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Human Hair Facts

Biology | 8-11 yrs | Animation, Video

Have fun while learning all about your hair, through this animated learning module, that answers one of your many questions about the human body.

Hair is a biomaterial which is one of the defining characteristics for mammals. It starts at the hair root, a place beneath the skin where cells band together to from keratin. The hair on your head keeps your head warm and provides a little cushioning for your skull. Hair generally grows about 6 inches per year!

What is the colour of your hair?

Black, brown, blonde?

Hair color comes from melanin, the substance that gives hair and skin its pigments. Hair looks black when it contains much melanin and turns lighter when there is lesser melanin.

Head on to Biology for Kids for more such interesting biology videos and interactive articles.


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