Hair follicle: A sac from which a hair grows and into which the sebaceous (oil) glands o pen. The follicle is lined by ce lls derived from the epidermal (outside) layer of the skin.
Each follicle normally goes through a five-year cycle of growth and rest, with about 90% of the follicles growing hair at any one time, averaging about six inches (15 cm) of growth per year. Derived from the Latin word follis, for bag.*
Many folks use the term “hair follicle” or “follicle” to describe something entirely different. For example, Rinsing hair in cold water closes the cuticle layer of the hair and this (not the follicle) makes the hair reflect light.
Myth: Plucking Your Gray Hair Will Cause Lots More to Grow
Fact: Plucking gray hair will damage the papilla (not the follicle) and after repeated plucking, the hair will stop growing in that spot. Therefore, plucking gray hair over and over can cause serious infection and scarring. Better to cover gray hair naturally, instead of plucking it and causing hair loss.
Myth: Wearing a Hat will Strain the Hair Follicle Causing Hair Loss
A properly fitted hat or cap will not cause hair loss or cause harm to the hair follicle.
However, constantly wearing a tight hat can cause thinning, pull hair out and leading to permanent hair loss around hairline. Wearing a dirty hat can cause a scalp infection that can result in hair loss.
Therefore, wear a clean, proper fitting hat or cap and your hair will remain on your head.
*Source: medterms.com; stylelist.com.
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