24 Weird Things You Didn’t Know About Hair… #14 Is So True.
As superficial as it seems, hair has the power to weigh us down and lift us up both mentally and physically. A bad haircut can make you want to hide and a good one can make you feel like a million bucks. Hair also has a functional effect in protecting our scalp from severe weather conditions.
The hairs on our heads aren't the only ones that matter. Our eyebrows frame our faces, and the hair found at our armpits helps to expel moisture (when our skin is dry enough, it can prevent the development of bacteria that causes unpleasant odors).
Interested in learning more facts about hair from both the past and present time? Scroll below to read some bizarre trivia.
#1. Recognize this It Girl from the 1976 Winter Olympic? Dorothy Hamill popularized the wedge haircut after winning gold at age 19.
#2. Several studies indicate that redheads, who have a mutation in a gene that affects their hair color, are more sensitive to thermal pain and resistant to certain types of pain blockers.
#3. Fewer than 4% of the world's population have natural red hair.
#4. Dinka people of the Bahr el Ghazal region in the Republic of Sudan don bronze hair after repeated washings in cow urine.
#5. Troy Polamalu, formerly of the Pittsburgh Steelers, made worldwide news when he insured his hair for $1 million under Lloyd's of London.
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