Daryl Obert has a look at some useful tips for Maya’s nHair. Not really intended as a 101 primer on nHair but rather, to give you a good understanding of some of the things that are useful to make nHair work inside of Maya.
Some useful tips that may help you out with Maya’s nHair
Daryl notes that Maya’s nHair can be much more than for creating just hair. It can be used for pretty much anything including creating ropes, spider webs, or use it as the physics engine to drive a series of joints. Maya nHair also integrates well with Xgen.