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Laser Hair Growth and Hair History

Laser Hair Growth and Hair History

You may already know that the first people on earth had hair. But what you might not know is that there was a Woolly Mammoth discovered a few years ago with strawberry-blonde hair.

All throughout history, hair has been a big part of life. In fact, hair has played an interesting role in our history.

Throughout history, attractive hair has been highly prized among all cultures. In Roman culture, elaborate wigs indicated high status while Greek women wore their hair long with elaborate braids and precious metals. Slaves at that time wore their hair short.

SuperGro Lasers, your source for laser hair growth, offers a few tidbits about hair.

The Comb Over

If you thought the comb-over was a fairly recent trend, think again. Julius Caesar was losing his hair and this troubled him greatly. Due to his hair loss, he would comb his hair forward to cover the scanty locks on the crown of his head.

Lack of Hair Kept Us Alive

If we were covered in hair, a day with temperatures in triple digits would have us in a heat stroke in just 10 or 20 minutes. Being mostly hairless allows us to dissipate heat while moving around.

In turn, being cool supports our large brains.

Military Haircuts

Alexander the Great mandated short hair for all of his soldiers. You see, long hair could be easily grabbed in hand-to-hand combat.

In modern times, we still associate a short, buzz-cut with discipline and order. So it’s no coincidence that the hippies of the 1960s chose to grow their hair long.

Barbers Were Surgeons

Monks were banned from doing surgery in the 13th century. So barbers performed basic medical procedures including extracting teeth, bloodletting and lancing abscesses. After all, they did know how to use a blade.

In the mid 18th century, barbers and surgeons were split into two professional organizations.

King Gillette was a traveling salesman who invented the safety razor as it was much easier and safer to use than a straight razor. It also meant that men could shave at home instead of heading to the barber shop every other day.


It was discovered during research that 90 percent of Americans who are right-handed also have a cowlick that whorls clockwise. Left-handed people aren’t associated with a whorl that goes in a particular direction.

Humans Have a Lot of Hair

In addition to the 100,000 or so follicles on your scalp, humans have between three and five million follicles on their body.

Hair is Strong

A single hair from the top of your head can hold about a quarter pound of weight without breaking. It takes about a fifth of a pound of force to pull a single hair from the root. Ouch!

Hair Has Good Memory

If you were to transplant a hair follicle from your scalp to your eyebrow, it would grow the way it always has. You would have to cut your eyebrows at least once a week.

And if you were to transplant an eyebrow hair to your scalp, it would never grow long.

You are Always Losing Hair

You can expect to lose 50 to 100 hairs every day. So when you see a pile of hair in your shower drain, there is no need to freak out.

Dead Cells

Your hair is basically a stack of dead cells. Hair shafts are basically fossilized, which is why you can’t feel anything when your hair is cut.

A haircut does not send a signal to grow again, this only happens when hair is pulled out by the roots.

You are Never Really Bald

You don’t really ever go bald, your hair shafts only get smaller and smaller until they are only visible under a microscope.

Let Them Stack Hair

Marie Antoinette’s hairdresser would create gravity-defying hairdos for the queen, some which would rise as much as four feet above her head. One time, the hairdresser even added a model of a French warship in her hair after it sunk.

While Marie Antoinette was in jail awaiting execution, her hair was unceremoniously shaved off.

Losing your hair doesn’t have to be the end of you, contact SuperGro Laser and see what we can do for you.