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Is hair a good conductor of electricity?

Last Updated: 20th March, 2020

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Electrical conductivity of human hair is adebatable issue among hair experts and scientists. However,hair experts provided ample evidence that hair is aninsulator. Although wet hair exhibited drastic reduction inresistivity; scientists regarded hair as a protonsemiconductor at the best.

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Just so, is hair a good conductor of heat?

Stagnaqt air is a poor conductor of heat and thusis good insulation. If the hair is very dense, thereis less air space and conductivity will actually increase if thehair shafts are better conductors thanair.

Subsequently, question is, why is hair an insulator? Explain why hair is an effectiveinsulator. Hair traps pockets of air close to yourhead. Air is a poor conductor of heat, and this minimises the heatyou lose from your head. hairdo that has a thick layer of hairinsulating the head would trap the heat.

Then, is air good conductor of electricity?

No, air is a very poor conductor of electricity,in fact, it is such a good insulator that it is used as theprimary insulation used on medium-, high-, and Very-high voltageoverhead transmission and distribution lines.

Is keratin a conductor?

Finger nails are made up of special type of cells knownas keratin (they are actually dead cells from our body)which is a non conductor of electricity. Keratin isknown for its strength and roughness.

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