1. Hair is a storehouse of your personal information. You can detect everything that’s been into a person’s bloodstream by analysing a strand of hair; that includes medicines, drugs, alcohol, or vitamins, and minerals.
2. There are, on an average, 100,000 to 150,000 strands of hair on a human head.
3. A single strand of hair can support 100 grams of weight, which means that all hair strands taken together can support up to two tons of weight. This is equivalent to the weight of two elephants.
4. A new hair begins to grow as soon as it’s plucked from its follicle.
5. Hair growth is stimulated in warm weather and your hair will grow slightly faster than people living in cold weather areas.
6. Contrary to the popular belief, trimming of hair doesn’t promote hair growth.
7. We normally lose an average of 150 hairs a day.
8. On average a strand of hair will grow for six years before falling out.
9. The most common hair colour in the world is black and the rarest colour is red.
10. Hair’s main ingredient is keratin, a protein that is also found in our toenails and teeth, animal hooves, the beaks and feathers of birds, and the horns of rhino.
11. If you shaved all your hair off, it would take around seven years to regrow to shoulder length.
12. The five major elements that make up our hair are sulphur, hydrogen, nitrogen, oxygen and carbon, but there are 14 different elements found in a single hair strand. And here’s one we bet you didn’t know – there’s GOLD in your baby’s hair!