Magnetically Charged Goodness

May 31, 2007 at 11:00 pm | | science and the public, stupid technology

I was at my local Fairways Supermarket the other day looking for some shampoo when I came across this gem of an item:

The label reads:

Magnetically charged hair care for naturally beautiful hair.

and the list of ingredients is:

Aqueous (Water) Extracts of *Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis) Oil, *Coltsfoot Leaf (Tussilago Farfara), *Sage Leaf (Salvia Officinalis), *Clary (Salvia Sclarea), *Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) Oil, *Soybean Protein (Glycine Soja), C12-14 Olefin Sulfonate (coconut derived), Cocomidopropyl Betaine, ** Magnetite (Fe3O4), Citric Acid (corn), Lactoferrin (Metalloprotein), Mica, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Sodium Chloride (sea salt), Grapefruit Seed.

I guess a little magnetite will go a long way. Do the good people at the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists know about this miraculous breakthrough in “naturally beautiful hair” technology?


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  1. awesome! check out the website, also!

    my favorite part is the TM symbol after the equation:

    Comment by sam — June 1, 2007 #

  2. hey ilya, how’s NYU?? good to hear from you.

    Comment by sam — June 1, 2007 #

  3. NYC rocks. you guys should all drop me a line if you’re heading up there for whatever reason.

    Comment by ilya — June 2, 2007 #

  4. Pedantic Man must know: did they screw up the species names, or did you?

    Italicized, and Genus first letter capitalized, species in all lower-case.

    Why would magnetic hair be a good thing? Wouldn’t it just stick to the car frame, the refrigerator, the doorknobs…

    Comment by TheBrummell — June 2, 2007 #

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