Did you know this about hair?

Young Girl Youth Punk Hair Style Look FaceEver wonder what a monk’s hairstyle is called? How about the name for the fear of hair? This article contains plenty of fun facts about human hair — some of which might surprise you!
Ever see how pre-20th Century military leaders such as Andrew Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant had long, flowing locks and full beards? That is because the tendency favoring short hair on uniformed men did not start until the World War I, when trench warfare created a breeding ground for lice. Since that time, military guys have cropped their hair close to their scalps. The myth that human hair and fingernails continue to grow after we die is just that – a myth. Decomposition only makes it seem that way. Human hair enjoys company: Your mind has anywhere from 90,000 to 150,000 hairs on it.
Human hair can’t stand a lot of dandruff shampoo. Because of this, you should use such products only once you need them. Otherwise you risk damaging your hair and scalp, and even generating more dandruff.
If your hair feels oily, it’s because of an excess of sebum, a fatty oil that is produced at the base of every human hair follicle. Liberty spikes – the long, rigid, often multicolored spikes of hair popular over the punk subculture – can not be achieved with traditional hair products. Many enthusiasts use egg whites as well as Elmer’s glue to find the desired stiffness. Just today, your scalp will shed about a hundred hairs.
For every human, hair is the fastest growing tissue physically.
On the television series Arrested Development, Ed Begley Jr. portrayed a character suffering from alopecia universalis – a complete absence of any human hair. Another such character is Judge Holden in the Cormac McCarthy novel Blood Meridian.
The world’s longest recorded human hair are found beneath the head of Xie Quiping of Guangxi Province in China. Her hair is just under eighteen and a half feet long.
Human hair isn’t the only kind of baldness subject to baldness. Primates such as the chimpanzee and the stump-tailed macaque occasionally develop pattern baldness after adolescence.
In case you have chaetophobia, you may want to take a visit to the barber. Chaetophobia is the fear of hair.
In the Sherlock Holmes story The Red-Headed League, Arthur Conan Doyle describes a bank robber’s plot to divert a red-headed pawnshop clerk by giving him a high-paying job based solely on the colour of his hair. The purpose? To keep him out of the pawnshop while the robber tunnels through its basement to a bank vault next door.
The main component of human hair is keratin, which is also found in gazelle horns, reptile scales, tortoise shells, and – very probably – the defensive armor of dinosaurs like Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus.
The name for the shaved-scalp hairstyle popular with monks is a tonsure. For more information go to Tequesta Rat Removal.