March 10, 2009

Shampoo Musings

My shampoo makes the claim that it will infuse your hair with pearl balm.
That never struck me as weird until today. I was washing my hair and suddenly I looked at the bottle and thought “Why on earth would they waste pearls in shampoo?” (I adore pearls. Give me a pearl over a diamond any day). I checked the ingredients and it does indeed include “pearl powder”.
What on earth does pearl powder do for my hair? I don’t notice anything especially special about my hair. Is it meant to make it more iridescent? More ‘pearly’? Is it purely a marketing trick? Does it have some other magical quality like straightening my hair?

Whatever it's used for, it still seems like a waste.

(photo from sxc)

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