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20 Facts About Hair

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Here are some interesting facts about human hair.

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Careful what you eat. Your hair hold traces of what you ingest. Report Abuse
This includes minerals and drugs.
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Ethnicity can be determined by examining hair follicles. Report Abuse
Asian hair is round, African hair flat, and European hair oval in shape.
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A single strand of hair can support up to 100 grams in weight. Report Abuse
This is due to it containing keratin, the same thing animal's hooves are made up. It can also be stretched up to 30% of its original length when wet.
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Hair grows faster than any other tissue in the body. Report Abuse
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Except for bone marrow that is!
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Hair is dead. Report Abuse
The only part of hair that is living is the part that is attached to your scalp.
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The average person has 100,000 hairs on their head. Report Abuse
Blondes have 146,000, black-haired 110,000, brown-haired 100,000, and red-haired 86,000.
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Hair helps to keep you warm. Report Abuse
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Your hair will regrow 20 times in its lifetime. Report Abuse
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Even if your hair looks straight, it is actually curly. Report Abuse
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The average human loses 100 hairs per day. Report Abuse
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Hair cannot grow on the soles of the feet, the palms of the hands, or the lips. Report Abuse
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The human body has five million hair follicles. Report Abuse
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The average eyelash lives for 150 days. Report Abuse
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Hair is made of the following elements: carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and sulphur. Report Abuse
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Crash dieting can cause hair loss. Report Abuse
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Red is the rarest hair color. Report Abuse
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The average human sheds 40 to 150 hairs per day. Report Abuse
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Hair has been used to clean up oil spills. Report Abuse
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Hair contains trace elements of gold. Report Abuse
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A single hair lives for at least five years. Report Abuse
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Hair grows faster in warmer weather. Report Abuse
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Hair is mostly keratin. Report Abuse
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