There is a Japanese ghost story called “The Hair of the Doll Grows.” But could a doll really have actual growing hair? It is true that in ancient Japan, doll manufacturing was an art form, which included the use of actual human hair. But even in the case of a doll using human hair, once separated from a human scalp, hair will not grow. In this article we will delve into the reasons why hair can’t grow on a doll, as well as why some people may believe it can and does.
If you uncover the history of hair color, its origins go back to ancient Egypt. About 3000 BC, the Egyptians were dyeing their hair with henna. It is reported Cleopatra, called one of history’s greatest beauties, used henna.
There’s a story that Marie Antoinette, Queen of the King of France Louis XVI, had her hair go completely gray overnight because of the stress when she figured she will be executed soon. However, considering how hair is made, this story seems unrealistic. The hair’s color would never change dramatically overnight unless you apply color to your hair.