What vitamins to take? : )

CSweetsCSweets Registered Users Posts: 10
So I've been wanting to grow my hair out to the length it was before I chopped it all off. It used to be down by my elbows and oh how I miss it all! :crybaby: I was just wondering what kind of vitamins I need to take to help my hair grow faster? I appreciate all the help! God bless! :toothy7:
Live For Today, But Look Forward To Tomorrow. And Also, Don't Forget To Smile.

Type 3b hair!

Currently Using:
Suave Shampoo & Conditioner (Whatever scent I'm feeling)
Herbal Essences TT Mousse

Current Goal:
I grew all my natural curls out finally! Now time to grow it out to the middle of my back!! :toothy7:

2 Years of Curliness!!!!


  • curlicarlycurlicarly Registered Users Posts: 242 Curl Connoisseur
    Try biotin, MSM, fish oil, and multivitamins. You could also try GNC nourshair vitamins (I've never tried these though)
    3b/c coarse, porous (I think), and THICK! Mod CG since: 10/11/08
    Avoiding humectants and protein!
  • MissConstruedMissConstrued Registered Users Posts: 323
    Last month I started a regimen of MSM w/ Glucosamine and Biotin, since then my hair has grown almost an inch. Yesterday I added Omega-3 Fish Oil to the mix and upped the dosage of the MSM and Biotin. I'm taking 2400 mg of Omega-3, 2000 mg of MSM, and 2000 mcg of Biotin. You will have to adjust your dosage of whatever you take to suit your body, taking to much of one or another will make you break out.

    MSM is supposed to extend your hair's growth period; Biotin is supposed to thicken your hair shaft, and Omega-3 Fish Oil helps with growth and shine. Good luck!
    "The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable."

    Hair type: 3C
    I am a serial cutter :help:
  • katieheinekenkatieheineken Registered Users Posts: 15
    I take a multivitamin I got from GNC, fish oil, and a super B vitamin.
  • nikkimwnikkimw Registered Users Posts: 113
    I took a multivitamin for hair and nails called Perfectil (but I think a lot of brands have their own version of it) for 30 days. Then I switched to a regular multivitamin and fish oil. I have noted a difference in growth and shine. The hair specific vits work, just don't take it for too long. Maybe a month or two, then switch to regular multivits and that should be enough.

    HTH :wave:
    3A. Total PJ :love5: ! Modified CG (low poo 2-3x a month)
    Goal : BSL dry Current: SL
    Biotique Biowalnut/BioKelp, VO5 Condish, Aveda Be Curly/Aloe Vera Gel, Aveda Phomollient (day2 and 3),Water w/ AVG +Rosemary + lavender DT: Macadamia oil w/ Rosemary + lavender EO

    PW : curlygirl
  • Noelle1966Noelle1966 Registered Users Posts: 87
    Curly - I use prenatal vitamins. They seem to work pretty good.
    3A. I like Wella Kolestral. I also like a lot of products made by Nexxus.
  • SandraDgroovySandraDgroovy Registered Users Posts: 139
    I take GNC Ultra Nourishair vitamins, along with flax seed oil.
    Sandra, RN & fitness competitor.

    Transitioning since 4/2008, with no plans to BC


  • HappyNappyEHappyNappyE Registered Users Posts: 108
    So happy that so many women are patronizing GNC as I am a store manager there! ;) The current GNC supps I take are:
    Ultra Mega Active
    Fish Oil
    Vit E
    This regimen does change from time to time.
    *No heat until July 9, 2009(my bday)!* SL Challenge :colors:
    ~shea butta baby~
    :sad9:I'm such a PJ!
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  • Icey6Icey6 Registered Users Posts: 4
    Daily multi vitamin (One a Day Women's) and Fish Oil - Omega 3 supps...fish oil will make your hair and nails grow REALLY fast.
  • Rebecca 1995Rebecca 1995 Registered Users Posts: 118
    vitamin e, vitamin b, and a multivitamin
    Hair type: 2c - 3b!! o and its thick =]]

    Currently Using:
    -John Frieda Daily Nourishment leave-in conditioning spray
    -Alberto VO5 Curvaceous Curls Styling Mousse
    -Living Proof No Frizz, Wave Shaping/Curl Defining Styling Cream (thick to coarse hair)
  • Jencurl86Jencurl86 Registered Users Posts: 7
    If you stop taking MSM and/or Biotin, will that cause shedding? Or will you have to continuously take them to keep the thickness or length of your hair? Im thinking of starting them and I would really like to know...thanks!
  • DarinaDarina Registered Users Posts: 71
    You can check out Evening Primrose Oil. It's often recommended in my thyroid support group since a lot of low thyroid sufferers lose hair...
    2a/b, coarse, high density
    no idea on porosity
    protein & oil-sensitive
    giving CG another go as of July 2009
    (previously on modified CG)

    Current Experiment:
    Co-wash - Biolage Conditioning Balm, Suave Naturals Wild Cherry Blossom
    Rinse-out - Biolage Conditioning Balm, AOHR
    Leave-in - Biolage Conditioning Balm, JCS Nourish & Shine
    Style - Deva Arc Angell, KCCC
    DT - condish/avg/honey mix, Ojon RHT

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