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How Many Hairs Are On An Average Person's Head?

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Posted October 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM via web

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How Many Hairs Are On An Average Person's Head?

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fact-finder | Valedictorian

Posted October 10, 2011 at 4:00 PM (Answer #1)

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Although it varies from one individual to another, the average number of hairs on a person's head is about 100,000. The number of hairs varies according to gender, age, race, hair color, and genetic makeup. Most people shed between 50 and 100 hairs daily.

Sources: Brandreth, Gyles. Your Vital Statistics, p. 22; Growing New Hair!, p. 40.

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atyourservice | TA , Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted March 23, 2014 at 6:32 PM (Answer #2)

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 150,000 hair follicles

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fashionableb1 | Student, Grade 10 | Salutatorian

Posted March 24, 2014 at 8:23 PM (Answer #3)

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about 100,000

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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted May 17, 2014 at 9:38 PM (Answer #4)

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About 100,000 on a head but it depends based on the person. As you grow older or even as others become more stressed hair is known to have fallen out which lessens the amount

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laurto | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted May 31, 2014 at 8:13 PM (Answer #5)

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It depends on who you are and your age but the average person 100,000. As you age, hair tends to fall out, and everyone loses about 50- 100 strands everyday. 

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givingiswinning | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted July 31, 2014 at 11:55 AM (Answer #6)

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About 100,000

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taangerine | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted August 16, 2014 at 12:23 AM (Answer #7)

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~100,000 hairs are on an average person's head. 

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