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The Best Hair Growth Vitamins for Longer, Stronger Hair

From tasty gummies to organic supplements.

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Hair loss and thinning have many root causes—including stress, genetics, child birth and more—but in addition to a well-rounded diet, the best hair growth vitamins contain a combination of ingredients, like Omega-fatty acids and alphabetic vitamins, to help fortify weak or damaged hair over time. According to professionals, growth vitamins work by supplementing the natural processes needed to bolster the hair growth cycle and augment the deficiencies causing thinning.

Why does hair start thinning?

Grow Gorgeous Partner Trichologist Stephanie Sey tells BAZAAR.com that androgenetic (also known as male or female pattern) and telogen effluvium hair conditions are most commonly experienced, though loss often starts with general thinning. "Telogen effluvium is when you shed larger amounts of hair because your body has been shocked into moving your hair from the anagen or 'growth phase' to the 'telogen' resting phase, which causes excessive hair shedding," Sey explains. "Usually the shock can be cause by high grade fever, childbirth, surgery, or emotional distress."

Although the right growth vitamins can help mitigate hair loss with continued use, professionals advise speaking with an expert to find out the true root cause to prevent more thinning in the long run. "While someone might care about restoring their hair to its former luster and thickness, the cause of thinning ultimately determines the best method of treatment," says certified aesthetics, hair transplant, and restoration treatment physician at Eternal Hair and Esthetics Ednan Sheikh. "If a person is unsure what's causing their hair thinning, it’s best to consult an expert so they can determine the origin of hair loss and the right solution."

What ingredients to look for in hair growth vitamins

Since your hair and nails are primarily made of keratin, the compound MSM (or methylsulfonylmethane) is an especially ideal ingredient to help improve the appearance and feel of hair, as it helps your body maintain it. "To help with dry skin and scalp, essential fatty acids found in avocado and oily fish, like salmon, are helpful. In vitamin form you are looking for Omega-3 rather than 6 or 9," adds Sey. In addition to MSM and Omega-3 acids, ingredients like vitamins A, C and E, saw palmetto, ashwagandha, hydrolyzed collagen, biotin, keratin, and magnesium can also be helpful in the regrowth process.

While some vitamins can be useful to those in need of extra nutrients to encourage scalp health and hair growth, professionals advise that your body will naturally eliminate excess nutrients it doesn't actually need. "Vitamins usually only work if there is a deficiency in the first instance," says Sey. "If the body is balanced, then those surplus vitamins are not useful, and in the case of water soluble vitamins like biotin the excess comes out in your urine. Ideally, it is best to get your vitamins from your food."

For those in need of an added boost for stronger hair, we've pulled together a short list of the very best hair growth vitamins—in both pill and tasty gummy form—for healthier, more fortified hair.

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1 Core for Women

Nearly every dermatologist we interviewed for our 2021 Anti-Aging Awards agrees: in a sea of powders, gummies, pills, and shots promising thicker and fuller hair, Nutrafol is one of the few hair growth products that actually delivers results. Be patient: results can take three to six months—and you’ll need to keep taking it to maintain your new hair growth. It works by fighting off inflammation and free radicals that impair follicle function. Vitamin E, keratin, marine-based collagen, and hyaluronic acid speed up growth, promote absorption of hair-boosting nutrients, and add oomph from the inside out.

2 Hair Growth Supplement

There's a reason you'll find these strand-strengthening tablets in the possession of star stylists and A-list celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Gwyneth Paltrow: their natural blend of deep-sea fish proteins, horsetail extract, and vitamin C prevent the dry, frazzled ends that force you to chop your length off too soon.

3 B. Well Vegan Omegas + Biotin Supplements for Hair Thinning

It's no secret that the maintenance experts at Briogeo know a thing or two about hair growth, which is why these top-rated supplements are a hit among Sephora shoppers. One customer writes that after using Briogeo's B. Well vitamins, "I noticed a difference after finishing one bottle. I’ve even had other people notice that my hair looks longer and thicker. Five out of five stars!"


