How many hairs on my head?
Have you ever pondered the cosmically introspective question of ‘How many hairs are on my head?’ This might seem like an absurd question but try telling that to a person who has OCD. They just can’t resist counting everything—even their hair follicles! Let’s dive into the mad science and mysterious math behind our scalps’ natural carpet.
The Science Behind Hair Growth
Before we start calculating, let’s understand what goes on underneath your scalp when your hair decides to grow. Your hair growth is divided into three phases: Anagen, Catagen and Telogen phase.
Anagen Phase – The Active Growing Stage
During this phase, cells divide rapidly at the base of the root resulting in growth. It lasts for 2-7 years depending upon various factors primarily being genetics.
Catagen Phase – In Between Shift
This transitional stage lasts only about two weeks as follicle shrinks & detaches from dermal papilla.
Telogen Phase – Lets Rest Awhile
The last step before newly grown hair forcefully evicts existing strand with mere nature made tug-of-war.Akin to abandoned buildings these empty husks cling stranded until time slowly takes care of them over several month periods..
Let’s Count Them All!
It is estimated that each human being has roughly 100000-150000 strands of hair growing out from their scalp at any given point in time. However,the number varies based due multiple reasons ranging from personal hygiene habits such as styling products used,to genetic makeup.Therefore don’t go around flaunting if you have slightly more/less numbers than others which means no gloating hippie man bun owners!.
But wait a minute—If you pluck one single strand, will another quickly grow back? Well yes and no. If you yank a strand out during its anagen phase, then the hair follicle has to restart growth from scratch! However,yanking it out during Telogen phase simply makes way for your dormant hairs lying in watchful slumber.
Embrace Your Hair Length
An average scalp produces half an inch of new hair per month. You can practically start measuring its progress with a ruler! When you consider how many inches that adds up to over a year, it is not hard to imagine why some people have longer hair than others. In fact everywhere in life men usually has less luck compared women’s and so here too,studies show female hormone called estrogens promotes faster hair growth rate than males.
The number of hairs on your head might fluctuate based upon external factors such as physical damage or plain old-fashioned partying habits if one likes experiencing life through beer goggles!, which leads us into our next topic: Hangovers.
Are there any correlations between hangovers and hair loss? Though little research exists on this topic (probably because no researcher wanted to spend all nighter drinking shots), alcohol actually creates free radicals allowing toxins build-up & lowering antioxidant levels resulting in impacts that may affect general health of the scalp..But do they really kill growing roots? Most likely, No!. However both other substance use disorders like Methamphetamine/cigarettes/nutritional deficiencies lead bald spot suffering; There’s always one bad apple spoiling bushel!
A Bald Truth
It is estimated that roughly 40% of men above the age group 35-40 years face baldness.Mostly due inherited gene playing puppeteers however several possible solutions exist ranging from wigs/toupees etc.to wearing caps even at nights.Sad truth often propagated is stem cell/P.R.P treatments leading audiences running around shouting “castration pills taken daily promises guaranteed regrowth”. Say anymore at this point would be merely feeding dishonest marketing schemes.
Hair to Infinity and Beyond?
Ultimately, the number of hairs on your head fluctuates with time as you go through different phases of hair growth. Whether it be genetics or personal habits that determine how much hair we have, let’s embrace our heads’ natural carpets and enjoy the unique volume or lack thereof that each individual possesses.
Table: The Hair Count Equation
|Age||Decreases over time due various hormone imbalances|
|Genetics||Inherited from parents|
|Personal Hygiene Habits||Products used for styling/chlorinated water exposure etc.|
A Note on Individuality
Despite all scientific experiments conducted,hair count estimates largely remain broad approximations at best.Despite its serious impact among people who suffer progressive balding enough to stand completely out;small nuances matter as heavy crude based strong chemical products used kindle inflammation in scalp follicles increasing shedding addition postmenopausal women lose up-to 25% extra strands than normally visible which should matter more if standing at this carefully mentioned weak spot!
To end it off,enjoy brewing those ridicules theories about aliens approaching Earth solely interested in stealing genetic basis for humans unusually tall pigtails!
” Certain hairstyles such as braids can cause traction alopecia causing permanent hair loss after multiple years