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- A Hair follicle is a mammalian skin organ that produces hair. The shape of hair follicle has an effect on the hair shape and texture of the individual’s hair. Hair follicle is a part of the skin, which grows a hair by packing old cells together. Attached inside the top of follicle are sebaceous glands- (are tiny sebum-producing glands in almost all skin except on the palms, lips and soles of the feet).
- Hair production occurs in phases including growth (anagen), Cessation (catagen) and rest (telogen) phases. Stem cells are responsible for hair production- Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells and can divide to produce more stem cells.
- Also attached to the follicle is a tiny bundle of muscle fiber which is responsible for causing the follicle to become more perpendicular (Upright) to the surface to the skin.