Hey Curlies,

So the other day I was scrolling through my Instagram and noticed that much of my feed speaks of women who take vitamins specifically for hair growth, or a company that promotes them.

Late last summer, I participated in my first, and last 90-day hair growth challenge. This challenge required me to take hair vitamins daily and track my progress. While the challenge was entertaining, I think we are losing sight of the overall goal.

I sometimes take a daily multivitamin, but not for the purpose of growing my hair. With so many vitamin companies now sell pricey bottles of promises of long and healthy hair, it’s easy to get tangled up in the mishap.

I find it humorous that many of the ingredients found in these hair vitamins are found in your everyday foods (biotin, vitamins C, K, folic acid…you name it). So I feel like we are cheating the system for overall body health in return for paying big prices to these companies.

The creators of these products are aware of the natural hair care industry. They know how huge the market is right now and one of two things happens to the customer who purchases: 1) they find the vitamins didn’t help as much as they’d hoped or 2) they see a difference and continue to feed into the market.

If we ate correctly and nourished our bodies with the fresh food available, we could achieve the same results. During my challenge, I experienced no extra hair growth – just my normal rate.

Therefore, I will not be participating in any more “hair” vitamin challenges. Period. It’s just a personal choice.

Listen to Curly Conversations‘ episode on hair vitamins:

Learn more about biotin and how it works for hair growth here.

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