If you’ve been staying updated on social media, then there’s a chance you’ve seen these cute and Instagrammable hair gummies supplements. Coming highly endorsed by influencers, the Kardashian brood being at the centre of it, these vitamins are getting tons of international press coverage with global influencers promoting them on social media. It helps too that they look very Instagrammable with their pretty packaging and cute colourful gummy ‘candies’. These supplements claim they’re beneficial to hair growth. Is it really?
With its digital hype, we can’t blame you if you’ll gravitate towards social proof and think that it’s got to be one of the most effective hair supplements out there. This is especially true if you’re someone who has tried several hair treatment products and supplements but has continuously been disappointed time and time again.
So, are these hair gummies the real deal and solution to our hair woes? Or is this just another social media hype that doesn’t bring any additional benefits?
What’s inside hair growth gummies?
A well-known brand of hair gummies supplements claims that we only need two of its gummy bears per day to ‘meet our hair goals’. However, there are no scientific studies backing up these declarations nor are they evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Additionally, most hair growth gummies are packed with Biotin, a water-soluble B-vitamin (also called B7 or vitamin H). This means our body doesn’t store it. It’s vital in cellular metabolism as it breaks down fats, proteins, and carbohydrates and transforms them into energy. We usually get its daily dose with food such as eggs, whole grains, nuts and seeds, and leafy green vegetables.
Although Biotin is popular among hair growth gummies supplements, there are limited clinical studies backing up claims that it indeed renders improvements in hair thickness and growth. Dr Tod Cooperman of Consumerlab.com, the US leading independent evaluator of dietary supplements and nutritional products, states that ‘there are no studies to suggest biotin supplementation improves hair growth or texture in people who are not deficient in biotin.’
To put it in a nutshell, if you’re not biotin-deficient, there’s no need to spend your money in purchasing a bottle of hair growth gummies supplements. It won’t give you any additional benefits than what you are already getting from your regular diet.
Wait, will it have any impact on the hair in my entire body?
Here’s something these hair growth gummies aren’t telling you. Just like any skin supplements that won’t target your face alone but your arms, legs, and other parts of the body, hair growth supplements will affect all hair follicles, according to Corina Chrysler, a clinical nutritionist based in the US. Everything - regardless if it’s on your face, head, arms, or legs. Yikes!
When we take vitamins and supplements, our body absorbs the nutrients to boost whatever is needed improving. The action is targeted but it can’t target just one part of the body alone. Leg hair, facial hair, and the hair on our head is all hair.
Effective, science-based, and natural hair care products
So what can you use to achieve your ‘hair goals’ instead? We recommend taking a closer look at hair care products that are backed by science and proper research.
Vegan and all-natural products that are devoid of irritants are advisable to deal with hair loss issues. When used correctly, it won’t cause any product build-up thus, paving the way to a healthy scalp. If you’re in need of a more intensive way of targeting hair loss-related problems, our Hair Growth Routine for both men and women contains our unique Bio-Pilixin Formula. It’s made with two proprietary ingredients, Capilia Longa and Prodew 500.
Both ingredients are clinically proven to strengthen hair follicles, leading to fuller, healthier, and more luscious locks. Curcuminoids, a phenolic compound, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory which can be richly found in Capilia Longa, are backed by over 400 preclinical trials and more than 1,000 publications in the biomedical literature. It’s one of the most thoroughly-researched forms in biomedicine.
The sets come with a Strength Shampoo, Recovery Conditioner, and Growth Serum. Created by Danish pharmacists and hair experts, these products are 100% vegan with ingredients that specifically aim for hair strengthening, rebuilding, and increasing growth.
It may not come in the form of a colourful gummy bear, but these products - especially when used together and applied consistently- result in a noticeable change in your hair’s length, texture, and volume. Plus, it won’t make your face or legs hairy like Chewbacca.