Vitamins To Grow Hair

Can Vitamins Really Help Me Grow Healthy Hair
An important factor most people overlook when they discuss a thinning or hair loss problem is nutrition. The modern diet for most of us is lacking at best. We should supplement our diets with vitamin and mineral supplementation. Even those of us who really watch what we eat, may not be getting enough of the key nutrient necessary for healthy hair growth. Getting proper nutrition is vital to healthy hair growth, while your body needs a variety of nutrients to maintain proper body functions, there are a handful that are key to hair growth and health.

First we need to caution you that when starting a new vitamin regime, consistency is very important. You also need to be patient, it normally takes from 2 to 3 months to see results in your hair's condition. It's also important to check with your doctor before starting a vitamin program, especially if you have health concerns.

Now that we have set a few parameters and made our cautionary statements, let look at some of the more important vitamins when it comes to hair health in no specific order. In an attempt to be as useful as possible we will list the vitamin, any good food sources, and a recommended daily dose for supplementation:

1. Vitamin A - Antioxidant that helps produce healthy sebum in the scalp. Food sources: Fish liver oil, meat, milk, cheese, eggs, spinach, carrots, apricots and peaches. Daily Dose: 5,000 IU.
2. Vitamin C - Antioxidant that helps maintain skin & hair health. Food sources: Citrus fruits, strawberries, pineapple, tomatoes, green peppers, potatoes and dark green vegetables. Daily Dose: 60 mg.

3. Vitamin E - Antioxidant that enhances scalp circulation. Food sources: Cold-pressed vegetable oils, wheat germ oil, soybeans, raw seeds and nuts, dried beans, and leafy green vegetables. Daily dose: Up to 400 IU. Warnings: Can raise blood pressure and reduce blood clotting. People taking high blood pressure medication or anticoagulants should check with their doctors before taking Vitamin E supplements.

4. Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5) - Prevents graying and hair loss. Food sources: Whole grain cereals, brewer's yeast, organ meats and egg yolks. Daily dose: 4-7 mg.

5. Vitamin B6 - Prevents hair loss, helps create melanin, which gives hair its color. Food sources: Brewer's yeast, liver, whole grain cereals, vegetables, organ meats and egg yolk. Daily dose: 1.6 mg. Vitamin B12 - Prevents hair loss. Food sources: Chicken, fish, eggs and milk. Daily dose

6. Biotin - Helps produce keratin, may prevent graying and hair loss. Food sources: Brewer's yeast, whole grains, egg yolks, liver, rice and milk. Daily dose: 150-300 mcg.

7. Inositol - Keeps hair follicles healthy at the cellular level. Food sources: Whole grains, brewer's yeast, liver and citrus fruits. Daily Dose: Up to 600 mg.

8. Niacin (Vitamin B3) - Promotes scalp circulation. Food sources: Brewer's yeast, wheat germ, fish, chicken, turkey and meat. Daily dose: 15 mg.

9. Biotin - Helps produce keratin, may prevent graying and hair loss. Food sources: Brewer's yeast, whole grains, egg yolks, liver, rice and milk. Daily dose: 150-300 mcg.

10. Inositol - Keeps hair follicles healthy at the cellular level. Food sources: Whole grains, brewer's yeast, liver and citrus fruits. Daily Dose: Up to 600 mg.

I hope this give you at least a basic understanding of what vitamins can help with hair thinning and or hair loss problems. There are many other products available that can be helpful. There are several prescription drug regimes to try, so take the time to speak with your doctor. There are also many herbal and natural hair growth remedies available without a prescription, we believe strongly that you should also discuss these products with your doctor.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What Vitamins Help Hair Grow Faster?
    I have heard taking certain vitamins like biotin, or hair, skin, and nail vitamins grow hair quicker? Is it true,which brands/ vitamins work the best and how long does it usually take to see results?

    • ANSWER:
      Well for one try using Mane N' Tail Horse Shampoo. I use it all the
      time and it makes your hair grow faster. I;d say massage it into
      your scalp b/c thats going to help the roots if you just put it on
      the ends, it not going to do anything to it. You can find it at
      walmart in the pet section. also you should drink plenty of water
      to condition your hair and when shampooing and conditioning you should
      use cold or luke warm water on your hair so it won't damage it.
      Even hot water hurts your hair.

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  2. QUESTION:
    does prenatal vitamins grow hair faster than mane and tail shampoo?
    (I have a taped dark brush cut at the time, but i have decide on growing dreads and i need a quicker solution on how to grow my hair and then have shoulder length dreads in less than 1 1/2 year)

    • ANSWER:
      No. Prenatal Vitamins are for pregnant women to keep them and there baby healthy. It's the hormones of pregnant women that make hair grow faster. They do not work. There is no possible way to make hair grow faster. No matter what people say. No proven way. Mane and Tail do not work.

  3. QUESTION:
    where can you buy vitamins that grow hair?
    i just asked what vitamins grow hair and i got the answer..but now i want to know where can i buy those vitamins (biotin and b12)

    • ANSWER:
      dont use biotin.
      fish oil pills work really good.
      you can get them from walmart.

