I sometimes forget to mention some of the articles I have written for the absolutely fantastic blog Global Couture. You should seriously check out the blog (not only for my articles 😉 ) they have fantastic stories, awe inspiring naturals, hair tips and much much more!
For my last article I touched on a topic that might make you roll your eyes at me…potentially…
I wrote about the sudden emergence of hair, nails and skin pills everywhere! Now before I get the side eye, I mentioned in the article and will mention here that I have nothing against these types of pills (as long as they are healthy and if they happen to be all natural even better).
However, my “issue” with them is if they are used as a replacement for healthy hair routines. If they are being taken in place of having a good healthy routine that involves giving ones hair tender loving care in the hopes that you will wake up with “long luscious healthy hair” that is when I frown.
I also have issues with false advertising! Seriously false ads give me allergic reactions! I believe that the vitamins, minerals etc in the pills can help our hair of course however, I have seen some before and after pictures that are just blatant lies! E.g. people tugging on randomly long pieces of hair with their neck almost bent completely back to show “how much growth they saw in 1 month”. Some fall victim to a vicious cycle of not having a healthy routine, turning to the “quick fix” tablets, a setback and then repeating it, all in the hopes that the tablets will give them the results they long for and they just end up spending tons of money and time. Again that is when I frown.
I cover all of this in the article and would love to hear what you think!
Great article! This whole “quick fix and about to get 6 inches in 2 months” is simply ridiculous. That surely cannot be healthy for you either. You get all the vitamins you need from eating right, drinking water, and it helps to exercise. I think women are throwing money away on the whole “hair vitamins” thing. Plus, if you care for your hair like you are supposed to, growth will come. And if you need to take vitamins, a multivitamin is good enough. But you will not catch me paying $30 for pills. Nope.
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Thank you hun! I agree with you.
I was reading an article that pointed out if you are eating healthy, exercising, drinking enough water etc and have all the nutrients/vitamins/minerals your body naturally needs then you body basically “flushes out” all the extras you might be getting from the pills anyways. I understand that some might want long hair however like you pointed out when the pills are taken as a “quick fix to get 6 inches in 2 months” rather than wanting to fix the issue of not having a healthy hair routine then something needs to be reworked. I have come across a few messages in hair forums where ladies have complained that they brake out really badly after taking the pills even though they drink enough water “what should I do”…..um…..stop taking the pills? Lol…we all have our weakness I guess and mine is wanting bigger fuller hair! 😀
I agree with the whole pill thing…some people are looking for a quick fix and think that “pills alone” will grow your hair.lol
I recently started taking my Silica Hair, Skin and Nails vitamins again and I’ve stuck with this brand because I’ve seen great results from it and thought why change it. I’ve used it for many years and never had any problems only super thick growth and long hard nails. 🙂
Regardless of whether I take my vitamins or not…my hair maintenance is consistent!
I think that’s where people are getting confused. Lol
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Exactly Kesiena! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I can only imagine the amount of all the concentrated vitamins and minerals in the pills so I can see why they do benefit our nails hair and skin however like you said hair maintenance is key. People can take 100’s of tablets containing high concentrations of biotin but if their ends are dry, brittle and snapping off of course they won’t see any growth because as it sprouts from the roots the ends are breaking off. I have considered trying some nails skin and hair pills but I have a funny feeling I would be part of that group that would break out with spots because of the biotin lol. My skin is uber sensitive…we will see. Regardless, I would of course keep my hair routine to ensure I am giving my hair TLC.
I’ve seen a difference in my nails, and my hair does look much thicker. I’m talking about the hair that’s been growing since I’ve been taking my Hair,Skin & Nails gummies. Now, I didn’t see a difference until my second bottle of 120 gummies, and only on the new growth. Thicker was what I was shooting for anyway. I already know hair grows on it’s own, but I really was hoping for thicker hair since my hair is so fine.
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Thank you for sharing hun.
From what I have seen and heard you take care of your hair and have a solid routine down so I am sure the tablets are adding to that. My “issue” has less to do with the pills themselves and more to do with the message I sometimes seem to pick up on and those who don’t really take care of their hair but religiously take the tablets. I have come across some people who won’t deep condition, they perhaps throw a little oil on their strands, don’t moisturize their hair but will put their hair in a “protective style” for months at a time (back to back) again without properly caring for their hair or giving it a break only to say “why didn’t my hair grow I have been taking xyz pills for growth!” Then turn to another type of tablet thinking that will help without tackling the core problem…the lack of routine and TLC. I always get the feeling that the pills are regarded as some kind of “magic” tablet that will just all of a sudden make you have a healthy mane when in fact if the only thing you are doing is taking the tablets without spending time to get to know you hair its likes/dislikes etc. then you are throwing money down the drain….just my opinion of course 😀