Hair Facts

On average, a man spends about five months of his life shaving.

On average, a hair strand's life span is five and a half years.

On average redheads have 90,000 hairs. People with black hair have about 110,000 hairs.

Next to bone marrow, hair is the fastest growing tissue in the human body.

In a lifetime, an average man will shave 20,000 times.

Humans have about the same number of hair follicles as a chimpanzee has.

Hair will fall out faster on a person that is on a crash diet.

The longest human beard on record is 17.5 feet, held by Hans N. Langseth who was born in Norway in 1846.

The average human head weighs about eight pounds.

The reason why some people get a cowlick is because the growth of their hair is in a spiral pattern, which causes the hair to either stand straight up, or goes to a certain angle.

The reason why hair turns gray as we age is because the pigment cells in the hair follicle start to die, which is responsible for producing "melanin" which gives the hair colour.

The fastest growing tissue in the human body is hair.

A lifespan of an eyelash is approximately 150 days.

A survey done by Clairol 10 years ago came up with 46% of men stating that it was okay to color their hair. Now 66% of men admit to coloring their hair.

The big toe is the foot reflexology pressure point for the head.

The average human scalp has 100,000 hairs.

The first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner that was used for drying hair.

Ancient Egyptians used to think having facial hair was an indication of personal neglect.

The loss of eyelashes is referred to as madarosis.

Hair and fingernails are made from the same substance, keratin.

Eyebrow hair lasts between 3-5 months before it sheds.

A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.

Everyday approximately 35 meters of hair fiber is produced on the scalp of an adult.

Hair is made from the same substance as fingernails.

Brylcreem, which was created in 1929, was the first man's hair product.