Embedded Inside The Skin
The hair follicle is the part of the hair that is embedded to varying depths inside the dermis of the skin. It is made up of the hair bulb plus the first part of the hair shaft that is inside the skin.
Anatomically this growing part of the hair is very complex. It changes continuously and considerably during the course of the growth cycle.
The amount of body hair differs very much from body area to body area. And of course from person to person too.
The role of skin type
There are huge differences between different ethnical groups, as well as different skin types as measured by the Fitzpatrick skin classification questionnaire.
What is the role of melanin?