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10 x Facts About Your Hair, Skin, and Body we Bet you Didn't Know

10 x Facts About Your Hair, Skin, and Body we Bet you Didn’t Know

You may think that after years of trying to get to know your body that you may have a good idea about how it works and functions on a daily basis… well guess what, here are 10 mind-blowing facts about your hair, skin, and body that we bet you didn’t know:


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– Human hair grows by 0.1 to 0.2 inches per day.

That’s 0.4 to 0.6 inches per month and 4.7 to 6 inches per year! And don’t forget although our hair grows a lot – we also lose a lot every day, in fact on average we lose about 80 strands of hair a day! Yikes… time to get #Rawlovin with our Bounce Back Shampoo and Conditioner! It helps repair and revitalize stressed out hair and is packed with vitamins and nutrients.

– Human hair is almost virtually indestructible

Human hairs are resistant to corrosion and are not easily broken down by elements including acids, water, extreme cold, climate, and other natural forces. Plus don’t forget how strong our hair can be… a single hair has the ability to support up to 3.5 ounces of weight and the whole head of hair has the ability to support up to 12 tons of weight. We don’t recommend using your hair as rope though. ????

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– Your hair follicle shape decides whether your hair is curly or straight.

Straight hair lies flat because it is round and grows out of round follicles, whereas curly hair comes out of an oval follicle. We wonder what would happen if we had square hair follicles… ????

– The human scalp has about 100,000 hairs, on average.

Meaning the average human head also has 100,000 hair follicles. Did you know that each hair follicle is capable of producing 20 individual hairs during a person’s lifetime? Also, the natural color of your hair varies on how much hair you can have! Blondes average 146,000 follicles. People with black hair tend to have about 110,000 follicles, while those with brown hair tend to have the average amount of 100,000.

– The lifespan of a human hair is 3 to 7 years on average.

These hairs grow in successive cycles to replace other hairs that have fallen out beforehand. The life cycle of a hair is divided into three phases: anagen (growing stage), catagen (intermediate stage), and telogen (resting or shedding stage).

– Your skin is an organ.

Your skin is the largest organ in your body; if an adult male’s skin were to be stretched out, it would cover 20 square feet… that’s a lot of skin! Which is why we recommend only the best in skin care – you count on Raw Sugar’s hip, healthy and unfiltered Self-care Regimen to look after your biggest organ!

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– Your skin cells regenerate every second.

Human skin cells multiply every second to replace the worn out ones. Talk about working overtime! This means that every minute we also shed about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells from our body… that equates to 600,000 particles of skin every hour – about 1.5 pounds a year! By the age of 70, an average person will have lost 105 pounds of skin (and believe it or not, most of the dust underneath your bed is actually your own skin particles that you’ve shed). Time for a spring clean and good Sugar Body Scrub!

– About 32 million bacterias call your skin home.

Every square inch of skin on the human body has about 32 million bacterias on it, fortunately for us, the vast majority of them are harmless. Which is why self-care can be so important to keep all that bacteria at bay!

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– Fingernails grow nearly 4 times faster than toenails.

We knew it wasn’t just our imagination… and that pesky middle fingernail does actually grow faster than the rest! In general, though, it can take your finger and toenails half a year to grow an entirely new nail (from base to tip).

– More germs are transferred by shaking hands than kissing.

When you think how many times our hands make contact will all sorts of items, it’s no surprise then to imagine the number of bacteria they can come into contact with. Think about what you may be touching on the receiving end of another person’s handshake – that’s much less risky than kissing somebody! Luckily for you, Raw Sugar’s happy and healthy Hand Soap and Sanitizers keep your hands bacteria-free!

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