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RANDOM HAIR FACTS

  1. The average person has between 100,000 and 150,000 strands of hair on their head
  2. Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body. The only thing that grows faster is bone marrow.
  3. Everybody sheds between 40-150 strands of hair per day.
  4. Crash dieting can cause temporary hair loss.
  5. Most drugs cause hair loss.
  6. Thyroid imbalance causes hair loss.
  7. Iron deficiency causes hair loss.
  8. Humans are born with all of their hair follicles and there is no possible way to increase the amount of hair follicles you have.
  9. Hair turns grey as a result of the pigment cells in the hair follicle not working properly. The hair bulb slows melanin production as a result of age or stress.
  10. Hair is produced in the hair shaft beneath the skin; therefore it takes 13 days to see grey/white hair after it is produced.
  11. On average, hair grows .3 – .5 mm per day.
  12. The length of the growing phase of hair shortens as you age.
  13. When you are born, you have about 1000 hair follicles per square centimeter. This number drops as you age.
  14. Each hair follicle grows a completely new hair about 20 times in a lifetime.
  15. Blow-drying your hair works by changing hydrogen bonds to alter the shape. Water also changes hydrogen bonds; hence the reason women hate humidity.
  16. The only part of hair that is not dead is the hair that is inside your scalp.
  17.  African hair grows slower and is more fragile than European hair.
  18. Asian hair grows the fastest and has the best elasticity.
  19. It takes about 7 years to grow your hair to your waist, and 3 years to grow to your shoulders.
  20. The only way to get rid of “split ends” is to cut them. There is no way to completely repair them.
  21. Hair grows the fastest during the summer, sleep, or between the ages of 16 to 24.
  22. The growing phase of hair lasts between 3-5 years on average.
  23. Scientists can tell what you ate or drank, or the environment you live in, by examining a small piece of your hair.
  24. Research shows that hair becomes drier with age.
  25. Hair transplantation is the only permanent solution for hair loss.

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