Doctors from Loyola University Chicago and Cornell University are conducting an African American Couples Study. According to the website, “The purpose of this study is to help us better understand the diverse range of experiences that influence African American couples’ interactions and health. Specifically, we are interested in examining African American couples’ attitudes and feelings about themselves and their partners, as well as the everyday experiences that shape their lives.” The eligibility requirements include:
• Both members of the couple must have a minimum hair length of 3cm (about an inch and a half).
• Both members of the couple must be willing and able to provide a sample of their hair 3mm in diameter.
The study managers state the hair samples are necessary “to assess people’s level of physical stress.” This just goes to prove that Black hair is indeed amazing.