Hair FAQ´s

Hair faq´s page comes from the most frequently asked questions. From consultations performed by the Hair Dr. Therefore get to know and understand your hair. For instance male and female hair loss patterns. Hair faq´s can range from the trivial to important questions. Such the importance of the hair growth cycle. If you have your own question contact the Hair Dr today. Meanwhile we hope our references of helpful to you.

What causes hair loss?

Many factors cause hair loss but the main is a hereditary genetic predisposition. Affecting both men and women.

Where does hair grow on our body?

Hair grows everywhere on the body except the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. As well as on the lips.

What is the hair cycle?

Hair grows in cycles and these cycles differ in length depending on the area of the body. From scalp hair to beard hair to body hair.

On average how fast does hair grow?

On average, hair grows 0.3 – 0.5 mm per day, 1.25 centimetres per month

What’s the normal amount of hair to shed per day?

The hair growth cycle means we will naturally shed hairs every day. This commonly ranges between 50-100 hair depending on genre.

Is all our hair growing at the same time?

Our hair is constantly growing, and has a lifespan of around 5 years. 90% of our hair is growing at any given time, while the other 10% is in a resting phase.

What can interrupt the hair growth cycle?

A disturbance in the natural cycle can disrupt the hair growth. This disruption can be caused by genetic hair loss, stress, health and many other causes.

How many hairs do we have on our head?

The average person has 100,000 – 150,000 strands of hair on her head

What is the most and least common natural hair colours?

Black is the most common hair colour in the world. Red, which only exists in about 1 percent of the world’s population, is the rarest. Blonde hair comes in a close second, with only 2 percent of the population.

Does cutting your hair make is grow faster?

Cutting your hair does not affect its growth, but it does help to avoid split ends, which can work their way up the hair shaft and make the individual shafts thinner, giving your hair the appearance of not growing.

What is hair mainly made of?

Hair is mostly made up of keratin, which can also be found on the outer layer of our skin and nails.

How strong is hair?

A strand of hair is actually stronger than a copper wire with the same diameter.

What can be found within the hair shaft?

You can tell a lot about a person from her hair. It’s often used by forensic scientists to learn everything in a person’s bloodstream: medicine, drugs, alcohol, vitamins and minerals.

Does all hair grow in the same direction?

The angle of the follicles, also called the hair stream, creates whorls, cowlicks, and the general tendency for hair to curl out on one side of the head and curl under on the other side.

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