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A man has shared a simple hack which he claims helps revive dying plants – using a clump of his own hair.

Armen Adamjan, 31, says he came up with the trick after wanting to find a purpose for his stray hairs.

Taking the locks left over from his hairbrush, he decided to see what would happen if he put them in the soil of his plants.

Armen, from Rhode Island, US but now living in Denmark, experimented, taking two plants and adding the hair to one and leaving the other without.

He claims the plant with hair grew faster and taller than the other and has shared the results on social media where users were stunned by the trick.

Armen said: “Most of my ideas happen spontaneously, as with the plant hair hack.

“I woke up and brushed my hair, and when I looked at the hair brush I asked myself if there was anything the hair could be used for.

“Although it seemed a bit crazy at first, I discovered that hair is rich in nitrogen.

“I knew that nitrogen is crucial in the growth of plants – without nitrogen, plants turn yellow and cannot grow taller.

“This is when I decided to do an experiment: two identical plants (at the same growth stage) with the same quality soil.

“However, in one of them I buried a ball of hair next to the stem of the plant. Over the next six weeks, the plant with the hair buried grew faster and taller than the one without.

“I then experimented with another set of seedlings and noticed the same progression.

“Honestly, I was a little surprised how quickly I saw results, as hair can take a while to biodegrade, but I was excited to share the hack with the world.”

Armen, who has 1.2 million followers on TikTok also shared the hack on his Instagram page, where he has over 100,000 followers.

In the clip, he shows the camera a hairbrush laden with strands.

He says: “Human hair contains high amounts of nitrogen and the best part is that it takes a while for it to biodegrade, which means every time you water your plants, nitrogen gets released into the soil.

“If one of your plants suddenly stops growing or the bottom leaves are turning yellow, it could mean that it’s missing nitrogen.”

He wrote: “Hair = magic. Don’t throw out the hair on your hair brush.”

The video has received more than 8,000 likes so far on Instagram and has been viewed more than 28,000 times on TikTok, with viewers taking to the comments section to share their thoughts.

People were particularly impressed with Armen revealing pet hair would also work.

“Amazing, thanks for sharing,” one person said.

Another viewer commented: “Whatttttt? This is amazing.”

“Omg a homemade fertiliser yes please,” someone else said.

One person joked: “I’m gonna have to raid my wife’s brush. I’m a little deficient in this area.”

“That’s so weird, but so cool at the same time,” someone else said.

But not everyone was sold, with one viewer calling the hack “gross”.