Forget About Shampoo, It's Time For Shampee
Apparently taking a golden shower is good for your hair... and no this isn't a piss take.
It's not just weird hippies who use urine for things other than, well, flushing down the toilet.
Beverley Turner, a glamorous UK journalist and wife of one of Britain's most celebrated Olympic athletes, has been the subject of some scrutiny because, well, how can we put this, she washed her hair in her own urine.
YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY. She washed her hair in her own wee.
Apparently the 45-year-old mum-of-three was inspired to abandon shampoo for more golden showers after watching a woman called Miriam on reality TV show, New Lives in the Wild.
Miriam, who lives a nomadic lifestyle and has done so for the past 12 years, was seen washing her hair in her own urine, which she'd leave on for 20 minutes before rinsing it away.
After trying it herself, Beverly tweeted the host of the show, Ben Fogle, saying: "I can testify that washing your hair in p*** works!"
According to website BeautyGlimpse.com, it's actually not as ridiculous or indeed revolting as it sounds.
And no we're not taking the piss.
"Urine is not a mere ‘waste product’," they said. "Rather, it is full of essential elements. Urine is mainly composed of water, which makes up almost 95% of the bulk. The remaining constituents are urea accounting for 2.5% of it, and the rest 2.5% is formed by the mixture of vital minerals, salts, enzymes, and hormones."
"Urine Therapy or urotherapy is the practice of using human urine for medicinal or cosmetic purposes. It is a part of alternative medicine which encourages drinking of own urine or massaging skin, hair or gums with the same."
"The urine that you pass through the body is completely sterile as well as antiseptic and hence, can be used in a number of ways," the site continues. "Only urea, the substance after which urine is named, can be poisonous when present in the blood. However, this is irrelevant in the practice of drinking urine as urine is not put back into the bloodstream immediately. Urea gets back into the body in small amounts only. Moreover, it is purifying and clears up excess mucus."
Great news. Phew-wee indeed.
According to BeautyGlimpse, there are many MANY benefits of washing hair with wee rather than expensive products.
Apparently, it helps rejuvenate the hair and treats hair loss, strengthens hair follicles and causes the hair to become healthier, can help treat dandruff and other scalp issues, make hair shiny, can stop premature greying, helps with volume and can -- after "intensive" application -- cure baldness.
It's a miracle, is what it is. Once you get over the smell, we're guessing.
Oh, and don't get it in your eyes. Ouchie.
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