Super strong, mega resilient and our pride and joy, so what makes our hair so unique? If your a hair fanatic like us, you’re likely to already know your balayage from your low lights, your bob from your bangs and your super sleek to your tousled waves, so below are 15 interesting, fun facts that you may not actually know:
- The average human has 120,000 hairs. Redheads having on average less and natural blonds having more.
- More than 90% of people worldwide have either black and brown hair making it the most popular colour. Blond hair makes up just 2% of the figures while red hair is found in only 1% of people.
- It is natural to shed up to 100 hairs per day which is about 0.001% of your hair strands, any more than this and you may have a nutrition deficiency. Check out Hair Lovings hair loss post for more information! (LINK IN the Hair Loving hair loss post once it is up)
- The average woman spends 1 hour and 53 minutes, washing, blow-drying and styling their hair every week, totalling 9 months by the age of 70!
- The Guinness Book of World Records recorded that the longest hair ever recorded is 18
feet 5 inches long, which is almost the length of an adult giraffe!
6. Heat stimulates circulation meaning that hair grows slightly faster in summer rather than the winter months. A good head massage tool can be used to replicate this increase in blood flow and circulation all year long!
- The total weight a healthy head of hair could hold is equal to 12 tonnes or in simple terms two adult elephants!
- When wet, a healthy strand of hair is able to impressively stretch an additional 30% of its standard length, possibly why your hair always looks longer when fresh out of the shower!
- It may not feel like it at times, but hair is the fastest growing tissue in the body after bone marrow.
- A single strand of hair has a maximum life span of between two and seven years, varying from person to person, which is why some people’s hair does not seem to grow as long as others!
- The term ‘bob’ or the lesser-known ‘Castle bob’ in reference to the popular haircut, was made famous in 1914 by Irene Castle, a style icon of the time. She cut her hair short much to the admiration of many women who then followed suit.
- Following a surge in popularity of the bob cut, the bobby pin was then invented to allow women to hold these shorter styles in place.
- Cutting your hair will not influence how fast it grows, the hair is made up of dead cells so has no way of knowing it has been cut! However, you should still aim to cut your hair regularly as well as using our Hydrating Oil to prevent split ends.
- When a hair falls out, it has the capacity to re-grow up to 20 times in a lifetime.
- In Renaissance times, some women dyed their hair blonde using horse urine! Thankfully Boots have a great range of cruelty-free hair dye without the horse urine!