Did you know that a single strand of hair can stay on your head for up to seven years!
When a strand of your hair falls out, a new one will begin to grow and take its place – this process happens up to twenty times in a lifetime.
The only tissue in your body that grows faster than your hair is bone marrow.
If you ever wondered why we have hair primarily on our heads, here is your answer: our head is one of the few places on our body where we have no fat layer to protect us from the cold, so the hair helps to keep us warm during winter and cold months of the year.
If a man never shaves his beard, it can grow up to 35 feet in a lifetime.
The first people who started to cosmetically remove unwanted hairs were the Egyptians.
The average woman spends 3 hours per week washing, blow drying, and styling her hair.
Experiencing hair loss? Don’t worry, losing 25 to even 150 hairs per day is normal, but if you are experiencing unusual hair loss, you could be experiencing an iron deficiency!
Humans are born with all of their hair follicles (blondes having the most!), so there is no possible way to increase the amount of hair follicles you have.
Wonder why hair goes grey? Resulting usually from age or stress, the hair bulb slows melanin production – a result of the pigment cells in the hair follicles not working properly.
Hair color is produced in the hair shaft beneath the skin; therefore it takes 13 days to see grey or white hairs after they are produced.
A single strand of hair can support up to 6.5 pounds (2.9kg) of weight.
As you age, the length of the growing phase of hair shortens, meaning as you get older it becomes harder to grow your locks as long as when you are young.
Although you can’t change the number of hair follicles you have, when you are born the number is roughly 1,000 hair follicles per square centimeter, and the number decreases with age.
The middle layer of hair, made of long proteins twisted together, is called the cortex, while the outer layer is called the cuticle – its purpose to protect the cortex. The innermost layer of hair is called the medulla, and while the purpose of the medulla has yet to be determined, fine hair usually don’t not contain one.
Keratin is made up mainly from an amino acid called ‘cysteine’. The cysteine in keratin is what gives your hair its shape!
African hair is the slowest growing and most fragile hair, with Asian hair being the fastest growing with the best elasticity.
Did you know the word ‘shampoo’ comes from the Hindi word for “to knead”, ‘champna’?
You’ve probably heard of pregnant women having a glow and luster to their hair, nails, and skin, but did you know that after giving birth it is common for a woman to lose a lot of hair due to her hormones regulating back to pre-pregnancy levels?
Want to grow you hair to your waist? What about your shoulders? Well, it takes an average of 7 years to grow hair to your waist, and an average of 3 years for hair to reach your shoulders: A great reason to think long and hard before cutting your hair off!