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Human hair under 200-times magnification
Human hair under 200-times magnification

Hair is an outgrowth of protein, found only on mammals.[1] It projects from the epidermis, though it grows from hair follicles deep in the dermis. Although many other organisms, especially insects, show filamentous outgrowths, these are not considered "hair". So-called "hairs" (trichomes) are also found on plants. The projections on arthropods such as insects and spiders are actually insect bristles, composed of a polysaccharide called chitin. The hair of non-human mammal species is commonly referred to as fur. There are varieties of cats, dogs, and mice bred to have little or no visible fur. In some species, hair is absent at certain stages of life. The main component of hair fiber is keratin. Keratins are proteins: long chains (polymers) of amino acids. This article is about the musical. ... Hair is a 1979 film based on the 1968 Broadway musical of the same name about a Vietnam war draftee who meets and befriends a tribe of long-haired hippies on his way to the army induction center. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 726 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1972 × 1628 pixel, file size: 266 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 726 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1972 × 1628 pixel, file size: 266 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Orders Subclass Monotremata Monotremata Subclass Marsupialia Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Subclass Placentalia Xenarthra Dermoptera Desmostylia Scandentia Primates Rodentia Lagomorpha Insectivora Chiroptera Pholidota Carnivora Perissodactyla Artiodactyla Cetacea Afrosoricida Macroscelidea Tubulidentata Hyracoidea Proboscidea Sirenia The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals primarily characterized by the presence of mammary... Cross-section of all skin layers Optical coherence tomography tomogram of fingertip, depicting stratum corneum (~500µm thick) with stratum disjunctum on top and stratum lucidum (connection to stratum spinosum) in the middle. ... A hair follicle is part of the skin that grows hair by packing old cells together. ... The dermis is a layer of skin beneath the epidermis that consists of connective tissue and cushions the body from stress and strain. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Symphypleona - globular springtails Subclass Archaeognatha (jumping bristletails) Subclass Dicondylia Monura - extinct Thysanura (common bristletails) Subclass Pterygota Diaphanopteroidea - extinct Palaeodictyoptera - extinct Megasecoptera - extinct Archodonata - extinct Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Blattodea (cockroaches) Mantodea (mantids) Isoptera (termites) Zoraptera Grylloblattodea Dermaptera (earwigs) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, crickets... Trichomes, from the Greek meaning growth of hair, are fine outgrowths or appendages on plants and protists. ... For other uses, see Plant (disambiguation). ... Subphyla and Classes Subphylum Trilobitomorpha Trilobita - trilobites (extinct) Subphylum Chelicerata Arachnida - spiders,scorpions, etc. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... For other uses, see Spider (disambiguation). ... A bristle is a stiff hair or feather. ... Polysaccharides (sometimes called glycans) are relatively complex carbohydrates. ... Structure of the chitin molecule, showing two of the N-Acetylglucosamine units that repeat to form long chains in beta-1,4 linkage. ... For other uses, see Species (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fur (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Felis catus Linnaeus, 1758 Synonyms Felis lybica invalid junior synonym The cat (or domestic cat, house cat) is a small carnivorous mammal. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... This article is about the rodent. ... Not to be confused with kerogen or carotene. ... A representation of the 3D structure of myoglobin showing coloured alpha helices. ... A polymer (from Greek: πολυ, polu, many; and μέρος, meros, part) is a substance composed of molecules with large molecular mass composed of repeating structural units, or monomers, connected by covalent chemical bonds. ... This article is about the class of chemicals. ...

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Body hair


Human hair
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Close-up of human hair
Close-up of human hair

Historically, several ideas have been advanced to explain the small amount of body hair in humans, as compared to other species. Many were faced with the same problem that there is no fossil record of human hair to back up the conjectures nor to determine exactly when this feature evolved. However, recent research on the evolution of lice suggests that human ancestors lost their body hair approximately 3.3 million years ago. [2] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... This article is about the body feature. ... Distribution of androgenic hair on human female and male bodies Androgenic hair, colloquially Body hair, is the terminal hair on the human body developed during and after puberty. ... One kind of modern beard. ... The term chest hair is generally used to describe hair that grows on the chest of human males, in the region between the neck and the abdomen. ... Underarm hair of a female human Underarm hair of a male human First advert for depilatory powder in a Bazaar Magazine 1915 Underarm hair (Axillary hair) is the composition of hair in the underarm area. ... The term abdominal hair refers to the hair that grows on the abdomen (belly) of humans and non-human mammals, in the region between the pubic area and the thorax (chest). ... Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region. ... Leg hair of a 17-year old white male Leg hair is hair that grows on the legs of humans, generally appearing at the onset of adulthood. ... Vellus hair is short, fine, peach fuzz body hair. ... Developed hair, which is generally longer, coarser, thicker, and darker than vellus hair. ... Lanugo are hairs that grow on the body to attempt to insulate it because of lack of fat. ... Hair color redirects here. ... Hypertrichosis is a medical term, also known as Wolfitis, referring to a condition of excessive body hair. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Hair removal describes any method of removing hair, especially from the human body. ... Bald redirects here; for other uses see Bald (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 1. ... Hair is also a musical: see Hair (musical) and Hair (movie) Hair is the filamentous outgrowth of the epidermis found in mammals. ...


