1. Your hair, skin and eye color are determined by genes. Hair color is determined by the interaction of two forms of pigment, eumelanin and pheomelanin pigments, produced by melanocyte cells. As the melanocytes decay with age, your hair starts turning grey and later on takes on a white shade.

2. Dark hair contains higher levels of carbon than light or blonde hair.

3.Hair is the second fastest growing tissue in the human body, after bone marrow. Studies show that male hair grows faster than female hair.

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4. Contrary to popular belief, cutting your hair does not affect the rate of hair growth, nor its texture.

5. A hair strand’s average lifespan is 5 ½ years.

6. Your whole head of hair could support the equivalent of two African elephants. Pound per pound, it’s as strong as aluminium or Kevlar.

7. Based on a single hair, scientists can determine a lot of things about you, including your diet in the last month and the environment or region you lived in. It can be used for forensic drug testing, so it can provide substantial information in an investigation. However, gender is one piece of information that cannot be revealed by your hair strand.

8. The average age at which Caucasians start turning grey is 34, whereas, for Africans and Asians, the average is 47. According to statistics, Asian people are less prone to balding than African and Caucasian people.

9. Contrary to popular belief, combing is healthier than brushing your hair.

10. For strong and healthy hair, your diet should include eggs, salmon, carrots, green vegetables, and Vitamins C and D.

11. Many dandruff shampoos actually damage your hair. Rather than remove dandruff; they coat it with wax.