  4. QUESTION:
    How to grow hair faster, hair vitamins?
    Ive been taking "Hair, skin and nails" Vitamins for about the past 4 months to make my hair grow faster. I haven't really seen any improvement and i was just wondering if anyone else has tried this approach to grow longer hair?? Has it worked? What would you suggest that i do to make my hair grow faster?

    • ANSWER:
      i'm taking biotin, one pill a day.
      i've been taking it for about 2 months.
      it has definitely made my hair stronger and longer.
      i plan to keep taking it.

  5. QUESTION:
    Do prenatal vitamins grow hair?
    I take the regular vitamins everyday (A,C,ect.) and I really want my long hair back. One of my friends says I should try taking prenatal vitamins to make it grow faster, is this okay to do?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes they do! It makes your hair, skin and nails gorgeous! They are just vitamins so they won't hurt you at all. There is nothing in there formulated for just pregnant women. Just be warned...they might make you sick. I couldn't take them with any of my 4 kids because they made me so sick. I think it's the calcium that does it.

  6. QUESTION:
    does taking hair growing vitamins make ALL of your hair grow?
    i want to take hair vitamins but i want to know if they also make leg, are,arm pit etc hair grow faster too?

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin B make your hair grow and your skin to look better. My sister use to take it and her hair stopped falling and new hair started growing. Her eye lashes grow and skin got nicer. The vitamin dosent make you fat but makes you hungrier so watch out your wait.

  7. QUESTION:
    If I take Prenatal vitamins to grow hair faster how long before I see results? My hair is shoulder length?
    I am African American, just got my hair trimmed, and am about to get individual braids. How many inches will it grow in a month while taking the prenatal vitamins?

    • ANSWER:
      Unless you're pregnant, prenatal vitamins aren't good for you. It can actually cause your hair to fall out.

  8. QUESTION:
    Do Prenatal Vitamins really grow hair? Or What type of Vitamins can I take to grow hair?
    And if prenatal or other vitamins work where can I buy them? And what else can I do to grow my hair? I am African American
    And how long before I start seeing results, and how long before my hair grows from my shoulders to my chest? taking the prenatal vitamins

    • ANSWER:
      You can take multi-vitamins with biotin in them to make sure the hair you grow is as healthy and strong as it can be.. but there is nothing that is going to make you grow hair faster then you are genetically pre-programmed to do so.

  9. QUESTION:
    What vitamins help kinky hair grow faster/more?
    Ok im growin my hair and i have very kinky hair and i already know to keep it moisturized and all that other stuff

    but i wanna know what vitamins help grow hair

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know if you are f/m but you could take prenatal vitamins that help grow your hair. Also those vitamins for skin and nails.

  10. QUESTION:
    what kinda of foods or vitamins help grow hair?
    i need experienced people who's tried out some foods or vitamins that HELPED out with their hair growth.

    like any foods or vitamins that contain alot of protein or healthy stuff that can help out with hair growth.

    i don't want to hear that hair grows 1/2 inches a month or that nothing can make it grow faster,it's based on genetics or just don't cut it,bullcrap. don't want to hear it.

    thnx

    thankyou

    • ANSWER:
      Having hair loss and don't know what to do about it? Still trying to find the best way to put an end to your hair loss nightmare? If so, you have come to the right place. In this article, you can learn the best and most effective vitamins and minerals that you can start using instantly to get improvement over your hair loss condition.

      Vitamin A

      Vitamin A plays an important role in preventing hair loss. It is responsible of producing sebum. If your body is lack of vitamin A, you will have dry hair, dandruff and a thick scalp which eventually will cause hair loss. If you take in enough of vitamin A, it can help promote hair growth.

      You can supply your body with vitamin A by taking supplement which is one of the easy ways. You can also get it from food sources like mango, oranges, carrots, sweet potato and squash which are all good sources of vitamin A.

      Vitamin B

      Vitamin B is also a very important part of achieving healthy hair volume. It helps the scalp to get the oxygen it needs for healthy hair growth. The main vitamins B that you need for hair growth are Vitamin B-6 and Folic Acid.

      Vitamin B-6 is often found in protein rich foods like potatoes, cereals, bananas, chicken breast, and roast beef. On the other hand, Folic Acid can be found in cooked lentils, collard greens, chickpeas, medium papayas and boiled asparagus.

      Trace Mineral Silica

      Trace Mineral silica is the most important mineral when it comes to promoting healthy hair growth. Your hair is made of silica. It is usually absent from most western diets. Supplementing your diet with silica can help utilize several other nutrients such as Boron, Copper, Manganese, Magnesium, Fluorine, Phosphorus, Zinc and Strontium.

      You can supply your body with enough of trace mineral silica by eating oats, millet, barley, whole wheat and algae.

      Iodine

      Iodine is also very important when it comes to combating hair loss. However you need a certain kind of iodine. The iodine you need is not just any kind of iodine from the generic table as it can cause you to get overdosed on iodine, causing you more hair loss which you absolutely don't want.

