Hair Statistics: How Many Hairs on a Human Head? (2023)
Beyond aesthetic appeal, hair contributes significantly to our overall well-being and serves many functional purposes. With over 100,000 users every month, Medihair is one of the largest platforms that gives information on effective hair loss treatments. We compile the most recent hair statistics every year based on user data and additional information.
|Hair Color||Average No. of Hair|
|Race||Average Strands per cm2 (40-year-old)|
|Asian and Hispanic||170|
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