In this article we will be discussing a very common question: what hair vitamins really work.
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Suddenly, I, too, was on the bandwagon, adding hair growth vitamins and hair gummies to my Amazon cart in bulk.
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And since I know I’m not the only one who has had this internal struggle, I went ahead and chatted with a bunch of dermatologists and experts to find out whether hair vitamins actually grow your hair or help with hair loss—and, more importantly, whether they’re safe to take at all.
What Are Hair Vitamins?
Hair vitamins are supplements with purported benefits for hair health. For example, popular brands claim that their products can improve hair growth, shine, thickness, and strength.
They may also contain additions like ashwagandha and ginseng, which some people believe can strengthen hair. Though widely popular, these products are mostly endorsed by paid celebrities and influencers and rarely by health professionals. Summary Hair vitamins are supplements that contain nutrients promoted to give you healthy hair.
What Is A Hair Growth Supplement?
Most hair supplements promise thicker, stronger, and healthier-looking hair. There isn’t a set formula for hair growth supplements, so each brand has different vitamins and minerals in different amounts.
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H you here: This is a complicated topic.
Hair growth and health are influenced by many factors—both internal and external. Let’s explain: Hair is made up of keratin, a type of protein that consists of about 18 amino acids including cysteine, proline, threonine, leucine, and arginine. *
Ok, But Do They Work?
(You’ll find some research in people with various nutrient deficiencies, but there’s not much published research on hair supplements for the average person.). And given that their mechanisms are more about creating optimal conditions for hair health, it’s challenging to track just how much they influence hair growth. Not to mention: As with the efficacy of any supplement, it comes down to the formulation.