All About Hair - Page 2
What Our Hair Says About Us
- Hair can tell a lot of things the person. It can tell us what the person eats, what ethnic group he/she belongs to, even-to a certain extent-his/her lifestyles. A person’s hair can tell if he/she smokes, takes drugs, or drinks.
- The one thing hair can’t tell is whether the owner is male of female.
Fact or fiction?
- Hair and nails keep growing for some time after a person dies. Fiction. When a person-dies, the flesh shrinks because of dehydration. This gives the appearance of longer hair and nails (Now that's rather gruesome, don't you think?)
- We lose about 100 hairs every day. Fact. Hair goes through a cycle where it must die and fall. But don't worry; you won't go bald like Homer here because new hair will replace it. In fact, you would have to lose 50% of your hair before people notice it.
- Hair is very strong. Fact. Healthy hair is as strong as aluminum. Woven into a rope, it supposedly can support a suspended weight of about 2000 pounds, as often featured in circuses (But boy, would it hurt!)
- The more often you trim your hair, the faster it will grow. Fiction. Hair grows according to a more or less fixed pace, 1.25 cm a month. So trimming it more often won't make it grow 4 cm in a month. This also applies to the myth that hair grows faster in warm weather.