BALDING men are hanging upside down like bats in a crazy bid to grow their hair back.
Hundreds are trying the Inversion Method to increase the flow of blood to the scalp along with, it is claimed, follicle-boosting nutrients. But a hair restoration surgeon says there is no evidence it works and could even be dangerous.
YouTuber Nicola Chatfield’s vlog on the technique has clocked up almost 48,000 views.
In it, she hangs upside down on a pull-up bar for five minutes a day for a week.
The hairdresser then measures her hair and reports it has grown half an inch. She says of the method: “I do think it’s worth it.”
American vlogger Chris Gault has been using it for 18 months and claims his hair is “growing back”. In a video he says: “This works.”
But London-based hair restoration expert Dr Bessam Farjo warned it was not a cheap and easy “miracle cure” for hair loss.
He said: “Hanging upside down for too long could result in blood pooling in the brain.
“That could trigger ruptured blood vessels which could lead to a brain haemorrhage. And then there’s the risk of falling.”