Why Do I Have Two Hairs Growing from the Same Follicle?'

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Question: I have two hairs growing out of each follicle - my hairdresser noticed and told me so I took a photo and it's true. Is this normal?

Two hairs growing from the same follicleAnswer: Hi Zareen. Yes, this is normal and nothing to worry about. There are a number of reasons that this can occur, the most common of which are as follows.

Firstly, compound follicles, where the necks of two or more follicles merge below the scalp and emerge above from the same opening, may be responsible.

Alternatively another likely cause of your multiple hairs is something called 'pili multigemini'. This happens when usually either two or three hair shafts grow from the same source follicle. In some cases, although they have separate internal root sheaths, they will share a common external outer root sheath. In other instances a a composite papilla will form from various partly merged hair shafts.

Whatever the reason, as I said before, this is nothing to worry about - it can even make your hair look thicker! - so I hope this puts your mind at rest.

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