Long, short, bouncy, sleek for most women, hair means far more. It's an expression of style and personality. Research also suggests hair and self-image are closely intertwined. The average scalp has 100,000 hairs. Each follicle produces a single hair that grows at a rate of half an inch per month. After growing for two to six years, hair rests awhile before falling out. It's soon replaced with a new hair, and the cycle begins again. At any given time, 85% of hair is growing, and the remainder is resting. With proper treatments the hair loss can be controlled.