Who else has seen girls on Instagram from the #teamnatural and #teamcurly community posting pictures with a gummy bear in their mouth? They all have long, voluminous curls and they’re all so pretty… but that’s a story for another day. The point is, we’ve probably all seen them and thought about taking hair supplements immediately after that. However, do these supplements actually work, or are they just another gimmick meant to make money off of our desperation for longer, thicker hair? Not only that, when you are suffering from hair loss or thinning, you may want to try everything under the sun to help you, hair supplements included.
Here’s the thing though, these supplements are not miracle workers! They are also not a quick-fix, so you cannot expect fast results from using them. In addition to that, they cannot reverse existing damage, like heat or chemical hair colouring damage for example.
It is also so dangerous to want the same results as someone who does not have the same texture as you. Genes are also a real thing when it comes to hair ladies, some people just have A LOT OF HAIR, naturally!
Most hair supplements contain the same ingredients, which include Biotin, Vitamins A, B3 and C. Which is great because these have been proven to contribute to hair growth. So that’s a good start. We should be including these nutrients in our diets in any case, so the supplements won’t be starting from scratch when it comes to the work that they need to do. So remember that your diet also plays a huge role in how well these supplements will work.
When taking hair supplements, consistency is very key in insuring visible results. So be patient! You should wait at least 6-8 weeks before you see results.
It is necessary to do your research when you want to start using hair supplements, so as to find what could possibly be best for you. Like with anything, the process can be trial and error before you find your preferred supplements and it always best to do your research. Your normal healthy hair care routine should also go hand-in-hand with your supplements. Hair supplements should never be used as a substitute for this and if you decide to try them out, do it as a part of your own personal haircare journey and not because you want your hair to look like someone else’s.
Please be kind to your hair.