Savanna theory suggests that nature selected humans for shorter and thinner body hair as part of a set of adaptations to the warm plains of the savanna, including bipedal locomotion and an upright posture. There are several problems (including balding) with this theory, not least of which is that cursorial hunting is used by other animals that do not show any thinning of hair. The savanna theory is the term used by those in favour of the aquatic ape hypothesis for an older version of the conventional (non-aquatic) understanding of how humans acquired bipedalism and other uniquely human characteristics. ... Cursorial hunting is a hunting strategy practised by animals that are much slower over short distances than their quarry but have superior endurance over long distances. ...


Another theory for the thin body hair on humans proposes that Fisherian runaway sexual selection played a role here (as well as in the selection of long head hair). Possibly this occurred in conjunction with neoteny, with the more juvenile appearing females being selected by males as more desirable (see types of hair and vellus hair). Hair is also a musical: see Hair (musical) and Hair (movie) Hair is the filamentous outgrowth of the epidermis found in mammals. ... Fisherian runaway refers to a model of the evolution of sexual selection first proposed by Ronald Fisher in 1915 Categories: Stub ... Illustration from The Descent of Man and Selection in Relation to Sex by Charles Darwin showing the Tufted Coquette Lophornis ornatus, female on left, ornamented male on right. ... Neoteny describes a process by which paedomorphism is achieved, and is a subject studied in the field of developmental biology. ... Vellus hair is short, fine, peach fuzz body hair. ...


Another theory is the possible co-evolution of man with a very early use of clothing, especially in colder northern climates, after the Hominina came out of Africa. A baby wearing many items of winter clothing: headband, cap, fur-lined coat, shawl and sweater. ... Hominina is a subtribe that inludes Homo sapiens, Australopithecus, as well as prehistoric humans. ...


The aquatic ape hypothesis posits that sparsity of hair is an adaptation to an aquatic environment, but it has little support amongst scientists and very few aquatic mammals are, in fact, hairless. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


In reality, there may be little to explain. Humans, like all primates, are part of a trend toward sparser hair in larger animals; the density of human hair follicles on the skin is actually about what one would expect for an animal of equivalent size[3]. The outstanding question is why so much of human hair is short, underpigmented vellus hair, rather than terminal hair. Vellus hair is short, fine, peach fuzz body hair. ... Developed hair, which is generally longer, coarser, thicker, and darker than vellus hair. ...


Characteristics

Traditional Hopi hair style, photo by Edward S. Curtis, 1922
Traditional Hopi hair style, photo by Edward S. Curtis, 1922

Image File history File links Download high resolution version (731x1024, 123 KB) Hopi girl Edward S. Curtis, 1922 Northwestern University Library, Edward S. Curtiss The North American Indian: the Photographic Images, 2001. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (731x1024, 123 KB) Hopi girl Edward S. Curtis, 1922 Northwestern University Library, Edward S. Curtiss The North American Indian: the Photographic Images, 2001. ... Moki redirects here. ... For other persons named Edward Curtis, see Edward Curtis (disambiguation). ...

Types of hair

Human beings have three different types of hair:

  • Lanugo, the fine hair that covers nearly the entire body of fetuses.
  • Vellus hair, the short, fine, "peach fuzz" body hair that grows in most places on the human body in both sexes.
  • Terminal hair, the fully developed hair, which is generally longer, coarser, thicker, and darker than vellus hair.

Lanugo are hairs that grow on the body to attempt to insulate it because of lack of fat. ... For other uses, see Fetus (disambiguation). ... Vellus hair is short, fine, peach fuzz body hair. ... Developed hair, which is generally longer, coarser, thicker, and darker than vellus hair. ...

Texture

Hair texture is described as fine, medium, coarse or wiry, depending on the hair diameter. Within the four texture ranges hair can also be thin, medium or thick density and it can be straight, curly or wavy. Hair conditioner also affects hair texture. Hair can be healthy, normal, oily, dry, damaged or a combination. Hair texture can also be affected by hair styling equipment such as straighteners, crimpers, or curlers. Also, a hairdresser can change hair texture with chemicals. In materials science, texture is the distribution of crystallographic orientations of a sample. ... Hair conditioner is a hair care product that improves the texture and appearance of human hair. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... A hairdresser is someone whose occupation is to cut or style hair, in order to change or maintain a persons image as they desire. ...


