Most people know redheads are pretty rare. You don’t tend to see that many of them around do you? We’re talking about natural hair colours here of course. In fact just 1% of the entire population of the planet has naturally red hair. We bet you thought it was a bit higher than that but it’s true.
One of the most intriguing facts about redheads though is that they’re a lot more common in Scotland. We’ve all seen the classic stereotype of white skinned, redheaded people with kilts on of course. But it seems as though this stereotype has something to back it up – at least in the hair department. An incredible 13% of the people in Scotland have red hair!
We assume this applies to people born in this part of the world as opposed to those who live there. Either way it’s a fascinating fact, wouldn’t you say?
We all shed hair – I know I do. Everyone in our family seems to shed more than the average person (at least that’s what my better half says). But how much does the average person shed each day?
I was surprised to learn it varies more than you’d think. You can shed anything between 40 and 150 hairs per day. So, on the short end of that you could drop around 280 hairs a week, while on the longer side (where I seem to be) you can shed a little over a thousand hairs. Yes, I’m definitely up at that level!
Of course sometimes natural hair loss can end up reaching unnatural levels. Our range of hair loss products gives you the chance to combat these issues in order to make sure your hair looks as full and healthy as possible every single day.
Thinning hair doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t steer clear of certain Hollywood movie stars or people who work in the television and entertainment industry. So why is it you never see them sporting any telltale signs?
The answer is they do everything they can to keep their hair in excellent condition. If they spot a problem – if their hair starts to look thinner for example – they tackle it head on (if you’ll excuse the pun).
This is a tactic you can take advantage of as well if you have thinning hair. We can make it easy for you to combat the problem right from the start. We have developed a range of fine thinning hair products that will help revitalise your hair and scalp. You might find your confidence levels improve too.
So – how many celebrities suffer from this same affliction? Possibly more than you think.
This is something most of us suffer from occasionally – and for a relatively mild sounding annoyance it can be incredibly painful and frustrating to deal with.
It’s possible that you will only experience an itchy scalp in one area of your head. Many people don’t have itchiness over their entire head, but even having a relatively confined area of it doesn’t make life much easier. Your whole attention can be focused on how itchy it is and even though you know you shouldn’t scratch it, you just can’t help doing it. It’s a bit like having chicken pox in this way – it’s the most frustrating thing you can think of. Continue reading →
Visible hair loss is difficult for anyone to cope with – regardless of whether the person in question is male or female. It’s a very personal thing and easy to become self conscious about too. If you are experiencing hair loss right now, you’ll know how true this is.
But have you thought about the question we posed in the title there? You might think some 10% to 20% of your hair would have to disappear before you started noticing it. After all, 20% is a fifth of the hair on your head. That’s quite a lot, to be sure. Continue reading →
Were you ever told not to pluck out that grey hair because two would grow back in its place? Thankfully this is a myth – and there are plenty more associated with hair loss as well.
For example you might blame your hair loss on your mum’s side of the family. But in fact it could be down to both sides of the family – there are a couple of hundred genes that are involved in hair growth and everything to do with it, and they come from the lineage of both your parents. Continue reading →
Plenty of men end up losing their hair to some degree at some stage in their lives. But hair loss in women isn’t as unlikely as you’d think either. Alopecia can be the cause, as can stress. Another probable cause is telogen effluvium. This is where the hair thins all over instead of the person becoming bald in one area only. This can over time lead to an extremely sparse amount of hair on the head. Continue reading →
Over the years – and we’re focusing on several centuries ago here – people have tried all kinds of remedies to try and slow or reverse hair loss. We’ve looked into this topic and one of the most bizarre remedies we found was boiled slugs. Apparently one ‘doctor’ who lived some five centuries ago used boiled slugs – among other ingredients – as part of a self-created potion to restore hair loss to anyone who suffered from it. Some of the other ingredients weren’t as repulsive as this one. He also mixed in honey and saffron among other things. Continue reading →