Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hair Trivia

Here are some fun facts and trivia about hair, compiled from various sources including the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times. Enjoy!
  • Hair on the head grows about half-inch per month.
  • Every day, the 5 million or so hairs on an adult's body add about 40 yards of new growth.
  • At any given moment, about 90 percent of the hairs on your head are growing and 10 percent are about to fall out.
  • You will lose about 100 hair strands every day.
  • The average person could lose tens of thousands of hairs from their scalp without even noticing it. 
  • The surface area of the hair on a typical woman's head can cover from 40 to 85 square feet.
  • Average number of hairs on the head: 100,000. But it depends on your hair color. For red hair, it's 90,000; black, 110,000; blonde, 140,000.
  • Hair grows faster in warm weather
  • The only place in your body with no hair? The soles of feet, palms of hands and lips.

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