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What body part does not have hair?
When you think of your hair, you probably think of the hair on your head. But there’s hair on almost every part of your body. (Places that don’t have hair include the lips, the palms of the hands, and the soles of the feet.)
Are you supposed to have hair on your hands?
Humans naturally grow hair over every inch of their skin except for the lips, palms of the hands, bottoms of the feet, and certain portions of the genitals. Those are the only areas that completely lack hair follicles.
What does having hairy palms mean?
Hairy palms and soles are both a type of cutaneous condition characterized by a hereditary hypertrichosis affecting the palms and soles. This condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant fashion.
Why don’t we have hair on your forearms?
Each hair on your body grows from its own individual hair follicle. Inside the follicle, new hair cells form at the root of the hair shaft. The cells that make the hairs on your arms are programmed to stop growing every couple of months, so the hair on your arms stays short.
Why there is no hair on the palm of the hand?
This thicker skin means that hair follicles don’t form so there is no hair. In the skin of palm and soles the stratum cornium of the keratinization zone of epidermis and reticular layer of dermis are comparatively thicker than in the skin of other parts of our body.
What causes hair to grow on both of my palms?
A rare condition called circumscribed hairy dysembryoplasia of palms can cause hair to grow on both of your palms. The condition is an inherited condition caused by a dominant gene.
What does it mean if my hand has no hair follicles?
Assuming you don’t mean the palm surface of your hand, it means you’re a normal human. Humans naturally grow hair over every inch of their skin except for the lips, palms of the hands, bottoms of the feet, and certain portions of the genitals. Those are the only areas that completely lack hair follicles.
Why don’t our hands and feet have hair?
Because the hands and feet are the parts of our bodies which most commonly come into contact with our environment we have thicker skin in these areas to protest us. This thicker skin means that hair follicles don’t form so there is no hair.