09 July 2009

For Added Body

Travel broadens the mind, especially in regard to what substances manufacturers have decided to put into shampoos.

I favor a shampoo whose main ingredient appears to be...shampoo. I know, however, that there's a healthy market for shampoos built around things we usually consider edible, floral, or medicinal.

Even so, I wouldn't have thought that pine tar would be high on the list of substances one should put in one's hair. Who would think of that?

Oh, Edgar Cayce.


Sam said...

Believe it or not, I used to use pine tar shampoo. I think that it had some sort of health warning on the side and it smelled strongly.

david elzey said...

when i was a kid i'd heard that nomads of the sahara used camel urine to strip oil from the hair as a sort of shampoo. i thought "gross" until this new shampoo came out called pert and one of the main ingredients was urea. I looked it up.

"...the main nitrogen-containing substance in the urine of mammals..."

of course now it's produced chemically, but still...

Glenn Whidden said...

Personally, I prefer placenta shampoo. But only when I follow it up with bone marrow conditioner.

J. L. Bell said...

And those products make sense!