30 Crazy And Weird Facts About Hair

You may know how to style or color your hair or where to get hair, but you may not know facts about them like everyone’s hair is unique to them. Whether you are losing hair and opting to get hair transplantation or someone with normal hair, these are some weird facts about your hair you need to know.

  1. The most common hair color in the world is black. About 92% of the world’s population has it. The rarest hair color is red with only 1% of the population and then blonde ranking the second rarest with 2% of the global population.
  2. Keratin is a protein makes up animals’ hooves, claws, and feathers. It also makes up human hair.
  3. About 500,000 men get hair transplantation every year.
  4. The most affordable hair transplantation technique in terms of risks and side effects is the plasma rich platelets (PRP) therapy.
  5. A wet strand of hair can stretch up to 30% of its original size.
  6. An average person has somewhere between 100,000 to 150,000 strands of hair on their head and shed up to 50-150 strands per day.
  7. Hair grows faster in summers. That’s because of the heat stimulates circulation in our body which promotes hair growth at a rapid rate.
  8. Hair is known to be the second fastest growing tissue in our body after bone marrow.
  9. Whenever a hair is plucked from its follicle, a new hair starts growing immediately. People with a deficiency of this ability consider hair transplantation.
  10. Hair is gender-free. Hair is the only part of a human that cannot identify a gender because men and women have the same structure of hair.
  11. The hair that has grown out of the body is actually dead. The “alive” hair is inside the epidermis which means the hair that we see are dead. This is also the reason eating well is associated with growing healthy hair.
  12. A strand of hair has a lifetime of five years.
  13. Hairs are the most important forensic evidence because they can tell what has ever gone in your bloodstream like drugs and alcohol.
  14. An average woman takes up to one hour and fifty-three minutes a week in styling, washing and blow drying their hair. 7 months in an average lifetime.
  15. Keratin, the protein from which hair is made of, is also found on the outer layer of nails and skin.
  16. About 90% of your hair is growing and 10% is sleeping or resting.
  17. A single strand of hair can support about 100 grams. An equivalent of two elephants if all of our 150,000 strands of hair are combined.
  18. Contrary to popular belief, a haircut doesn’t demote your hair growth, instead, it prevents split ends.
  19. Hair can be grown on every part of the body except for the palms, soles of your feet and lips.
  20. Hair color first gained popularity in 1950, the year when 7% of population colored their hair. According to a survey in 2015, 75% of women had colored hair.
  21. Hair contains about 50% carbon, 21% oxygen, 17% nitrogen, 6% hydrogen and 5% Sulphur.
  22. Goosebumps are caused when each hair muscle contracts causing the hair around the skin to bunch up when we are scared or cold.
  23. Blow drying is harmful because it can affect the shape of hair by changing hydrogen levels. Some types of hair cannot resist humidity and get skinnier and flatter making them frizzy.
  24. Our hair is like a wire. The outer layer is called cuticle which protects the inner layer by overlapping itself onto the hair.
  25. Damaged hair is caused because of the openness of these cuticles due to dryness.
  26. A strand of hair is longer than a copper wire with the same diameter
  27. Balding is visible when about 50% of your hair is lost.
  28. Hair can grow up to 0.3-0.5 mm in a day, 1.25 cm in a month and about 15 cm or 6 inches a year.
  29. Hair has properties of a sponge as it is used as a natural sponge to absorb oil from water.
  30. About 80% of Americans wash their hair twice in a day.

Here are some interesting facts about healthy hair. If you have some deficiency in hair growth then you should consider hair transplantation immediately.