Hair vitamins are everywhere! Every time we turn around, we’re seeing another celebrity singing their praises on Instagram #ads.
But do hair vitamins actually work?
Which ones are worth the money?
Why do vitamins even matter for my hair?
Let’s break down how this vitamin really works when it comes to your locks!
What are hair vitamins and why do they matter?
Hair vitamins essentially multivitamins that are solely focused on hair growth. These vitamins tend to contain Vitamin C, Vitamin B3, Vitamin A, and Biotin – all of which have been connected to hair growth and health. Of course, you could eat foods that are strong sources of these vitamins or take a full multivitamin. If you’re just worried about your hair though, hair vitamins could be right for you.
The trouble is that there’s little or no scientific research about which hair vitamins work and which ones don’t. That makes it almost impossible to know what hair vitamins are worth buying. A lot of people end up using trial and error, but that can a lot of time and money. So cut to the chase with our reviews of eight of the most widely promoted hair vitamins!
Which hair vitamins are hot… and which are not?
SugarBearHair’s claim to fame is being the hair vitamins that the Kardashians hock. But do they really work? Well… that depends on who you ask. Some people swear by them, leading to high online reviews, while others have reported no change or even side effects like cystic acne and sore pimples. SugarBearHair’s products are also expensive compared to other hair vitamins.
Our verdict: Use with care.
Hairburst does seem to increase hair growth in some users. It’s pretty much all or nothing though, with it really helping or not doing anything at all. When Hairburst does help, it generally makes people’s hair thicker and easier to maintain too.
Hairburst does trigger acne for some users, especially those who break out easily. There aren’t reports of the painful pimples that people had with SugarBearHair though.
Our verdict: If you’re willing to test Hairburst out, it could be a great find… or a big bust.
Veggie Foxes, this one is for you! SweetBunnyHare offers vegetarian and vegan hair vitamins with all natural ingredients. They’re also gluten-free and soy-free. Plus they are super adorable!
When it comes to the company, they are trying to work ethically and have pledged 10% of their profits to help children in wartorn and crisis areas around the world.
So do the vitamins work? The reviews are exceptional. People generally love the product, how it works, and the flavour of it. Unlike the first two hair vitamins, SweetBunnyHare doesn’t seem to have the same issues with flaring up acne.
Our verdict: Absolutely worth trying out, especially if you’re on a plant-based diet!
4. Halo Beauty
Started by beauty influencer, Tati Westbrook, Halo Beauty released the Halo Beauty Hair, Skin, and Nails Booster. The claims are huge, which the company saying the vitamin can help with everything from greying hair to fine lines.
The problem is that there’s nothing to back up the claims. Even reviews are hard to come by as most of the attention about the product has been focused on the fact that it could interfere with birth control!
Our verdict: Given the concerns around birth control and the broad claims, we’d give this one a pass.
Hum Nutrition has a whole range of supplements, with Hair Sweet Hair being their hair vitamin. Hair Sweet Hair is one of the top-selling Instagram vitamins – and is another vegan product.
Most importantly, there are plenty of good reviews stating that Hair Sweet Hair works. Not only are the reviews of it solid, but it’s been endorsed by everyone from Vogue to Harper’s Bazaar!
Our verdict: A big, fat yes!
Hair369 promises “longer, stronger, healthier, sexier” hair. When you start digging into the product though, it turns out that none of their claims have been evaluated by the FDA. Check out product reviews not hosted on the Hair369 site and seems likely the vitamins aren’t delivering on their promises. A lot of users didn’t notice any change – and they’re the lucky ones! The unlucky reviewers found that their hair did grow… all over their bodies.
Our verdict: Hard pass!
Hairfinity makes a lot of promises too, including softer hair and a healthier scalp. Again, while there’s a pile of claims, there’s no support for these – and no evaluation from the FDA. The reviews of the product are pretty much split down the middle. Some people have good results, reporting more hair growth and healthier strands. But then there’s the other side: people who haven’t had any results or have had a range of side-effects, including headaches, acne, nausea and sudden rashes. To us, that knocks Hairfinity out of the running for hair vitamins worth trying.
Our verdict: There are better options out there with fewer potential side-effects.
Marketing itself as “America’s #1 Gummy Vitamin Brand”, Vitafusion offers a whole range of products. Today we’re just talking about their Hair, Skin & Nails Multivitamin. It’s gluten-free and promises to be tasty. As for how it works, the reviews are good. The biggest complaints are that the product doesn’t work for everyone and that, if you buy from Amazon, they often come melted together. Luckily, Vitafusion is available from other outlets, including Walmart.
Our verdict: Worth a try.
9. Mane Event
Mane Event – sold by Apoticari is vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and non-GMO. There aren’t a lot of reviews yet, but the ones there are pretty promising. That’s why our fearless leader, Sabrina is currently testing out Mane Event for herself. Stay tuned for an update soon on how it turns out for her!
Some hair vitamins can help contribute to healthier hair; but, on their own, they aren’t enough. That’s why it’s important to also think about the food you’re eating, get regular trims to limit split ends and use good quality hair products to protect your hair from damage!