The Latest Tik Tok Trend Has People From Around The World Adding Contraceptive Pills To Their Shampoo’s To Make Their Hair Grow. What Even?
Over the years, there have been many social media trends that have caused me to roll my eyes. And now that we are living in the Tik Tok era, this is happening more and more often. From rubbing ice cubes on their vagina’s to making DIY lip fillers to look like Kylie Jenner, it’s almost as if people forget what common sense is every time they log on to Tik Tok. The latest trend, which somehow has become an internet sensation, is just more proof proving my hypothesis. You see, girls on Tik Tok are mixing contraceptive pills into their shampoos to make their hair grow. I really want to meet the person who originally had this genius idea.
Believing that their locks will grow stronger, longer and shinier because of the high levels of estrogen in the contraceptive pills, people from around the world have posted videos of themselves partaking in this extremely bizarre trend. I mean, you almost know it’s from Tik Tok when you read this.
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However, Dr Shirin Lakhani of Elite Aesthetics debunked the theory. She told FEMAIL that while hormones play a vital role in hair growth and its texture, grounding up contraceptives pills and mixing them in your shampoo is not going to work. Not on Tik Tok, not in real life. She went on to explain that contraceptive pills are not designed to be absorbed through the skin or the hair. And this renders this absurd beauty hack completely pointless.
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.”
The fact that people from around the world need a doctor to tell them that contraceptive pills can’t be absorbed through the hair speaks volumes about our education systems. I understand the want for long and gorgeous hair but is this really the way to get there? Nope.
This Tik Tok trend is just so bizarre.