I’m sure by this time you have already spent a reasonable amount of time browsing social media networks like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter; and seen hundreds of advertisements related to beauty essentials like glutathione, collagens, and the latest trend- hair vitamin and gummies. Social Media Influencers have been flaunting before and after photos with these hair vitamins, and I have to admit, I find it so convincing that I get tempted to add a bottle or two to cart and try those products myself. Pretty sure, I’m not the only one who goes through this temptation, not to mention the confusion as there are tons of cute bottled hair vitamins out there waving at us online and women flaunting their long, shiny, and voluminous hair! There’s no wonder that lots and lots of women get hooked up with these products.
But enough of all these confusing parts about Hair Vitamin Fads. Are they Even Effective? We want to answer this question today in this blog so that we can be all at peace about this hair magic in a bottle. So if you’re on for it, keep reading.
WILL HAIR VITAMINS HELP GROW MY HAIR FASTER?
If we look at the ads or posts on social media platforms, these hair vitamins are supposed to help vamp your hair. Make it look thicker, shinier, and longer in a shorter amount of time with the help of hair-friendly ingredients- Vitamins like A, B, D, E, Iron, Selenium, and even the ever famous Biotin, Folic Acid and a whole lot more. Manufacturers can throw any ingredient that they want because TGA (or FDA, if you were in the USA.) does not regulate all brands. After a few months of religiously taking in these vitamins, you are supposed to notice some changes with your hair, depending on which type of hair vitamins you try.
Since not all hair vitamin brands are supported by government-approved information or data, and there may not be uniform formulations amongst brands, there won’t be a straight yes or no whether these trending hair vitamins are useful or not. However, if we rely on studies and experts, I can guarantee that you’ll get a big nope from them. If that’s the case, I may as well be faithful with my tape-in hair extensions or clip-ins.
SO DO THEY EVEN WORK AT ALL?
In all fairness, vitamins are necessary and beneficial in helping us with our overall health, including hair. However, they won’t do much if your body is fed-up with so many vitamins. See, we get all sorts of vitamins we need, including hair growth from our diet alone. That is why nutritionists always recommend healthy and clean eating, as this is an effortless way for us to acquire all necessary vitamins and nutrients are body needs.
Now, if you’re asking if taking them anyway will be more helpful, well, I hate to break to you, but it won’t. See, even if you take these vitamins religiously and go on double to triple dose, it won’t give you the result that you expect. The human body only keeps the number of vitamins and nutrients it needs and disregards the rest. Imagine pouring water to a glass that is already full- that’s how it is if you want a visual representation. So unless you have vitamin and nutrient deficiency, your body will most likely get rid of those excesses through urine anytime soon.
Although vitamins and minerals help us keep our body functioning well, the truth is, there are no miracle vitamins for anything, especially for hair. Yes, it may help somehow, but not in the magnitude that you expect. And babe, nothing happens overnight, okay? It will take months to even years to test these products and see little results. Also, always remember that not all readily available bottled vitamins or those raves on your IG feed are effective and safe. There’s this concept we call case-to-case basis and products react differently from one user to the other.
We recommend doing thorough research before investing your money on those power gummies or whatever diva hair-promoting products you are eyeing on right now. Or you may opt-in to products that can give you instant results like hair extensions Sydney brands online without having to gulp on lots and lots of gummies or what have you.
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