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Some Surprising Hair Facts

June 5, 2014 · Posted in: Blog, Hair, Inspiration

We know that your hair style and color says a lot about you. We love helping you find the look that suits your lifestyle and personality the best. There are many other facts about your hair that might surprise you though.

Hair is nearly indestructible

Other than fire, your hair is resistant to many things. Even some acids and corrosive chemicals can’t destroy hair. Hair decays at very, very slow rate.

Redheads Feel More Pain

Some dentists and scientists below that redheads are more sensitive to pain. They believe that painkillers are less effective with redheads as well.

Blondes have more estrogen and more hair

Research shows that blonde women actually have more estrogen then women with other colored-hair.

Blondes also have more hair. On average, they have about 25% more hair than the average person.

Hair is really strong

One human hair can support 100 grams of weight.

Hair absorbs oil out of water

Hair works as a natural sponge, absorbing oil out of water. Eco-friendly groups have been known to use hair to help clean up oil spills.

Hair and gender

The only trait unidentifiable by hair is gender.

You have the hair of a chimp

The density of hair on humans is the same as chimpanzees. Most of our hair is light and not very visible, but it is just as dense as a chimp! Hair can grow everywhere on the body except for on the palms of your hands, soles of your feet, mucous membranes, eyelids and lips.

Hair loss and Heart Disease

Research has shown that bald men are up to 70% more prone to heard disease than non-balding men.

You lose hair every day

On average, we lose an average of 60-100 strands of hair every day.

Source: PositiveMed, Organic Color Systems.

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6 Responses to “Some Surprising Hair Facts”

  1. Katy Nielsen says:

    Hair can support 100 grams of weight… crazy!

  2. Priscilla Benavidez says:
  3. Anastasia Porter says:

    100 grams

  4. Shirley says:

    100 grams of weight!

  5. Mandy B. says:

    100 grams!

  6. Ashley says:

    100 grams