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Human hair was cut and arranged in a variety of Hairstyles according to cultural and occupational preferences across the medieval period. Various methods of Haircare were developed, including the developments of cosmetics for the hair such as bleaches, dyes and fragrances.

The hair of some animals was also collected. When collected as a thick furry pelt it is generally called fur, however some animals produce hair in manes and tails. Camel hair, horse hair and other animal hairs all found uses in medieval households, spun into cords, and other uses.

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