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Number of Hairs on a Human Head

How many strands of hair are on an average person’s head?

100,000 strands

The number of hair strands varies with gender, age, race, hair color, and genetic makeup. However, on average, there can be 100,000 strands on a person’s head. This number can go up to 200,000 strands depending on hair color. Red heads have the fewest average number of hair strands at 90,000 strands, while blonds have the thickest manes with 140,000 strands.

This fact is verified on : April 25, 2010.





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