Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Amazing Hair Facts You Never Heard Before

by Melissa L. White
Licensed Hair Stylist
Certified Hair Extension Artist

Just when you thought you'd heard everything about hair! Discovery magazine published a list of 20 hair facts that are actually unique and interesting. So much so that I wanted to share them with my readers.

Fun Hair Facts

Here's a list of the facts, and if you want all the details, there's a link to the article below: 

1) Hair and Fur are both made from keratin
2) All mammals have hair at some point in their lives
3) Insects can have hair too
4) Some insects use leg hair to "hear" motion
5) Human hair can "taste"
6) Nose hair continue to pulse after death
7) Average person has 100,000 head hairs; 4.9 million elsewhere
8) Early humans are thought to have "shed" in cycles like dogs
9) Melanin was created to deal with the sun after we lost our fur
10) Scientists have found some Neanderthals were redheads!
11) Neanderthals also had blondes and brunette genes
12) 2006 research reported blonde children were more withdrawn and shy
13) Hair "knows" when you're awake or sleeping
14) Follicles plucked at different times of day reveal when genes most active
15) Hair can reveal where you've been
16) Unique chemical signatures in water you drink show up in your hair
17) Oily hair absorbs ozone seven times more than clean hair
18) Oily hair can create more respiratory irritants such as formaldehyde
19) It can be life-threatening to eat your hair
20) Astrobiologists may want to induce baldness for astronauts

Discover - 20 Things You Didn't KnowAbout ... Hair

Melissa White is an experienced, licensed hair extension artist and stylist whose passion is to bring out the natural beauty in everyone by enhancing their own individual features with the use of exquisite hair extensions. Melissa has over 10 years of extensive training with the industries top hair extension companies in the newest techniques. Melissa is also a certified Brazilian Blowout stylist. Originally from Boston, Melissa has been in San Antonio for the past 8 years. She believes that everyone should be able to access and afford the hair of their dreams . . . thus the creation of Extensions of Yourself, San Antonio's first salon which specializes exclusively in quality hair extensions.