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.
Other articles related to "hair":
... an celebrity hairstylist and founder of hair salon and hair product businesses ... The hair product business was acquired in 2002 by Kao Corporation, Japan ... The hair products he created are widely available in the United States and many other countries ...
... is mostly bald, except for a fringe of hair across the back of the head, and two tufts that rise to points above his ears (hence the name) ... Scott Adams has admitted that the Boss's odd hair was inspired by devil horns ... However, when the hair reached its current state of outright pointiness, he became a complete imbecile ...
... However, every hair shaft in the dog coat grows from a hair follicle ... When the hair shaft dies, the hair is shed ...
... 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 ... contemporary, require or advise one to allow their hair to become dreadlocks, though people also wear them for fashion ...
... are commercially raised for their hair, which is harvested to make shaving brushes ... Virtually all commercial badger hair comes from mainland China, which supplies knots of hair in three grades to brush makers in both China and Europe ... by the national government to hunt badgers and process their hair ...
Famous quotes containing the word hair:
“O Time and Change!with hair as gray
As was my sires that winter day,
How strange it seems, with so much gone
Of life and love, to still live on!”
—John Greenleaf Whittier (18071892)
“Im not saying we wouldnt get our hair mussed, Mister President, but I do say not more than ten to twenty million dead depending on the breaks.”
—Stanley Kubrick (b. 1928)
“One of the oddest episodes I remember was an occasion in which [Clarence] Thomas was drinking a Coke in his office, he got up from the table, at which we were working, went over to his desk to get the Coke, looked at the can and asked, Who has put pubic hair on my coke?”
—Anita Hill (b. 1956)