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Hair Loss - Glossary

  • Alopecia refers to partial or complete baldness.
  • Hair follicle is a pouch that holds each hair root
  • Hair root is at the base of the follicle where hair growth begins. The hair root is made up of cells that quickly divide and duplicate. The roots are underneath your scalp. Thin blood vessels provide nutrition to the root helping the hair grow.
  • Hair shaft refers to the part of your hair that shows (above the scalp)

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