Interesting Hair Facts

You cut it, you fuss over it, you despair about it and then you drench it with water, blast it with hot air and cover it in hair care products . But have you ever really thought about it? Did you know, for example, that when you switch hair product, your hair needs time to adjust?

Here are a few interesting and fun hair facts that you may not have known about your locks:

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1. It’s strong

A full head of hair is strong enough to support up to 10-12 tones. That’s the equivalent of two elephants!


2. There’s a lot of it

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The head of hair of average person contains around 100,000 to 150,000 strands of hair, so stop worrying if you see one or two on your hairbrush.


3. It’s everywhere (nearly)

Hair grows not just on your head, but nearly everywhere over your body. The only place that it doesn’t – is on the soles of your feet, your lips, your eyelids and the palms of your hands. Average human being has about 5 million hair follicles all over the body.

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4. All hair is curly

If you think you have straight hair, then think again. All hair is actually curly, to a lesser or greater degree, because all hair twists, as it grows.

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5. It’s growing

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No surprise to find out that hair grows, but did you know that it grows at the rate of 0,04 mm per day on average, that makes about 1.2 cm (or 0.5 inches) every month. In warm climate hair grows faster that in cold one.

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