Whether you treat it as your crowning glory or take a more laidback approach, there’s a lot you probably don’t know about your hair. Fact is, there’s more to those strands than what we see on the surface.
Hair Changes with Age
Just like our skin, our hair changes with time. While you know that hair color changes with age, did you know that it goes through other changes as well? Hair color, texture, and hair behavior all change approximately every seven years – which is the average duration of a hair cycle. Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy, puberty, and menopause may also cause changes in hair color and texture.
We Lose up to 100 Strands of Hair a Day
While the average person has between 100,000 to 150,000 hairs on their head, we all lose about 50 to 100 of them every day. If you’ve been noticing more stray hairs in the drain after shampooing, don’t panic just yet! During seasonal transitions, many of us lose a few more hairs than normal. Follow a haircare routine that’s been created for thin looking hair if you want your hair to appear to be more voluminous. Your James Geidner Hair Studio stylist can design one specifically for you.
Hair Grows Around Half An Inch Each Month
On average a person’s hair grows about half an inch each month, which equals about six inches a year. Your hair can grow longer and stronger by maintaining regular trims, following a healthy haircare routine, and eating a good diet. In the warmer months, you may notice that your hair grows quicker than it does in the colder seasons. This is because heat helps to stimulate circulation and can increase hair growth by up to 30%!
Hair Is Strong
Hair is a keratin fiber, meaning it’s made up of carbon, oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen, and sulfur. Keratin (a protein) is also present in our nails, and it is incredibly durable. In fact, just one single strand of hair can carry up to 100 grams. But in order to keep hair strong, you have to care for it. When coloring your hair, consider using a bond builder like L’Oreal Professionnel’s Smart Bond. Smart Bond helps build the broken bonds in your hair fiber, and the result is healthier, stronger locks.
Schedule an appointment today with one of our expert stylists, and discover how easy it can be to enhance the look and feel of your hair.