      You can easily get the iodine needed to combat hair loss from food sources which include kelp, low fat yogurt, cow's milk, boiled eggs, strawberries and Mozzarella cheese.

      My dearest friend, I know all too well how it feels like to have hair loss. Embarrassments, frustrations and a huge dip in self confidence as well as hundreds of other bad things come hand in hand with baldness and hair loss. I understand that, anyone that has hair loss problems (probably you) is looking for the miracle way to cure it quick, cheaply and permanently. But does such miracle cure really exist? Not really. But what if I tell you that an hair growing system that comes as close to miracle cure does exist?

  11. QUESTION:
    Do 'hair vitamins' work to grow hair faster?
    How were your experiences, was there a difference in the rate of hair growth after taking hair supplements? Which once did you use, would you continue using that vitamin?

    • ANSWER:
      L-Cysteine has given this one woman (on a hair board, Longhaircareforum) 1/4 inch of growth in 9 days. And since we get on average 1/2 inch per month and that was only a week, you can get a months worth of growth in two weeks. There was also another woman on that same hair board saying how her friend had hair to her chin and two months later when she seen her again it was almost to her bra strap. This is best taken with vitamin c as it absorbs faster, some come with vitamin c in it while you can drink orange juice or take a multivitamin for that. Each woman was taking 2000 mg of L-cysteine. I am going to try this out as well. So check it out.

  12. QUESTION:
    What vitamins make hair grow thick and long super fast?
    My hair just wont grow!I need to grow very quickly.Any vitamins i can get from rite aid or any other popular pharmacy.Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      To add on to what the person above said...prenatals are great and they are the exact same thing as the "Hair, Skin, & Nails" vitamins that they sell at the store, but they can be cheaper...so don't be weirded out by buying a pregnant persons vitamins lots of people take them even if they're not pregnant or trying to get pregnant :)

      ALSO, I have super long thick hair and when I'm growing it out I use "Mane and Tail" shampoo and conditioner...you can get it at walmart in the pet section...it's weird, i know, but it makes your hair grow super fast and thick :)

      Good luck

  13. QUESTION:
    Does Neevo (prescribed) prenatal vitamins help grow hair?
    My gyno prescribed me Neevo prenatal vitamins cause I'm trying to have a baby. Will the vitamins make my hair grow? Just curious. Thanks.

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Does Prenatal Vitamins make your hair grow faster or is it better to take other vitamins with Biotin in it?
    I colored my hair a while back and it broke off a little so i was wondering if Prenatal vitamins make hair grow faster. Im already eating healthy and taking multivitamins but i really need my hair to grow back past my shoulders because i do NOT like extensions. Help me out please!!!

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamins, exercise, water, eating right...are all the things that help you obtain healthy hair, but how you take care of it matters as well. Make sure you deep condition/hot oil treat your hair, find the right shampoo that works for your hair texture, get your hair trimmed every 6 - 8 weeks, and lay off heat and chemicals if possible. Your hair needs lots of tender love and care. It will grow, however, just remember the average hair growth is around a 1/2 inch give or take a a little depending on the person.

      I'm not a fan of extensions (doesn't sound like you are either), however, if you decide to go that route...make sure they sew or braid the tracks in. NO GLUE!!!!!

  15. QUESTION:
    What vitamins should I take to make my hair grow faster?
    I've heard that prenatal vitamins make hair grow much faster, but is that safe if you're not pregnant/planning to be? Should I take specific vitamins or just a daily multivitamin? Please help; I just got a horrible haircut. :(

    • ANSWER:
      biotin and prenatal pills work the best.

  16. QUESTION:
    What type of flintstones vitamins help hair grow ?
    I'm on a hair trying to keep my hair healthy so it will grow fast , but i want to take vitamins that will help itt grow faster . i hears Flintstone vitamins had some . Soo

    - What TYPE of flintstones vitamins help hair grow ??? & im 13 so i cant take real pills

    • ANSWER:
      Your never too old to take Flintstones vitamins. Some people can't drink vitamins for adults because of the high iron that makes them sick.

      Keep taking them!

  17. QUESTION:
    What vitamins help grow hair and help it get healthier?
    i dont wanna try prenatel pills i heard they arent good if your not preggy =P i use mane n tail shampoo and conditioner and it seems to be working as far as split ends and healthiness goes and my hair has grown like 1 inch in like a month in a half so i want to use a little more to help the process =)

    • ANSWER:
      Check out this page from ehow.com. It has all the information you need on which vitamins to take for healthier hair! I hope this helps you out.

      http://www.ehow.com/way_5152261_vitamins-better-hair.html

      Happy Holidays!
      Jocelyn
      Lifeslovelythings.blogspot.com

  18. QUESTION:
    is it true that Pre Natal vitamins will make your hair grow longer faster?
    I heard a rumor that the DHA in Pre-Natal vitamins makes hair grow faster. I really want long gorgeous hair asap, what can I do to stimulate growth? I take good care of it and get all my split ends trimmed, so please don't give me that as advice.

