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This little guy is called a follicle (Say: Fol-ick-cul) mite.   And it's just a baby!  (Isn't it cute?)
We know it's a baby  because it has only six legs.
When it grows up, it will have eight!

This is the way hairs grow  :

This is the way follicle mites live in follicles:

We'll have more stuff about hair later, so come back soon!

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Drawings from Andrew Lost Debbie Palen.   Image of follicle mite by Andrew Syred/Sciece Photo Library/Photo Research, Inc.