Follicle Facts 101: You Won't Believe These Amazing Truths About Hair!

Follicle Facts 101: You Won't Believe These Amazing Truths About Hair!
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You might know a million ways to ways to style your hair for any occasion. You might know the names of a thousand different haircuts, and maybe you've had a thousand different haircuts yourself! But get ready to have your mind blown, because these hair facts are insane. You won't believe some of these are actually true!

Only 1% of the world's population has red hair. The highest proportion of redheads in the world is in Scotland.

Women spend an average of $780 a year on styling products.

Human hair can be used to make an additive that is found in foods like the dough for pizza crust.

The anticipation of sex makes hair grow faster. Does that mean women with longer hair have more sex?

The average weekly time a woman spends washing, drying and styling her hair is 1 hour and 53 minutes. By the age of 65, a woman will have spent more than 7 months of her life on her hair.

Long hairstyles like dreadlocks might actually be referenced in the bible.

Book of Numbers 6:5:

"5 As long as he is bound by his vow, no razor will touch his head; until the time for which he has vowed himself to Yahweh is completed, he remains consecrated and will let his hair grow freely."

Everyone (except those who are bald) sheds 40-150 strands of hair a day.

The ancient Greeks believed that redheads would turn into vampires after they died. Maybe all that red is really the blood they suck from people's necks...

In 1950, about 7% of American women dyed their hair. Today, 75% of American women dye their hair.

The ancient Egyptians were the first to remove unwanted body hair.

In Renaissance Venice, women dyed their hair blonde using horse urine. 

Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the body next to bone marrow.

Hair can cover the whole body, except for the palms of the hand, lips, mucous membranes and the soles of the feet.