Hair is genetically programmed to be straight, curly or wavy, and it can change over time.


For many years, it was believed that the shape of a person’s hair was determined by the individual hair shafts, and that curly hair was curly because the cross-section of the hair shaft was flatter and had more intertwined layers than straight hair, which was round. But scientists have determined that whether your hair is curly or straight is determined by the shape of the follicle itself and the direction in which each strand grows out of its follicle. Curly hair is shaped like an elongated oval and grows at a sharp angle to the scalp.


Curly hair has a different biological structure from straight hair. It tends to be much drier than straight hair because the oils secreted into the hair shaft by the sebaceous glands can more easily travel down the shaft of straight hair. People with very curly hair may find that this hair type can be dry and often frizzy. Schematic view of a hair follicle with sebaceous gland. ...


Hair, whether it is curly or straight, is affected by the amount of humidity in the air. It serves as a restoring force for the hair, forcing water back into the hair fiber and forcing hair shaft to return to its original structure. This may be more noticeable in somebody with curly hair because it tends to get frizzy when the humidity rises.


Hair texture variation is likely to have resulted from a significant event in human evolutionary history. Evolutionary biologists agree that the evidence suggests that genus Homo arose in East Africa approximately 2 million years ago. During this time body size increased in response to richer dietary intake. This increase was most likely a reflection of rapidly increasing brain size among members of this genus, which facilitated an increasing intellectual capacity that made more varied dietary access possible (i.e. via new hunting and scavenging techniques etc.). Jablonski et al. (2004) postulate that as body size increase, it became evolutionarily necessary to expel heat from the body at a more rapid rate. As a result, humans developed the ability to sweat. They also lost body hair in order to facilitate sweat evaporation and hence cooling of the body.


Aging

Older people tend to develop grey hair because their hair follicles produce less pigment and the hair becomes colorless. Grey hair is considered to be a characteristic of normal aging. The age at which this occurs varies from person to person, but in general nearly everyone 75 years or older has grey hair, and in general men tend to become grey at younger ages than women. Natural Ultramarine pigment in powdered form. ...


It should be noted however, that grey hair in itself is not actually grey; the grey head of hair is a result of a combination of the dark and white/colourless hair forming an overall 'grey' appearance to the observer. As such, people starting out with very pale blond hair usually develop white hair instead of grey hair when aging. Red hair usually doesn't turn grey with age; rather it becomes a sandy colour and afterward turns white. Some degree of scalp hair loss or thinning generally accompanies ageing in both males and females, and it's estimated that half of all men are affected by male pattern baldness by the time they are 50[4]. The tendency toward baldness is a trait shared by a number of other primate species, and is thought to have evolutionary roots. For other uses, see Blond (disambiguation). ... The scalp is the anatomical area bordered by the face anteriorly and the neck to the sides and posteriorly. ... Baldness (formally alopecia) is the state of lacking hair where it usually would grow, especially on the head. ... See also baldness treatments. ... Bald redirects here; for other uses see Bald (disambiguation). ... Families 15, See classification A primate is any member of the biological order Primates, the group that contains all the species commonly related to the lemurs, monkeys, and apes, with the latter category including humans. ... For other uses, see Species (disambiguation). ...


It is commonly claimed that hair and nails will continue growing for several days after death. This is a myth; the appearance of growth is actually caused by the retraction of skin as the surrounding tissue dehydrates, making nails and hair more prominent. Dehydration is the removal of water (hydor in ancient Greek) from an object. ...


Pathological impacts on hair

Drugs used in cancer chemotherapy frequently cause a temporary loss of hair, noticeable on the head and eyebrows, because they kill all rapidly dividing cells, not just the cancerous ones. Other diseases and traumas can cause temporary or permanent loss of hair, either generally or in patches. Patients with Hyperthyriodism or Hypothyriodism can experience hair loss until their hormone levels are regulated. Many drugs are provided in tablet form. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Chemotherapy, in its most general sense, refers to treatment of disease by chemicals that kill cells, specifically those of micro-organisms or cancer. ... For other uses, see Head (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Drawing of the structure of cork as it appeared under the microscope to Robert Hooke from Micrographia which is the origin of the word cell being used to describe the smallest unit of a living organism Cells in culture, stained for keratin (red) and DNA (green) The cell is the... This article is about the medical term. ... In medicine, a trauma patient has suffered serious and life-threatening physical injury resulting in secondary complications such as shock, respiratory failure and death. ...


