Great Fun Facts about “Hair”

  • Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only to bone marrow.
  • 35 meters of hair fibre is produced every day on the average adult scalp.
  • The average scalp has 100,000 hairs. Redheads have the least at 80,000; brown and black haired persons have about 100,000; and blondes have the most at 120,000.
  • 90% of scalp hairs are growing and 10% are resting.
  • It is normal to lose 100 hairs per day from the scalp.
  • You must lose over 50% of your scalp hairs before it is apparent to anyone
  • Thyroid imbalance and iron deficiency are reversible causes for hair loss.

 

(Taken from University of British Columbia Hair Research and Treatment Centre  –

dermatology.org/skincare/hair/hairfact.html)

 

(Photo credit: /blackgirllonghair.com)

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