help with assignment

  1. Hi everybody

    Please, if anybody can help me with this question:

    When someone pulls on your hair, it can be painful. however, cutting your hair is not. why?

    i would appreciate any feed back

    thank you
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   JentheRN05
    Hair is dead tissue outside the roots, therefore it has no nerve endings in the hair shaft. At the root it has nerve endings.
  4. by   hali
    I appreciate your response so much. thank you for the help.

    hali
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    JentheRN05 is correct. You can say that "hair grows because it's dieing."

    As new hair cells divide, it pushes the old cells outward, and the cells die. (Just like skin cells,but with more keratin than than skin cells.)

    BTW....cute dog, JentheRN05.


    Quote from JentheRN05
    Hair is dead tissue outside the roots, therefore it has no nerve endings in the hair shaft. At the root it has nerve endings.
  6. by   JentheRN05
    Quote from Fun2Care
    JentheRN05 is correct. You can say that "hair grows because it's dieing."

    As new hair cells divide, it pushes the old cells outward, and the cells die. (Just like skin cells,but with more keratin than than skin cells.)

    BTW....cute dog, JentheRN05.

    Thanks about the 'cute dog' she's alot bigger now (boxer full blooded reverse brindle) and very very bouncy!

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