What Is Human Hair?
Human Hair Hair is defined as a protein filament that grows through the epidermis from follicles deep within the dermis. Hair can grow on most areas of the human body, except on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet (among other areas), but hair is most noticeable in most people in some areas, which are also the ones that are most commonly trimmed, plucked, or shaved. These include the face, nose, ears, head, eyebrows, eyelashes, legs and armpits, as well as the pubic region.
Most common interest in hair is focused on hair growth, hair types and hair care, but hair is also an important biomaterial primarily composed of protein, notably keratin.
Hair Can Be Divided Into Three Parts Length-Wise:
- (a) the bulb, a swelling at the hair base which originates from the dermis.
- (b) the root, which is the hair lying beneath the skin surface.
- (c) the shaft, which is the hair above the skin surface.
In cross-section, There are also three parts:
- (a) the medulla, an area in the core which contains loose cells and air spaces
- (b) the cortex, which contains densely packed keratin
- (c) the cuticle, which is a single layer of cells arranged like roof shingles.
Human scalp hair normally grows at 0.4 mm /day (incidentally, human scalp hair grows at a rate four times that of human nails. Human nails grow at 0.1 mm/day). It is commonly accepted that emotional distress, especially that caused by verbal abuse, etc. often is a contributing factor to a slower hair growth rate.
What Is Human Hair Made Of?
Hair is made of a tough protein called keratin. A hair follicle anchors each hair into the skin. The hair bulb forms the base of the hair follicle. In the hair bulb, living cells divide and grow to build the hair shaft.
Why Is Human Hair Important?
It protects the body against trauma and also against ultraviolet damage. Hair coloration helps to camouflage against predators and in some instances serves as a sexual attractant like the mane of the male lion. Endowed richly with nerve fibers, it has tactile and communicative functions.
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