Jakarta, a beautiful and well groomed hair can become one’s attractiveness, especially women. But behind the beauty, the hair turned out to save some of the unique secrets.
Human hair is a simple structure made of keratin and dead skin cells. Hair serves to prevent heat loss from a person’s head.
But behind its simplicity, the hair had something that complex. Reporting from AskMen, Saturday (17/07/2010), the following three unique facts about hair that has not been widely known:
1. Hair can clean up oil spills in the water
When the Cosco Busan oil spill occurred in 2007 in San Francisco Bay, a group of volunteers using environmentally friendly mats made from human hair to clean up the beach. This is not surprising, because the hair can absorb oil and water, and can work as a natural sponge.
2. Human hair amino acids can be used in soy sauce industry
Find a strand of hair in the food can certainly ruin your appetite. But what if your spices or foods made from hair?
Internet Journal of Toxicology reports that Hongshuai Soy Sauce, soy sauce company in China, to market products using the latest biotechnology at a cheaper price. That certainly makes their products become popular.
But a media investigation found that the company does not use amino acids derived from soy or wheat, but the amino acids derived from human hair, collected from the hair salon and a barbershop.
3. People with red hair is considered an alien
There is a conspiracy theory which states that people with red hair is an alien-human hybrids. It sounds crazy, but redheads do have differences in biological structure.
Doctors must make special preparations to undergo a red-haired woman in labor. This is because the blood of women with red hair is more difficult to freeze and bleed longer.
In addition, redheads have the least amount of hair, which is approximately 90,000 pieces, compared with blond or brown hair that reached 140,000 pieces.