Hair Growth Supplements – Would You Try Them?

September 26, 2014

Want to grow super-long and thick hair without waiting months or even years? Now you can get the hair of your dreams without turning to often expensive extension pieces, or even waiting up to a year for your hair to grow.

Hair supplements are widely popular, some of which even endorsed by Kim Kardashian – so exactly what are these products made from, and do they actually work?

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What ingredients help hair to grow?

If you want some extra assistance in the hair department, look out for these three ingredients which will help to make the process a lot smoother. They include:


Most hair supplements include a special little ingredient called Biotin, which encourages the production of protein. Used for both hair and nail growth, biotin protects the hair follicle against dandruff, dry patches and hair breakage. Used best on men or women who are suffering from damaged hair and brittle nails.

Omega-3 fatty acids

Taking a fish oil supplement or simply indulging in some smoked-salmon on a weekly basis will help to control any hair problems you might be experiencing. Why? Salmon is a fatty fish which is packed with omega-3, and helps to hydrate your hair from the inside out. Pretty remarkable, isn’t it! This awesome nutrient is also found in avocado (which you can layer on top of your salmon, yummy!).

Vitamin B

The last ingredient which is usually found in hair supplements is vitamin B. This essential vitamin is important in regards to hair growth, since it actually helps in preventing hair loss. Did you know that vitamin b12 helps the body to absorb iron, which counteracts any iron deficiencies you may be suffering from.

Do hair supplements work?

Although hair supplements seem to appear to good to be true, it’s because they probably are. They probably won’t make your hair grow much faster, but they will encourage a tiny bit of hair growth – although you won’t be able to control where. This means hair on your arms, face, legs and other unmentionables gets thrown into the mix – so is it really worth it?

The good thing about hair supplements is that they work from the inside out – that is, they will help to keep your hair shiny and free from damage. Otherwise, you can always include foods such as salmon, avocado, almonds and even eggs into your diet and eat your way to stronger, healthier hair!

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