14 Fascinating Hair Facts You Never Knew

Isn’t hair an odd thing? I mean, besides nails, hair is the only other dead thing we like on our bodies, or more specifically, on our heads. Think you know everything about hair? These fascinating facts will no doubt surprise you.

Time

On average, women spend just under 2 hours a week washing, drying, and styling their hair. This means that by the age of 65, women have spent more than 7 months doing their hair. And if you spend more time on it daily, this figure is probably closer to a year!


Color

Natural color, that is. Did you know that your natural hair color determines how many strands of hair you have on your head? It turns out, blondes have the most, and redheads, the least. Who knew?

Strength

Hair is very elastic, and also very strong. So much so, that hair is stronger than copper wire, with the same diameter.

Facial Hair

The hair on your face grows faster than on any other part of your body. Men will spend about 5 months throughout life shaving their faces.

Loss

People, on average, lose 50-100 strands of hair everyday. This may seem like a lot but in comparison to the 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on your head, it’s quite small.

Body Hair 

Hair covers about 95% of your body. What a hairy species we are

Sex

You cannot tell the sex of a person from their hair. On another note, the anticipation of sex boosts your hair growth and causes it to grow faster.

Growth

It’s been said for years that keeping your hair trimmed is a sure way to promote hair growth. The thing is, it’s not true. However, the more you trim your hair, the less likely you’ll deal with split ends, which in turn, can help your hair stay more healthy and thus grow better.

Fastest Growing Tissue, Almost

Hair is one of the fastest growing tissues in the body, only second to bone marrow.

Length

If you want to grow out your hair, be prepared to put in the time. It takes about 3 years to grow your hair out to your shoulders. And if you want to grow your hair out to your middle back, it will take you 7+ years.

Faster

Hair growth changes depending on circumstances. The summer months make your hair grow faster, sleeping makes your hair grow faster, and youth also plays a part. If you’re between the ages of 16 and 24, your hair is growing faster than ever.

Aging

Aging changes lots throughout your body, so it should be no surprise that it changes your hair, too. The older you are, the more dry your hair is said to be.

Dandruff

If you have dry hair and a dry scalp, you know how irritating dandruff can be. Try to not let it irritate you too much though, as stress can make dandruff worse.

We all have hair, whether we want it or not. But the thing is, our hair protects us and keeps us looking fashionable. Thanks hair, we owe you one!

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