Is it possible that women have more hair than men?

If you are a boy, at some point the idea may have come to your head that women have more hair than men… is that true?

The answer is no, what happens is that both sexes have the same amount of hair, but of a different type, size and distribution.

Both men and women have hair all over their bodies, including on the chest, shoulders, back… but in the case of women, the hair is not so thick and pigmented, but fine and depigmented. Speaking of amount of hair, in fact, we have almost the same amount as chimpanzees.

At birth we have an average of 1,135 hair follicles per square centimeter. But the figure drops a lot at the age of 80: 435. In general, the entire body is upholstered by a hairy carpet that exceeds 5 million hairs. Men’s scalps, in addition to being thicker, are also oily because the sebaceous gland is large, so they are more prone to dandruff and dermatitis. Men multiply by ten the production of testosterone levels and therefore the production of hair is greater and its distribution different.

Although hair is one of the fastest growing tissues in the body, after bone marrow, the truth is that men have an advantage at this point.

Their hair grows faster although, if we talk about extreme hair loss, they are also ahead of them.

Be that as it may, the hair growth is about 0.4 mm. per day and both men and women can leave between 50 and 100 hairs on the pillow each night.

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