by HSI Professional | Jan 31 2017
Your hairstyle is one of your most powerful forms of expression, and if you’re like millions of other people around the world, then you’ve probably even started to create your own styles with the help of a ceramic tourmaline flat iron. A flat iron can temporarily change the physical structure of your hair, allowing you to create a dead straight look, reduce frizz, add bold curls, or even add a subtle wave to your hair.
As much as you might know about using ceramic irons for hair styling, there are probably more than a few things that you don’t know about your actual hair. Learning about your hair can be particularly interesting, and can even help you to make the right haircare or styling choices in the future. With that said, let’s take a look at some of the most fun and interesting facts about hair.
Your Hair is Stronger Than You Think
Have you ever wondered how your hair is able to stand up to the intense heat produced by hair dryers and ionic flat irons? Part of it is down to the health of your hair and the care regime that you keep, but it’s also because your hair is inherently strong, and so is everybody else’s! If you took all of the hair from your head, and banded it together, it would provide enough strength to lift up to 12 tons. That’s the weight of six small cars! Will we see hair as a high strength rope material in the future? Probably not, but it’s still interesting to know that your hair has true strength in numbers.
Your Hair Stretches When it is Wet
Have you ever had a stylist tell you that you should brush your hair carefully when it is wet, and that you should dry your hair completely after showering? There’s a good reason for this, because hair can stretch by up to 30% when it is wet. This can mean that any additional agitation would cause damage to your hair, and is just one reason why it’s important to invest in a quality hair dryer to use at home.
Your Hair Grows Faster Than Almost Everything Else in or on Your Body
If you’ve ever had a new cut that you’re not quite happy with, then you would probably be waiting anxiously for your hair to grow back out. No matter how long it seems to take, hair is actually the fastest growing thing on your external body. In fact, only your bone marrow generates faster, so next time you’re feeling like it’s taking forever to grow your hair out, you should take a moment to marvel at just how incredible human hair growth is. And remember, if you’re not happy with your new style, you can always turn on your ionic ceramic hair straighteners to create an interim look that you’ll love.
How Long Are You Spending on Your Hair Routine?
Do you ever feel like you spend too long doing your hair each morning? If you’re blow drying and finishing off with a ceramic flat iron, then it can sometimes feel like hours. In some cases, it is, and according to research, the average female will spend almost two hours on a morning hair care and styling routine. Not to be left out, the average male will spend a total of more than 5 months shaving during his lifetime.
Do You Think You Have Straight Hair? It’s Actually Curly
What we think of as straight and curled hair, is more of a perception than anything else. Sure, it’s pretty obvious that someone with curls has ‘curly’ hair, but did you know that straight hair is at least partially curled? As hair grows, it gently twists, which means that those with seemingly straight hair, simply have hair that is less curly than everyone else. Of course, if you do have loose or tight curls and you want the freedom to create straightened styles on some days, then you can easily invest in a ceramic flat iron to have complete control over your look.
You Probably Don’t Need to Worry About Regular Hair Fall
While hair fall can be worrying to some people, there is actually a certain amount of healthy and natural hair fall that you should expect. The average person will shed between 50 – 150 hairs per day, so if you’re seeing a few strands on your comb or your hairbrush, you don’t need to worry. Even in those who are affected by balding, they would need to lose 50% of all their hair to see a noticeable difference.
If you are worried about excess hair fall or unhealthy hair, then make sure that you’re getting the right hair care for your hair type, and invest in some quality products that use natural ingredients like Argan oil. Just as there are plenty of interesting facts about your hair, there are also plenty of different things you can do with it. Create a new look whenever you want, by treating yourself to a professional straightener in 2017.