Structure of Hair

  • Follicle- small cavity of cells and connective tissue below the surface of the skin
  • Shaft- comprised of the dead keratin cells

Cortex- largest part of the hair shaft

Outer Root Sheath “ORS”- encloses the hair fiber and inner root sheath 

Inner Root Sheath “IRS”- enclosed by the outer root sheath, will never keratinize

Hair Bulb- largest part of the hair follicle, very bottom of the follicle base

Dermal Papilla- nourishes the bulb, producing new growth at a rapid rate

“Blood Vessels are also necessary to keep the hair and skin healthy”