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Different Types of Hair

2019-08-05 09:50:31

Different Types of Hair


Before removing hair, it helps to know about the different types ofhair on our bodies. All hair is made of keratin, a hard prote inthat's also found in your fingernails and toenails. Hair growthbegins beneath the surface of your skin at a hair root inside ahair follicle, a small tube in the skin.
You have two types of hair on your body. Vellus hair is soft, fine,and short. Most women have vellus hair on their chest, back, and ace. It can be darker and more noticeable in some women than others, especially those with darker complexions. Vellus hair help sthe body maintain a steady temperature by providing some insulation.
Terminal hair is coarser, darker, and longer than vellus hair. It's the type of hair that grows on your head. Around puberty,terminal hair starts to grow in the armpits and pubic region. On guys, terminal hair begins to grow on the face and other parts ofthe body such as the chest, legs, and back. Terminal hair is thereto provide cushioning and protection.
In some cases, excess hair growth, called hirsutism (pronounced:hur-soo-tih zum), may be the result of certain medical conditions.In girls, polycystic ovary syndrome and other hormonal disorderscan cause dark, coarse hair to grow on the face, especially theupper lip and chin, as well as on the chest, belly, and back. Some medications, like anabolic steroids, also can cause hirsutism.