Getting To Know Your Hair
Hair is found in almost every part of the body to provide the skin with covering, protection, and even thermoregulation.
Hair growth originates underneath the skin’s surface at the hair root inside a hair follicle, which is a tiny tube in the skin.
There are two types of hair present in the body. One is the vellus hair which refers to fine, short, and silky hair situated on the face, chests, and backs of many women. In some cases, it may appear darker and more obvious than usual.
Meanwhile, your terminal hair is longer, darker, and coarser as compared to vellus hair. Terminal hair refers to the hair on your head. During puberty, it also begins to form and grow in the armpits and pubic region.
Men may also notice some hair growing on the face. Other regions such as the legs, back, and even the chest area also have some terminal hair for cushioning and protection.
Continuous hair growth in some areas may be uncomfortable to some men and women. As a result, some people resort to hair removal treatments with waxing vs shaving as a top consideration.