    • ANSWER:
      You can stimulate the growth, by massaging your hair when you shampoo.
      If you want to keep your hair LONGER, you're cutting all the good hair as well, if you go to the salon to have them done. Spend 5-10 mins. on a sunny day so you can spot your split ends, sometimes they are in the middle of a strand. Using a 2" scissors, cut each strand by strand, section by section, before you know it you will only have 1% split ends. Then 2x a year get them cut at a salon. I cut mine 1" a month, 4" 2x a year. Since 2003, they're now down to my knees.

      It may grow very slowly or none at all if you've straightened your hair in the past.

      You get the strength & all your vitamins & minerals & proteins FREE from the good foods you eat from Mother Nature, not made by man like John Frieda or GNC, and no shampoo can help grow hair, not even those made for horses. Horses don't abuse their hair, using heating tools, and they eat better than people, but it won't add more hair & make their hair longer faster.Shampoo intended for animals may contain insecticides or other medications for treatment of skin conditions or parasite infestations such as fleas or mange. These must never be used on humans.
      Prenatal vitamins don't make your hair grow. Pregnant women have to start taking care of their bodies when they're pregnant, meaning stop smoking, drinking, dyeing or perming their hair SO OF COURSE their hair start growing again. But it has nothing to do with their hair, it has something to do to help the development of their unborn child.

      "Foods for Healthy Hair" - the website had moved, type it in. Two others also:
      http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/features/top-10-foods-for-healthy-hair
      http://www.menshealth.com/spotlight/hair/best-food-for-healthy-hair.php
      Fruits, vegetables, legumes, and whole grains all supply B-complex vitamins, like biotin, folic acid and vitamin B12, as well as vitamin A, copper and zinc, which are all necessary for remedying dry, brittle hair and nourishing a healthy scalp. Some prime examples of foods that contain these nutrients for healthy hair include:
      ·                     Folic Acid - asparagus, beets, broccoli, avocados, Brussels sprouts, beans, chickpeas, soybeans, lentils, oranges, fresh peas, turkey and spinach.
      ·                     Biotin - cauliflower, liver, salmon, carrots, bananas, cereals, yeast, and soy flour. Keep in mind that biotin content is reduced when food is cooked or preserved.
      ·                     Vitamin B12 - foods rich in vitamin B12 include animal protein (such as beef, lamb, and veal), clams and oysters, liver, fish, milk, and egg yolks.
      ·                     Vitamin A - butter, egg yolks, fish, fortified milk, organ meats (such as
      liver), and dark green, orange, red, and yellow fruits and vegetables, which all
      contain beta-carotene.
      . Copper - oysters and other shellfish, whole grains, beans, nuts, potatoes and organ meats are good sources of copper. Dark leafy greens, dried fruits such
      as prunes, cocoa, black pepper, and yeast are also sources of copper in the diet.
      •  Zinc – beef, eggs, liver, pork, poultry, and oysters. Also is also abundant in other high-protein foods, like cheese, legumes and nuts.
      If having a lush, beautiful mane of healthy hair is important to you, don’t just look to hot oil treatments and shine emollients. Eat these foods for healthy hair and say “bye-bye” to bad hair days.

  19. QUESTION:
    what vitamins help hair grow faster and thicker?
    my hair seems to grow extremely slow. even slower than all my friends and other people i know. what vitamins would help to make it grow faster?

    • ANSWER:
      try hair oil; it really works! put it on at nite before bed and wake up and shampoo it off. usually coconut hair oil works the best but try others to suit ur hair

  20. QUESTION:
    What would work better to make your hair grow prenatal vitamins or hair skin and nail?
    Which help your hair grow faster.
    How long will my hair grow a month if I take them?

    • ANSWER:
      this is totally gross
      but one of the best ways to grow your hair is not washing it.
      this is also gross
      but use an oily product. it works best to grow hair in a short period of time

  21. QUESTION:
    Whats the difference between letting your hair grow out naturaly, and with vitamins, in speed?
    My friend wants to grow her hair to her thighs, crazzyyyy, so her mom gave her hair vitamins. How much more faster does that make her hair grow compared to just letting it grow by itself?

    • ANSWER:
      Hair has 3 cycles.
      Grow, Rest, and Shed. Each phase of the cycle lasts a certain amount of time before entering the next. For example, Let's say your growth phase may last 2 years before entering into the Rest phase. Since hair grows at a rate of 1/2 inch per month, your hair will only grow 12 inches before entering the resting and shedding phases.
      If you let this continue naturally it will take longer for your hair to reach your desired length.
      But there is something called MSM. MSM is short for Methylsulfonylmethane. It is a sulphide which is known to naturally lengthen your hair's growth by lengthening the growth phase. Going back to the example, If your hair's growth phase is 2 years , MSM will lengthen the growth phase to 3 or maybe even 4 years before your hair enters it's rest phase. This will cause you hair to have doubled in length than it normally would have if you had let it grow out naturally.
      There are other benefits to MSM than just increasing hair growth. It helps remove toxins from the body, improve joint health, make your nails stronger and some people even report healthier skin.
      I can vouch for this. I started taking MSM about 3 months ago and after 6 weeks of use my hair was thicker & longer, my nails were stronger and my skin felt smoother.
      I definately recommend it in addition to a daily multivitamin. You can get MSM in pill or powder form but prefer the powder form because I can increase the amount if I want. Plus, I find that the powder form is more potent than the pill form. I use the Lignisul brand MSM powder. You can get it on the internet or your local health store may carry it.
      There are other vitamins that are healthy for your hair such as Biotin and Silica. You coud take them in pill form, but I just prefer to get these particular vitamins by eating certain vegetables that contain them.

