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

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taangerine | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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

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laurto | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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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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zumba96 | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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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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fact-finder | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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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.