Everyone seeking hair growth supplements would like to get the best out of what they are willing to spend. Of course, no one wants to pay too much for too little. Before we do that, lets take a look at what they really are and what they should do to our hair so that we are informed beforehand. I will break this down in simple language.

What are supplements

Many people assume that once they start taking hair growth supplements they can as well continue eating their normal diet and keep to their habits which caused their hair problems. This is a completely wrong perception. A hair supplement is a vitamin added to your diet in order to enhance hair growth. It is not a replacement to the vitamins that you get from food. You should eat a proper diet

and if need be, take a supplement as a booster and not a replacement.

Who should take them and why?

Before we jump right in, first you need to know the causes of your hair loss. It could be hormonal, genetic, side effects of a medication, illnesses like stress and thyroid problems or poor diet.

If you are losing hair because of health problems, you should address that first by visiting your doctor. You may eventually not need the supplements anyway. Seek your doctor`s advice.

But if your diet is the issue, then you need to eat right and drink lots of water. Ensure that your diet has foods rich in Vitamins A, B,C,D and E, Omega 3, Iron, Zinc and proteins. You may at the beginning use supplements as you adjust your diet but once you have addressed your deficiency, there is really no evidence to show that these supplements will boost your hair growth if you don’t have a deficiency.

So in a nut shell, Hairgrowth supplements should be taken by people who have a deficiency in the above named nutrients to really see changes. The Best way to know if you have a deficiency is to consult your doctor.

What to look for in a hair growth supplement.

Now you have checked everything else and come to a conclusion that you need a hair growth supplement. You wonder where to start because you don’t know what to look for in a saturated market, well, here are some tips that will help you pick a good supplement.

When you look for a hair growth supplement, it should at least have the following ingredients (in no particular order of priority);-

  1. Biotin 2-5 mg (2000 – 5000 µg) at least – Biotin helps in the production of Keratin which is a hair protein responsible for strength texture and growth.
  2. Vitamins A – Nourishes the scalp by producing natural oil sebum which moisturizes your scalp.
  3. Vitamin B1,B2,B5 and Niacin – Nourish the hair follicles.
  4. Vitamin B6 – for healthy scalp.
  5. Vitamin E – Locks moisture and encourages the repair of damaged follicles.
  6. Folic acid – Increases the production of hair follicles.
  7. Collagen – Protects the cells within the follicles.
  8. Omega 3 fatty acids – Nourishes the hair and helps in regrowth. It also adds a silky shine to your hair.
  9. Iron – Helps the body to produce hemoglobin which carries oxygen for the growth and repair of cells including those that stimulate hair growth.
  10. Protein – Hair is made up of protein and thus it needs it to repair tissues and construct new ones.

Now that you have and idea of what you should be looking for, lets get to it and compare the current top sellers in the market.

Comparison of top seller hair growth supplements

This is a compilation of the 5 top seller supplements in Amazon.com as at July 2019. They are in no particular order.

1. Vitamaze amazing life BIOTIN +ZINC +SELENIUM

This product is made in Germany and contains 365 tablets and each tablet contains :-

  • 10.000 µg biotin
  • 10.00 mg Zinc
  • 55.00 µg Selenium.

– Meant to improve your hair, skin,nails and eyesight.

– It can also be used by vegans.

– It is highly dosed without artificial fertilizer or pollutants and is sugar free.



2. COSPHERA HAAR VITAMINE (HAIR VITAMINS )

This product contains 120 capsules and per recommended dose there is :-

  • Thiamine (Vitamin B1)………….6,34mg
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2)……………..5mg
  • Niacin(Vitamin B)……………………30mg
  • Pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5)..100mg
  • Vitamin B6……………………………….5mg
  • Biotin (Vitamin B7)………………5000µg
  • Folic acid (Vitamin B9)…………..200µg
  • Vitamin C……………………………….40mg
  • Vitamin E……………………………….18mg
  • Iron…………………………………….10,5mg
  • Copper…………………………………….1mg
  • Manganese………………………………1mg
  • Selenium………………………………..55µg
  • Zinc………………………………………10mg
  • Bamboo extract……………………..50mg
  • Vitamin A…………………………….800µg
  • Borussia………………………………….1mg
  • L -cystine………………………………..6mg
  • Green tea extract…………………100mg
  • Millet seed extract……………….250mg
  • Methylsulfonylmethan…………100mg

 

The product is also Gluten free, Lactose free and is NOT genetically modified.

