I have NEVER heard a mention of his long hair making Han mad when he goes to....shower?....so here goes with my question, which may or may not have a canon answer (Yes Legends canon, that means you!) but I'll take just about any justification for the answer.

Does Chewbacca shed?

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    Are YOU going to tell him off if he does? I'm not! I like my arms just where they are :)
    – Jane S
    Feb 25, 2016 at 23:17
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    I won't.....but maybe we can get C-3PO to?
    – Anoplexian
    Feb 25, 2016 at 23:18
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    I know Zaalbar (the Wookiee from KOTOR) gets very angry when his buddy Mission tells him to bathe. If he's a fair representative of the Wookiee mentality, maybe Wookiees don't shower.
    – Wad Cheber
    Feb 25, 2016 at 23:21
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    Somewhat related (at least inasmuch as the note mentions wookiee shedding specifically). Feb 25, 2016 at 23:23
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    At his size he probably garages.
    – user31178
    Feb 28, 2016 at 0:25

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Yes he does.

Fingers straining, she [Rey] just managed to reach the shield controls and flick them to life, in the process having to brush away several clumps of excessively long, rough yellow-brown hairs that had become caught in the console. Relieved, she straightened in the pilot’s seat and resumed full command, stabilizing the vessel

The Force Awakens - Official novelisation



From Issue #1 of the Disney canon comic Star Wars: Chewbacca:

Chewbacca shedding

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    Also an excellent (and fully canon) source.
    – Valorum
    Mar 28, 2016 at 16:15
  • I've taken the liberty of putting up a less crappy picture :-)
    – Valorum
    Mar 28, 2016 at 16:27
  • @Richard Thanks. I took the image when I was leafing through a comic at Disney World. I would've brought it home and scanned it but the price was too marked up.
    – Rogue Jedi
    Mar 28, 2016 at 16:33
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    It's important to support the studio who produce them though. Downloading them via piratebay (for free) is just plain wrong.
    – Valorum
    Mar 28, 2016 at 16:58
  • @Richard Is that directed at me, or just general advice?
    – Rogue Jedi
    Mar 28, 2016 at 17:00

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