- Blondes apparently have more hair than the average person. Most of us have about 100,000 hair follicles. This is true of Brunettes, although those with black hair have a bit more, about 110,000 follicles. Redheads have around 86,000 follicles but Blondes have, on average, 150,000 follicles.
- While Redheads might have the least dense hair, they are also the rarest. Both parents must carry the recessive gene in order to produce a baby with red hair.
- Your hair might tattle on you someday: Tap water in different geographic areas contains a unique chemical signature- one that can be detected in your hair. If you’ve pulled off a spectacular crime spree in New York, make sure not to say that you were in California!*
- The skin developed the pigment melanin after humans lost their overall protective fur covering. This fur was harboring pesky disease-carrying parasites and needed to go! The result? A few sunburned generations until the advent of melanin.
- When dry, human hair is incredibly strong. Stronger, in fact, than nylon. In terms of tensile strength—how strong a material is when stretched—human hair is actually stronger than steel.
The question here is: Are Blondes really having more fun, too?
*Just kidding, we know you’d never do that!