Needleusesman asks…I remember reading on the webs that bull semen was the new thing to make your hair healthy looking and shiny I was wondering if that could actually work?
The Beauty Brains respond:
Semen for hair? How do you people come up with this stuff - by watching “Something About Mary?”
Bull semen chemistry
Anyway, as everyone knows bull semen consists of a variety of lipoproteins and nucleic acids, the most predominant being glutamic acid. Given it’s rather…sticky…texture, bull semen will coat the hair and provide some residual shine as long as it’s not washed out. However, since hair consists of dead cells this amino acid mixture won’t provide any special rejuvenating effect. And, it certainly won’t work as well as an ingredient like silicone. Considering that better alternatives exist, and given the potential sourcing issues involved with obtaining semen, I think I’ll stick to a good shine spray.
Puns that were considered, then rejected, for today’s post:
- We need test-icle data to know if this works…
- We just want to disseminate the facts…
Reference: “The chemical composition of bull semen with special reference to nucleic acids, free nucleotides and free amino acids” Biochem J v.73(2); Oct 1959.
(Yes, that’s a real reference.)
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