Thursday, March 31, 2011


I came across this product in my April issue of Lucky magazine. That's right, Henna and PLACENTA conditioning hair treatment. Placenta, by definition, is the temporary organ that connects baby to mother's womb-also known as  the after birth. I was revolted. I actually had to go back and read again to make sure my eyes had seen correctly. I did a little googling to see if it was actually made out of placenta, or if by some misguided attempt at catchy/controversial name. I had a friend in high school who's favorite joke was throwing the word placenta into weird contexts just to get a laugh by grossing people out (think fried placenta), so maybe my interpretation was a little skewed by her twisted sense of humor.

Turns out it wasn't just a marketing technique gone wrong (to my horror). This product actually contains animal placenta extract, supposedly an excellent deep conditioner because of its high protein content. Ew.

Why was it featured? The president of Hunting Season (a NYC designer bag company), Danielle Corona, swears by it's moisturizing properties for hair. Here's to hoping she doesn't use such creative products to make her handbags!


Queen Anne said...

No way, that stuff is AWESOME. I used to use it in high school and I wish I had some right now. I mean, we eat meat, wear leather and fur, and that lady who says it's so good makes handbags? She definiely uses leather! It's just another animal by-product. This one just happens to do wonders for your hair!

hiani16 said...

It's not the animal product part that grosses me out. I love me a good steak and some fur. It's the part of the womb thing that's given me the willies! What's next? Henna n Lamb Fetus shampoo?


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