You think about whether it looks frizzy or fried, greasy or dry, but how much do you really think about that miracle that’s growing on top of your head?
It’s time to test your hair trivia!
Q. How many strands of hair does the average person have on his or her head?
A. We all have between 100,000 and 150,000 strands of hair (Redheads are on the low end of that scale, blonds are in the middle, and brunettes are at the top, having on average, the most hair).
Q. True or false: Healthy hair, when wet, can stretch to 30% its original length.
A. True! If your hair doesn’t stretch, it might be low in moisture. If it breaks when stretched, it might be low in moisture and protein. Talk to your stylist about the types of treatments you can use to gain more elasticity. (Trick: We carry Matrix Indian Amla Strengthening Oil which is fantastic for elasticity.)
Q. True or false: Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body.
A. False! Fooled you! Hair is the second fastest growing tissue, right after bone marrow.
Q. What is hair made of?
A. This feels like something you should know, doesn’t it? Don’t feel bad. Most people have no idea that hair is made up of mostly keratin, a powerful protein.
Q. Why does your hair turn grey?
A. Because the pigment cells in that hair’s follicle isn’t working properly. This happens as a result of age or STRESS when the hair bulb slows down its melanin production.
Q. How many times can a hair follicle grow a new hair?
A. This may shock you, but each little follicle can make a brand new hair about 20 times during your lifetime!
Q. True or False: Your hair is dead.
A. Trick question. You have living and dead hair in your body. But the only hair that’s not dead is the part of the hair that’s still inside your scalp.
Q. How do you get rid of split ends?
A. By cutting them. You can’t repair them.
Q. How many years over his lifetime does the average man spend shaving?
A. Five months! (That means for us girls, it’s probably about 20 years. #sarcasm)
Q. Which hair colour is the rarest?
A. Natural red. Less than 4% of the world’s population has natural red hair.
Are you feeling enlightened?
Here are a few random facts for you to chew on (but don’t chew your hair, even though now you know it’s made up of protein):
- Research shows that hair becomes drier with age.
- 90% of right-handed people grow cowlicks in a clockwise direction
- At any random time, 90% of the hair on a head is in a growing phase, while the other 10% is in a resting phase.
We know hair. Come see us at our new spot on Brackley Point Road or call for an appointment :902.368.7402