How many hair follicles does a human have?

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It appears that humans have something in the range of five million hairs. This total takes into account not only head hair but also all the hair on various other parts of the body. In fact, the vast majority of hairs are not on our heads. People generally tend to...

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It appears that humans have something in the range of five million hairs. This total takes into account not only head hair but also all the hair on various other parts of the body. In fact, the vast majority of hairs are not on our heads. People generally tend to have about 100,000 hairs on their heads, leaving 4.9 million hairs for the rest of the body. Although people appear to be less hairy than animals, we are just about as hairy (hairs per square inch) as other primates. It's just that our hair is way lighter and finer than theirs.
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