Kihatsu (鬼髪 Kihatsu, lit. Hair Demon) is a hair yōkai.
Kihatsu appears as a mass of long white hair, with a separate area of hair that acts as normal hair on her head. Her head hair is long and wavy and it parts above her left eye, which has a light yellow sclera with a tiny black pupil, while also covering her right eye. On the sides of her head are a pair of horns that curve and spiral upward, both entirely made of hair.
While originally portrayed as a single Kihatsu, the fifth anime introduces two separate Kihatsu that were referred to as Kuro-Kihatsu and Shiro-Kihatsu. These two appeared in episode #37 of the fifth adaptation, Kitarō Defeated! Hatred of Kihatsu.
Hair Absorption: Kihatsu is able to absorb beings into her body, becoming stronger with every additional person.
Enhanced Agility: She is also capable of jumping to great heights.
Kihatsu are told to be yōkai born from emotions revolving the events of one's hair. Kihatsu are usually depicted being born bearing a grudge after one's hair was unwillingly tainted or cut.