Woman's Hair Weave Stops Bullet

February 20, 2009

An unnamed, 20-year-old woman in Kansas City, Missouri has such a tight (pun intended) hair weave that it can stop bullets.  The reason we know this is because it did, in fact, stop a bullet that her boyfriend was firing out the back window of his car (like ya do). It happened after she said that she didn't love her boyfriend. His response (understandably) was to fire multiple shots at her dome.

Investigators, after analyzing the woman’s head and its apparent lack of a bullet hole, concluded that it was her bullet proof hair weave that had slowed the bullet and saved her from serious injury or death. Check out ABC's interview with the lucky lady. 

This isn’t as outlandish as it seems. The body armor used by military and police is largely comprised of “advanced woven fibers that can be sewn into vests and other soft clothing.” This is not unlike a totally rad weave. The idea, then, is that the bullet hits a spot in the weave and the energy is transferred throughout the vest, or in this case, the hairdo. 

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