Women have begun crushing up their contraceptive pills and mixing it with shampoo as a part of a bizarre TikTok trend, as people are convinced it encourages hair growth.
A bizarre TikTok trend is encouraging women to film themselves crushing up their contraceptive pills and mix it with shampoo, in the belief that it will encourage hair growth.
Another woman then claimed that she had learnt the tip from her mum, as she shared with viewers her short hair.
She revealed that she’d been trying to grow her hair “for like two years” but had had little luck.
She wrote: “So when my mom was younger, she told me she would crush up birth control and put it in her shampoo to make her hair grow.
A third woman said she had been trying the experiment out for the past three months. She commented: “I saw a TikTok of a girl putting birth control in her shampoo for hair growth.”
So far, the clips have racked up thousands of views and comments. In one of the posts, a person has responded: “This is ridiculous. I’ll be trying it immediately.”
Another added: “Done this in the past and I highly recommend.”
A third said: “Wait omg my mom used to do this to her hair too I didn’t believe her at first.”
People have felt encouraged to add contraceptive pills to their shampoo as it they believe the hormones encourage hair growth. However, experts have insisted that this is not an effective way to grow your hair.
Dr Shirin Lakhani, of Elite Aesthetics, confirmed to Femail that contraceptive pills weren’t designed to be absorbed through the skin or scalp.
Yet she added: “I can see why people may think that adding hormonal contraceptives to shampoo makes hair grow longer.
“The viral trend for adding hormonal contraceptives to shampoo in a bid to make hair grow longer won’t work.
“Hormonal contraceptives are not designed to be absorbed transdermally and the skin is an otherwise impermeable barrier.”
If you really want to encourage your hair to grow, she recommended that you eat food which is rich in vitamin B and biotins. This could be meat, seafood, almonds and leafy greens – as these all stimulate hair growth.