Pigmentation of Hair

  • Masumi Inaba
  • Yoshikata Inaba


The most important component of human hair (and skin) coloration is the melanosome. This cytoplasmic organelle, on which brown biochrome melanin is synthesized and deposited, is largely responsible for skin color according to its size, type, color, and distribution in the skin. The melanosomes found in human hair, in particular, are the product of melanocytes sited at the interface between the dermal papilla and the matrix of the hair follicle.


Hair Follicle Human Hair Hair Color Dermal Papilla Root Sheath 
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© Springer Japan 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Masumi Inaba
    • 1
  • Yoshikata Inaba
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Aesthetic Plastic SurgeryInaba ClinicSuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyThe Jikei University School of MedicineMinato-ku, Tokyo, 105Japan
  3. 3.Department of DermatologyInaba Aesthetic Plastic SurgerySuginami-ku, Tokyo, 166Japan

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