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Q: How many hairs on a head? ( Answered 4 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: How many hairs on a head?
Category: Science > Biology
Asked by: bgog-ga
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Posted: 20 Aug 2002 16:13 PDT
Expires: 19 Sep 2002 16:13 PDT
Question ID: 56727
How many hairs are there on an average persons head?
Subject: Re: How many hairs on a head?
Answered By: blazius-ga on 21 Aug 2002 01:42 PDT
Rated:4 out of 5 stars
There are different claims on how many strands of hair you can find on
an average head, but the consensus seems to be between
100.000-150.000, some estimates going up to 200.000.  Obviously, a
person with hair loss will have dramatically lower numbers than
others. claim that "the number of strands of
hair on a human head varies with color: BLONDE - 140,000 strands;
BROWN - 110,000 strands; BLACK - 108,000 strands; RED - 90,000
strands". supports this: "Some years a go, a
German scientist counted the hairs on different heads. He found that
they vary in number, depending seemingly upon the color.  There are
more on a head with black hair than on a head with red hair, more on
brown than black, more on blonde than brown. The black-haired woman
has about 110,000 hairs on her head, and a blonde-haired woman has
about 140,000."

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bgog-ga rated this answer:4 out of 5 stars
GREAT Answer.  Thank you fro being so thorough!

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