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Is Placenta for Hair What I’m Missing?

The hair industry always has something new up it’s sleeve. At times, some of their solutions to our beauty problems can seem a little out there. But with the internet buzzing about a brand new treatment, this one might just shock you! Placenta for hair. You read that right! Placenta is a product that has increased in popularity in recent years. It comes as a leave-in or wash out treatment, fitting right into our beauty routine with ease. 

This increasingly popular treatment hasn’t quite made its way to common beauty terminology. But don’t be alarmed, placenta can already be found in some of your products now! You may find it in some of your anti-aging facial cream, leave-in hair treatments, shampoo and conditioner. The majority of these placenta for hair treatments are actually made up of a placenta extract. That is because it contains strong sources of growth factors and hormones that benefit our hair and scalp. 

However, using the word placenta can cause a misconception to the general public when it comes to the beauty industry. Don’t worry, it doesn’t come from humans. In actuality, it’s the afterbirth of sheep. The placenta from a sheep has been studied and proven that it can reverse a significant amount of hair damage. 

Placentas are a new organ that is developed during pregnancy. Much like humans, the placenta is packed with essential nutrients for development. After birth, the sheep’s placenta is removed and used for hair products. Because most animals eat the placenta after birth for it’s nutritional value, using the placenta for hair care doesn’t harm the animal and is an entirely natural process.

Benefits of placenta for hair

The nutrients we gain from the placenta are capable of reducing frizzy, dry, and damaged hair, especially in curly or longer hairstyles. Not just for women, but men as well. When hair starts to become damaged it can look lifeless, dull and it can break off easier. When using placenta in shampoo, it helps to rebuild the hair. It also makes the hair stronger and adds a natural shine. With consistent use, it makes hair more manageable for styling. 

Hair contains protein that can eventually become lost. This lack of protein is what makes the hair become more rough and dull. The placenta in hair care products is there to help replenish those lost proteins and reverse the damage caused by chemical treatments or coloring. 

It doesn’t just affect the hair strands, but it’s known to work wonders for people who suffer from dry and itchy scalp. The placenta conditions the scalp and adds moisture. This can help to prevent dandruff. 

Sounds expensive right? It does all the right things and can change the longevity of your hair for good? 

Must be a luxury! 

But, it’s not! Beauty products that contain placenta are relatively cost efficient. This means you can use it for your hair beauty routine. Regular maintenance will ensure the damage that has been reversed stays that way.

Here are a few more benefits of using placenta products: 

  • Increases the strength of each strand
  • Improves hair volume
  • Reverses damage in the hair caused by heat applications
  • Increases the shine and silkiness
  • Makes it more manageable
  • Reduces frizz
  • Smooths hair cuticles to strengthen the hair
  • Serves as a cost efficient protein treatment
  • Creates more hair follicle growth
  • Boosts blood vessel formation
  • Adds more blood flow to the hair follicles
  • Decreases hair shedding

A placenta for hair type treatment is ideal for people who have brittle and damaged hair. Especially damage caused by coloring, hair irons and curling wands.

Types of placenta for hair treatments available

There are two kinds of treatments to choose from: leave-in and wash-off.

Leave-in treatments: It’s just what it sounds like. Leave-in treatments are exactly that, left in. It’s similar to your typical leave-in conditioner. Once the hair is washed and regular conditioner has been used, you can apply the leave-in placenta treatment. These are used once in a while, not daily. 

Wash-off treatments: there are a couple ways to go about these treatments. First, after you shampoo and condition your hair normally, towel it dry and then apply the placenta treatment. You can then cover it with a cap for 40 to 60 minutes. After time is up, you can rinse it out normally. 

Another way of handling a wash-off treatment is to apply it to dry hair and leave it on throughout the day or overnight. Then remove the treatment by washing it out with moisturized shampoo and conditioner. 

Researchers are currently studying these treatments in the form of pills, which contain extracts of the sheep placenta. These are for the people who struggle with applying the placenta directly to the head. Again, not used daily. Research is still being done on individuals that treat with sheep placenta daily and so far the results are inconsistent.

Give placenta for hair a try!

For people who are beyond puberty and struggling with dry, damaged or frizzy hair, placenta for hair might be the answer you’re looking for. Before starting any treatments, make sure to talk to your doctor or trusted stylist before starting a placenta treatment. 

Keep in mind that results vary and do not occur right away. These treatments are used to stimulate hair growth and would need to be applied to the hair or scalp once or twice weekly for at least six months. 

 Massaging our heads with a placenta for hair doesn’t truly sound amazing. By the sounds of it, I would stick to coconut oil! However, the results are undeniable. So many people have raved and swore by these – what sound like – unconventional hair treatments that create stronger and stronger hair.

Call Balshi Dermatology in Delray Beach, FL About Placenta For Hair

If you’re looking to promote more hair growth, volume, stronger, shinier, and better textured hair, contact Balshi Dermatology, a board-certified dermatologist in Delray Beach about placenta for hair treatments. Call us at (561) 272-6000 or send us a message on our Contact Page to set up your appointment.