Interesting Facts about Hair
Every Freeda wig is made from 100% Virgin European Hair. Here are some fun facts you may have not known about hair. We certainly learned a lot.
Dear Redheads, you have the rarest color tresses of them all. Less than 1% of the world’s population is born with naturally red hair. The most common: People with black colored hair will have the most company- most people sport black hair. About 2% of the world is born with blond colored hair.
As red hair is such a hard thing to come by many companies don’t make red wigs at all. Freeda carries gorgeous red wigs in varying shades.
Melanin will determine the color of your hair. Eumelanin is dominant in dark colored hair. Pheomelanin is what makes hair colored red. Lack of pigmentation is what makes hair blond. Gray hair happens when the melanin production slows down or stops.
At Freeda we have a small amount of gray (is it gray or grey? Actually, both are acceptable but gray is more commonly used) hair and wigs. Because our hair is unprocessed it is hard to find gray hair healthy enough that meets our high standards of quality. We can add small amounts of gray hair to customize your look.
Hair is predominantly constructed of proteins, specifically keratin. Each strand of hair is made up of three layers, from the outside in, the medulla
, and cuticle
. The fibers on the hair will determine whether your hair is straight, curly or wavy.
Freeda wigs are made of 100% virgin European hair, which means all three layers of the hair are intact, not stripped or coated. The benefits of virgin European hair; hair with an incredibly long lifespan, hair that can be colored, washed, blow-dried and will act just like hair is suppose to.
Hair can stretch (and also break) almost 1/3rd
of its length when wet. Brushing gently is important!
Damaged hair comes from brushing, washing and the way you treat the hair. The lifespan of virgin European hair can last more than 30 years! Treat your wigs right.
The diameter of hair can vary from 0.00067 to 0.00709 of an inch.
At Freeda’s we don’t quite measure hair in that way: we call it thin hair or hair with body. Imagine how hard figuring out that measure would be!
Fun Fact :
Hair can grow just about anywhere on the body. You won’t find hair growing on the palms of the hands or the soles or the lips but almost everywhere else is fair game.
A Freeda wig could be made from the hair of up to 6 different people!
Do you know an interesting hair fact that we didn’t cover? We welcome everyone to get in touch with questions, comments or just to say hi. We look forward to hearing from you.