The hair shafts may also store certain poisons for years, even decades, after death. In the case of Col. Lafayette Baker, who died July 3, 1868, use of an atomic absorption spectrophotometer showed the man was killed by white arsenic. The prime suspect was Wally Pollack, Baker's brother-in-law. According to Dr. Ray A. Neff, Pollack had laced Baker's beer with it over a period of months, and a century or so later minute traces of arsenic showed up in the dead man's hair. Mrs. Baker's diary seems to confirm that it was indeed arsenic, as she writes of how she found some vials of it inside her brother's suitcoat one day. For other uses, see Poison (disambiguation). ... Lafayette Baker (October 13, 1826 – July 3, 1868) was a United States investigator and spy, serving particularly in the Union Army, during the American Civil War and under presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1868 (MDCCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The general meaning of atomic is irreducible. That is, reduced to the smallest possible part. ... In physics, absorption is the process by which the energy of a photon is taken up by another entity, for example, by an atom whose valence electrons make transition between two electronic energy levels. ... In physics, spectrophotometry is the quantitative study of spectra. ... General Name, Symbol, Number arsenic, As, 33 Chemical series metalloids Group, Period, Block 15, 4, p Appearance metallic gray Standard atomic weight 74. ... For other uses, see Beer (disambiguation). ... == c programming[[a--203. ...


Width

According to The Physics Factbook, the diameter of human hair ranges from 17 to 181 µm.[5] A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... DIAMETER is a computer networking protocol for AAA (Authentication, Authorization and Accounting). ... A micrometre (American spelling: micrometer, symbol µm) is an SI unit of length equal to one millionth of a metre, or about a tenth of the diameter of a droplet of mist or fog. ...


Hair care and hair loss

This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Bald redirects here; for other uses see Bald (disambiguation). ... More than half of men are affected by male pattern baldness by age 50, and baldness treatments are estimated to be a US $1 billion per year industry. ...

Cultural attitudes

Head hair

People from different cultures have invented various ways to arrange, or "style" their hair.
People from different cultures have invented various ways to arrange, or "style" their hair.

The remarkable head hair of humans has gained an important significance in nearly all present societies as well as any given historical period throughout the world. The haircut has always played a significant cultural and social role. Download high resolution version (309x800, 130 KB)Hair File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Download high resolution version (309x800, 130 KB)Hair File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Species Sus barbatus Sus bucculentus Sus cebifrons Sus celebensis Sus domesticus Sus heureni Sus philippensis Sus salvanius Sus scrofa Sus timoriensis Sus verrucosus Pigs are ungulates native to Eurasia collectively grouped under the genus Sus within the Suidae family. ... The word culture, from the Latin colo, -ere, with its root meaning to cultivate, generally refers to patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activity significance. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


In ancient Egypt head hair was often shaved, especially amongst children, as long hair was uncomfortable in the heat. Children were often left with a long lock of hair growing from one part of their heads, the practice being so common that it became the standard in Egyptian art for artists to depict children as always wearing this "sidelock". Many adult men and women kept their heads permanently shaved for comfort in the heat and to keep the head free of lice, while wearing a wig in public. The pyramids are the most recognizable symbols of the civilization of ancient Egypt. ... Suborders Anoplura (sucking lice) Rhyncophthirina Ischnocera (avian lice) Amblycera (chewing lice) Lice (singular: louse) (order Phthiraptera) are an order of over 3000 species of wingless parasitic insects. ... A wig or toupee is a head of hair - human, horse-hair or synthetic - worn on the head for fashion or various other aesthetic and stylistic reasons, including cultural and religious observance. ...


In ancient Greece, ancient India and ancient Rome men and women already differed from each other through their haircuts. The head hair of women was long and pulled back into a chignon. Many dyed their hair red with henna and sprinkled it with gold powder, often adorning it with fresh flowers. Men’s hair was short and even occasionally shaved. In Rome hairdressing became ever more popular and the upper classes were attended to by slaves or visited public barber shops. The term ancient Greece refers to the periods of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting ca. ... Ancient India may refer to: The Ancient India, which generally includes the ancient history of the whole Indian subcontinent (South Asia) Indus Valley Civilization — during the Bronze Age Vedic period — the period of Vedic Sanskrit, spanning the late Bronze Age and the earlier Iron Age Mahajanapadas — during the later Iron... Ancient Rome was a civilization that grew from a small agricultural community founded on the Italian Peninsula circa the 9th century BC to a massive empire straddling the Mediterranean Sea. ... A chignon is also a type of bun hairstyle, made popular and worn by many women. ... Look up henna in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... GOLD refers to one of the following: GOLD (IEEE) is an IEEE program designed to garner more student members at the university level (Graduates of the Last Decade). ... Street haircut in Harbin, China. ... Upper class is a concept in sociology that refers to the group of people at the top of a social hierarchy. ... Slave redirects here. ... A boy visiting a barber A barber (from the Latin barba, beard) is someone whose occupation is to cut any type of hair, give shaves, and trim beards. ...

