Fun Hair Facts

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  • Average number of hairs on the head – 100,000
  • Red Hair – 90,000
  • Black hair – 140,000
  • Blond Hair – 140,000
  • Maximum length of hair – 70 to 90 cm
  • Annual growth – 12 cm
  • Female hair grows more slowly than make hair.  Male hair is more dense than female hair
  • Lifespan of hair – 2 to 7 years
  • Diameter of hair – 0.1 mm
  • Load-carrying capacity – 100 grams (about 1 chocolate bar)
  • Humidity stretches the hair
  • Combing is less detrimental than brushing
  • Correct shampooing will not dry the hair out
  • Frequent washing does not increase loss of hair
  • Hair grows faster in warm weather

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