Diameter of scalp hair

Range 60 - 80 µm
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Wolfram LJ. Human hair: a unique physicochemical composite. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2003 Jun48(6 Suppl):S106-14. DOI: 10.1067/mjd.2003.276 p.S106 left column bottom paragraphPubMed ID12789162
Comments P.S106 left column bottom paragraph: "Scalp hair is a fiber 60 to 80 μm in diameter, and its exterior consists of a layer of flat, imbricated scales pointing outward from root to tip. Enveloped by the protective layers of the cuticle is the fibrous hair cortex, which constitutes the bulk of the fiber (Fig 1)." See BNID 106856, 106857, 106858, 106859
Entered by Uri M
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