I have finally ventured into the bulging mailbag that is my inbox! I have decided Friday every single week is going to be dedicated to at least two pieces of Readers' Mail!!
First piece - White girls have knots too!
This is a lovely email Gerlinde she says, 'I was surprised to read in your post that a study says caucasian hair is basically not supposed to knot. At the moment, I seem to find knots daily, so when I cut them out today, I tried to take a picture as a proof :) (in good humour!).'
Fantastic Gerlinde (not for the pesky knots but for sending the email and pic!). I think the truth with science is that it should always be challenged. I would also agree with Gerlinde's observation that many Caucasian women cut their hair short and this is why perhaps knots are not really seen but the longer the hair gets, the more likely they are to appear. While for black women, knots occur at any hair length. Danke fuer Ihre email (which means Thankyou for your email in German - I noticed the pic was labelled 'haarknoten' :))
Second Piece - Winter hair care
This one is a little bit of cheat, it comes from a comment not email. The comment asks - 'How cold is cold? When is it time to protect your hair from the weather?'
This was a great question but in actual fact, I haven't found anything scientific related to human hair! There is plenty of information about winter hair loss in stags, bears and even coyotes!! However for human hair, I have nothing to report!