Just received this email from a man asking a question I’ve never been asked before….
I was told to get a birth control, grind it and put it in a bottle of shampoo, and it would make my hair thicker. Would that work?
I have a few questions…
- Who told you this?
- What do you think? Take an educated guess…
- How would you (being male) get a hold of birth control pills? You’d need a doctor’s prescription, unless you take the pills from your girlfriend/wife. In that case, instead of hair you would probably end up with a baby.
No — birth control pills used topically will not thicken hair. There may be a misconception that since hair loss is related to the male hormone DHT that a female hormone agent such as birth control pills may work. This is NOT true.