Top 5 Fun Hair Facts

1: You have about 100,000 hairs on your head. If you’re a redhead, your count might be a little bit lower at 90,000, while black hairs gets up to 110,000 and some blondes could have as many as 140,000.

2: Hair grows about 12cm a year. It grows even faster in warm weather and during pregnancy. One hair can stay on your head for up to seven years.

3: Genetics have much more of a role to play than stress in the development of grey and white hair.

4: Everyone loses some hair every day. Usually around 40 to 100 strands of hair fall out per day.

5: Cutting your hair won’t make it grow faster, but a gentle scalp massage can increase blood circulation to hair follicles, and may stimulate a little extra growth.