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.
Famous quotes containing the word hair:
“Now John wore clothing of camels hair with a leather belt around his waist, and his food was locusts and wild honey.”
—Bible: New Testament, Matthew 3:4.
“Your golden hair Margarete
your ashen hair Shulamith.”
—Paul Celan [Paul Antschel] (19201970)
“Her face is like the moon.
Her mouth tastes like the drink of life.
Her wild, hot kiss
with a pull of her hair ...
whats THAT like?”
—Hla Stavhana (c. 50 A.D.)