Most of us have hair to one degree or another. Join me below the orange squiggle to learn some interesting facts about hair.
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Female hair grows more slowly than male hair.
Redheads don't feel pain the same way everyone else does. They are less sensitive to electrically induced pain, but more to thermal pain.
Cutting hair doesn't influence it's growth.
On average a hair strand's life span is 5 1/2 years.
The average scalp has 100,000 hairs. Redheads have about 80,000, black and brown haired persons have about 100,000, and blonds have about 120,000.
Humans have the thinnest body hair of all primates. Our body hair began thinning eons ago because once we stood erect on 2 feet, only 1/3 of our bodies were exposed to the sun at a time. Head hair remains plentiful since your head is fully exposed to the sun.
You must lose over 50% of your hair before it is obvious.
Hair is as strong as a piece of iron wire.
Over 50% of men by age 50 have male pattern hair loss. 40% of women by the time they reach menopause, will have female pattern hair loss.
In the Guinness Book of World Records, an Indian woman has hair over 13 feet long.
African and European people are more prone to hair loss than Asian people.
Combing is less detrimental than brushing to your hair.
It is not true that baldness comes from your mother. It can come from either side of your family.
One inch of you hair can reveal a lot of facts about your behavior. Scientists can discern facts such as what you ate or drank in the last month. They can tell if you've been poisoned.
Trichtollimania is the impulse to pull out one's own hair. Some people will eat it.