Whether you treat it like your crowning glory or you take a more laidback approach to your locks, there's a lot you probably don't know about your hair. Fact is, there's more to those strands than what we see on the surface. Below we share 5 fun facts about hair!
Hair Changes with Age
Just like our skin, our hair changes with time. While we're all well aware that our hair color changes with age-possibly going from white blonde as a child to dirty blonde as a young adult and finally switching over to grey later in life-did you know that it goes through other changes, as well? Hair color, texture, and behavior all change approximately every 7 years-which is the average duration of a hair cycle. Hormonal fluctuations-around pregnancy, puberty, and menopause-may also cause changes in hair color and texture.
We Lose up to 100 Strands of Hair a Day
While the average person has between 100,000 and 150,000 hairs on their head, we all lose about 50-100 of them each and every day. If you've been noticing more stray hairs in the drain after shampooing, don't panic just yet! During seasonal transitions, many of us lose a few more hairs than normal. Follow a haircare routine that's been created for thin-looking hair if you want your hair to appear to be more voluminous (we share a great one here). If you are truly concerned, see your doctor for more insight.
Hair Grows Around ½ Inch Each Month
On average a person's hair grows about ½ an inch each month-which equals about 6 inches each year. By maintaining regular trims, following a healthy haircare routine, and eating a good diet you may notice that your hair can grow longer and stronger. What's more? In the warmer months you may notice that your hair grows quicker than it does in the colder seasons. This is because heat helps to stimulate circulation and can increase hair growth by up to 30%!
Natural Red and Blonde Haircolors Are Rare
According to global studies, only 10% of the world's population is naturally blonde with an even smaller number of people (1-2%) having red hair! But just because you aren't born with these gorgeous shades doesn't mean you can't achieve them with a little help! Learn how you can go from brown to blonde-while maintaining the integrity of your hair-here!
Hair Is Strong!
Hair is a keratin fiber, meaning it's made up of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and sulfur. Keratin (a protein) is also present in our nails and it is incredibly durable. In fact, just one single strand of hair can carry up to 100 grams! But in order to keep it strong you have to care for it. When coloring, consider using a bond builder like Smart Bond, which can help build the broken bonds in your hair fiber and result in healthier, stronger locks!