is actually dead material when it leaves its root - otherwise
it would hurt very much when your hairdresser works with
his scissors. Most people know that, but do you know about
blonde head of hair has usually much more strands than red
or dark hair heads.
consists mainly of keratin, which is also responsible for
the elasticity of fingernails.
single hair has a thickness of 0.02 - 0.04mm, so that 20
- 50 hair strands next to each other make one millimetre.
is strong as a wire of iron. It rips after applying a force
equivalent to 60kg, only after it stretched itself for about
on a good hair day, everyone loses at least 40 to 100 strands.
average scalp has 100,000 strands, or just fewer than 1000
per square inch.
are born with all our hair follicles. Some are programmed
to grow pigmented hair (as on our scalp) up to 3 feet in
America in '96, 38 million men and 19 million women experience
common hair loss determined by heredity.
trait for baldness can be passed down through paternal or
imbalance and crash dieting can trigger temporary hair loss.