When a person is dead still hairs grows. WHY?

Asked by shub3893 | 23rd Oct, 2015, 11:25: AM

Expert Answer:

When a person is dead his hair grows for a  few days after his death. This is because:
When a person dies, his body dehyrdrates. Dehydration causes the skin and other tissues to shrink. While the hair remain the same length. This change in the body makes the hair look long. 
Also when the person's heart stops beating their brain cells die very quickly, but cells that use less oxygen can live a little longer. So potentially hair could grow a tiny bit after the brain is dead. But this is only for a short time. 

Answered by Karishma Kapor | 23rd Oct, 2015, 01:26: PM