Healthy Hair Care Journey: Hair Vitamins

Ciao Bellas,
Before reading this post, please remember that I am NOT a doctor (well, not yet anyways lol) so I'm not trying to give out medical advice to anybody. I'm just sharing the info that I've found on hair vitamins,what vitamins I've decided to take, and how I'm taking them.

Why I decided to start taking vitamins for my hair:
I've been on the hunt for a really good vitamin to take that would help give my hair growth a little boost (in hopes it could help speed up the process of growing back my edges), and help the overall health of my hair. I've done a lil research on some super popular brands, and I decided to look for something that I could purchase in store. A couple of weeks ago I started taking the Super B Complex Vitamin by Nature Made ($6.94 at Walmart, which also has Vitamin C), and today when I was in Walgreens I came across the Hair Skin & Nails Gummies with Biotin by Natures Bounty ($7.99 per bottle, Walgreens). Walgreens is currently having a buy 1 get 1 free sale on all Nature's Bounty vitamins , if you have a Walgreens rewards card (which is free, so you might as well sign up).



About the vitamins that I'm taking:
I figured this would be a really good time to try a hair vitamin, since I'm wearing my wig daily as a protective style. My edges really need some TLC (I've abused them for awhile so they need some love and care), and so does my hair after my not so successful foray into the land of sew ins (I definitely accidentally cut some of my hair when I was removing my sew-ins, and I couldn't really get to my hair as well as I needed to in order to do all my hair treatments). I've seen some positive reviews on Nature's Bounty Hair Skin and Nails Gummies, and since they do have Biotin in them I know that I need to really up my water intake to avoid skin breakouts (and cystic acne). I'm aiming for 8 glasses a day (which isn't that hard for me, as I'm very active and already drink a good amount of water daily), and I'm also taking the Super B Complex vitamin as from what I've read taking a B Complex can help combat the acne that Biotin can cause. It should be noted that B vitamins are water soluble, and any excess is excreted when you urinate (so that's another reason why it's important to drink lots of water). I've heard a lot of stories from friends about how they took Biotin by itself and experienced major breakouts, so I tried to find the best way to take them that would decrease my chances of that happening.

I don't expect these to be like magical hair growth pills that will transform me into Rapunzel lol, however I'm hoping that they will help boost my hair growth a little bit, thicken it up a bit, and boost the health of my hair as it grows. I'm not particularly looking for them to do anything for my skin and nails, as my skin is already in pretty good shape and my nails are as well (their long and strong).

Nature Made Super B Complex Supplement Facts


Nature's Bounty Hair Skin Nails Gummies with Biotin Supplement Facts


How I'm taking the vitamins:
The Hair Skin and Nails Vitamins state that you can take 2 a day once or twice a day with a meal, and the directions on the Super B Complex Vitamins state that you can take 1 a day with a meal. Today is my first day taking both, so I decided to take 2 of the Hair Skin and Nails Gummies and 1 of the Super B Complex Vitamins once a day with a meal and a bottle of water. I'll keep y'all updated on my progress as I go along! =)

Has anybody out there taken either of these vitamins? If so, what were your results? I spoke to a pharmacist who said that I could take a prenatal vitamin, which would help my hair as well (despite the fact that I am NOT pregnant). I was told that they would be safe for me to take because I am of childbearing age, and it wouldn't cause any ill effects...so there's always that option if any of y'all wanted to look into that. Here's hoping that these vitamins work well for me, without any ill effects =)

Stylishly Yours, 
Seyi

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