Here's another version of Nutrafol that's made with new mothers in mind. It aims to target the direct causes of postpartum hair thinning, including physical and emotional stress, hormonal changes, and lack of nutrients, to help hair grow back fuller over time. As an added bonus, the daily supplements are also safe for breastfeeding. "Nutrafol is excellent because it is clinically proven to support hair growth by targeting five root causes of hair loss including hormones, stress, environment, metabolism, and nutrition," says Sheikh. "It reduces oxidative stress which contributes to hair loss, as well as levels of cortisol, the primary stress hormone whose presence causes hair follicles to rest rather than grow."

5 Manetabolism Plus Healthy Hair Vitamin
Sally Beauty
The Mane Choice

$26.29 $18.40 (30% OFF)

We spotted these popular hair growth vitamins from The Mane Choice on sale at Sally Beauty for 30 percent off their original price. Over 500 of the retailer's customers swear by these supplements, which are packed with nutrients like vitamins A, C, D3, E, and K1.

6 Essential for Women Multivitamin (18+)

While these are technically multivitamins and not specifically targeted for hair growth, they're packed with essential ingredients like Omega-3 and vitamin D, which professionals recommend to help keep it strong. They're also cased in a slow-release capsule so your body can better absorb its nutrients. "I usually try and rectify diet first, but if I had to recommend a key ingredient for overall hair health, I would say Vitamin D," says Sey. "Most people are deficient, and it's important for many vital functions within the body."

7 Berry Extraordinary Vegan Hair & Nails Supplement
Love Beauty and Planet

These vegan gummies from Love Beauty and Planet are infused with biotin, folic acid, and vitamin D, and housed in a recyclable bottle, which also makes them earth-friendly.

8 SuperHair Daily Hair Nutrition Supplement
Moon Juice

These coveted supplements from Moon Juice are created to help control cortisol (the stress hormone), thanks to adaptogens like ashwagandha and ginseng. They also feature a bevy of vitamins, minerals, and micronutrients needed to support continuous hair growth.

9 Vegetarian Gummies

$32.99 $28 (15% OFF)

These little blue chews are filled with biotin, folic acid, coconut oil, and vitamin C, and have gotten the stamp of approval from beauty mavens all over the internet. Cruising the before-and-afters on Instagram is more than enough to inspire us to pop a couple of these tiny bears a day.

Vegan, Gluten-Free
Hair Sweet Hair Vegan Berry Gummy Hearts
Hum Nutrition

You can expect a noticeable difference in the appearance of your hair within four to eight weeks after eating these vegan berry-flavored gummies, which not only help enhance hair growth, but its color as well.

11 Hair Boost
Vital Proteins

This hair supplement from one of our favorite collagen brands is designed to help thicken fine hair in as little as two weeks. Its blend of vitamins and minerals, including zinc, biotin, amino acids, and saw palmetto extract is ideal for targeting hair loss.

12 Hair Supplement

This supplement from hairstylist to the stars Jen Atkin combines active ingredients like vitamins C and B12, plus MSM, to increase your hair's overall hydration level while preventing breakage from occurring.

13 Healthy Hair Vitamins

$34.50 $23.48 (32% OFF)

Over 10,000 Amazon customers are raving about these supplements, which aim to compliment your regular diet and provide your body with added nutrients for healthy hair. These supplements also feature a blend of vitamins plus MSM which create an optimal environment for hair to thrive.

14 Undeniable Beauty Gummy

$19.99 $12.88 (36% OFF)

Just two gummies a day—no water required—can help improve the look of your hair, skin, and nails, by supplying your system with biotin, keratin, and vitamins C and E.

15 Matrix 5000

These multivitamin supplements use a combination of biotin, silicone dioxide, and l-cysteine to strengthen hair while enhancing its shine within six to eight months.

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