Archive for January, 2009
Often I’ve heard it said, in argument that the human body was designed with flaws or inherited from monkeys, that much of our hair is useless.
Arm hair for instance. It does not significantly insulate the body, but it has unseen benefits to man-kind. Each hair is as a tiny lever, connected to a small muscle which will squeeze out oil from adjacent glands that will prevent dry skin.
Eyelashes. They protect our eyes by instantly and involuntarily closing our eye lids when even the smallest amount of dust strikes them.
And yes. Nose and ear hair will eventualy filter your nose and ears.
So there you have it. Aside from enhancing appearance, your hair is a part of your body’s defense system.
To those of you in your elder years, be grateful for nose hairs ;)