6 Amazing Hair Facts

Matthew 10:29-31, God numbers the hair on our head
Recently I had my hair cut, and afterward I decided to do some research on hair.

I discovered that: 

  1. 90% of the hair on our heads is growing; 10% is resting.
  2. We average 100,000 hairs on our head, approximately 1000 per square inch of scalp.
  3. Blondes may not have more fun, but natural blondes have more hair than people with other colors.
  4. Hair grows faster than any other body tissue, except bone marrow.
  5. The average life of a hair is 4-7 years.

    Hair is pretty amazing, but the most amazing fact about hair is the Scripture passage that talks about hair in regard to God's knowledge and love for us: 
    6. “Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:29-31
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    1. Great post. I like it to read about hair ;-)

    2. I'm a hairdresser, so of course I had to come read this one. Love it! Thanks for the great verse. :)

    3. Hi Gail - such a great reminder that there is NOTHING God does not know about us. Thanks for linking up and looking forward to seeing you there next week :)
      God bless

    4. I have a lot of thick hair and I am not blond nor ever have been, lol, so I had to read what you said. I liked your facts about hair and how you contrasted them with God knowing how many hairs are on our head.


    5. Funny about blonds having more hair. I watch three little girls from 2 different families and they are all blond. They also have less hair than other little girls their age. In fact most children I have ever known that are blond usually have less hair. I wonder if what you were reading was referring to adults.

    6. Very interesting! I am a brunette with thin hair, so it makes sense! Thanks so much for sharing at Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
      Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
      Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

    7. Interesting info on hair.. I think I have
      more hair per sq inch than most. I've been
      thinning it out my entire life or it
      looks like a bush, although I do love
      my hair I spend much too much time
      trying to tame it..
      Good post


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