A Hair Shaft is considered a
component of the skin.
(The skin is also known as the "integument", or "integumentary
The shaft of a hair is the superficial portion of the hair that extends
from the hair follicle through the skin - and is recognisable as head
or body hair when it protrudes through the skin.
The other word used
to refer to a “hair” in this context is “pili”.
To view an example of the location of a hair shaft relative
to the other key components of the skin see:
of the Structure of the Skin. This may be of particular interest
to students of courses in massage,
reflexology, beauty therapies, and other clinical courses.