Maasai warriors with their traditional hair styling
Maasai warriors with their traditional hair styling


The traditional hair styling in some parts of Africa also gives interesting examples of how people dealt with their head hair. The Maasai warriors tied the front hair into sections of tiny braids while the back hair was allowed to grow to waist length. Women and non-warriors, however, shaved their heads. Many tribes dyed the hair with red earth and grease; some stiffened it with animal dung. ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x766, 157 KB) Summary People from maasai tribe. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x766, 157 KB) Summary People from maasai tribe. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... Language(s) Maa (ɔl Maa) Religion(s) Monotheism including Christianity Related ethnic groups Samburu The Masai are an indigenous African ethnic group of semi-nomadic people located in Kenya and northern Tanzania. ... For other uses, see Warrior (disambiguation). ... A braid Step by step creation of a basic braid using three strings To braid is to interweave or twine three or more separate strands of one or more materials in a diagonally overlapping pattern. ... For other uses, see FAT. Fats consist of a wide group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and largely insoluble in water. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Fresh cow dung Cow dung being dried for fuel in India. ...


Contemporary social and cultural conditions have constantly influenced popular hair styles. From the 17th century into the early 19th century it was the norm in Western culture for men to have long hair often tied back into a ponytail. Famous long-haired men include René Descartes, Giacomo Casanova, Oliver Cromwell and George Washington. During his younger years Napoleon Bonaparte had a long and flamboyant head of hair. Before World War I men generally had longer hair and beards. The trench warfare between 1914 and 1918 exposed men to lice and flea infestations, which prompted the order to cut hair short, establishing a norm that has persisted. For this articles equivalent regarding the East, see Eastern culture. ... A ponytail is a hairstyle in which most or all of the hair on the head is pulled away from the face, gathered and secured at the back of the head with a hair tie, clip or similar device, and allowed to hang freely from that point. ... Descartes redirects here. ... Casanova redirects here. ... Oliver Cromwell (25 April 1599 – 3 September 1658) was an English military and political leader best known for his involvement in making England into a republican Commonwealth and for his later role as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. ... George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799)[1] led Americas Continental Army to victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), and in 1789 was elected the first President of the United States of America. ... Bonaparte as general Napoleon Bonaparte ( 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a general of the French Revolution and was the ruler of France as First Consul (Premier Consul) of the French Republic from November 11, 1799 to May 18, 1804, then as Emperor of the French (Empereur des Français... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Beard (disambiguation). ... {{subst:empty template|}} {{Copyviocore |url= |month = {{subst:CURRENTMONTHNAME}} |day = {{subst:CURRENTDAY}} |year = {{subst:CURRENTYEAR}} |time = {{subst:CURRENTTIME}} |timestamp = {{subst:CURRENTTIMESTAMP}}}} Trench warfare is a form of warfare where both combatants have fortified positions and fighting lines are static. ... Suborders Anoplura (sucking lice) Rhyncophthirina Ischnocera (avian lice) Amblycera (chewing lice) Lice (singular: louse) (order Phthiraptera) are an order of over 3000 species of wingless parasitic insects. ... For other uses, see Flea (disambiguation). ...


It has also been advanced that short hair on men has been enforced as a means of control, as shown in the military and police and other forces that require obedience and discipline. Additionally, slaves and defeated armies were often required to shave their heads, in both pre-medieval Europe and China. The Middle Ages formed the middle period in a traditional schematic division of European history into three ages: the classical civilization of Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and modern times. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...


Long hair was almost universal among women in Western culture until World War I. Many women in conservative Pentecostal groups abstain from trimming their hair after conversion (and some have never had their hair trimmed or cut at all since birth). The social revolution of the 1960s led to a renaissance of unchecked hair growth. Hair length is measured from the front scalp line on the forehead up over the top of the head and down the back to the floor. Standard milestones in this process of hair growing are waist length, hip length, classic length (midpoint on the body, where the buttocks meet the thighs), thigh length, knee length, ankle length and even beyond. It takes about seven years, including occasional trims, to grow one's hair to waist length. Terminal length varies from person to person according to genetics and overall health. For this articles equivalent regarding the East, see Eastern culture. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... The Pentecostal movement within Protestant Christianity places special emphasis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit. ... The scalp is the anatomical area bordered by the face anteriorly and the neck to the sides and posteriorly. ... In human anatomy, the forehead or brow is the bony part of the head above the eyes. ... Waistline The waist is the part of the abdomen between the ribcage and hips. ... Bones of the Hip In anatomy, the hip is the bony projection of the femur, known as the greater trochanter, and the overlying muscle and fat. ... Bith buttocks. ... In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and buttocks and the knee. ... In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and buttocks and the knee. ... This article is about the general scientific term. ...