  22. QUESTION:
    what are some vitamins that help your hair grow fast?
    my hair is short and im dying for longer hair. what are some great kinds of hair vitamins that help your hair grow fast? and would i need to check with my doctor before i buy them or do they work for everyone?

    • ANSWER:
      Definitely prenatal vitamins. If they hurt your stomach, take them at night, right before bed.

  23. QUESTION:
    what type of flintstones vitamins help hair grow ?
    I'm on a hair trying to keep my hair healthy so it will grow fast , but i want to take vitamins that will help itt grow faster . i hears Flintstone vitamins had some . Soo

    - What TYPE of flintstones vitamins help hair grow ??? & im 13 so i cant take real pills

    • ANSWER:
      They don't. Try Biotin pills. Im 12 and i take them and my hair has grown alot

  24. QUESTION:
    Has anyone ever tried intense grow hair vitamins ??? If so what were the results ?any other recomended pills?
    My hair is pretty darn short and I want to grow it out atleast below my shoulder length please suggest to me pills vitamins or any treatments to help my hair grow more than the normal half an inch a month

    • ANSWER:
      No idea on them. But there is a natural way to increase hair growth and to stop hair fall. If you are ineterested you can also try. Many of them told its very effective. Its just an yoga exercise for hair growth check out the site for the exercise details for hair growth

      http://yogaandasana.blogspot.com

  25. QUESTION:
    What Supplements/Vitamins make hair grow quicker??
    I know there is no "Magic Pill", to make hair grow supper quick, but I know that certian supplements and vitamins help hair grow a tad bit quicker, does anyone know which ones? Has anyone tried anything that has made it grow quicker? Thanks so much for your imput!!

    • ANSWER:
      hello OK so I'm on answers allot and i see allot of people men and women asking about hair growth so i got really tired of type it over and over so i writting an official one that i can just copy and paste to you guys...OK

      this product is called wild growth hair oil,and it all natural and it's been out for over 20 years and it really dose work... like really umm i stated using this oil in i think the 5 or 6 grade I'm in the 10 th now i know lol but umm the oil is perfect i love it to tell you the truth i think it's wonderful it's for all hair type from white,black,Asian,umm Scottish whatever the oil is really good and it works there is a site in on it i have no pic's yet but i might give some in June of 08 so my hair should be on or past my shoulders then but the all can be use for both men and woman of all ages and here the link the site it can be bought on line at the wild growth site or at some local beauty store i get mine from sally's beauty for like 7.99 and the prices may deffer on were you buy it but here's the link and i hope you guy get a look into it and try it out

      http://www.wildgrowth.com/

  26. QUESTION:
    How do I make my hair grow longer? Hair Vitamins?
    I have african american hair and it grows slowly. After great effort I've gotten it to grow to my solders while straightened. But I want it to grow even longer. What is the best way? Do hair vitamins work?
    Please name specific products.

    • ANSWER:
      No.
      Save your money instead of buying hair growth products or supplements. Vogue Dec. 2010, Vogue Feb. 2011 issue has a section on biotin, supplements, fish oil, etc. . Fish oil for example: Read the labels if they state that it contains: "one or more of the following: Cod, English Whiting, Shark."
      http://scienceblogs.com/effectmeasure/2010/03/fish_oil_or_snake_oil.php
      The FDA don't even approve of them. Because of inadequate quality control and inspection, supplements contaminated with heavy metals, pesticides, or prescription drugs have been sold to unsuspecting consumers. And FDA rules covering manufacturing quality don’t apply to the companies that supply herbs, vitamins, and other raw ingredients.
      Beginning in February 2008, they experienced one symptom after another: diarrhea, joint pain, hair loss, lung problems, and fingernails and toenails that fell off.
      http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/Consumer…
      MSN "Vitamins Can Do More Harm Than Good."
      http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16655168/wid…
      According Dr. Melissa Piliang, a dermatologist at the Cleveland Clinic. Americans spent an estimated 6 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent. Don’t let charming salon owners, seductive ads or fancy gimmicks convince you otherwise.

      CNN, Slate, Consumer Reports, MSN, YAHOO have posted them online for years how people spend billion per year on vitamins and supplements.  According to Everyday Health, here's an article that will tell you why . . . those PRODUCTS by any other name do NOT WORK.  It is false advertisements.

