Each strand of hair can contain traces of 14 different elements (including gold) don't all rush at once to Ramsdens! 

Hair absorbs oil out of the water – working as a natural sponge!

Let’s follow up from Hair Fact #2 – Human hair is used by groups of eco-friendly volunteers to clean up oil spills.

The anticipation of sex makes hair grow faster. No wonder you all have smiles on your faces when you come in here!

Hair contains information about everything that has been in your bloodstream: medicine, drugs, minerals, vitamins

The only thing that CAN’T be identified by hair is gender.

The average human sheds about 50-150 strands of hair a day (unless you’re bald, duh).

The most common hair colour in the world is Black, and the rarest is Red (1% of the population).

If you counted the growth of all the hairs on an average person’s head, in one year it would equate to over 10 miles of hair growth!

Hair is the fastest growing tissue on the body – second only to bone marrow!

Hair cross-sections can be used to determine race and ethnicity:Asian hair: round-shaped

European hair: oval-shaped African-American: flat-shaped

Scotland has highest proportion of redheads living in a country (13%), but the United States has the largest quantity of redheads living in a country!

A hair follicle will replace a new strand of hair about 20 times in a lifetime!

A single, healthy strand of hair can withstand about 6.5 pounds.

A strand of hair is stronger than a copper wire of equivalent diameter.

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The common thought that hair continues to grow after death is a MYTH!

The werewolf legend is believed to have originated from an abnormality called Hirsutism, which causes excess body hair or facial hair to grow in places it is not supposed to.

Darker hair tends to have more carbon present than lighter hair.

In Ancient Rome, women used to dye the hair blonde with pigeon dung (Bah)!

During the Renaissance Era in Venice, women used to dye their hair blonde with horse urine (Bah Bah Bah)

In Ancient Greece, blonde hair was associated with prostitution.

Ancient Egyptians were the first to remove unwanted body hair. Bet they didn't vajazzle though!

In 1705, Peter the Great instituted a ‘Beard Tax’ in Russia – this was meant to westernize Russian society.

Each hair strand has its own muscle, nerve, and blood supply.

The average lifespan of an eye lash is 150 days.

A man will spend about 5 months of his life shaving.

If a man never shaved, his beard would grow to over 30 feet in his life time.

It takes only 13 days for grey hair to appear from stress or signs of ageing. Bet that the last time you take a fortnight off work with your lass?

On average, women’s hair is half the diameter of men’s hair.