June 23, 2013

12 Fun Facts You May Not Have Known About Your Hair


  1. Hair is dead once it leaves the root—or else those haircuts would hurt!
  2. The average head has 100,000 strands of hair!
  3. Blondes not only have more fun, but more hair with an average of 120,000 strands! While brown comes in second place at 100,000 and red in last at 80,000.
  4. You can lose up to 100 strands of hair PER DAY!
  5. Hair grows .3-.5mm per day, which translates to 12-15 cm a year.
  6. Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the body? Wondering what #1 is? Bone marrow.
  7. Vitamins C and D and protein can aid in hair health!
  8. Pigment is what gives hair its color. With age, hair has less pigment, which results in unwanted grays.
  9. Factors such as drugs, medicines, and even iron deficiency can result in hair loss.
  10. Baldness comes from genes and is experienced by 50% of men and 40% of menopausal women!
  11. Hair has two main ingredients—keratin and water.
  12. Eumelanin and pheomelanin are proteins that determine hair color. Dark hair has more eumelanin while lighter hair has more pheomelanin.

I hope these 12 facts let you become more familiar with your hair!