      Google: "Foods for Healthy Hair" - the website had moved, type it in. Two others also:
      http://www.webmd.com/skin-beauty/feature…
      http://www.menshealth.com/spotlight/hair…

      Growing healthy hair doesn't come from a bottle or pills and hair products do not speed hair growth. Any hair oil, is another form to keep hair moisturized, nothing more. If you're in HS, your hair & nails should be growing normally, and as healthily as possible, since you're eating healthy foods. But when hair isn't growing as fast, it's because they've been tempered with: chemicals, hair straightening, etc. . .

      Sources:
      I know hair. I have over 4 decades of hair know-how. I have silky, shiny, soft, smooth very healthy hair down to my knees. Previously damaged by perming & dyeing in the 80's & 90's. I've known people in their 30's whose hair stopped growing from ironing their hair in the 70's.

  27. QUESTION:
    who actually takes biotin and or prenatal vitamins to grow hair faster??
    i only want answers from people who actually tried this please! How long did it take to notice? how much faster did it grow? how long did it grow each month? im thinking about trying this oh and is it safe? please help i really want to grow my hair longer fast i really don't like my pixie cut!!

    • ANSWER:
      Yep, I've been taking biotin for three months now, but for me it was to make my skin healthier as well as my hair.

      My hair, usually, does not grow very fast (approximately 1/3 of an inch per month) but within a few weeks of starting biotin, it sped up to a "normal" growth rate (1/2 an inch per month). If you already have a normal growth rate, it will probably speed it up more than that.
      However, I didn't take it for faster hair growth but stronger hair growth, and I've definitely noticed that my hair seems stronger and doesn't fall out as much.

      My skin, which had been really, well, blah before (moderate acne) cleared up totally within about a month, but that was definitely helped by a medicated skin cream my GP put me on.

      My nails have also been growing very fast and have been a lot stronger - I cut them less than a week ago (because filing just isn't doing the job any more!!) and there's almost 5 mm of white now...

      As far as I know, it is safe to take, but make sure to talk to a pharmacist or doctor, in case any medication or vitamins you're already taking include or could be a bad mix with biotin.

      Just so you know, these are my personal experiences. It isn't likely that, if you take biotin, your reaction to it will be exactly the same.

  28. QUESTION:
    What vitamins are helpful to grow hair longer?
    I heard prenatal vitamins help your hair and nails grow. Is this true? Can someone give me a list of vitamins i should take to help my hair grow longer and healthy. By the way im a guy. I am currently taking the prenatal vitamins.

    • ANSWER:
      Nutrilite Complex for Hair, Skin & Nails
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  29. QUESTION:
    what vitamins help hair grow longer and faster?
    have average thin curly hair and i wanted to grow it out really long what vitamins help the hair growth system???

    • ANSWER:

  30. QUESTION:
    Is the vitamins Hair, skin and nails makes the hair grow or just make it look healthier?
    I dont want hair growth, just make my hair looks healthier.. you know.
    And is it okay for me, 15, to take them? Or am I too young?
    And do they work (make the hair softer, healthier, shinier)?

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamin E is very good for you and especially for your hair skin and nails but please don't waste your money on pills.

      There are many excellent natural sources of Vitamin E which are far better, these include Wheat Germ Oil, Almonds, Safflower Oil, Corn Oil, Soybean Oil, Turnip greens, Mango, Peanuts, Broccoli, Dandelion greens, Pistachio nuts, Spinach and Kiwi to name a few.

      Much research has been done on vitamin pills in recent years and it is a huge con and manufacturers are making mega bucks out of the people who buy them and they are of very little use.

  31. QUESTION:
    Do prenatal vitamins help hair grow?
    I'm not pregnant, but I've heard that prenatal vitamins help your hair grow faster. Is this true? If it is, would there be any side effects or dangers if I started taking them since I'm not pregnant? Or if anyone has any ideas on how I could get my hair to grow please let me know! I already take Biotin vitamins. Please & thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      everyone's body is different. someone i know gained weight, someone lost weight. i take the biotin also and it works for me. hair can only really grow so fast.

  32. QUESTION:
    do prenatal vitamins help hair grow faster? if so how much faster? arethey safe to take it your NOT pregnant?
    My hair seems like it just wont grow! ive been told these work, but im not pregnant. will it be safe for me to take these? if not what other tips are there to increase hair growth speed?

    • ANSWER:
      Let me just start out by saying yes they are safe to take they are just vitamins and they make your hair grow 2xs faster than normal because your body is getting so many nutrients at once it causes a chemical change in your body which speeds up the growth of hair and nails . My friend took some like a couple weeks before she got married and her hair grew fast

  33. QUESTION:
    What kinda vitamins make hair grow?
    I need my hair to grow two or more inches In 40 days. It's graduation, and the length now is complicated. Help??

    • ANSWER:

  34. QUESTION:
    Can I use ''Biotin'' along with ''hair vitamins'' to grow hair?

    • ANSWER:
      yes, there are no side affects to overdosing on biotin.
      but a quicker way to grow hair is to just take a regular amount of biotin or a multi-vitamin (which contains biotin), drink lots of water, and get regular trims...
      good luck!

