TIL White Horse in Canada (that’s an actual place) has a “Hair Freezing Contest” every year when temps drop below insta-freeze, at the Takhini Hot Springs
And it’s all kinds of awesome
@cypnk White Horse is awesome.
@cypnk that freeze-fro takes the prize for awesome.
@cypnk how do the contestants not immediately lose all their hair afterwards
@lemememeringue Good question. I think maybe they dunk back in the water quickly enough to not have lasting effects. I haven’t heard of anyone losing their hair after one of these
kinda gross (hair-related)
@cypnk @lemememeringue I've experienced frozen hair in a hot springs in Fairbanks. the trick is not to touch your hair after it's frozen, because it is brittle and will break easily! but if you dunk back down into the water instead, it should be fine.
the floor of the hot springs dressing room had a lot of hair on it from people (including me) who had cluelessly touched their hair while it was frozen, and then it came off when they showered afterward.
@cypnk Whoa! COOL!
@cypnk that cannot be healthy.
@natsumisummer Apparently no long term ill effects. Some folks return each year
@cypnk as a southerner this looks like ice magic to me 😲❄✨
@dragonmagic Not quite as cold as White Horse, but we’ve got an area called Tug Hill upstate in New York where temps drop low and get a lot of snow. Folks in hot tubs try things like this over there ;)
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