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What to Look for in Supplements for Hair

Have you thought about taking a vitamin or supplement to aid in the health or thickness of your hair? If so, check out my recommendations below.


1. Visit with your doctor. If you have any health issues at all, make an appointment with your doctor and ask if taking a supplement for your hair could interact with any treatments you are currently taking.


2. If you do not have any health issues, it's a good idea to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist before you start taking a supplement or vitamin for your hair.


I know it sounds like a lot of hassle to take a vitamin, but ruling out any serious issues your hair may be trying to warn you about has to be the first step.


3. Start researching. There are thousands upon thousands of hair supplements on the market. Supplements are not regulated by the FDA so be sure to do your research on where your supplements come from and what they go through on their way to you.

Some ingredients to look for:

B Vitamins including Biotin and Niacin

Zinc

Collagen

Vitamin C

Vitamin E

Copper

Omega 3's

Folic Acid

Saw Palmetto


4. When you decide to purchase a supplement, be sure to research any interactions between that specific supplement and anything you are eating, drinking, or medicine you may take.


5. Be sure to monitor results. Make note of if your symptoms improve, or of any changes in your body, hair, nails or the way you feel.


Some supplements can help some people so if you think it might be a good idea for you, talk to your doctor and start researching today!




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