How many hairs does the average person have on their head?

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

If you're counting, you either have very little hair or are in a desperate need for a hobby. The average person's head has up to 150,000 hair follicles (the entire adult body has 5 million). That number is constant over a lifetime; it's hereditary, so only the thickness of your hair, its condition, and whether you lose the actual strands that come from those follicles can change.

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