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Your Hair!

When you think or talk about your hair, you are usually talking about the hair on your head. Except for your lips, the palms of your hands and the soles of your feet, you have hair on almost every part of your body!

Some of it is easy to see, like your eyebrows and hair on your head, arms and legs. But other hair like that on your cheeks, is almost invisible. Depending on where it is, the hair has different jobs it does. The hair on your head keeps your head warm and provides come cushioning for your skull. The eyelashes protect your eyes by decreasing the amount of light and dust that go into them. Eyebrows protect your eyes from sweat dripping down from your forehead.

You have more than 100,000 hairs on your head! About 50 to 100 hairs fall out each day when you’re washing your hair, brushing it, combing it or just sitting still. New hairs are constantly replacing those that have fallen out!

In today's Spotlight On Health, read more about how hair grows and why it's important to take care of it!

Click HERE to download this activity as a printable PDF.

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