Hair growth supplements are becoming more and more popular, especially among women who want long, cascading locks.
The latest hair growth fad are the SugarBearHair vitamins, also known as blue gummies. These blue gummies shot to fame after being endorsed by the Instagram influencers and Khloe Kardashian. However, one particular user comments that she took the vitamins for two months and didn’t notice any results.
So what’s the deal with these vitamins? Do the supplements actually work?
There are a handful of studies showing that certain plant extracts do have a positive effect on hair growth. But most of these studies were conducted on mice, so it might have a different effect on you.
A lot of things affect your hair growth, like your diet, hormone levels, genetics, medical condition; so it is advisable that you know your body well enough before succumbing to supplements. For example, most hair supplements contain biotin, a form of vitamin B. But that doesn’t mean you’re vitamin B deficient, unless you’re feeling weak, experiencing vision loss, depression, and have problems walking.
Celebrity hair stylist Devin Toth told Medical Daily that supplements should be a part of our daily diet. “Taking them as supplements consistently ensures that those nutrients and vitamins travel through our bloodstream to essential organs, then to our hair follicles and cortex.”
Apart from that, there are no studies showing a direct correlation between supplements and hair growth. And no, it does not cause hair to grow everywhere on your body, albeit stimulating the healthy growth of hair and nails.