Before ingesting anything, especially when not federally regulated, objective research is necessary. Along this journey of healthy hair, many of us have become more conscious of what we put in and on our bodies, though, somehow that awareness goes out the window when it comes to hair growth vitamins. With the bombardment of celebrities endorsing Hairfinity ($43) and the before/after photos of Manetabolism ($30) on Instagram, many of us have been sent into a hair growth tizzy! The desire for length has become incessant and Rapunzul is just one bottle away. Or is it?
Do they really work? The long and short is supplements provide your body with nutrients, minerals, and vitamins (duh) which may be missing in your diet — if your have deficiencies. For some of us, that is the case and consuming nutritional supplements is necessary, but for others, not so much. When you have a well-balanced diet, your body does not absorb extra vitamins, it is excreted when you urinate.
@Jouelzy does a great job of increasing our awareness in her #SmartBrownGirl kind of way, helping us be more objective of these products, especially with the marketing tactics some vendors employ #KnowledgeIsPower!
INEXPENSIVE HAIR VITAMIN ALTERNATIVES
Now a little more enlightened, we know most, if not all, hair vitamins are comprised of two ingredients which promote the growth of hair — biotin and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). Why the high price? Unfortunately, I don’t have answer.
Purchasing a 4 month supply of high dosage biotin and MSM is significantly less expensive than one bottle of designer hair vitamins (Hairfinity, Manetabolism, Viviscal).
Enlarge the image below to find out exactly how much biotin is actually contained in each of these products.
Do you take any hair vitamins?