From the longest hair on record to the most expensive haircut in history, these facts will have you feeling like a hair expert in no time. So sit back, relax, and let’s dive into the wonderful world of hair!

On average, blondes have the highest number of hair strands (146,000)

Who knew that a single strand of hair could be so strong? It turns out that each hair can support up to 6.5 pounds of weight, which means an entire head of hair could support the weight of 2 elephants – that’s a whopping 2 tons!

Chemotherapy causes hair loss because it targets rapidly dividing cells, including hair follicle cells.

Hair can absorb oil from water, acting as a natural sponge.

If you’re noticing a few hairs in the drain, don’t panic! It’s completely normal to lose 50-100 hairs a day.

The total growth of all the hairs on an average person’s head in one year would be over 10 miles.

After chemotherapy, “chemo curls” can occur, where a person’s hair structure can change dramatically.

Gender is the only thing that cannot be determined by hair.

Black is the most common hair color in the world.

Crash dieting might give you temporary weight loss, but it can also cause temporary hair loss. Looks like there’s a downside to every shortcut in life.

Sorry guys, but the bald truth is that 50% of men will experience male pattern baldness by the age of 50. Hey, at least it saves you money on haircuts, right?

Hair can grow back after chemotherapy, but it may initially grow a different color than before.

The longest recorded female hair was measured at 18 feet and 5.5 inches, grown over 30 years by Xie Jiuping.

In the 16th century, a doctor claimed that applying a blend of boiled slugs, olive oil, honey, saffron, soap, and cumin to the scalp could help restore hair.

The legend of werewolves is thought to have originated from a condition called Hirsutism, which causes abnormal hair growth in areas where hair is not supposed to grow.

Humans and chimpanzees have the same number of hair follicles per square inch.

Shaving your head won’t turn you into a hairier version of yourself, no matter how many times your grandpa insists it will. It was proven in a clinical study by Mildred Trotter in 1928.

Japan’s high schools don’t mess around when it comes to hair color. If you’re not a natural-born black-haired student, be prepared to provide baby pictures as proof.

Redheads have a secret superpower: they produce more vitamin D than other hair colors. That means they can stay out of the sun a little longer without worrying about getting vitamin D deficiency.

Men’s hair grows faster than women’s hair.

Shaving may seem like a simple daily task, but when you add up all those minutes over a lifetime, it turns out to be a five-month-long commitment for men. That’s a lot of time spent on hair removal, folks.