Did you know??
© Hair is made up mostly of keratin, the same protein animals’ horns, hooves, claws, feathers, and beaks are made of.
© Hair grows slightly faster in warm weather, because heat stimulates circulation and encourages hair growth.
© All hair is dead, with the exception of the hair that’s still inside the epidermis of your scalp.
© Hair contains information about everything that has ever been in your bloodstream, including drugs, and is one of the most commonly used types of forensic evidence.
© The only thing about you that can’t be identified by your hair is your gender—men’s hair and women’s hair are identical in structure.
© Black is the most common hair colour. Red is the rarest and only exists in about 1 percent of the world’s population, with blonde hair found in 2 percent.
© Hair can grow anywhere on the human body with the exception of the palms of hands, soles of feet, eyelids, lips, and mucous membranes.
© The scientific term for split ends is “Fragileitas Crinium.”
© At any given time, 90 percent of the hairs in your scalp are growing, while the other 10 percent are resting.
© Each strand of hair can support up to 100 grams in weight. Multiply that by the average 100,000 to 150,000 strands on each head, and your entire head of hair could support the weight equivalent to two elephants.