National Hair Day

National Hair Day is a holiday celebrated on October 1st. This holiday is designed to bring attention to the many products used to keep our hair healthy. After all, for many of us, it takes a wide range of products to keep our hair looking its best.

This includes shampoo, conditioner, styling products, and a whole lot of different cutting and styling tools. It’s a day for everyone to show off their best style to the world.

The History of National Hair Day

Since people have had to cut and style their hair for thousands of years, you would think that National Hair Day would have been at least a few decades old. However, that’s not the case.

This holiday was only invented in 2017, and it was created by a professional hair care products company known as NuMe Hair. Presumably, they started this day on October 1st, 2017, to help them sell more hair care accessories and/or tools.

Interesting Facts About Hair

Hair is a fascinating part of the human body, although we’d be the first to admit that not many people give it as much thought as they should. To help correct that oversight, we’ve decided to list some of the more fascinating facts about hair that most people aren’t even aware of.

The Average Person Has Approximately 125,000 Strands of Hair

Yes, the average human body has anywhere from 100,000 to 150,000 strands of hair. Since we like nice round numbers, we’re going to average that out to 125,000 hair strands. Regardless of the exact number of hair strands a person has, it’s a whole lot nonetheless.

The Only Human Body Part That Grows Faster Than Hair Is Bone Marrow

Another interesting fact that few people are aware of is that hair is one of the fastest-growing things on the human body — growing even faster than fingernails or toenails. The only tissue that grows faster than hair is bone marrow.

The Average Person Sheds a Lot of Hair

Every single day of your life, you are estimated to shed anywhere from 50 to 150 strands of hair. That’s a lot of strands heading down your shower drain every day.

At Any Given Time, 90% of Your Hair Is Growing

Another fascinating fact about hair is that 9 out of 10 strands of hair are growing at any one time. That means that there’s only about 1 strand out of 10, at any given time, that’s in resting mode.

Hair Is Stronger Than Copper Wire

A strand of hair that’s the same diameter as a strand of copper is almost twice as strong as that strand of copper. That’s pretty impressive, in our opinion, for something that’s made mainly of keratin—the same material that composes the hooves and mane of horses.

How to Celebrate National Hair Day

If you’re looking to celebrate National Hair Day, all you have to do is head out to your favorite barbershop or beauty salon and get your hair done. You can also post the results of your latest hair styling by taking a picture of it and posting it to social media using the hashtag #NationalHairDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
October 1 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
October 1 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
October 1 Sunday