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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: Gerry on 15/01/2010 06:30:02

Title: Why is head hair soft, but other hair wirey?
Post by: Gerry on 15/01/2010 06:30:02
Gerry asked the Naked Scientists:
   
How comes head hair is soft and silky, whereas pubic hair is wiry? 

A couple of weeks of longitudinal study on one subject shows that this is not due to hair products, so what is the difference and why?

What do you think?
Title: Why is head hair soft, but other hair wirey?
Post by: Atomic-S on 01/05/2010 07:32:29
I suspect it is a matter of the diameter.