Surviving the Big Blast...

Here’s a handy beauty tip: In the event of a nuclear attack, don't put conditioner in your hair!

 Do you remember a long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away known as just last week? You know, the good ol' days, when North Korea was threatening to send a ballistic missile toward the U.S. territory of Guam and President Trump was promising "fire and fury" in response?
   Way back then, Guam residents were warned that in the case of a nuclear attack, they should not put conditioner in their hair. (Because sometimes, following your hair care regimen can get lost in the everyday hustle and bustle of surviving a nuclear detonation!) LiveScience says the advice has real scientific merit. Hair conditioner contains ingredients that can "bind radioactive material to your hair," according to guidelines posted by Guam's Office of Civil Defense today. 

   If you ever find yourself surviving the initial blast of a nuclear weapon, here's what the U.S. government says you should do to stay alive (and looking good):
   --Remove your outer layer of clothing immediately. That can remove 90 percent of the radioactive material found in the debris of a nuclear fallout.
   --If water is available, shower with soap and shampoo immediately to wash off the rest. 
   --In addition to skipping the conditioner, avoid applying any oily or sticky cosmetic products like lotion or color cosmetics. Don't use anything that could cause contaminated dust to stick to your skin. Long-term exposure to nuclear radiation is not a good look for anyone!

 

-MM

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