The Hormonal Control of Hair Growth

  • F. J. G. Ebling


That hormones are profoundly concerned with hair growth is obvious from a wide range of observational and experimental evidence. The exact ways in which they act and the adaptive advantages of many of their actions are much less easy to discern. The problem arises because of the confusing evolutionary history of the hair follicle. We do not know how, when or where hairs originated or what was their original purpose. Perhaps, as Maderson (1972) and others have suggested, they first arose as part of mechanoreceptor units, developing in the hinge regions between the scales of some reptilian ancestor. Hair follicles are still sense organs, as easily verified by tugging one’s own hair, and many animals, for example rodents and carnivores, have specialized sensory vibrissae. But hair performs more important functions. Paramount is the provision of the fur coat to which the warm-blooded mammals owe much, if not all, of their evolutionary success. Prominent is the construction of adornments such as the mane of the lion or the beard of man. Such structures are commonly described as secondary sexual characters, though it is not established whether their visual appeal is concerned with sexual as distinct from other social communication. Less apparent, but equally important, is the role of hair in the dissemination of scent from the skin glands. The odour may be produced in a glandular complex of which hairs specialized for conducting the secretion form a part, as in the abdominal gland of the gerbil. Or it may be rubbed on to the hair from glands elsewhere, as in the ring-tailed lemur, which conducts stink fights by waving its tail aloft, having first anointed it from glands on the forearms. The human axillary and pubic hair, possessed by both males and females, is almost certainly part of such an odour-disseminating system.


Hair Follicle Hair Growth Hormonal Control Scalp Hair Pubic Hair 
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