A thriving salon culture in Detroit gave rise to the Detroit Hair Wars in 1991. Using the medium of human and synthetic hair, elaborate fantastical head pieces, such as spider webs, flowers and flying "hair-y copters", have been made by participants.[1] Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor... Hair Wars is an annual event which has become one of the biggest black hair shows in the US. It is a showcase for artists and salons to create unconventional, elaborate, vibrant hair styles and fashion using primarily human hair. ...


Body hair

Mark Twain, Shirtless. A human male with body hair.
Mark Twain, Shirtless. A human male with body hair.

The attitudes towards hair on the human body also vary between different cultures and times. In some cultures profuse chest hair on men is a symbol of virility and masculinity; other societies display a hairless body as a sign of youthfulness. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 390 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (405 × 623 pixel, file size: 43 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Text below the Picture: Illustration 17 Mark Twain spoofed sexual conventions in ribald ways during his stay in Nevada and California during the 1860s, but the... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 390 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (405 × 623 pixel, file size: 43 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Text below the Picture: Illustration 17 Mark Twain spoofed sexual conventions in ribald ways during his stay in Nevada and California during the 1860s, but the... Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humanist,[2] humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. ... The term chest hair is generally used to describe hair that grows on the chest of human males, in the region between the neck and the abdomen. ... Virility is part of the traditional idealized male gender role. ... Manliness redirects here. ...


In ancient Egypt, people regarded a completely smooth, hairless body as the standard of beauty. An upper class Egyptian woman took great pains to ensure that she did not have a single hair on her body, except for the top of her head (and even this was often replaced with a wig[6]). The ancient Greeks later adopted this smooth ideal, considering a hairless body to be representative of youth and beauty. This is reflected in Greek female sculptures which do not display any pubic hair. Islam stipulates many tenets with respect to hair, such as the covering of hair by women and the removal of armpit and pubic hair (see five physical characteristics traits of fitrah). The pyramids are the most recognizable symbols of the civilization of ancient Egypt. ... For beauty as a characteristic of a persons appearance, see Physical attractiveness. ... The term ancient Greece refers to the periods of Greek history in Classical Antiquity, lasting ca. ... For other uses, see Youth (disambiguation) Youth is defined by Websters New World Dictionary as, The time of life when one is young; especially: a: the period between childhood and maturity b: the early period of existence, growth, or development. ... Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... In Islamic context, Fitrah (فطرة) is humanitys innate disposition towards virtue, knowledge, and beauty. ...


Hair as business factor

Hair care for humans is a major world industry with specialized tools, chemicals and techniques. The business of various products connected with human hair has become an important industrial and financial factor in Western societies. This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... For alternative meanings for The West in the United States, see the U.S. West and American West. ...


Social role of hair

Hair has great social significance for human beings. It 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 a small number of 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. The highly visible differences between male and female body and facial hair are a notable secondary sex characteristic. Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... Human beings are defined variously in biological, spiritual, and cultural terms, or in combinations thereof. ... Physical Features of the Human Body The human body is the entire physical structure of a human organism. ... For other uses, see Hand (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Foot (disambiguation). ... A razor shaving some stubble off the underside of a chin. ... The face is the front part of the head and includes the hair, forehead, eyebrow, eyes, nose, ears, cheeks, mouth, lips, philtrum, teeth, skin, and chin. ... For other uses, see Nose (disambiguation). ... For an alternative meaning, see ear (botany). ... For other uses of the word head, see head (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An eyelash or simply lash is one of the hairs that grow at the edge of the eyelid. ... Diagram of an insect leg A leg is the part of an animals body that supports the rest of the animal above the ground and is used for locomotion. ... The armpit (or axilla) is the area on the human body directly under the joint where the arm connects to the shoulder. ... Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area and in the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region. ... A peacock displays his long, colored feathers, an example of his secondary sexual characteristics. ...

Portrait of a Woman, Alessandro Allori (1535 - 1607; Uffizi Gallery): a plucked hairline gives a fashionably "noble brow"
Portrait of a Woman, Alessandro Allori (1535 - 1607; Uffizi Gallery): a plucked hairline gives a fashionably "noble brow"

Download high resolution version (602x854, 77 KB)Portrait of a Woman by Alessandro Allori (1570-90) Oil on copper, 37 x 27 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence This is -most likely- a portrait of Bianca Capello, the Venezian wife of Francesco I de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany Source: http... Download high resolution version (602x854, 77 KB)Portrait of a Woman by Alessandro Allori (1570-90) Oil on copper, 37 x 27 cm Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence This is -most likely- a portrait of Bianca Capello, the Venezian wife of Francesco I de Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany Source: http... The Uffizi Gallery (Italian Galleria degli Uffizi) is a palace or palazzo in Florence, holding one of the most famous museums in the world. ...

