Placenta shampoo?! Yes, placenta aka afterbirth, which forms around the fetus in the first stage of mammalian pregnancies, is being used in hair care products.
There are shampoos, conditioners and hair masks on the market that contain placenta. The nutritional benefits of eating placenta (placentophagy) have long been discussed however, placenta in shampoos is a more recent idea. Placenta is also being used in various skincare products. Some believe that placenta can help rejuvenate body cells and ward off signs of aging. The protein in the placenta is supposed to be beneficial for the hair. These shampoos claim to revitalise hair, repair split ends, restore manageability and renew shine and bounce. However there’s no scientific evidence to back up this claim.
of using placenta on the hair and skin is believed to have been popular in ancient Egypt and it was believed that Marie Antoinette consumed placenta as a nutritious drink.
So you’re probably wondering: Where does the placenta come from? Is it human placenta?!
Shampoos contain either animal placenta (cow or sheep) or plant placenta.
Would you ever use placenta shampoo? How about placenta skincare products? Let me know in the comments below.
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