15 Interesting and fun 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? In the first few days after switching hair product, you might find that you are experiencing a bit of hair loss. It’s perfectly natural and nothing to worry about and here are a few other interesting and fun hair facts that you may not have known about your locks:

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

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.

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.

5. It’s growing

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.

6. It lives a long time

Unless you bring its life to an untimely end with some over enthusiastic brushing, a single strand of hair can live for up to seven years.

7. It re-grows

Every time a hair falls out it will re-grow and will do this up to twenty times in a lifetime.

8. It grows fast

Your hair is the second fastest growing tissue in your body. The only thing that beats it is bone marrow.

9. Hair is like a hat

Ever wondered why we have hair on our head? Our head is one of the few places on our body where we have no fat layer to keep us warm, so our hair is there to keep us warm during those frosty months of the year.

10. Hair is elastic when wet

Wet hair becomes very elastic when it’s wet and can stretch by up to 30% without being damaged.

11. 35 feet beard

If a man would never shave his beard, in a lifetime it would grow to about 30-35 feet.

12. Who first started to remove unwanted hair?

First people who started to remove unwanted hair were the Egyptians.

13. Longest hair

Xie Qiuping is the Chinese woman with world’s longest hair who started to grow her locks from the age of 13 and was added to Guinness World records; her hair measured over 5 m (over 18 ft).

14. 6 entire days a year!

In average, women spend about 3 hours a week washing, blowdrying and styling their hair, which makes over 6 entire days a year.

15. Losing 25-150 hairs a day? No worries, it’s normal! 

Everyone sheds from 25 to 150 strands of hair every day. It’s normal. Your hair renews, it regrows.

There you have it. 15 interesting and fun hair facts that you probably didn’t know about your locks! 🙂

If you are aware of some other hair facts, feel free to share your knowledge in the comment section below.

Stay happy!

One Comment

  1. Anonymous
    January 9, 2014 at 9:01 am

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