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Placenta Facials

You'll Always Have a Placenta in My Heart

Gross (but useful!) Hask Henna 'n' Placenta ($2) for hair has been around forever, so I guess I shouldn't be surprised that now there are placenta facials.

Placentas, also known as afterbirth, are full of protein, iron, and tons of vitamins and minerals, which, I will allow, make them excellent for the health of hair, skin, and nails. People have been using the placentas of sheep and horses as beauty aids for time immemorial, in fact. But guess what?  We have a lot of nice ways to synthesize this stuff now, and you could also just use wheat protein and run-of-the-mill vitamins to get the same effect. I guess treatments like this are more natural, but to me, they're also gross. I used a placenta hair treatment once, and although it worked well, it was no better than some hot oil and a deep conditioner, and it smelled pretty funky. If you were offered a placenta facial, would you take it in all its "natural" glory?

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Florida-Snow Florida-Snow 7 years
You know? No. Sorry.
Autumns_Elegy Autumns_Elegy 7 years
I wouldn't use it. Urgh. Yuk. Ick. Gnarly.
biarose biarose 7 years
How do they actually get the placentas?? I would imagine it's cruel..
brandysbug brandysbug 7 years
ick. My Mom got the Hask Placenta treatment for me one time back when I was in high school. It came in little glass vials and was this gross cloudy liquid. I used it but was so grossed out. I haven't used it since. I really don't think I could bear to put it on my face.
kimmieb124 kimmieb124 7 years
No. That is disgusting.
weffie weffie 7 years
I just threw up in my mouth a little.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
If you pushed it out of your vajay, I don't want it on my hair or face.
abs0lutelyfab abs0lutelyfab 7 years
I use the Hask Placenta leave-in spray every week. It makes my hair fantastically soft. Once I felt it do its magic, the ick factor quickly diminished. I think women would be shocked at all the "gross" things in our haircare products and cosmetics that are HIDDEN from us. At least this one is out in the open.
mek123 mek123 7 years
This is just gross to me but I'm sure in some cultures it would be the norm.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
If you've ever seen a placenta I doubt you would want to put it on your hair or face...YUK!
Acid-Pops Acid-Pops 7 years
This is just all kinds of gross.
NaturallyGlam NaturallyGlam 7 years
Placenta has been linked to cancer.... I had a Placenta Hair Mask and I stopped using it after I heard that. Not really something you may want to be using...
Ayu Ayu 7 years
I much prefer vegan beauty products and treatments whenever possible. I would never put an actual part of an animal on my face. People treat periods like they're unclean and a taboo, but then put placentas on their hair? Ewww.
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