Think you know everything there is to know about hair? Think again!
The human body is one of the most mysterious things on the planet, and even after millions of years, we still discover something new about it every single day! Your hair, like the rest of your body is no different. It’s not just Gretchen Weiner that has big hair due to all the secrets it’s hiding, it’s just about everyone on the planet!
While you may know how to coif your hair into the perfect hairstyle for your next party, here are a few fun hair facts that might just give you a better blowout than your hairdryer!
A Head Full of Dead Hair
Did you know that all of the hair you can see on your head is actually dead? The only living part of your hair is still inside the epidermis of your scalp! Makes you rethink the amount of effort you put into keeping your hair healthy from outside while overlooking inside nourishment, doesn’t it?
Requiem for the Redheads
The most common hair color in the world is black, whereas less than 1% of the total population of the Earth is naturally born with red hair! While a number of conspiracy theories would have you believe that the ginger hair gene is expected to die out by the end of the century, we’re here to tell you that all you redheads have nothing to worry about! At least not according to this study!
Strength to Rival Hercules
Each strand of your hair has enough strength to lift up to 100 grams in weight. Since the average healthy head holds anywhere between 100,000 to 150,000 strands of hair, you have the power to support the weight of two elephants right there on the top of your head!
Hello, Summer Hair!
Due to an increase in circulation due to increased heat, hair typically tends to grow faster in warmer climates. So, if you’ve noticed an increase in the length of your hair following your summer beaching trip to the Bahamas, the hot climate may be to thank for it!
Hair as Forensic Evidence
Your hair is capable of holding information about everything that has ever entered your bloodstream, which is why it is one of the most commonly used types of forensic evidence.
Talk about Elasticity!
The average healthy strand of hair is capable of stretching up to 30% of its length when wet! This is always why your hair suddenly seems to get shorter after the stylist blow dries it dry after your haircut.
What Causes Dandruff?
While commonly assumed that dandruff is the result of a dry scalp, it is actually an oily scalp that is to blame!
Hair to Dye For
In the 1950s, only about 7% of American women dyed their hair, whereas now about 60% of them do! Just in over half a decade!
Juice Cleanses no More
Crash diets are scientifically linked to hair loss and dull hair. So if you’re planning on going on another juice cleanse, you might want to think again!
Hair Loss no More
For hair loss to be apparent you would have to lose about 50% of your hair—that’s about 50,000 hair strands! As comparison, you only lose about 100-150 hair strands on an average per day.
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