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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 decade ago

What does your hair do for your body/skin?

I am doing a report on skin for science, and can't find any information on what hair does for your skin. What exactly is the point of having hair, and what does it do?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Hair performs a variety of functions:

    Form an insulating coat on the body. Trap a layer of still air just outside the skin, and thereby reduce loss of heat by radiation.

    Absorb harmful radiations from the sun.

    Keep out coarse dust particles, as in eyelashes, hair in the nasal chambers and ear canals.

    Eyebrows prevent water or perspiration from falling into eyes, due to their particular direction.

    Axillary and pubic hair lessen friction between limbs and body, and between limbs during locomotion.

    Axillary hair provide large surface area for evaporation of sweat.

    Beautify the body (otherwise why people do not shave off their hair from the head completely; bald men are desperate and would pay any price to get back hair on their heads).

    Beard and moustaches are for differentiation of sex.

    Protect from sun and rain.

    Prevent water from entering into skin.

    Impart colour to body.

    Source(s): gOoGle
  • 6 years ago

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    What does your hair do for your body/skin?

    I am doing a report on skin for science, and can't find any information on what hair does for your skin. What exactly is the point of having hair, and what does it do?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hairs on the head protect the scalp from UV light, help cushion a light blow to the head and provide insulating benefits for the skull. Hairs guarding the entrances to the nostrils and external ear help prevent the entry of foreign particles, similar functions pertain to eyelashes and eyebrows. Sensory nerve fibers are associated with the base of each hair follicle resulting in the feeling of movement of the shaft of just a single hair which is why you can feel a mosquito on your leg or arm.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    What Does Hair Do

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  • 1 decade ago

    Hair keeps you warm, makes you feel things, like the cold, etc.

    Pubic hair is supossed to protect the pelvis.

    Heh.

  • Zac
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    well if you have long hair, it might cause having pimples, zits, and acne. due to how greasy your hair is.

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