Did You Know? All About Hair


hairDid you know?

  • Blondes apparently have more hair than the average person. Most of us have about 100,000 hair follicles. This is true of Brunettes, although those with black hair have a bit more, about 110,000 follicles. Redheads have around 86,000 follicles but Blondes have, on average, 150,000 follicles.
  • While Redheads might have the least dense hair, they are also the rarest. Both parents must carry the recessive gene in order to produce a baby with red hair.
  • Your hair might tattle on you someday: Tap water in different geographic areas contains a unique chemical signature- one that can be detected in your hair. If you’ve pulled off a spectacular crime spree in New York, make sure not to say that you were in California!*
  • The skin developed the pigment melanin after humans lost their overall protective fur covering. This fur was harboring pesky disease-carrying parasites and needed to go! The result? A few sunburned generations until the advent of melanin.
  • When dry, human hair is incredibly strong. Stronger, in fact, than nylon. In terms of tensile strength—how strong a material is when stretched—human hair is actually stronger than steel.

The question here is: Are Blondes really having more fun, too?


*Just kidding, we know you’d never do that!

Author: Jill

As a long-time writer, editor, and esthetician, I’ve had an ongoing love affair with Mario Badescu Skin Care for years. I can usually be found reading, knitting, painting, trying new beauty and skin care products, and telling everyone to wear more sunscreen. These days, I’m feeling super grateful for the opportunity to share more Mario with the world! I believe that better skin care changes lives. For more about me, visit my Google+ Page.

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