The average human head has 150,000 single hairs on it. With growing at a rate of half an inch a month, most people opt to style it or cut off the split ends to keep it maintaining its healthy glow. But it turns out that attractive human hair has a role in the reproductive process. Christophe Soligo at London’s Museum of Natural History maintains that shiny and healthy hair is an outward sign of health, making others want to mate with the person for the purpose of producing healthy offspring.
As a Lifesaver
Human hair can actually guard against bullets and arrows. Although Kevlar is now used in protective vests, Dr. Frédéric Leroy of the London Museum of Natural History claims that human hair is, pound for pound, about as strong as Kevlar. In April of 2009, a Missouri woman reported to My Fox News that her weave saved her life. After an attacker shot a would-be fatal bullet, the bullet bounced off of her fake hair, making a weave essentially become a lifesaver.”