If you’re someone who hangs out on Instagram a lot, or basically even just for a good hour scrolling through your newsfeed, doing absolutely nothing there’s a good chance you’ve come across an influencer or celebrity who is promoting hair growth supplements.
Uh, yeah, we’re thinking Kylie Jenner too. But do these social media divas who have ridiculously luscious, long, and shiny hair truthfully showcase the benefits they have received from taking these vitamins packed in gummies and pills? Or are they just bluffing?
What’s more, do these supplements even help and meet the claims they make? Or is that also a pile of rubble that means nothing just reflects the company’s on-trend marketing skills? Let’s dive into this matter and find out.
What claims do these hair supplements make?
Most hair supplements out there are loaded with vitamins and two other ingredients called biotin and folic acid which hold some benefits for hair growth. However, you can’t know whether these supplements’ ingredient-lists are authentic.
Since the FDA is not evaluating them, how can the common man know whether the company has added the components mentioned or just a bunch of some other useless components? Manufacturers of these hair supplements claim that the addition of their products to your routine can improve hair growth, moisture, shine, strength, and what not.
But do these supplements help people?
Even if the company does add helpful vitamins most people cannot, in any way, benefit from these supplements. Why? Because they are not deficient in the vitamin department already which means that extra vitamins are not needed. And no, packing up some additional vitamins doesn’t boost your hair growth and beauty.
These extra vitamins are just flushed out of the body in pee. So, people are basically paying for ingredients that their body only excretes out. Totally sensible, right? But before, you rush out, know that some people may benefit from these supplements.
What kind of people can benefit from these supplements?
Hair growth supplements may be of some benefit to those who are deficient in the vitamin department. How can you know if you lack some important vitamins? By getting your vitamin levels checked by a professional. Stress, poor nutrition, and several other reasons can be behind vitamin deficiencies.
When the body doesn’t have enough of a vitamin, it stops providing it to the hair so that other important organs get it first. This is why stressful events result in hair fall. But another catch exists here – the process of hair growth is slow and steady.
Which means it may take a person years to grow his hair visibly by taking vitamin supplements because hair is dead which means nourishing it from the inside doesn’t do much magic. However, other benefits such as hair moisture and radiance can be experienced within a few months so there’s that.
Wrap up thoughts
So, you see, Tati Westbrook and James Charles can feud all they want because the latter didn’t promote the former’s hair growth supplement from her Halo company while he did promote Sugar Bear Hair, you should focus on whether you actually even need to spend your cash on hair supplements at all.
You can never be sure whether a supplement contains what it claims it does and you actually have to be deficient in vitamins to benefit from them. Which most aren’t. Then again, a bottle of gummies or capsules is only going to show substantial results in minimum 5 years so there’s that too. Plus, no, influencers and celebs hardly market hair supplements that they have actually noticed results from.