Talk:Hair follicle

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The image used here was a copyvio from - Texture 19:00, 9 Mar 2004 (UTC)

As articles about other animals refer to hair follicles, some effort should be made to discuss these systems in other animals (mammals, insects, etc.) if they are different there. Vivacissamamente 13:58, 6 September 2005 (UTC)

Can we get photos of real hairs and diagrams of the different stages, like [1]? — Omegatron 04:07, 9 November 2006 (UTC)

What is club hair? (talk) 12:07, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Mention Follicular bundles? Had a scalp treatment yesterday, they used a camera to look at my scalp and I was surprised to see 1, 2 or three hairs from each pore. I've look for some time for information of this and found only one reference to it. It seems it is common while all pictures show one hair emerging and no other site mention this. Gwen4598 (talk) 14:50, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

DNA testing of hair[edit]

CSI (forget which particular series) suggests that only a specific part of the hair (guessing sheath near root) contains testable genetic material. Is there any factual basis? — Nahum Reduta [talk|contribs] 09:09, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

No. Until a year or two ago, current technology only allowed DNA to be harvested from the sheath near the root. That doesn't mean that there isn't DNA in the hair strand itself, just that that particular technology couldn't harvest it from the strand. New breakthroughs allow DNA to be harvested from hair strands. CSI is a really, really bad place to get your science from. --NellieBly (talk) 01:21, 16 March 2009 (UTC)

Wonderful reference article to add[edit]

  • First, there is a wonderful NEJM article that I referenced a few times in this article, and I think if someone has more time, more content could be cited from it. The article is: Paus, Ralf; Cotsarelis, George. "The Biology of Hair Follicles." The New England Journal of Medicine. 1999; 341(7): 491-497. PMID 10441606. I can email it to you if you contact me.
  • Second, if you are interested in the skin, adnexa, or dermatology, I would love some help over at WP:DERM... just fyi. kilbad (talk) 05:19, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Hair growth cycle times[edit]

Can someone add more? Is this possible? It would be good for the readers to know the average phase or time of hair growth in other parts of the body. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Talaga87 (talkcontribs) 07:28, 28 March 2011 (UTC)



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Club Hair[edit]

The link to define "club hair" is external. The guidelines state that an article should be understandable without having to leave the site (paraphrased). I can understand the general idea of the article, but to say that the hair is converted to a club hair, without us knowing what a club hair is, leaves a hole in that understanding, and, I think, indicates one in this article. Lriley47 (talk) 16:41, 28 December 2011 (UTC)


I was reading about birds (great article by the way!) and when I got to the part about feather follicles, I went What's That? So I clicked on the link and here it is talking about hair and not a feather in sight!

I'm thinking we should create a new section.

Rubypc123 (talk) 03:11, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

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