The science behind big ’80s hairstyles (video)

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2019 — The ’80s was a decade full of neon leg warmers, power ballads and big hair. But how did we get that big hair that was so bad it’s good? A little bit of teasing and a lot of chemistry. This week on Reactions, Ms. Beautyphile helps us tackle the science behind perms and crimping and overall big ’80s hair:

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