The hair root or the hair follicle is one of the parts of hair which stays under the surface of the skin. It is made with approximately 20 different types of protein cells and each of these cells has different functions. The average human scalp contains over 1lakh hair follicles.
The root of the hair gets nourished by the blood vessels near the skin. The growth of the hair starts from the bottom of the hair follicle. The hair gradually grows out of the inner layer of skin as more cells are created. The skin and the hairs get nourished by the oil which is produced by some glands near the hair follicles.
Parts of the Root of the Hair
The hair follicle consists of various parts. These parts are:
The hair follicle is the most important part of the hair. So, keeping the scalp of your hair clean can help the hair follicles to be healthy.