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Folically-challenged man shocked to discover old wives’ tale about cow licks and hair growth is true

By Helen Hamstring

Somerset farmer, Arthur Lager could not believe his seemingly miraculous hair growth after being licked by one of his cows.

The land worker, 53, said: “It was the strangest thing. I was out getting my cattle in one afternoon last month and one of the old girls, Daisy, comes trotting over to me.

“I’m looking at her, she’s looking at me…and I drop my keys. When I bend down to pick them up, she licks me right from my nose to the top of my noggin.”

After this encounter with Daisy the cow, Mr Lager said his head was feeling ‘tingly’ for the rest of the week.

He added: “I’ll be honest, I hadn’t washed for a couple of days, so maybe the saliva had time to settle in or something? Either way, all I know is that my hair started growing back.

“At first I couldn’t work it out, but then I remembered the old wives’ tale that my aunt used to tell me – ‘If a cow licks your head, your hair will grow back.’ From the age of about 42, it’s been disappearing a bit up top, so this has been a most welcome surprise.”

Mr Lager said his good fortune did not stop there. He is now in the process of creating a side business from this new discovery.

He said: “I have now been milking the cows for both milk and saliva. Their saliva is being used in a new shampoo that my farm will be selling, alongside our dairy products. I’m calling it ‘Cud and Shoulders.’

“There’s still some things to sort out before we launch properly, but you should hopefully see it on shelves by the end of the month. We have carried out plenty of tests on some balding friends and members of my family. It works like a charm if you don’t wash your head straight away after use.

“I feel like I’m doing slap-heads across the UK a favour and really serving the baldy community. If my shampoo can help prevent men from buying wigs or toupees that look like a bit of old carpet, I will really feel I have achieved something.”