Tuesday, May 01, 2007

10 THINGS that you did't know about your HAIR

  1. Children lose an average of 90 strands of hair a day. This count increases to 120 for adults.
  2. Scalp hairs grow at a rate of 1 to 1.5 cm per month or 12 to 15 cm per year.
  3. The average scalp has 100,000 to 150,000 hairs.
  4. The life expectancy of hair is three years or over 60 cm.
  5. Hair is the 2nd fastest growing tissue in the body after bone marrow.
  6. A single hair strand can support up to 100 grams in weight and a whole head of hair can support up to 12 tons-equivalent to two African elephants.
  7. Africans and Europeans are more prone to balding than Asians.
  8. The word shampoo comes from the Hindi chmpn which means to massage or knead.
  9. One centimeter of your hair holds all your personal record of the past month--what you ate, drank, and the environments you were in.
  10. Melanin gives hair its color. These are made up of dark (eumelanins) and yellow (phaeomelanins) granules called melanocytes that mix together to obtain different shades of hair color.
Source: COSMOPOLITAN MAG (August, 2005)