Hair

Hair is a filamentous biomaterial, that grows from follicles found in the dermis. Hair is one of the defining characteristics of mammals.

The human body, apart from areas of glabrous skin, is covered in follicles which produce thick terminal and fine vellus hair. 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. In many human societies, women predominantly grow the hair on their head long while men cut theirs short.

Read more about Hair:  Overview, Description, Function, Evolution, Removal Practices, Social Role

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Takarazuka Revue - Influence - Takarazuka and Homosexuality in Japanese Society
... There was another scandal when, for the first time, one of the otokoyaku cut her hair short (previously all of the actresses had their hair long and the otokoyaku simply hid their ...
Drug Test - Types - Hair Testing
... Hair analysis to detect drugs of abuse has been used by court systems in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and other countries worldwide ... In the United States, hair testing has been accepted in court cases as forensic evidence following the Frye Rule, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Daubert Rule ... As such, hair testing results are legally and scientifically recognized as admissible evidence ...
Hair Analysis
... Hair analysis may refer to the chemical analysis of a hair sample, but can also refer to microscopic analysis or comparison ... Chemical hair analysis may be considered for retrospective purposes when blood and urine are no longer expected to contain a particular contaminant, typically a year or less ... Hair analysis can refer to the forensic technique of assessing a number of different characteristics of hairs, usually consisting of hairs from "known ...
Hair - Social Role - Religious Practices
... Women's hair may be hidden using headscarves, a common part of the hijab in Islam and a symbol of modesty required for certain religious rituals in Orthodox Christianity ... Sikhs have an obligation not to cut hair (a Sikh cutting hair becomes 'apostate' which means fallen from religion) and men keep it tied in a bun on the head, which is then covered appropriately using a turban ... Multiple religions, both ancient and contemporary, require or advise one to allow their hair to become dreadlocks, though people also wear them for fashion ...
Maiko - Appearance
... Hair style Maiko's hairstyle is called nihongami (Japanese traditional hairstyle from Edo period.) They arrange their hairstyle with their own hair ... Maiko put kanzashi (Japanese traditional hair accessories) on their hair with seasonal flowers ...

Famous quotes containing the word hair:

    Fair maid, white and red,
    Comb me smooth, and stroke my head;
    And every hair a sheave shall be,
    And every sheave a golden tree.
    George Peele (1559–1596)

    The winds awaken, the leaves whirl round,
    Our cheeks are pale, our hair is unbound,
    Our breasts are heaving, our eyes are agleam,
    Our arms are waving, our lips are apart....
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    As long as the “woman’s work” that some men do is socially devalued, as long as it is defined as woman’s work, as long as it’s tacked onto a “regular” work day, men who share it are likely to develop the same jagged mouth and frazzled hair as the coffee-mug mom. The image of the new man is like the image of the supermom: it obscures the strain.
    Arlie Hochschild (20th century)