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Overview of the Integumentary (Skin) System

Author(s): Center for Educational Outreach, Baylor College of Medicine

Hair Follicles

Hair follicles are located deep within the dermis. They are located, to varying degrees, on every part of the body except the lips, palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Each hair root grows inside a bulblike follicle which tunnels through the surface of the skin. The hair shaft grows out of the skin. Its color is determined by the combination of black, brown and yellow pigments it contains.