Do Hair Vitamins Work?
All over social media there are advertisements for a multitude of different hair supplements, gummies, and vitamins that claim to give you the luscious, long strands you’ve been trying to achieve in record time. Everyone from small up and coming beauty influencers to the Kardashian's and famous actors are sponsoring these ‘miracle’ hair supplements. This seems to be working as nearly $176 million is spent on hair supplement products a year according to Medical Daily.
Sugar Bear Hair is a clear standout among other hair vitamin brands with backing from numerous major celebrities. The question is though, does all the hype translate to a product that is actually feasible and works? The answer is a bit tricky.
While particular vitamins and nutrients do help your hair grow faster, stronger, thicker, and shinier, they are not miracle drugs that are going to provide you with instantaneous, drastic results as suggested in before and after pictures that are provided by brands. In fact, any supplement on the market that makes huge claims are probably false or at least exaggerated.
There are 3 main vitamins that will help your hair achieve it’s full potential overtime. These include biotin also known as vitamin H, vitamin C, and omega-3 fatty acids. Vitamin C is important for keeping your hair strong while omega-3 fatty acids can nourish the hair follicle to keep hair silky and smooth.
Biotin has been a hot topic in the hair and nails world for a while now with claims that this vitamin can help with hair and nail growth among other things. However, results from testing are inconclusive adding controversy to whether this vitamin is actually effective when it comes to the beauty world. From a more generic standpoint, biotin or B complex vitamins are important for your metabolism, helping your body process energy, and aids with transporting carbon dioxide from your body.
These 3 nutrients can be found in the Sugar Bear Hair formula so to say that the vitamins won’t work is false, but don’t expect anything crazy out of them.
Sometime to keep in mind is that you should be getting these nutrients through your diet. Vitamin C can be found in citrus fruits, berries, and broccoli, biotin can be found in eggs, bananas, sweet potatoes, and almonds, while omega 3’s can be found in salmon, walnuts, and tofu. Providing your diet is nutrient packed, then you’re probably not going to see any results from upping your dosage with hair care or targeted vitamins.
Another thing to remember is that if you’re trying to combat hair loss with these supplements, you are unlikely to see any changes. Hair loss is hormonal and determined by genes and isn’t something you are going to be able to change through vitamins and nutrients although staying healthy and stress-free is sure to prevent hair loss.
If you are looking to have thicker, fuller hair, there are several products we recommend to see instant results. The Invati Hair Care System from Aveda is great for preventing hair loss and can actually reduce hair loss due to breakage by 33% to help keep the hair you do have healthy and on your head. The Bumble and Bumble Bb. Full Potential line is another great group of products which will instantly thicken hair for a fuller style, expanding strands from roots to ends. It’s designed to promote strength, density, and elasticity in hair.