Hair as indicator

  • Healthy hair indicates health and youth (important in evolutionary biology)
  • Hair colour and texture can be a sign of ethnic ancestry
  • Facial hair is a sign of puberty in men
  • White hair is a sign of age, which can be concealed with hair dye
  • Male pattern baldness is sign of age, which can be concealed with a toupee, hats or religious/cultural adornments. In modern times, it can be reversed in some men with minoxidil (marketed as Rogaine or Regaine) or finasteride (marketed as Propecia); see Baldness treatments
  • Hairstyle can be an indicator of group membership:
    • Metalhead long-hair for headbanging, also symbolic of a metalhead belonging to the metal world.
    • Beatle "pudding-bowl" haircuts
    • Punk mohawk haircuts
    • Skinhead haircut
    • Mullet hairstyle
    • Deathhawk A larger, fuller version of a mohawk - popular in the gothic sub-culture
    • Undercut where the sides and back of the head are shaved short or bald, and the top hair is allowed to grow long. Common with metalheads and in the Cybergoth subculture, especially with women, although it is accepted as a unisex hair style.
    • "Emo" hair where the bangs cover one eye
    • Fascinator where the hair is short at the back and long at the front and the front forms itself into a point. It is similar to a mullet in reverse (also known as a frullet).
  • Some groups, for example Sikhs and male orthodox Jews, never cut or shave some or all of their hair.
  • Some groups, such as women in the Muslim and orthodox Jewish communities, cover their hair as part of religious observance.
  • It is found that hair whorl is associated with brain development.

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... One kind of modern beard. ... Puberty refers to the process of physical changes by which a childs body becomes an adult body capable of reproduction. ... Ashlie from Lizzie McGuire, with green hair Hair coloring products generally fall into four categories: temporary, semipermanent, deposit only/demi, and permanent. ... Bald redirects here; for other uses see Bald (disambiguation). ... A toupée is a hairpiece or partial wig of natural or synthetic hair worn to cover partial baldness. ... Minoxidil is a vasodilator and originally was exclusively used as an oral drug (Loniten®) to treat high blood pressure. ... Rogaine (also branded as Regaine outside the U.S.) is the brand name for Minoxidil, when used as a topical drug to treat male pattern baldness. ... Finasteride (marketed as Proscar, Propecia, Fincar, Finpecia, Finax, Finast, Finara, Finalo, Prosteride, Gefina, Finasterid IVAX) is an antiandrogen which acts by inhibiting type II 5-alpha reductase, the enzyme that converts testosterone to dihydrotestosterone (DHT). ... More than half of men are affected by male pattern baldness by age 50, and baldness treatments are estimated to be a US $1 billion per year industry. ... A hairstyle, hairdo, or haircut refers to a styling of head hair. ... For the playable character in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, see Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. ... The famous Mohawk leader Joseph Brant wearing a scalp lock. ... Skinheads, named for their close-cropped or shaven heads, are a working-class subculture that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1960s, and then spread to other parts of the world. ... An example of a wavy-hair-mullet. ... An example of a Mohawk An example of Liberty Spikes An example of a deathhawk The Mohawk hairstyle (in British English also called Mohican hairstyle) is traditionally thought to be a hair style worn by the Mahican and Mohawk tribes. ... The undercut is a haircut much like a bowl cut except the ridge of the bowl is not where the cutting ends. ... An example of cyber fashion Cyber, also referred to as cyber culture or cyberculture, is the name given to a subculture that has roots in multiple music scenes including the European Dark scene and rave/clubbing scenes. ... Look up emo in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A fascinator is a fashion accessory, more commonly worn by women, on the head or in the hair. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... Orthodox Judaism is one of the three major branches of Judaism. ... There is also a collection of Hadith called Sahih Muslim A Muslim (Arabic: مسلم, Persian: Mosalman or Mosalmon Urdu: مسلمان, Turkish: Müslüman, Albanian: Mysliman, Bosnian: Musliman) is an adherent of the religion of Islam. ... Orthodox Judaism is one of the three major branches of Judaism. ... The study of neural development draws on both neuroscience and developmental biology to describe the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which complex nervous systems emerge during embryonic development and throughout life. ...

Growing and removing

  • Hair length for men: Cavaliers and Roundheads, long hair in the 1960s, skinheads, mullets and other hairstyles, the uncut hair of Sikhs.
  • Women with short hair are often looked at as lesbians.
  • Hairy arms and legs, regional variations in hirsutism

°°°°°°°°°°°→→→→→→→→→→→→§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§§ Prince Rupert, an archetypical cavalier For other uses, see Cavalier (disambiguation). ... The Roundheads was the nickname given to the supporters of Parliament during the English Civil War. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... Skinheads, named for their close-cropped or shaven heads, are a working-class subculture that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1960s, and then spread to other parts of the world. ... An example of a wavy-hair-mullet. ... Religions Sikhism Scriptures Guru Granth Sahib Languages English, Punjabi] A Sikh (English: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ) is an adherent to Sikhism. ... For other uses, see Flapper (disambiguation). ... Hirsutism (from Latin hirsutus = shaggy, hairy) is defined as excessive and increased hair growth in women in locations where the occurrence of terminal hair normally is minimal or absent. ...

