Body Hair

Description

Body Hair

Body hair are threadlike outgrowths from the skin of mammals. Thin flexible shaft of hardened cells. Hair is a protein filament that grows from deep with the dermis. Hair can be divided into three different parts length-wise: (1) the bulb, a swelling at the base, (2) the root, which is the hair lying beneath the skin surface inside a protective follicle; and (3) the shaft, which is considered the part of the hair above the skin surface though it appears first in the epidermis. These hairs are constantly shedding and replaced by new hairs. Every 3 to 5 months there is replacement of new eyebrows, which consists of 450 hairs. In a lifetime the average person will grow 2 meters of nose hair.

Function

Keep the body protected and temperature regulation. Reduce ultra violet light exposure.

Color

Brown, black, blond, red, grey

Shape

Like a lawn of grass.

Direction

Above and below the waist

Location

Protruding from the skin all over the body, some areas have more than others.

Delimitation

All over the body and space

Meditation on Body Hair