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If you feel your head hair, it typically feels a lot softer and is easier to manage (comb, brush, fix) than a lot of other hair on your body - specifically I'm thinking about beard hair and pubic hair, which typically are a lot coarser than the hair on your head.

Why are these hairs thicker?

What causes them to grow differently than the hair on our head?

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  • $\begingroup$ Have a look at this post. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Jun 26 '15 at 18:14
  • $\begingroup$ I have previously looked at that post @WYSIWYG, but I don't understand what makes the hair coarse on the body but fine on the head. $\endgroup$ – SolarLunix Jun 26 '15 at 18:17
  • $\begingroup$ Is it so?? I don't think that is true. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Jun 26 '15 at 18:19
  • $\begingroup$ Well, pull out a piece of hair from your head, and pull out a pubic or beard hair and compare them, the beard and pubic hair are thicker. Also, if you look at hair closely under a microscope, scientists can tell if it is a "head hair" or a "body hair" @WYSIWYG $\endgroup$ – SolarLunix Jun 26 '15 at 18:21
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, of course body hair is different from head hair based on texture and thickness but I just said that the former may not be necessarily "coarser". It also varies from person to person. $\endgroup$ – WYSIWYG Jun 26 '15 at 18:35

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