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Tell Me Some Interesting Facts About Hair?

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  • Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.
  • The hair of an adult can stretch 25% of its length before breaking.
  • Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the body (it even keeps growing after death).
  • Average number of hairs on a human head: 100,000, maximum is about 150,000.
  • It grows 12cm (almost 5 inches) on average, each year.
  • Men's hair grows faster and is more dense than women's (until they join the 50% of men who have some degree of baldness by age 50, of course).
  • About 100 hairs fall out of the scalp (normally) every day.
  • Hair grows faster in warm and sunny weather.
  • Hair takes between 2 and 7 years before it falls out of the scalp.
  • Asian hair grows faster than other ethnicities. Asians are least prone to balding.
  • African hair is the most fragile and sensitive.


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