Can carefully plucked hair be grown (or kept alive) outside the body?
While sitting down to actually type this out, I realized that some might read this as gross or creepy. I'm curious however, so my question to you brilliant instructamals out there is this: If I carefully pluck a hair from my head, is it possible or feasible to provide it an environment where it could be "kept alive" or grown? I realize the hair itself is not actually alive, but it's the follicle I'm interested in. If provided a sterile tray with agar, what elements would be required to save the follicle? Hair Multiplication uses a similar method, but I can't locate any good information on it.