  35. QUESTION:
    How much does hair grow daily/weekly/monthly when you take a lot of vitamins?
    I know hair is supposed to grow an average of .44 mm per day, without vitamins or special treatment. How much does it grow per day when you add hair vitamins and lots of other healthy treatments (ex. weekly deep conditioning, organic and gentle shampoos, fish oil capsules, hair multivitamins, prenatal pills, neem capsules, etc.)?

    • ANSWER:
      Your hair grows according to your gene makeup. Also, the inside roots must have enough blood flow to even grow, so, your hair may grow slower or faster depending on your genetic makeup.
      Nothing will speed hair growth, don't bother with the commercials!

  36. QUESTION:
    How to make hair grow faster?
    Anyways, I lost a bet to my girlfriend and she got to spend an hour with me naked and blind folded. And she shaved me, completely. All my pubic, leg, arm, underarm, and chest hair. I don't mind the loss of my chest, underarm, and arm hair. But the legs and pubic hair is driving me crazy. I read a long time ago that eating certain vitamins grows hair faster. What are they? and do you know any other methods?

    • ANSWER:
      I've used prenatal vitamins, although i don't know how that's work for you... but there are pills that are specifically for hair/nails, you'd just have to clip your nails more often if you don't want them long. They can be ordered or bought from your local drug store, just ask the person behind the counter.

  37. QUESTION:
    prenatal vitamins, hair grow when NOT PREGNANT?
    do prenatal vitamins really work to make hair grow?

    only answer if you were NOT PREGNANT when talking the medicine.

    thanks for any info
    if were pregnant while taking them, please tell that you were.

    • ANSWER:
      yes it does help

  38. QUESTION:
    Do prenatal vitamins make hair grow longer faster?
    I want to grow my hair out long in like a month..any tips on how to do that without getting extentions?

    • ANSWER:
      Okay hear goes........No prenatal vitamins will not make you hair grow faster or longer. However the prenatal vitamins will help keep your hair healthy there fore it will become longer faster because it isn't beaking off at the ends as bad. Another way to keep your hair growing faster is to keep it trimmed on the ends. Split ends are gone and hair is healther. Good luck to you and I hope this helps. :)

  39. QUESTION:
    does hair formula 37 work? Is it true that vitamins will not help your hair grow faster?
    I would like medical advice from anyone who is a doctor or other health care specialist. I just want to know if hair vitamins are medically proven to work.

    • ANSWER:
      Eating a healthy diet will make your hait grow faster simply because you are healthy. As for formula 37, remember: if it's too good to be true, then it probably is.

      Luck!

  40. QUESTION:
    Prenatal vitamins to grow hair?
    Not pregnant but I was wondering if it would be okay to take prenatal vitamins for my hair to grow, while I still take my birth control pills?
    Or what other vitamins cab I take to make my hair grow longer? Ty!

    • ANSWER:
      You get answers for such questions, but really try to understand,
      nothing is clinically proved.

      You would go this way, while you understand that you are the only
      guarantor of the turn-out, not any of these advisers at answers.yahoo.com

      good luck.

  41. QUESTION:
    Do the California Natural Hair Vitamins actually make your hair grow just longer, just stronger, or both?
    I've always wanted to have longer hair, & i have seen reviews on the vitamins, but im not really sure if they make your hair longer or just help with breakage & split ends.

    • ANSWER:
      The don't make your hair longer. Hair grows out from your head at the same rate, about 1/2 inch a month. They MIGHT make your hair a bit stronger, if you're vitamin deficient, which will help prevent breakage, but if you blowdry, and hot iron your hair, you'll still have breakage and split ends, because the heat damages your hair.

      Try Herbal Essence hair strengthening shampoo. Blue bottle, with "pearl essence" in it. It helps strengthen your hair a bit, and try to minimize blow drying and hot irons.

      Save your money on the vitamins, the ads are to make you buy the stuff, the vitamins don't make that big a difference.

  42. QUESTION:
    do biotin vitamins help to grow hair faster?
    do biotin vitamins (for healthy hair, skin, and nails) actually help hair grow?? =)

    • ANSWER:
      Im not sure if it does. But it is good for you! so take it anyway!
      One thing i do reccommend that i have tried myself is Baby Johnsons Shampoo
      Yes, i know it sounds silly but it really does work!

  43. QUESTION:
    What vitamins make hair grow ?
    I have mid back length hair. But i want to grow it really long. What foods or vitamins help hair grow quicker?
    And i have heard hair has a terminal length where hair will go no longer is this true?
    And also any hair tips?
    Thanks everyone ;D

    • ANSWER:
      Vitamins for Hair Loss/growth
      http://geebal.blogspot.com/2007/10/vitamins-for-hair-loss.html

      check the links below for natural homemade beauty tips to:-- How can you get a faster hair growth
      http://geebal.blogspot.com/2007/01/hair-growth.html

  44. QUESTION:
    What helps your hair grow faster? Hair Vitamins?
    Does anyone know what you can do to make you hair grow faster? I am starting to use Hair, Skin vitamins.