3. Nu U Nutrition – Biotin. 

This product is made in UK and contains 365 tablets. Each tablet contains :-

  • Pure Biotin….10.000µg

This product is Suitable for Vegeterians and Vegans, Gluten and Wheat free, Allergen free, Gelatin free, Lactose free and Not genetically modified.

4.Haar Vitamine (Hair Vitamins) 

This product has 60 Capsules and every 2 capsules contain :-

  • Niacin……………………………..32mg
  • Vitamin B6………………………1.7mg
  • L- Cysteine………………………30mg
  • Pantothenic Acid………………..6mg
  • Copper……………………………….1mg
  • Zinc…………………………………10mg
  • Biotin………………………………150µg
  • VitaminA…………………………800µg
  • Selenium……………………………55µg
  • Millet seed extrtact…………….30mg
  • Fenugreek seed………………..140mg
  • Jijuiba extract……………………20mg
  • Ginko Biloba extract…………..10mg
  • Methylsulfonylmethan……….30mg
  • Brewer´s yeast powder…….200mg
  • Auricularia fruit extract………10mg

 

This top cost product is manufactured only in Germany by Vihado GmbH.

5.  Bears with Benefits AH – MAZING HAIR VITAMINS BIOTIN 

This product contains 150g of gummy bears. Recommended dosage is 2 gummy bears a day. Every dose consists of :-

  • Carbohydrates………….4.4g
  • Biotin………………..10.000µg
  • Vitamin A……………..2100 iu
  • Vitamin C………………..20mg
  • Vitamin E……………….16.5 iu
  • Vitamin B5………………5.2mg
  • Vitamin B6…………………2mg
  • Iodine………………………42µg
  • Choline…………………….40µg
  • Inositol……………………..40µg
  • Vitamin B12………………..6µg
  • Folic Acid………………..260µg
  • Zinc………………………..2.7mg

This product is :- Gluten free, Lactose free, 100% Vegan, Dyes free, Gelatin free and titanium dioxide free. It has also NOT been tested on animals.

Take away

Whichever supplement you feel will fit your needs, go for it. But don’t forget to take care of your health and hair in general. Without that, your supplements won’t really help much. Did i leave a stone unturned or would you like me to expound on something? Whatever the case may be, don’t hesitate to contact me or leave a comment and i will get back to you.

  1. Hi,

    I saw my doctor last time for hair loss and he prescribed biotin for me. He said I should start to see results in 30 days, a month.

    I took it for 2 months and still see no results. Maybe I should ask him about the product you recommend.

    • Hi Kelyee, thanks for stopping by. I`m glad you found useful information.It is always advisable to seek medical opinion regarding suppliments and medication before taking them. You could compare the ingredients of what your suppliments had to what the recommendations have and seek your doctor`s opinion.

    • Thanks for this article, it’s very timely for me as I started to lose hair soon after giving birth. I especially liked reading the breakdown of the vitamins and what they help with. Many thanks for such a great article.

      • Hi Sam, thanks for stopping by and I’m glad you found useful information here. Your hair fall out could probably be as a result of your hormones. You probably had fuller hair during pregnancy. Now the hair you got then have reached their final growth stage! Don’t worry, your hair will be alright.

  2. Hi Janet,

    That‘s such an informative article! Finally found a website about hair growth supplements. Didn’t know how simple it is to solve hair problems, since I’m on a keto-diet I lost a lot of hair, like you said we need to eat right. I’m glad that the one Biotin is sugar-free.
    Thanks to your page, now I know which supplement to look for.

    • Hi Anh – Tu,
      Thanks for reading through. I’m glad you found useful information here and I also learned something new! Never heard of a Keto diet, will check that out and see what it’s all about.

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