An exploration of creating and crafting with a composite material, made by combining human hair.
A man has a black mark on his face but it was actually a massive ingrown hair— and now, a video of him removing it has gone viral.
It sounds counterintuitive. You spend your life going to the gym early in the morning, toning your body, and it turns out that it could be responsible for hair loss. Is exercise responsible for you going bald?! Sounds mad.
We always talk about the luck of the Irish, but it turns out we might be dead wrong about that. When it comes to hair loss, the Irish might well be the unluckiest nation out there.
Everyone’s heard the old wives’ tales and myths about hair loss from their friends and family. But where do they come from? Some of them seem almost certainly scientific – but they’re not. They’re the same misguided, slightly incorrect stuff as before.
You know, our hair never ceases to amaze. It’s strong and fibrous, and capable of growing at incredible speeds. In fact, there are a number of amazing world records which have been broken, all of them based around hair. Here’s some for you to drop into conversation to astound your friends and colleagues.
Think redheads are rare? You weren’t at Skyline High School in Sammamish, Washington on July 17, 2012. There the largest gathering of natural redheads occurred, organised by Anne Lindsay Photography.
How much would you pay for the hair of your hero? An anonymous bidder in a 2002 auction paid $115,120 for some of Elvis Presley’s famous locks. They were shorn from the King’s head by Homer Gilleland, Presley’s personal barber.
Xie Qiuping holds the record for the longest hair ever recorded. Based in China, her locks were measured in 2004 at a staggering 5.627 metres long. Bear in mind that most hair usually falls out after it reaches about half a meter!
Hair more than 5,000 years old has been preserved and kept, making it the oldest extant hair in the world. These strands of hair will have come from the famous Chinchorro Mummies of South America.
This might be you.
You may gel your hair quite regularly. It’s become relatively fashionable. But if you listen to some people, they’ll tell you that gel which styles your hair is also causing harmful and detrimental hair loss.
Yes, hair gel can dry out your hair – that’s partly how it gets every strange to stay in its place – but that doesn’t mean that it’s damaging your hair.