You can cut your hair without feeling pain because:

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    the shaft of the hair consists of dead cells.
    there are no nerves found within one centimeter of each hair.
    hair follicles develop from epidermal cells and the epidermis has no nerve endings.
    hair follicles have no source of nourishment and thus cannot react to being cut.
    a chemical in the hair papilla anaesthetizes the hair.
asked May 27, 2013 in Anatomy & Physiology by anonymous
    

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the shaft of the hair consists of dead cells.
answered May 28, 2013 by NewSky ~Expert~ (2,450 points)

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