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Human hair is hair that grows on a body of a human, namely the head.

Uses

Hair could be used as a potion ingredient, such as in the Animagus Potion,[1] or as the human component of the Polyjuice Potion.[2]

Magic

There were spells that made an individual lose their head hair,[4][5] instantly scalped it[6] or made it thicker.[7]

An individual's hair colour and style could be changed with complex human transfiguration spells.[8]

A Metamorphmagus could change his or her hair just by concentrating.[9]

History

After his graduation, Cosmetic Potioneer Fleamont Potter developed Sleekeazy's Hair Potion, sales of which quadrupled the family gold. On 29 November 1926, the Daily Prophet ran a front page story on how his hair potion had wooed American witches. It was originally sold with the slogan "Two drops tames even the most bothersome barnet". Noted as being suitable for all hair types on its label, it was particularly effective at taming bushy, unruly hair, allowing it to be styled "sleek." However, the label apparently cautioned against use of the product by redheads, stating it would have "unique results" for them.

Vincent Crabbe's and Gregory Goyle's hair was used by Ron Weasley and Harry Potter in Christmas 1992, in order for them transform into them using Polyjuice Potion, so they could gain access to the Slytherin Common Room and talk to Draco Malfoy.[2]

During her sixth year, Hermione Granger used her own hair as an ingredient in an antidote that she brewed in Potions class.[3]

Hermione adding Harry Potter's hair to the Polyjuice Potion before the Battle of the Seven Potters

The hair of Harry Potter was used for the Polyjuice transformation during the Battle of the Seven Potters.[10]

The hair of a red-haired Muggle boy was used during the wedding of William Weasley and Fleur Delacour, in order for Harry Potter to assume the form of a Weasley family relative using Polyjuice Potion, as he did not wish to be noticed by the other wedding attendants.[11]

Hermione Granger used Bellatrix Lestrange's hair for her Polyjuice tranformation in 1998, in order for her to break into her vault at Gringotts.[12]

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 12 (The Polyjuice Potion)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 18 (Birthday Surprises)
  4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 5 (Diagon Alley)
  5. Pottermore
  6. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 20 (The First Task)
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 19 (The Lion and the Serpent)
  8. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 15 (The Unbreakable Vow)
  9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 3 (The Advance Guard)
  10. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 4 (The Seven Potters)
  11. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 8 (The Wedding)
  12. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 26 (Gringotts)
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