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hair shaft

the nongrowing portion of a hair that protrudes from the skin, that is, from the follicle.
Synonym(s): scapus pili

hair shaft

The keratinized portion of a hair that extends from a hair follicle beyond the surface of the epidermis.
See: hair
See also: shaft
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When used in conjunction with Pantene shampoos with PRO-V and Keratin Damage-Blocking technology, the system works on different parts of the hair shaft to prevent and repair damage on the surface and at the core of hair.
It contains the filloxane molecule that penetrates the hair fibre and forms bonds with proteins in the hair shaft, boosting thickness.
In the hair follicle, TACs give rise to the specific types of cells that form the hair shaft and the channel that supports it.
One item, Moisturizing Shampoo, incorporates avocado oil and botanicals to naturally revive dry, damaged hair, while Strengthening Conditioner is formulated to penetrate the hair shaft instantly, to detangle and smooth even problem hair.
Staff had first used a pale blue-colored substance on the woman's hair shaft and covered her head with a plastic bag, during which she felt intense heat in her scalp for two hours.
The sweat and oil get secreted onto the surface area of the head, and spread through the hair shaft.
The epithelial stem cells, when implanted into immunocompromised mice, regenerated the different cell types of human skin and hair follicles, and even produced structurally recognizable hair shaft, raising the possibility of hair regeneration in people.
Direct examination under microscope revealed septate fungal hyphae associated with hair shaft (Fig.
Nits found on the hair shaft more than a quarter inch from the scalp are likely already hatched or dead.
Moisture Lock includes a botanical and vitamin-enriched complex to infuse a dose of moisture that plumps the hair shaft, helping it to maintain its natural curl pattern, while Curl Quencher relies on hydration technology designed specifically for tighter curls.
The nits attach to the hair shaft close to the scalp or body - nits, which resemble dandruff, are attached with a water-insoluble, glue-like substance that makes them difficult to remove.
It is dependent on the type and amount of melanin in the hair shaft (the strands visible above the skin).