Before I even begin I’m going to make it very very very clear that I have never taken/experimented with The Mane Choice or Hairfinity therefore I can not speak on their effectiveness in growing natural hair at a faster rate. I did take Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin and Nails Gummies for about 2.5 months and I have just started taking Mielle Organics Healthy Hair Formula vitamins. Therefore this post is going to be strictly based off what each of these four products offers you ingredient wise and how much it costs. Then at the end you can make your own decision as to which hair vitamin gives you more bang for your buck if you are choosing to go the hair vitamin route.
If you’ve been following along with me for a while then you know of my dreaded horror story in taking Biotin supplements for the first time without doing the proper research. I realized I made several mistakes, my biggest was thinking that hair vitamins were miracle drugs. They aren’t! Hair vitamins are only as good as your diet. They are more so enhancers, then life savers and we should always remember that.
Since then I steered clear of anything containing Biotin until recently (October 2014) where I started dabbling back in slowly with Nature’s Bounty. After taking them for about two months I didn’t notice any difference, though I was beyond thankful that I did not have a similar reaction to the prescence of Biotin like I initially did two years prior.
Now fast forward a few months and I am giving hair vitamins another shot temporarily at least. I’m going to give Mielle Organics a shot as a it boasts of giving all the great hair growth supplemental benefits without the skin issues (I’ll keep you posted)
So lets dive into the ingredients of each supplement, how much it costs, and what that means for the health of your hair, skin, and pockets!
Mielle Organics ($ 19.00)
HairFinity ($ 25.00)
Manetabolism ($ 25.00)
Nature’s Bounty Hair Skin & Nails ($ 9.00)
- Contain Large Amounts of Biotin (from 2500mcg – 5000 mcg)
- Require 2 pills/gummies to be taken as one serving
- Contain extra supplements and proprietary blends besides the Biotin.
The major ingredient that each of these hair vitamin supplements has in common is no doubt Biotin. Manetabolism has the most amount of Biotin coming in at a whopping 5000mcg per serving (2 pills), while Mielle Organics follows close behind at 4000mcg at the same serving size. Hairfinity and Natures’s Bounty contain the same amount of Biotin, 2500mcg a piece, both requiring two pills/gummies to meet the serving requirements. Manetabolism & Hairfinity have very similar ingredients at varying percentages of our daily suggested intake. Both contain MSM as well which is usually in accompaniment with Biotin hair vitamins.
- Price Points vary
- Nature’s Bounty= Cheapest (8-10.00 / goes on sale/ and can be found locally
- Mielle Organics= Middle Price value ($18.00)
- Hairfnity & Manetabolism= most expensive (25.00)
- Varying ingredients/ proprietary blends at different percentages of recommended daily value
Nature’s Bounty comes at a much lower price point and is readily available in most health food stores and local drug stores, as opposed to the other three that must be ordered online. (Yes ladies which means shipping and handling plus the wait time will be involved with the other three options). Besides the fact that these supplements contain different levels of biotin, they also have different sets of supplementary ingredients and proprietary blends which helps separate themselves from one another. Nature’s Bounty is the least “health” conscious of the four, and continas extra added ingredients such as corn syrup to give it a good “Flavor” or “taste” since it comes in a chewable form. The gummy does taste good, but as someone who is trying to control/almost eliminate added sugar in my diet the added sugar was a turn off for me overall.
What I will say stood out the MOST for me was that Mielle Organics proprietary blend contains ingredients that I value greatly right now when dealing with my PCOS. Their proprietary blend contains Inositol, Saw Palmetto, Green Tea, and Grape Seed. Four components that neither Manetabolism or Hairfinity offer. I’ve been taking Inositol in its pure form to help with my PCOS conditions so I was not only shocked but intrigued that the owner decided to include this ingredient in her blend. That was my deciding factor in deciding between brands that potentially offer the same effect/result.
As always what works best for me may not work best for you. Keep in mind that your lifestyle plays a big role in how your body responds/reacts to hair supplements. You must still eat healthy and drink loads of water no matter which vitamin you choose to take.
I will definitely keep you updated with my progress and results. If you are looking into purchasing hair vitamins and were confused which route to go I recommend Mielle Organics. By using code: TRESSES you can get a 10.00 discount on all orders over 20.00.
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