When dealing with hair shedding, we wanted to find out if it’s better to attack the problem internally with a vitamin or topically with a serum. So, we reached out to HAIRtamin’s co-founders and CEO’s Leyla Milani and Lilly Ghalichi. Aside from having the most enviable locks, these ladies know all about hair growth, including what’s most effective. Here is their take on whether you should use a vitamin vs serum for your hair!
Vitamins vs Serums for Hair
When it comes to what’s best for hair growth, vitamins and serums work differently. “Our supplements are formulated with essential vitamins, minerals, and super antioxidants that work from the inside out to nourish the body to in turn promote faster, healthier, and thicker hair growth. Our new Scalp Serum is formulated with some of the same nutrients you’ll find in our hair growth supplements. What makes it unique is our patented growth complex that contains key phytonutrients that can only be used in a topical solution. Together, they’re a powerhouse hair health system that will give you a complete inner/outer approach to hair wellness.”
Differences Between Topical and Internal for Hair Growth
“One you would take orally, while the other is a topical solution you apply to your scalp. Using that in addition to our hair vitamins such as Advanced Formula and Gummy Stars, you are getting up to 22 potent, bioavailable nutrients that not only help with hair growth and retention but also serve as multivitamins for your body to help boost the immune system. With our Scalp Serum, you are targeting the root cause of hair thinning/hair loss at the skin level which is poor scalp micro-circulation, scalp irritation, follicle aging, blocked follicles, and DHT, which is a natural hormone our bodies produce that contributes to premature hair loss and thinning,” they continue.
The best regimen for hair growth is ordering the combo. You can’t win the hair loss battle without making sure you’re giving your body what it needs. “It’s easier said than done but it always starts with a healthy lifestyle,” note Leyla and Lilly. We’ve heard it before and it’s still true. “That means getting plenty of rest, reducing stress, eating a well-balanced diet, and staying hydrated.”
They agree it isn’t always that easy, which is why a supplement is key. “Let’s be honest, in our fast-paced world, it’s nearly impossible to get all that our body needs to perform optimally. That’s why we supplement but not all supplements are created equal. Most, unfortunately, are not being fully absorbed by the body. HAIRtamin is different. It contains a potent blend of bioavailable ingredients that get used and absorbed by your body to do what they’re meant to do,” the duo notes.
Additionally, it’s important to remember that using vitamins and serums isn’t the only thing you should be doing. “It’s also important to be kind to our hair. That means trying our best to limit the use of excess heat and chemical processing, limiting how often we wear those cute, tight ponytails, and getting regular trims. How you wash and sleep with your hair is super important too. Using gentle, sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners like our HAIRtamin Biotin Shampoo + Conditioner helps enhance the results you’re getting from our supplements and Scalp Serum. They are botanical blends, formulated with clean, plant-based ingredients like aloe vera, turmeric, and tea tree oil, as well as biotin to help promote healthy hair growth while reducing thinning and breakage. When it’s time to sleep, it’s always best to put your hair in a loose bun with a soft silk or velvet scrunchie. This prevents hair from getting tangled or pulled at night as we move and prevents hair loss around the hairline,” they share.
Results From a Serum vs a Vitamin?
We want results yesterday, but Leyla and Lilly break down what’s realistic, encouraging us to be patient and most importantly, keep it up. “Hair growth is a process, as we know. The more committed you are to the process, the faster and better results you’ll see. Each body is also unique and will metabolize the ingredients at its own pace. For our supplements, most will see noticeable results within 90 days of continued use. That means taking the recommended dosage (one vegan capsule a day for our Advanced Formula and two vegan gummies a day for our Gummy Stars formula) daily for at least three months. Some will see results sooner than that and some will see it after the 90-day period. With our Serum, you can see results as early as eight weeks, with full improvements in four months.”