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On average, how many hairs are on a human head?

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On average, there are 100,000 hairs on a human head. Everyone is born with a set amount of hair follicles. Hair grows from follicles that enclose the hair root in the person's scalp. The reason children's hair looks thicker is because their heads are smaller.

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On average, how many hairs are on a human head?
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Hair is made out of keratin as are nails, hooves, scales and feathers. It grows in three phases: telogen, anagen and catagen. The hair grows about a centimeter every month during the anagen phase. It shrinks during the catagen phase, where it forms a club hair that clings to the hair root. In the telogen phase, the hair rests.

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