I tried them for one month.
There are a lot of claims on how to grow your hair out fast: massaging your head upside down with warmed-up coconut oil, incorporating more fatty acids in your diet, and even taking prenatal vitamins which are rich in folic acid. When it comes down to it though, I’m inclined to agree you are what you eat. With that being said, eating healthy is a known way for better skin, nails, and hair – and well.. an all-around better you! This is where Hairfinity claims to help out.
At first I was curious – with over 3.8 million likes on their Facebook page and a celebrity endorsement from Kim Kardashian it’s clear there’s a ton of buzz over these $25-per-month hair supplements. So, great product or great marketing campaign?
On their website they explain, “[the supplement] fills in the gaps left by your regular diet to provide your body with the nutrition it needs to grow healthy hair. Each ingredient in Hairfinity Healthy Hair Vitamins was specifically chosen for the special role it plays in helping create the ideal environment for healthy hair to thrive.” These ingredients namely being vitamins A, C, and D, Calcium, Riboflavin, and of course Folic Acid and Biotin – the two major supplements which are prescribed in the beauty world.
After chopping my hair at the beginning of 2015 and keeping it styled in a long-bob throughout the year I was ready to get my long strands back. Fast forward one month, I’ve been taking the recommended 2 pills per day. So – do they work?
I figured my hair looked longer but didn’t want to be influenced by a placebo effect. With an exact 38 days between hair appointments (don’t judge, red fades quick) I asked my hairdresser to take a look and be the judge of how much my hair had grown over the month before telling her I had been trying the supplement.
One inch! From the look of my roots she was surprised how rapidly my hair had grown out since my visit 5 weeks earlier.
So, in comparison to the usual growth rate of a quarter to a half inch per month that hair generally grows at, it’s obvious that these supplements had made a difference for me.
In addition, I noticed my nails had grown crazy fast as well. Naturally, I have brittle nails which never seem to grow much further past my tips without splitting or chipping. While I did have gel nails on over the month of December (and embarrassingly didn’t have them filled in) I could see the growth rate was much quicker than usual. Also, once I took the nails off I noticed the strength and condition of them had greatly improved.
So, is Hairfinity the wonder pill that everyone should take? Yes and no. I had success with the supplement with zero side effects. Clear skin, longer hair, and stronger nails – I’ll admit that it seems I have reaped all the benefits promoted by this product. On the other hand, I remain skeptical of the supplement industry for two reasons. First, they’re expensive. And second, I watched a documentary on how you pretty much pee out all of the supplements you take.
I’m not (nor am I at all claiming to be) a medical expert so please take this review from one beauty writer (Guinea pig) to another. Patience is a virtue and eating a well-rounded diet including fish and leafy greens should put you on the right track towards healthier hair. If you’re looking for a boost healthier looking hair they’re worth a go but please remember to consult a professional and always listen to your body if they’re not working for you. And, if all else fails I would point you to getting extensions – the same price as a three month supply and surely what Kim K. is wearing in her photo anyways.
Thoughts, questions, concerns? I’d love to hear them.