HAIR FACTS

FACT #1

FACT #1

We are born with over 5 million hair follicles. No additional follicles are formed after birth, though the size of the follicles and hairs can change with time1.

FACT #2

FACT #2

Hair growth follows 3 distinct phases2 to give us our distinctive head of hair over.

FACT #3

FACT #3

To maintain our hair volume, more hair must be grown than shed2.

FACT #4

FACT #4

Asians usually have around 90,000 hair follicles, which is lesser than Caucasians who have 110,000-130,000 hair follicles3. Hence, the thickness of the hair is important for Asians. 

FACT #5

FACT #5

Normal hair shed per day is average 30-70 hairs . If more than 100 hairs are consistently shed each day, you might be at risk of getting hair loss4.

References:

1.Paus R. & Cotsarelis G. (1999). The biology of hair follicles. Massachusetts Medical Society. 341(7); 491–497.

2.Bergfeld W. & Mulinari-Brenner F. (2001). Shedding: how to manage a common cause of hair loss. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 68(3); 256-261.

3.Vogt et al. (2008). Hair  growth and disorders: Chapter 1 - Biology of the hair follicle. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg; Germany.

4.Patel et al. (2014). A clinical and investigative study of hair loss in adult female. Int J Res Med. 3 (4); 28-36.