Many years ago, my sister-in-law talked me into using a placenta-based hair treatment. I gagged as I put it on my head, envisioning tiny babies nursing my locks back to their full potential. Crazy hallucinations aside, I knew even then that looking good takes work. I had also grown up with the Pantene ad campaign “Don’t hate me because I’m Beautiful”, and of course everyone wanted that gig. So, I sucked it up.
Because my hair looked like this:
I tried this:
And as a result, I looked like this:
But still white.
In all honesty, I haven’t thought about placenta much since. Then I learned that “Mad Men” star and total bombshell January Jones eats her own placenta. Like, with her morning java.
In all seriousness, I am being a bit overdramatic. Though not commonplace, (and not yet FDA approved) more and more women are having their placenta dried and encapsulated, like a vitamin. It is believed that the placenta may promote a speedy recovery from pregnancy and help prevent post-partum depression, but this is considered scientifically unproven.
Fancy-schmancy lingo aside, it does sound like a reasonable argument. And as long as it is taken in a capsule and enjoyed Hannibal Lecter style, I could probably stomach it.
I bet my hair would look ah-mazing.