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Ask the expert: How exactly do hair vitamins work?

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Today, we live in a world that is more health conscious than ever. So, it is not surprising that vitamins and supplements have infiltrated our beloved beauty industry. Yes, family, the beauty market is swarmed with hundreds of hair vitamin manufacturers all claiming to be better than the rest. Pushing their “magic in a bottle,” they all promote hair growth results like never seen before.

Finally, a vitamin solely created to grow hair and nails, while making our skin look flawless. That doesn’t sound too shabby to me. Much like our bodies, our hair is a reflection of what we eat. From new medications to poor diets, it all takes a toll on our hair. Creating a vitamin that encompasses all the nutrients we need for healthy hair sounds like a beauty industry savior.

But, you know I did not come to play with you, honey! I want to give you the full scoop. The Cut Life can’t just have you spending coins on junk! So, let’s delve into the real deal when it comes to hair vitamins.

Inevitably we are going to age, and as we do it is common for our hair to suffer some hair loss and lose density. Incorporating medications and maintaining a poor diet can also contribute to hair loss and thinning. Everyone knows, most people are not getting their suggested daily servings of each food group. So, it is completely possible to be missing out on important nutrients needed for hair growth.

Vitamin C and B vitamins like Biotin, Niacin, Iron, and Zinc are essential for healthy hair and hair growth. These vitamins contribute to the overall shine, strength, and density of your hair. So, when it comes to these wildly popular vitamins, it is important to choose a brand with high-quality ingredients. Whether you decide to use the pill capsule, chewy, or powder supplement make sure it is of natural origins, drug-free, and manufactured by a verified source.

A high-quality hair vitamin like Viviscal is known for its ability to revive the hair shaft and boost growth in thinning hair. This product is much more pricey than other vitamins and is highly recommended amongst healthcare professionals. However, no matter the quality or price of the vitamin you choose, if you do not consistently use the vitamins you will not see its full potential. You may not see any real difference for one to two months of using the vitamin.

Each brand of hair vitamin will affect each person differently. There is no way to be certain if any product will work for you. Some of my clients have had horrible experiences with hair vitamins, and in turn, the vitamin detracted from the overall health of their hair. They experienced months of shedding and itchy scalp with not much hair growth. So, It is best to consult with your physician before adding a new supplement to your diet.

Many people opt out of taking a combination vitamin like Viviscal and choose to take vitamin B7, also known as Biotin. Biotin is the largest nutrient for any hair growth vitamin. A brand like Mane Choice or Hairfinity manufacture vitamins made of several different nutrients. There can be as many as six nutrients in one vitamin tablet, meaning there are smaller amounts of Biotin, Zinc, and Vitamin C.

Honestly, I believe the choice is yours. Vitamins and supplements are meant to improve our overall health. Yes, we know marketing schemes and false advertisement are real things! So, it is important that you do your research and consult with your physician before introducing something new.

Do you have any questions that you’d like to ask our expert? Leave them in the comments below!

1 Comment

  1. Nicole

    November 30, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    Can you suggest some of your favorites or some that just aren’t event worth a try? I had a nutritionist tell me that gummies aren’t worth it.

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