By sharing tips, advice, and insights on hair care and styling, we hope to help people improve the health and appearance of their hair, while also showcasing our skills and expertise.
In addition, this blog allows us to share our unique perspective with the world.
Here are some fun Hair Facts - Did You Know?:
1. Hair grows about half an inch per month, or six inches per year, on average - and even faster in the summer!
2. 80-85% of hair is composed of a protein called keratin, the same protein that makes up our nails and the outer layer of our skin. This protein helps keep your hair in it’s growing phase.
3. There are 3 hair stages: 1) Anagen (growing) 2) Catagen (resting) 3) Telogen (falling).
4. Hair needs vitamins and minerals to grow – Biotin is one of the essential vitamins.
5. The average person has about 100,000 hair follicles on their scalp. Blondes tend to have more (usually finer), and red-heads less.
6. Hair color is determined by the amount and type of melanin in the hair follicle. People with darker hair have more melanin than people with lighter hair.
5. On average, people shed between 50 to 100 hairs per day.
6. The texture of your hair is determined by the shape of the hair shaft. Straight hair has a round shaft, wavy hair has an oval-shaped shaft, and curly hair has a flat, twisted shaft.
7. Hair can absorb up to 30% of its weight in water.
8. Hair can stretch up to 30% of its length when wet, as well as 20% of its diameter, making it stronger than copper wire of the same diameter.
9. Hair is very strong - One full head of hair can support 23 tons!
10. The pH of hair ranges from 4.5 to 5.5, which is slightly acidic. This helps protect the hair and scalp from harmful bacteria and other microorganisms.
11. Hair cells are the second fastest growing cells in the body (second only to intestinal cells).
12. Hair is a non-essential tissue, so your body will never send it nutrients if another part of your body is lacking.
13. And finally, hair stylists often get hair splinters when working with clients! Really? Yes, ask yours!!