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

Famous quotes containing the word hair:

    There is joy
    in all:
    in the hair I brush each morning,
    in the Cannon towel, newly washed,
    that I rub my body with each morning....
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)

    To think, that only yesterday we were pulling her hair and buttoning her pinafore. And now she’s a grown-up married lady with a bustle.
    Victor Heerman (1893–1977)

    Tomorrow let loveless, let lover tomorrow make love;
    O spring, singing spring, spring of the world renew!
    In spring lovers consent and the birds marry
    When the grove receives in her hair the nuptial dew.
    Allen Tate (1899–1979)