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Sun June 05, 2011 By:

Is hair made of cells or tissues?

Expert Reply
Mon June 06, 2011

Hair is a tissue. Each strand of hair consists of three layers.

  1. An innermost layer or medulla which is only present in large thick hairs.
  2. The middle layer known as the cortex. The cortex provides strength and both the color and the texture of hair.
  3. The outermost layer is known as the cuticle. The cuticle is thin and colorless and serves as a protector of the cortex.
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