The first hair known as lanugo hair is produced by the fetal hair follicles between the 20th and the 22nd week of pregnancy.
Keratin is an integral part of your hair. It is a type of protein also found in animal’s horns, claws, feathers and beaks!
Between 250,000 and 500,000 hair follicles are present on the human scalp and as many as 5,000,000 on the whole body.
Normally, up to 90% of the hair on your scalp are growing, the balance 10% are resting.
In humans, hair can grow everywhere except for palms of the hands, the soles of the feet and on the lips.
A healthy hair strand when wet can stretch 30% of its original length.
On average, we lose 50 to 100 strands of hair per day from the scalp.
Heat encourages hair growth and hence, hair grows faster in warm weather.
The lifespan of a human hair, on an average, is 2 to 7 years.
Hair maintains a record of everything that ever entered in your bloodstreams like alcohol, drugs, and even poison.
A hair strand cannot help you identify gender.
The most common hair color found worldwide is black and the rarest hair color is red (1% of world population has red hair).
‘Shampoo’ is derived from Hindi word ‘champna’ which means massage
The ancient Egyptians were the first to remove unwanted body hair.
Hair cycle of hair follicles in various parts of the body is different. This is why eyebrows are relatively short and scalp hair is often long.
A new hair begins to grow as soon as you pluck a hair from its follicle.
People with red hair have the least hair while those with blonde hair have most hair strands.
Hair comprises 50% carbon, 21% oxygen, 17% nitrogen, 6% hydrogen and 5% sulphur.
Hair was used as a natural sponge to absorb oil from water during 2007 Cusco Busan oil spill in San Francisco.