component of human hair has just been discovered, according to research recently presented at the annual meeting of the American Crystallographic Association. Remarkably, it’s a discovery that could lead to improved hair products.
Down is the most effective commonly-available insulator for outdoors apparel. But, it’s also expensive, loses its ability to insulate when wet (if untreated) and — there’s no way around this — is horribly cruel to most of the ducks and geese who donate their underfeathers. Now, there may be a real alternative:…
Shaved heads have come in and out of fashion over the past few decades, but some people don’t have the option of allowing their locks to grow. Thankfully, for those who do suffer from hair loss, or alopecia, help may be at hand. Somewhat counter-intuitively an effective treatment for baldness may come from…
Our favorite TV show characters and movie stars and cartoons are often remembered for how they look. The outfits they wear, the cars they drive, the weapons they use, the swagger they carry and the hairstyle they have. Here's an infographic showing 65 different famous hairstyles.
These adorable creations are from Kirstie Williams' etsy shop CuriousCephalopods, where you can also commission ones in any color you wish. Not only are they awesome — look at those tentacle curls — I am counting on one to provide protection from nature's most intelligent sea creatures.
The basic chemistry of hair dyes has changed little over the last century, but what do we know about the risks of colouring our hair, and why do we do it?
Phenomenal, almost abstract video created by London-based directing duo Bif. I like how they managed to transform reality into a 60s rug.
Ever heard the morbid little Fun Fact™ that your hair and nails keep growing after you die? Well, it's not true. It may appear that a dead person's fingernails are still growing, but that's only because the body is drying up. The skin's retraction around the nail just makes it look like they're growing.
3D printing can make an action figure copy of your body and face, but the hair usually ends up looking like a Lego minifig wig. The mad scientists at Disney Research just solved that, with an algorithm so powerful it can trace your hair's shape and color with ultra-realism.
It doesn't get any more metal than this. This headbanger filmed a video of himself spinning his head and making his hair whip in dizzying circles while working construction jobs. It's so hardcore badass but also incredibly goofy and fun all at the same time. He rocks out with his caulk out.
It's a biological mystery that has perplexed humanity through the ages – especially in recent times when so many of us go to such great lengths to remove it. What useful purpose could pubic and armpit hair possibly serve?
Male or female, most of us have body hair—some far, far more than others. This video explains how testosterone fuels the growth of hair all over your body.