Hair, power, punishment, and status

French civilians shave the head of a young woman as punishment for wartime collaboration, August 29, 1944
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Shaved heads in concentration camps
  • Head-shaving as punishment - especially for women with long hair.
  • Military haircuts, monastic tonsures
  • Kovstro and his Seven Hounds
  • Extremely long hair of some Indian holy men
  • Regular hairdressing as sign of wealth
  • The dreadlocks of the Rastafari movement
  • Own removal of hair in order to liberate oneself from their past, usually after a trying time in one's life.
  • Tightly curled Afros are sometimes worn among Blacks as a symbol of racial pride
  • Flappers of the 1920s cut their traditional long hair into short Bob cuts to show their independence and sexual freedom.
  • Hippies of the 1960s grew their hair long in order to illustrate their distance from mainstream society. The film Easy Rider (1969) includes the description of one Hippie forcibly having his head shaved with a rusty razor to indicate the intolerance of some conservative groups towards the Hippie movement.

original source: National Archives, 111-SC-193785. ... original source: National Archives, 111-SC-193785. ... is the 241st day of the year (242nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Samson and Delilah, by Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641) This article is about Biblical figure. ... For other uses, see Delilah (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that Internment be merged into this article or section. ... Look up Punishment in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Tonsure is the practice of some Christian churches of cutting the hair from the scalp of clerics as a symbol of their renunciation of worldly fashion and esteem. ... Rastaman with long locks Dreadlocks, sometimes simply called locks or dreads, are interlocked coils of hair which tend to form by themselves, in all hair types, if the hair is washed regularly and allowed to grow naturally without the use of brushes, combs, razors, or scissors for a long period... Haile Selassie I The Rastafari movement (also known as Rastafari, or simply Rasta) is a new religious movement[1] that accepts Haile Selassie I, the former Emperor of Ethiopia, as God incarnate, called Jah[2] or Jah Rastafari. ... Liberation means to be freed (or change from a state of lacking freedom to having freedom), see freedom. ... Woman with an afro at the Tribeca Film Festival For the Italian painter known as Afro, see Afro Basaldella. ... The term flapper, which became common slang in the 1920s, referred to a new breed of young women who wore short skirts, bobbed their hair and flaunted their disdain for what was then considered decent behavior. ... The 1920s is sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually when speaking about the United States. ... Woman sporting bob with finger waves, 1920s A bob is a short haircut that became modern for women in the early 1920s. ... For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969. ... Wyatt, Mary (Toni Basil), Billy and Karen (Karen Black) wandering the streets of a parade filled New Orleans. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ... For the British TV show, see Hippies (TV series). ...

Concealing and revealing

Turkish women in eastern Turkey wearing the non-Islamic yemeni headscarfs. ... “Higab” redirects here. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Michael Jordan Head shaving is the practice of shaving the hair from a persons head. ... Orthodox Judaism is the formulation of Judaism that adheres to a relatively strict interpretation and application of the laws and ethics first canonised in the Talmudic texts (Oral Torah) and as subsequently developed and applied by the later authorities known as the Gaonim, Rishonim, and Acharonim. ... This article is about headwear. ... Sikhism (IPA: or ; Punjabi: , , IPA: ), founded on the teachings of Guru Nanak Dev and nine successive gurus in fifteenth century Northern India, is the fifth-largest religion in the world. ... One kind of modern beard. ... Hasidic Judaism (Hebrew: Chasidut חסידות) is a Haredi Jewish religious movement. ... Pubic hair is hair in the frontal genital area, the crotch, and sometimes at the top of the inside of the legs; these areas form the pubic region. ...

See also

  • Hypotrichosis, the state of having a less than normal amount of hair on the head or body

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References

  1. ^ definition askoxford.com
  2. ^ Wade, N. (2007). In Lice, Clues to Human Origin and Attire. New York Times, 156(53877), A17.
  3. ^ Shwartz, G. G. & Rosenblum, L. A. (?). Allometry of primate hair density and the evolution of human hairlessness. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 55(1), pp. ??
  4. ^ "Uncovering the bald truth about hair loss." Springfield News-leader, May 10, 2005. "Half of men" estimate is made by the American Academy of Dermatology and specifically estimates prevalence in the U.S. population, though this should reflect prevalence in other populations.
  5. ^ Ley, Brian (1999). Width of a Human Hair. The Physics Factbook.
  6. ^ Dersin, Denise, et al. (Eds.) (1996). What Life Was Like On the Banks of the Nile. Richmond, Virginia: Time-Life Books.

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