When it comes to trendy vitamins, I tend to wait for a personal recommendation before I just start taking random stuff, as I want to make sure I’m not going to sprout horns or die or something. So the Kardashians weren’t a good enough recommendation for me, as I can’t call them up and be like ‘Hey Khloe, did those vitamins turn your skin blue?’ But when my bestie ordered them and said they were fantastic, then yeah, I was willing to give them a try.
I had been taking a Biotin supplement for a while leading up to my wedding, and it did a good job on my hair and nails, but then the effects started tapering off and eventually I quit taking them. I was looking around for something else, when in walks SugarBearHair. Recommended by excellent people like the aforementioned Kardashians and my bestie, I figured why not? They were cheaper than the conglomeration of vitamins I had been taking, and if they worked in my bestie’s hair and didn’t have any weird side effects, I might as well give them a try. If nothing else, it would give me something to blog about.
Being the skeptical consumer that I am, I perused the nutrition info and the ingredient list before I purchased, to make sure there wasn’t anything super weird in them – I suggest you do the same, Fledglings, as it’s good to be informed about what’s going into your body. Finding nothing to set off any red flags for me, and really happy that they’re gummy vitamins, I ordered the pack with the best value, a three-month supply, and started my new regimen.
Now, my hair doesn’t have a ton of issues. Sometimes I get split ends. It’s really long and thick on its own, so I wasn’t really looking for it to get thicker, but it could stand to be a little more shiny and easier to comb. SugarBearHair also purports to help out your nails, which was far more interesting to me. My nails are prone to being thin and ‘layering,’ where the top layer flakes off of them and they get really weak. They don’t tend to grow very long on their own, before they chip or break off and I have to cut them.
I’ve been taking the vitamins for a little over a month now – one in the morning, one at night, per package instructions – and I have to say I’m impressed. My hair definitely looks shiny, though it’s less wavy, which makes me just a bit sad. It’s always had a natural wave to it, but now it’s a lot straighter. Then again, the extra shine is really nice, so I guess it’s a balance. At this length, I usually have a lot of split ends, something that hasn’t happened, so that’s great news!
But the big news is my nails, guys. My sad, thin, layering nails. They look awesome! My thumbs still layer a little, likely because of me using them to pick at various things and putting strain on them, but they’ve been growing really nicely lately and not chipping unless I really hit one with something. My cuticles look good too, and they used to be pretty gnarly.
I haven’t had any kind of side effects or weirdness from the SugarBearHair vitamins at all, so I’m very happy about that. They’re electric blue, and they have a kind of ‘blue raspberry’ flavor that’s very candy-like. Yes, they cost about $30 a month (there’s a discount if you buy three months at a time), but check this: if you look at all the vitamins and nutrients the gummies provide, then try to go to the drug store and buy good-quality supplements in the same amounts, you’d end up paying a lot more, and slogging down a handful of pills every day. These guys average to about 50 cents a gummy. For the results I’m getting, this is a good value.
People have asked if my hair sheds less, and I have to say no, at least not at this point. It doesn’t shed more either, it’s about the same amount. I did take their advice and throw out my old, probably filthy hairbrush and start using a comb instead, and I now braid my hair at night so it doesn’t get tangled while I sleep, which has assisted with keeping it manageable. But I still have to clean out my comb after detangling my hair, and that’s likely due to the fact that my hair is 1) already pretty thick, and 2) down to the middle of my back. That’s some very heavy hair, and I can feel it putting pressure on my scalp if I do an updo and don’t settle it just right. Nobody’s skin can handle that kind of pressure for too terribly long.
If you have thinner hair, I can tell you that my bestie’s hair got SO MUCH thicker and fuller. Her curls are gorgeously defined now, and she looks more fab than usual. So it seems like SugarBearHair can cure whatever is ailing your hair, whether it’s frizz, split ends, or thin hair, and for reals, y’all, my nails look great. Adding these little gummies to your existing hair routine is likely to get good results.