Name: Swallow W.
What is the strength of human hair? Are there any factor
that influence the strength of determine it? And how?
I do not know the strength of a human hair because there are so many different
kinds of humans. Certainly the condition of the hair is a strength determining
factor -- is frizzy and or split? What's the diameter of the hair? The thicker
it is, the stronger it is.
Do an experiment to find out for yourself. Make a little hair tester by tying
a long hair to a little pan into which you can carefully add pennies until the
hair breaks. The more pennies supported before the hair breaks, the stronger
the hair. Try the experment with hair of different colors -- and be sure to
test synthetic wig hair.
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