I have been using Placent Activ products for a while now. For the last two and a half months I have been using the Placent Activ hair growth serum to give my edges a boost from traction alopecia; more about this here. Most recently, I have been using the Placent Activ shampoo and conditioner. In this post we have Placent Activ shampoo and conditioner product review on 4C low porosity hair. As always, this is my non-sponsored honest review.

Naturally, I will start with the shampoo.

Placent Activ shampoo

Placent Activ Shampoo


Both shampoo and conditioner are contained in 250ml tube containers. The shape of the container makes it really easy to use on a fidgety washday.

Like the hair growth serum, the shampoo contains placenta extract (amino acids and silk protein); in addition to cleansing the scalp, the shampoo provides extra nutrients to it. This is the best thing about this shampoo that sets it apart from others. It’s also great for itchy scalp.


The shampoo has a number of ingredients; I will list a few.  Aqua, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Hydrolyzed Placental Protein, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Silk, Glycerin  and Pafum.  This product is free of Silicones and Parabens.

The review

From the ingredients, this is a sulfate shampoo (Sodium Laureth Sulfate). Some people prefer sulfate-free shampoo, which is understandable because it can be harsh without the needed precautions. However, only sulfate shampoos can thoroughly clean our hair and scalp from build up. In order to use this shampoo I dilute it with water. I take just a little bit of shampoo in a different container and dilute with a lot of water (this makes shampoo last longer). The diluted shampoo cleans my scalp thoroughly, and takes any itchiness away.

Dilute shampoo with one cup of water to make it milder

Next we have the Placent Activ conditioner.

Placent Activ conditioner

This is a rinse-out container.

Placent Activ conditioner


The shampoo and conditioner both share the same ingredients (about 40%). I will list only those ingredients that I believe are the most important to know. These are: Aqua, Hydrolyzed Placental Protein, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Silk, Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral oil) and Pafum. This product is free of Silicones and Parabens.

The review

This conditioner contains Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral oil), which also has mixed reviews as some prefer not to use it because it creates film on hair. The property of mineral oil has limitations and advantages. Mineral oil is a great lubricant and makes hair slippery; these two properties make it ideal for detangling.

This conditioner makes my hair nice and slippery, and detangling is a breeze.  Because of this, I used this conditioner as a detangler instead.  After detangling, I wash the conditioner out with the shampoo, and carry on with the rest of my regimen.

As a rinse-out conditioner, this product a great job. My hair feels soft and light right after I rinse the conditioner out. This is not a deep conditioner, so I still follow up with some extra moisturization.

After finishing my first tube of conditioner, I realized I would get more out of this product if I use it only as a dentangler. Works well as a rinse-out conditioner, but works even better as a detangler.

To wrap up this product(s) review, I have listed pros and cons below you may consider when buying these products (I highly recommend you try them out).

  • Rich ingredients (Hydrolyzed Placental Protein, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Hydrolyzed Silk)
  • Thorough cleanse even when diluted with water (shampoo)
  • Long lasting (shampoo)
  • Great dentangler (conditioner)
  • Scent of both products is light (some products have strong lingering scents that make them impossible to use)
  • Readily available in Kampala
  • Mixed review ingredients (Paraffinum Liquidum (Mineral oil) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate)

About the author: Felice

I’m Felice, a self-taught ‘Pictographer’, writer and lover of the arts. I cannot get enough of the beauties of the earth, music, big large life and history. I used to drink way too much coffee, but those days are over! I currently live in Kampala, Uganda.

Many years natural (not consecutively) and I’ve got a lot of tips to share. I am also a super awesome programmer. What?! Oh yes. 🙂

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