Right now we’re all about that medium length cut, but as hard as it is to believe, there will come a time when we’ll want those long locks back. We’re guessing it’ll be around mid-July when everything is boiling hot and all you want is to pull all your hair up into a messy top knot. So, because hair grows so frustratingly slow, this idea begs the age-old question: How can we make it grow faster? Biotin? Sure. Take care of those split ends? Definitely. Toss some Jell-O in your shampoo? Whaaat?!


No, we don’t just have the colorful dessert on our minds, it is rumored that Jell-O’s key ingredient, gelatin, can make your hair grow faster. Bet you never thought you’d be rubbing the flubbery substance all over your head for beauty’s sake – and truth be told, you probably still won’t. Well at least, that’s not really how the idea works. If you want a head full of Jell-O that’s on you, girl.

An expert by the name of Cristina B. tells Byrdie , “Glycine and gelatin are amazing for hair growth, amongst biotin and protein from the diet. It may sound gross, but gelatin is a mixture of peptides and proteins from the collagen of animal bones and byproducts.” So think of this idea as a weird way to up your protein intake, which has been proven to help lengthen hair.


Christina says, “Adding gelatin powder to your shampoo and conditioner is one way to see great benefits, or adding gelatin powder to a cup of tea once a day (it doesn’t mix well with cold drinks) can also help promote hair growth.” So, does this mean we should be sprinkling a packet of Jell-o into our Bumble and Bumble? Not exactly. In fact, you definitely shouldn’t do that considering some folks use Jell-o to dye their hair (we promise we’re not trying to make your brain explode here). Instead, grab a tin of unflavored, uncolored and unsweetened gelatin (you can find in on Amazon for about $19) and use that.

We’re a little skeptical, but then again we were also hesitant over whether baby powder made your lashes longer or red lipstick could cure under eye circles and that totally worked! Beauty is weird. The lesson we’ve learned is just to do whatever works for you. If that means you sprinkle some gelatin into your shampoo every now and again, go for it.

Do you have any weird beauty tricks we should know about? Share them with us in the comments below and we just might put them to the test!