Mean diameter of hair in Turkish subjects

Value 57.1 μm Range: ±10.6 μm
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Erik B, Havitcioglu H, Aktan S, Karakus N. Biomechanical properties of human hair with different parameters. Skin Res Technol. 2008 May14(2):147-51.PubMed ID18412556
Method The hairs of 120 healthy volunteers were examined.
Comments Human hair is categorized into three major distinct groups according to ethnic origin. Asian hair has a larger diameter, and hence a higher tensile force than Caucasian hair. These two types of hair exhibit very similar behavior during strain. African hair differs from both Caucasian and Asian hairs essentially by an earlier breaking time and a lower stress requirement at breaking
Entered by Uri M
ID 106859