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While brushing my daughters hair I heard a loud pop from her scalp, why did it make a popping noise? She said it didn't hurt her at all.

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine

In brief: Static electricity

Had to be static electricity discharge.
If the hair was dry it can build up a charge and that small arc will make a popping sound. There isnt anything else i can think of that would give a pop. The hair is too flexible so had to be a small shock. That is my best explanation.

In brief: Static electricity

Had to be static electricity discharge.
If the hair was dry it can build up a charge and that small arc will make a popping sound. There isnt anything else i can think of that would give a pop. The hair is too flexible so had to be a small shock. That is my best explanation.
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