7 Fun facts that you might not know about your hair

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7 Fun facts that you might not know about your hair

1. Cutting your hair has no influence on how fast it grows

While many of us have been told the opposite of this, cutting our hair simply does not make it grow faster. Cutting one's hair often does however help to keep it strong as a regular trim prevents split ends which cause weak and damaged hair.

2. Your hair can expand by 30% when it's wet

Have you ever noticed that your hair looks longer when it's wet? That’s because water stretches hair to be longer than what is usually is. This is also very important to keep in mind when going for a haircut. Make sure that your hair is partly dry before your stylist cuts as once it dries, it will look significantly shorter than when it was wet. No one wants tears at the hair salon!

3. Hair grows faster than you think!

On average, hair grows .3 – .5 mm per day, 1.25 centimetres or 0.5 inches per month, and 15 centimetres or 6 inches per year! Who knew?

4. Our hair is mostly made out of Keratin

Who would have thought that our hair is made out of the same protein that we find in our fingernails and skin? Keratin is also found in animal hooves, claws and feathers.

5. Each strand can support up to 100 grams of weight!

While this may sound amazing on its own, when you put it into perspective and remember that we have, on average 100 000 - 150 000 strands of hair, your entire head can support the weight of two elephants!

6. All the hair we see is dead!

Surprisingly, the hair that is not dead is the hair that is still in the epidermis in our scalp. This is why we often find that our lifestyle and diet can affect our hair and, why it’s super important to take care of our scalps.

7. How much hair do we have on our scalps? More than you’d think

The average person has 100,000 - 150,000 strands of hair on her head. We also lose about 20 -150 strands a day through brushing, washing and from random fall-outs

 

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