Which affirmation is correct and why? ( I think the first one is correct but I don't know to explain why)

1.You changed your hair color.

2.You changed your hair's color.

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CRYS posted:

Which affirmation is correct and why? ( I think the first one is correct but I don't know to explain why)

1.You changed your hair color.
2.You changed your hair's color.

Hello, Crys, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange.

Both sentences are grammatically correct, but (1) sounds more natural than (2).

One reason for this may be the prevalence of such related compound nouns as hairspray, hair products, haircut, hair length, etc.

Another reason may be that hairs, hairs', and hair's all sound exactly alike, and the speaker means to speak of the interlocutor's hair as a whole.

Hair is a count and a noncount noun. It is more normal to say "You changed the color of your hair" (noncount) than "You changed the color of your hairs" (count).

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