The most amazing news about hair

Did you know that blondes have the most hair on their heads? Does it surprise you that one in three women regularly color their hair? Did you know that it would take Rapunzel several centuries to get her hair that long? Discover the most unusual information about our hair.
A child with hair several meters long, we only see that in fairy tales! In real life, a hair grows only 0.2 to 0.4 mm per day, or about one centimeter per month. Currently, the longest hair record is held by the American Diane Witt. The hair of this modern Rapunzel measures almost four meters. This is nothing compared to that of the Indian Swami Pandarasandhi: in the late 1940s, his hair reached the impressive length of … 7.93 meters!

Redheads have the least hair
Blondes are lucky, they have the most hair. On average, they have 150,000 hairs, against only 90,000 for redheads, 110,000 for brunettes and 100,000 for women with black hair. On the other hand, blondes have the thinnest hair. In general, naturally black hair such as that of Indian women is particularly thick. As for redheads, they have the strongest hair.

Hair does not live long
A hair grows, stays in place for a while, and then falls out. Its life span is among 2 and 5 years. When it stops growing, it remains on our head for several months and eventually falls out, giving way to a new hair. Losing 50 to 100 hairs a day is perfectly normal.

Blonde hair sells
“Blondes are less intelligent”. Like most preconceived ideas, this one has a hard life. Obviously, there is no lack of evidence to the contrary, but it is largely ignored. One third of the members of Mensa, the highest IQ club, are blond.
Regardless of prejudice, blondes work wonders when it comes to selling products, information or image. In Germany, two out of three female TV presenters are blonde. A recent study revealed that blond British cashiers achieve 20% more sales than their brunette or redheaded colleagues.

Men also color their hair
One in three women regularly dyes their hair. Today, one in ten men also dye their hair. However, they do not use highlights very often, since only 3% of them dare to use this type of coloring. In terms of hair care, men are at the top of the list. 56% of men aged 24 to 34 wash their hair every day, compared to only 30% of women in the same age group.

Shampoo, the best-selling hair care product
Never without my shampoo! 94% of women consider it the most important hair care product. They would also find it hard to give up hairspray: 60% of women use it occasionally, and 24% every day.

Beautiful hair can be expensive
On average, French women spend 32€ for a haircut. This amount is derisory compared to what New York hairdressers charge. In some salons, a haircut is the same price as a short stay in Paris, flight included. Orlando Pita, Naomi Campbell’s hairdresser, is known to be the most expensive of all. A haircut at his salon on Gansevoort Street in Manhattan costs about $800 (€570). By comparison, the same service at Pita’s sister Sally Hershberger, whose exploits include Meg Ryan’s famous layering, would almost seem like a bargain: she’ll charge you “only” $600 (€430) for a cut.

Celebrity hair at auction
On average, French women spend 32€ for a haircut. This is a pittance compared to what New York hairdressers charge. In some salons, a haircut costs the same as a short stay in Paris, flight included. Orlando Pita, Naomi Campbell’s hairdresser, is known to be the most expensive of all. A haircut at his salon on Gansevoort Street in Manhattan costs about $800 (€570). By comparison, the same service at Pita’s colleague Sally Hershberger, whose exploits include Meg Ryan’s famous layering, would almost seem like a bargain: she’ll charge you “only” $600 (€430) for a cut.

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