Deutsch: Haar / Español: Pelo / Português: Pelo / Français: Pilositê humaine / Italiano: Capelli
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.

In the industrial or industry context, "hair" typically refers to the use of human or animal hair as a raw material in the production of various goods and products. Some examples of industrial uses of hair include:

  • Wig and Hairpiece Manufacturing: Human hair is collected and processed to create wigs and hairpieces for use in theater, film, and fashion.

  • Brush Making: Animal hair, such as horsehair or boar bristle, is used to make brushes for a variety of purposes, including hairbrushes, makeup brushes, and cleaning brushes.

  • Textile Production: Hair from animals such as alpaca, llama, and angora rabbits is used to produce luxury textiles, such as shawls, scarves, and blankets.

  • Musical Instrument Making: Animal hair, such as horsehair, is used to make strings for violins, cellos, and other stringed instruments.

  • Rope and Twine Manufacturing: Hair from animals such as manila hemp and sisal is used to make strong, durable rope and twine for use in construction, agriculture, and other applications.


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