    • ANSWER:
      to grow it fasterrr try hair oil; it really works! put it on at nite before bed and wake up and shampoo it off. usually coconut hair oil works the best but try others to suit ur hair

  45. QUESTION:
    How much hair growth did you get from taking prenatal vitamins?
    I heard so much about prenatal vitamins growing hair. How much growth did you get from taking them? How long do you have to wait to see results?

    • ANSWER:
      Prenatal vitamins DO NOT help your hair grow faster. The only reason why preggo ladies hair grows super-fast has to do with their hormones, not the vitamin itself.

      Sad to tell you, won't be any less. Same time.

      There's really no way of accelerating your hair growth... Even though many products out there do claim to help your hair grow faster they just "Promote Regular hair growth"

      There are many things you might be doing that might slow down your regular hair growth (Such as a poor diet, smoking, stress, lack of sleep, etc.) so that's a good way to start... Here's a few things you can do to get your hair growing again. NATURAL things...

      -Start eating many fruits and veggies (Especially the dark ones which are higher in Anti-Oxidants that work wonders for the health of hair)

      -Cut down on stress and try to relax, start or continue exercising and get at least 8 hours of sleep a day. The more you stress about your hair the less it will grow, as ironic as it sounds stress automatically slows down hair growth.

      -Get a multivitamin specifically for that (GNC has a very good Hair, skin and nails formula, but take into consideration that these won't work by themselves as long as you are not carrying a healthy diet.

      Regular hair growth is a process just because hair growth is the first thing that the body slows down in order to keep energy for much more important organs in your body like your brain, lungs and heart, there's no miracle shampoo that will give you 5 inches of hair in 1 week, but there's many ways to definitely make it better as I mentioned.

      Hope this helps.

  46. QUESTION:
    How to re-grow hair? What vitamins should i Take?
    Any advice or advices what should i do?

    • ANSWER:
      To make it look longer you can straighten it (which can damage your hair and cause split ends) or you can buy hair extensions... clip-in ones are best.

      To make your hair grow faster you have to have patience because it doesn't happen drastically overnight. What you can do:

      > Take biotin - go to a health shop and buy some, they aren't too expensive either. Biotin has been called 'Food for hair' because it speeds up the process of hair growth.

      > Consume more protein. Hair is made from protein. Protein rich foods consist of: meat, eggs, nuts and beans.

      > Don't brush your hair too much! If you're going to brush your hair then it's always best to use a wide-toothed comb. You can buy these from pharmacies.

      > Give your head a massage twice a day. In the morning and at night to stimulate blood flow.

      >Don't straighten your hair too often or even better not at all. This causes split ends and damages your hair. However when you straighten your hair use heat protection.

      > If you put your hair up, don't put it up too tight or this will put too much strain on your hair and pull it out. Put it up loosely.

      > Use bobbles without metal attachments. You can buy them without them. Your hair can get caught in the metal bits and pull it out.

      > Leave your hair to dry naturally. Using the hairdryer causes heat damage just like straighteners.

      > Condition your hair every time you wash it. This makes your hair more smooth and less brittle therefore less likely for breakage to occur.

      > Only use shampoo on your scalp, not on your length. This causes frizziness and brittleness therefore breakage.

      Hope I've helped :)

  47. QUESTION:
    will drinking vitamins make my hair grow faster?
    i started eating maxi-hair vitamins for 2 days, any idea how much faster its making my hair grow? ..have you tried vitamins? i had a bad haircut and cant wait for long hair..

    what tips do u have to make it grow fast?
    thanks :)

    • ANSWER:
      yes, it works miricles!

  48. QUESTION:
    When taking ''vitamins to grow hair'', do they have side effects?

    • ANSWER:
      Well it depnds on which vitamin you are taking. I have never heard of anyone taking certain vitamins to grow their hair before. But I know certain shampoos contain vitamins so as long as you stick with the vitamins seen and follow the directions, you will be okay.

  49. QUESTION:
    Prenatal vitamins help grow hair?
    Let's say I started taking prenatal vitamins tomorrow.
    Should I see results by August? And about how long would it grow?

    Is it possible to grow a whole inch?

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    Prenatal vitamins helping hair grow?
    I have heard that prenatal vitamins help hair grow significantly. Is this true? What are other side effects of taking these vitamins, and is it ok to do even if you are not pregnant? What if you take them while you are on the birth control pill?
    Where can I get them?
    Where can I get them?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes prenatal vitamins do an amazing job making your hair grow, and they benefit your nails and skin as well. Their purpose is to supply a pregnant woman and her child with all the nutrients she may not be getting in her diet, so that's all they are is a mega vitamin. The only known side effect is nausea in some people because of their high iron concentration. Eat some crackers or dry toast before you take them to combat that. Because they do not contain any hormones or hormone related chemicals they will not interfere with your BC pills. They are safe for men as well.