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Bizarre New TikTok Trend Sees Users Add Crushed Contraceptive Pills To Shampoo

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This video shows the bizarre new trend which sees people crush up their contraceptive pills before mixing it with their shampoo and using the combination to wash their hair:

Apparently, the concoction is supposed to make your hair grow with people believing that the high levels of oestrogen will enable them to get thicker locks.

Taking to TikTok, one person wrote: "Trying to grow my hair out for like 2 years now," in the video, she added: "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. So I decided to try it."

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Everyone seemed to get behind the theory, with one person writing: "Omg yess that's so true it works I know I tried it for 3 months. I promise y'all ladies hair would grow fast!!"

Another added: "This is real, I have alopecia and my doctor put me on birth control to regrow my hair... however she didn't say to crush it."

Credit: TikTok/@joules_rose
Credit: TikTok/@joules_rose

Now, cosmetic doctor Dr Shirin Lakhani of Elite Aesthetics spoke to FEMAIL and told them how this new trend won't work.

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She said: "Hormones can have a direct effect on a number of health and beauty issues. They can also play a part in regulating the hair growth cycle. For this reason I can see why people may think that adding hormonal contraceptives to shampoo makes hair grow longer.

"However, 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."

Dr Shirin instead advised people to have a biotin rich diet with B-vitamins in a bid to boost hair growth. These can be found in root vegetables and leafy greens.

She also explained: "Biotin also helps skin glands make an oily substance called sebum. Sebum moisturises the scalp and helps keep hair healthy.

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"To ensure enough biotin, try to include sweet potatoes, carrots, pumpkins, spinach and kale into your diet. You also need to make sure you get enough B-vitamins in your diet. This is found in whole grains, almonds, meat, fish, seafood and dark, leafy greens."

So maybe steer clear of crushing your pills up and chucking them into your shampoo... just take them as prescribed.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@joules_rose

Topics: Viral, Community, tiktok

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