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Interesting Facts About Hair

  • Red is the rarest hair colour, found only in 1% of the population, while blondes make up only 2% of the population. Scotland has the highest percentage of red heads.

  • Hair is one of the most common types of forensic evidence, yet it cannot reveal someone’s gender.

  • The core structure of the human hair can reveal information about everything that has ever been in the bloodstream – including drugs.

  • A person’s hair follicles are completely formed by the time a fetus is five months old.

  • Hair can stretch up to 30 % of its original length when wet.

  • When a hair falls out, it can regrow up to 20 times from the same hair follicle

  • On average, a man will spend five months of his life shaving his beard. If he never shaves his beard, it can grow to be about 30 feet in length.

  • The average person loses around 50-150 strands of hair a day.

  • A strand of hair is stronger than a copper wire with the same diameter.

  • By the time she is 65, the average woman will have spent 7 months of her life doing her hair.

  • 90% of Japanese people wash their hair twice a day. Washing your hair daily creates more sebum (or natural hair oil).

  • In Ancient Rome, women used to dye their hair blonde with pigeon poop.

  • Using shampoos with silicones and sulfates (SLS) is like pouring a layer of plastic film on your hair: It may look shinier and feel softer, but suffocates hair follicles over time leading to thinning hair as we age.

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