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#91544 - 09/06/11 12:15 AM Tweezing question
omega zero Offline
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Hi Hairtell, I've got a question. Occassionally, when I pull a few hairs out with a tweezer, I noticed that the extracted hair sometimes had a whitish/transparent "covering" or "sheath" near the bottom. What is that?

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#91546 - 09/06/11 02:04 AM Re: Tweezing question [Re: omega zero]
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Hello Omega Zero!

That covering is called the root sheath. Good identifying terminology! For more information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Root_sheath The healthy, moist root sheath indicates that they hair is an actively growing hair.
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#102355 - 11/07/12 03:38 AM Re: Tweezing question [Re: Barbara_CPE]
EvaPro Offline
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The sheath helps feed the hair and keep it moist. It's perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.

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#107691 - 07/02/13 04:14 AM Re: Tweezing question [Re: EvaPro]
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i've been wondering the same thing and actually just wrote a post about it on GRO YO FRO
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