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Amazing Facts about hair

Amazing Facts about hair

Amazing Facts about hair
Amazing Facts about hair-Designed by Gemma Garner, for The Noun Project
  • Hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body, second only to bone marrow.
  • 35 meters of hair fibre is produced every day on the average adult scalp.
  • The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.
  • It is normal to lose 100 hairs per day from the scalp.
  • Hair and fingernails are made from the same substance, keratin.
  • In a lifetime,on an average man will shave 20000 times.On an average, a man spends about five months of his life shaving.
  • On an average, a hair strand’s life span is five and a half years.
  • The count of hair follicles is almost the same in chimpanzees and humans.
  • The longest human beard on records is 18.6 feet,held by Hans Langseth.
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Hans Langseth, King Whiskers as he was called, who holds the record for the world’s longest beard, 18 feet 6 inches long.
  • The average person’s head has 100,000 to 150,000 hairs.
  • A single hair can support up to 100 grams in weight and a whole head of hair could support up to 12 tonnes – the equivalent of two African elephants!
  • On average, a person will have 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on his or her head.
  • The average life of one hair is between four and seven years.
  •  Each time a hair falls out, a new one grows in its place (this can happen up to 20 times in a lifetime).
  • It is unknown why people develop dandruff.
  •  Hair grows with about 1 cm every month.
  • The average life span of hair is about five years.