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Why does a babies hair change as they grow up?

Even before we are born hair develops its first generation called Lanugo characterised as being very fine and soft usually without any pigmentation or medulla. This is the stage follicles are created and no further follicles are created after this stage.

Towards the later stages of pregnancy and just before birth the second generation of hair called vellus emerges which has pigmentation, this hair is fine and lightly pigmented and is with us until puberty when it is replaced with terminal hair which is thicker, stronger and darker in colour. Terminal hair as its name gives away is the final generation of hair and the one that remains through adult life.

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