“Bieber Hair” Helps Fight Against Skin Cancer

Apparently Justin Bieber is doing some good deeds these days?

It turns out that Bieber’s infamous haircut, one that he no longer sports these days, helps protect against skin cancer.

Researchers Bernard Cohen and Crystal Agi of Johns Hopkins University conducted the study in which they concluded that the hairdo’s bangs protect the forehead, preventing melanoma.

Interestingly, the experiment was originally called “The Justin Bieber Effect.” Ever since Bieber’s numerous misdemeanors, they decided to change the project name to “The Big Bang Theory: Adolescent Hairstyles and Sun Protection.”

Cohen and Agi are not advocates of the 20-year-old Canadian superstar’s former ‘do. They simply wanted to find a way to begin a discussion about skin cancer among young people.

“It can be hard to talk to teens about the importance of sun protection because they often think of cancer as something that happens long down the road, but I see 12-year-olds who develop age spots after one bad sunburn,” Cohen told Yahoo!

I’m wondering if the Biebs is at risk now that he’s moved away from that circa 2009 look?

Still protected against those UV rays though, right?

 

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This Week in Music: Colbie Caillat Likes You With Your Makeup Off and Your Hair Down

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Colbie Caillat’s new music video for the song “Try” is both sentimental and empowering.

“Try” is a ballad the Caillat co-wrote with Babyface over a year ago. The premise of the song is embracing natural beauty, and it features a medium tempo piano melody that will stay with you long after the song is over.

In the music video, several women in plain white tank tops mouth the words to the song as they reveal their make-up free faces.

Caillat also stips down to her bare face, even removing her hair extensions.

The real shocker for me was realizing that this gorgeous woman is actually bald.

Try video

My God, I hope I look that good bald!

Of all the song’s lyrics, I love the last verse the most. “Take your make up off, let your hair down, take a breath, look into the mirror, at yourself, don’t you like you? Cause I like you,” Caillat sings as the piano melody begins winding down.

It’s refreshing to see some natural beauty every once in a while. So ladies, take a moment today to admire yourself in the mirror after removing your makeup.

Enjoy the music video here: