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This week’s podcast comes from an African folktale in The Barefoot Book of Princesses. In “The Princess who Lost her Hair,” a princess is known far and wide for her beautiful golden hair. When an ugly, green bird appears in her window and asks for some of her hair to build his nest.  She refuses, and is cursed for her lack of kindness. All of her hair falls out–what can she do to redeem herself? Be sure to tune in to see if anyone can undo the curse upon the princess, and read on for a chance to win!

In “The Princess who Lost her Hair,” the princess prizes her hair above everything else. What is your best feature? Let us know by sharing a comment, and you will be entered to win a copy of The Barefoot Book of Princesses. The contest closes Tuesday, February 21 at midnight EST and Wednesday, February 22 at 5am GMT.

Here are some fun facts related to hair:

  • There are an average number of 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on a human head.
  • Natural blondes have the highest average of hairs per head, with an average of 140,000 hairs, while natural red heads have the least number of hairs, with an average of 80,000 to 90,000 hairs per head.
  • Only about 2% of the human population are natural redheads.
  • Although male pattern balding is typically caused by genetic factors, female pattern balding is most often caused by stress.
  • On average, hair grows .39 inches (or 1 cm) per month.

We look forward to hearing what you think, thanks for sharing a comment and good luck to all!

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