If you follow the natural hair world, you may have noticed a boom in the talk about a vitamin named Hairfinity. All of my favorite YouTubers, celebrities, and even some of my friends on Facebook, are all on or have once been on a Hairfinity journey. I can’t blame them. Hairfinity has proven itself to work. Although different people report different, not so flattering, side effects, they all report quick and easy hair growth. It’s hard not to get sucked into the dream of taking vitamins and magically having long luxurious hair. But one thing I can’t get sucked into is that price. Twenty-four dollars for a 30 day supply, not including shipping and handling. I’m frugal. I’d rather spend my money on a vacation. So I turned to the source for a better option. I promise, there is nothing you can’t learn from YouTube.
Turns out, Hairfinity is not that special. In essence, it’s only a multivitamin with a whole lot of biotin. So I hit my local CVS (I had a $2 off coupon) for substitute vitamin. And wouldn’t you know, it wasn’t even hard to find. While in the vitamin aisle, I came across this baby. A Hair, Skin & Nail vitamin for $13.29. It was as if it knew I was looking for a bargain hair vitamin and threw in the skin and nails just for fun.
The label immediately pulled me in. But I’m no fool. I wanted to see how it compared to Hairfinity. If it didn’t have the same or similar ingredients, it wasn’t going to cut it for me. I wanted the same results as my YouTube celebs.
Although the Sundown brand fell a little short in the dosage of vitamins, it did include all of the same vitamins as Hairfinity, plus some that Hairfinity didn’t include, so I thought it was still worth a try. In addition, the Sundown brand has more biotin than Hairfinty, which is the key vitamin to hair growth.
According to Hairfinity’s website:
” [Biotin] is an essential water-soluble B vitamin. Biotin has come to be known for its role in the health and beauty of Hair, Skin and Nails. It promotes healthy hair growth and protects against dryness. It also increases the elasticity of the hair’s cortex, thus preventing breakage. However, biotin also has other uses. It is involved in carbon dioxide transfer and therefore essential to the metabolism of carbohydrate and fat. Biotin can be found in beans, breads, cauliflower, egg yolks, fish, kidney, legumes, liver, meat, dairy products, nuts, oatmeal, oysters, peanut butter, poultry, and whole grains.
In addition to Biotin, there are other vitamins that can promote healthy hair growth such as Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamins A, C, and D, and more.”
Biotin is great for growing hair at a fast rate. Just check out Chary Jay’s hair growth with 1 bottle of Hairfinty or India’s, from My Natural Sistas, hair growth in 6 months on a Biotin and an MSM supplement. There are many other reviews on YouTube that you can check out as well, but I wanted to share with you two of the people that I follow who had noticeable growth from Biotin.
Some of the other Youtube people that I follow also addressed some not so great side effects, like BEYOUTifulByM who got terrible acne from taking the Hairfinity vitamins. Some people suggest increasing water intake to combat acne while taking Biotin, but there is no creditable information on this topic since scientific studies don’t support an association between biotin and acne. If a person does not have a vitamin deficiency, it is not necessary to take a vitamin supplement. If a doctor has not prescribed biotin, multivitamins, or any other supplement and it is causing unwanted side effects, it is recommended to stop taking them.
So far, I haven’t had any negative side effects from taking the Sundown Natural’s supplement. I have only been taking them for one week, but I already like them better than the Once Daily Multivitamin I was previously taking. It is recommended to take the Sundown supplement 3 times a day in conjunction with a meal. So far, I am not getting the nauseous feeling from the Sundown vitamin that I would always get with the daily vitamin.
Today, I decided to do a length check so that I can document my growth and see if the vitamins work to speed up my hair growth. My hair measured in at 10 inches, give or take a few centimeters, around my whole head.
The average person’s hair grows about a half of an inch per month. Based on what I’ve noticed in my hair journey, I’m either not retaining all of my length, or my hair doesn’t grow at that rate. Maybe the new vitamins will help. I’ll come back in about a month with another length check to see the progress.
What are your thoughts on taking vitamins for hair growth? Some people are for it, other are against it. Would you take the same route I did and purchase a similar supplement, or would you rather purchase Hairfinity? Or would you rather just let your hair grow at the rate it naturally does? Let me know in the comment section.
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If you’d like to try the Sundown vitamins, you can find them here: Click Here to Purchase
Update: I wasn’t able to keep up with the regimen of taking 3 vitamins a day to see if the Sundown brand had the same effect as Haifinity. I did notice some growth, but it wasn’t as drastic as the growth people reported from taking Hairfinity. I’m not sure if that is because they don’t measure up, or because I didn’t take them as often as recommended. Has anyone been able to stick to a different brand of vitamins and seen growth? Please share in the comments.
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