How Placenta Can Make Your Hair Happy Again
The “hair” industry is abuzz with a lot of new and somewhat unproven treatments. While going through the internet, I have come across the use of placental extracts which are being tried by some people although I do not have any personal experience with this type of treatment. When a woman becomes pregnant, she develops a brand new organ, the placenta, which is present only till the time her baby is inside her womb. It’s main function is supply nutrition to the feotus in mother’s womb. And once the baby is out in the world, the job of the placenta is done, which is why it is pulled out of the body and disposed off. However, since the placenta is packed with nutrients, several animals actually eat the placenta after their little ones are born.
Let us now look at why hair placenta is being used:
- To fill in the gaps that appear due to damage in the hair caused by chemical or heat based treatments.
- To increase the tensile strength of hair, which means that it will not break easily. And when hair does not break easily, a better volume is easy to observe.
- Regular usage of sheep placenta is known to increase the shine in hair, all the while making them more manageable.
- While hair does become silkier, it is also easy to notice a drastic reduction in frizz.
- There is also a smoothening of hair cuticles, which further strengthens hair.
- In comparison to other protein treatments, sheep placenta is more cost effective.
Moving onto the types of sheep placenta treatments that are available: There are mainly two types of treatment available at the moment – wash off and leave in. Wash off placenta treatment – There are two ways of using this treatment – the first one is by shampooing and conditioning hair in a normal manner. Once you have towelled your hair properly, you can apply the protein treatment and cover your hair with a cap. It is best that the treatment is left in hair for forty to sixty minutes and then hair can be rinsed with normal water. The second manner of using wash off treatments is to apply the same to dry hair and leave it in for the entire day or overnight. Then simply wash the treatment with a moisturising shampoo and conditioner. Leave-in placenta treatment – This kind of treatment works in somewhat the same manner as any other leave in conditioner. Once the hair has been washed and conditioned, you can apply the leave-in placenta; however, such treatments are not meant to be used on a daily basis. These days, there are pills available, which contain extracts of sheep placenta, and these are certainly a better choice for people who are not comfortable with the idea of applying animal placenta on their heads. However, there are still studies being conducted into the possible side effects of using sheep placenta on a regular basis. There were certain studies that showed that young girls, who used such products on a prolonged basis, were developing breasts earlier than what would be considered natural. In addition, there was also abnormal hair growth in the pubic areas of several girls. The moment the treatments were stopped, so did the abnormalities. For people struggling with constant bad hair days and those who are beyond puberty, this might be the answer. It is advisable that you talk to your doctor or trusted salon owner before starting on a course of sheep placenta. In case, there are any side effects, it is best that you stop the treatment immediately.