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

Uses

Hair can 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 are spells that make an individual lose their head hair,[4][5] instantly scalp it[6] or make it thicker.[7]

An individual's hair colour and style can be changed with complex human transfiguration spells.[7]

A Metamorphmagus can change his or her hair just by concentrating.[7]

History

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]

Polyjuice

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.[8]

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.[9]

Hermione Granger used Bellatrix Lestrange's hair for her Polyjuice tranformation in 1998, in order for her to break into her vault at Gringotts.[10]

Appearances

Notes and references

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