Does Hair Grow after Death?

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It is a common misconception that hair continues to grow after death. Hair does not keep growing after a person dies. When one dies, the body loses water and moisture and dehydrates leading to shrinking of the skin around the skull and skeleton. While this is happening, more hair is exposed making it appear like it is still growing.
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Hair and nails are often grouped together in terms of skin care because they are both made out of keratin, a very strong protein. This is why the condition of a woman's hair will
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They don't. The skin around hair and nails lose water and retracts, giving the impresion that the hair ( nail ) has grown.
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It doesn't. What happens is that the skin retracts and hair, skin a...
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I don't know the scientific reason.My father told once that minerals in the earth cause it.
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