These days, it seems like every time we open Instagram there’s another celebrity promoting a “hair vitamin” or other beauty supplement.
But do these vitamins really work as advertised… and how do you choose the right supplement for YOUR hair and lifestyle?
Let’s separate fact from fiction when it comes to feeding your mane!
Why Nutrition Matters for Hair Health
Strong, glossy hair is an outward sign of being healthy and well-nourished on the inside. Numerous studies suggest that deficiencies in Folic Acid, Biotin, riboflavin, iron, and Vitamins D & B12 may lead to hair loss.
When you’re undernourished, your body tends to prioritize your vital organs (such as the heart and lungs). Growing healthy hair isn’t an essential function, so it may get “paused” for a while. This can result in slow or no hair growth, increased breakage, thinning hair or split ends.
A diet rich in protein, healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals helps to prevent nutrition-related hair loss and promote healthier, shinier hair.
Keep in mind, though, that your diet isn’t the only factor responsible for hair loss or growth. Your overall health, genetics, stress level, styling methods and products all play a role in your hair’s condition.
If you’re hoping to grow out your hair or combat hair loss, it’s important to address the problem from all angles with a holistic approach that combines proper nutrition and wellness with the right hair care routine.
Do Hair Supplements Really Help?
While it’s always ideal to get your nutrition from whole foods like fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts and seeds, the reality is that most of us don’t eat a perfectly balanced diet every single day.
Hair vitamins can help to fill in any nutritional gaps and provide an extra boost of key nutrients for healthy hair growth, such as Biotin and Folic Acid.
Sometimes called the “queen of hair nutrients”, Biotin or Vitamin B7 works to facilitate the production of keratin, the building block that makes up most of your hair. Getting sufficient Biotin helps to prevent breakage (which can make hair look thinner) and keep strands healthy, soft and supple.
Folic Acid, also known as Vitamin B9, is known to stimulate hair growth while enhancing volume and shine. Both Folic Acid and Biotin are water-soluble vitamins, so there’s very little risk of getting too much. Any excess vitamins that your body doesn’t need would simply be secreted in your urine.
The Truth About Trendy Supplements
Most popular hair vitamins contain high doses of Biotin along with smaller amounts of Folic Acid and other nutrients. But the supplement market is largely unregulated, so it’s important to be picky about the brand and product you choose. Remember to read your labels!
Many “hair growth vitamins” are full of sugar, food dyes, animal gelatin and other questionable ingredients. These low-quality supplements may actually be harmful to your overall wellness, which isn’t good for your hair either.
Plus, there’s no way to be sure if you’re even getting the nutrients that are listed on the bottle! Trendy supplement brands often spend more on influencer marketing than on testing to ensure a safe and effective product.
Why We Love BOLDIFY Hair Gummies
Here at BOLDIFY, we know that growing healthy hair starts with being your healthiest self! We got tired of overpriced hair supplements that just didn’t live up to the hype… so we decided to create something better.
Our strawberry heart Gummies are packed with 5000 mcg of Biotin to enhance strand retention, reduce breakage and encourage healthy growth, along with many other essential nutrients for healthy locks:
- - VITAMINS A, C, D3, E, B5, B6, and B12 for strand strength, resilience and luster
- - FOLIC ACID to boost fullness and shine
- - ZINC to combat excess hair fall
- - IODINE to strengthen roots
- - CHOLINE for an energized & balanced scalp
This powerful hair wellness complex delivers healthier, fuller, thicker looking hair in as little as 90 days of consistent use.
Best of all, these premium Gummies are made in the USA in small batches to guarantee purity and safety. Each batch is meticulously inspected and tested in our GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certified lab.
At just 9 calories per 2-gummy serving, Hair Gummies are suitable for most special diets and lifestyles. And did we mention they actually taste GOOD with no vitamin aftertaste? Tasting is believing! Side effects from Hair Gummies are very rare, but be sure to check with your doctor if you have any health conditions, allergies or take prescription medication.
The whole BOLDIFY community is low-key #obsessed with this stylist-approved supplement, and it’s easy to see why. When it comes to giving your mane the nourishment it needs to thrive, it’s always best to skip the hype and stick with the science!