Ultimate Hair Care Quiz

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How much does the average person's hair grow every month?

You can bet on about a quarter-inch to a half-inch (6.3 millimeters to 12.7 millimeters) of hair growth every month.

Foods rich in vitamins A and C, like broccoli and spinach, give your hair a boost of what natural hair conditioner?

Leafy greens spur production of sebum, the oil secreted by your hair follicles.

What percentage of American women color their hair?

According to a Procter & Gamble study, about 65 percent of women color their hair.

The hair on your head doesn't stay there forever. About how long does each hair live on your scalp before it falls out?

The lifespan of the average hair is six years.

Is it better to braid your hair or put it in a ponytail when it's wet or dry?

It's best to wait until your hair is dry -- wet hair is more fragile, so you could damage it.

Should you spend a little extra money on a hair brush, or are they all the same?

The extra money will be well-spent on a nicer brush, according to the experts. They won't cause as much breakage and damage.

If you wear your hair in a tight style for long periods of time, what hair condition could you end up with?

You could cause traction alopecia, which is hair loss caused by too much pressure on the roots.

If you have serious hair damage caused by tight styling or overprocessing, what should you do?

The best thing to do is just cut it off and get a fresh start.

If you have oily hair, what's one thing you can do in the shower that might help?

Oily hair means an oily scalp, so it could help if you let the shampoo sit for a few minutes after you've lathered it up.

Is it safe to color your hair if you're pregnant?

According to WebMD, there's no proof that hair dyes could harm an unborn baby.

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About This Quiz

Hair. Everyone has it, but it seems like most of us (well, the women, anyway) are constantly struggling with it. Perhaps some of the hair care tips in this quiz will help you deal with your unruly locks.

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