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scalp hair

DERMATOLOGY

A self-explanatory term for hair that grows from the hair follicles of the scalp, which occurs at an average rate of 1 cm/month.

Each hair grows for 4 to 7 years, rests, then finally falls out. A new hair then begins growing in its place; at any one time, about 85% of scalp hair is growing and 15% is resting.

Useless facts Longest verified scalp hair

Male Hu Sateow, a tribal medicine man of Chiang Mai, Thailand (5.13 m/16’10”, 1999).

Female Mata Jagdamba of Ujjain, India (4.23 m/13’10.5”, 1994).

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