1. Crash dieting can cause temporary hair loss
2. On an average adult scalp, 25 meters of hair fibre is produced every day. 40% of women have female pattern hair loss by the time they go through menopause.
3. 50% of men have male pattern hair loss by the age of 50. For it to be apparent that you are balding, you would have to lose 50% of your hair.
4. Most drugs cause hair loss.
5. Thyroid imbalance causes hair loss.
6. During the Renaissance era, women shaved their hairlines and eyebrows, as this was a sign of intelligence.
7. African American hair does not grow slower. It looses moisture faster therefore breaks off easier, and appears to grow slower. If cared for
properly it grows just as fast as European hair.
8. Women lose a lot of hair after giving birth. This is due to their hormones regulating back to normal.
1. Eighty percent of Americans wash their hair twice a day.
2. Each strand of hair can support up to 100 grams in weight. Multiply that by the average 100,000 to 150,000 strands on each head, and your entire head of hair could support the weight equivalent to two elephants.
3. Hair can absorb its weight in water
4. The Average Life span of a strand of hair is 4-7 years. This will affect how long your hair can grow.
5. Blowdrying changes hydrogen bonds to alter shape.Water also changes hydrogen bonds ,so humidity or a boiling kettle will change how your hair looks
5. On average, women spend about 3 hours a week washing, blowdrying and styling their hair, which makes over 6 entire days a year.
6. In Buddhist Thailand, Wednesday is the ceremonial ‘head shaving’ day for monks. As a result, some deeply religious people and those who are superstitious believe you mustn’t cut your hair on this day, which means business is quiet on Wednesdays, so some salons will close.
7. Blondes have about 140,000 hairs on their head. Brunettes average about 110,000, people with black hair about 108,00 and redheads come in last with about 80,000 average hairs on their head.
8. The scientific term for split ends is “trichoptilosis.”
Aside from bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body. Balding only begins to become visible once you’ve lost over 50 percent of the hairs from your scalp.
1. 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.
2. Hair is made up mostly of Keratin, the same protein as “Animal horns, hooves, claws, feathers and beaks are made of.
3. Wet, a healthy strand of hair can stretch an additional 30% of its original length.
4. Hair grows slightly faster in warm weather, because heat stimulates circulation and encourages hair growth.
5. All hair is dead, with the exception of the hair that’s still inside the epidermis of your scalp.
6. Hair contains information about everything that has ever been in your bloodstream, including drugs, and is one of the most commonly used types of forensic evidence.
7. The only thing about you that can’t be identified by your hair is your gender - men’s hair and women’s hair are identical in structure.
8. Black is the most common hair colour. Red is the rarest and only exists in about 1 percent of the world’s population, with blonde hair found in 2 percent.
9. As soon as a hair is plucked from its follicle, a new one begins to grow. Hair is 50 percent carbon, 21 percent oxygen, 17 percent nitrogen, 6 percent hydrogen, and 5 percent sulphur.