Dimensions of cuticle cells in fully formed hair (cuticle cells are in the form of flat, square sheets)
|thickness 0.5µm: length 50µm µm
|Human Homo sapiens
|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 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID12789162
|P.S106 right column 2nd paragraph: "In fully formed hair, the cuticle cells are in the form of flat, square sheets 0.5 μm thick and 50 μm in length. Their proximal portions are firmly attached to the cortex, and the distal free edges protrude toward the tip of the fiber (Fig 2). Extensive overlapping of the cells (up to 5/6 of their length) and a slight tilt away from the fiber axis give the hair surface a racheted appearance."