Back in October I made the rash decision to cut my bangs on a whim. At first I was thrilled, it had been a while since I had changed my hair in any way. As the days went on, I realized that they were not for me. They were either blowing every which way in the autumn wind or stuck to my forehead. I could never seem to style them as well as the salon did; one side was always slightly off from the other in a crooked haphazard way. As I suffered through the regrowth in between phase, I knew it was going to be a long road to get them back to where they were and I was not looking forward to it.
Resigned to the fact that it was going to be a waiting game, I didn’t consider that there may be something to improve my situation in the meantime. A couple months ago, however, I discovered a product while browsing the pharmacy section in Costco as I tend to do (there’s always something interesting to be bought in bulk there.) My sister had mentioned she had been using the Hair, Skin, & Nails gummies from Nature’s Bounty and I was curious about adding biotin to the mix since she was singing its praise. Anything that may aid my bangs that were seemingly at a standstill in the growth department was sounding good to me.
Dyeing my hair has always been a tricky situation to navigate for me. I love the way it looks but it also affects how quickly my hair grows. A month in with my gummies, my hair was noticeably stronger. The less breakage from dyeing my hair meant that my bangs were actually starting to grow out! Flash forward to now…. blue haired and long bang-ed!
What’s the deal with Biotin? Vitamin B7 also known as Biotin, is one of the B complex vitamins which has numerous positive effects on our bodies. Some of these include: improvement in hair strength and look/feel/thickness, nails feeling stronger & breaking less, skin looking radiant/great and also general health benefits. While I’ve been genetically blessed in the skin department (thanks mom!), I did appreciate the biotin picking up the slack in the hair and nails department.
Biotin can be found in foods such as: avocados, legumes, eggs, nuts, and salmon to name a few. I prefer to take 2 gummies a day in conjunction with eating vitamin rich foods to ensure I’m doing all I can for my beauty routine in addition to the cleansing and moisturizing.
In addition to Vitamin B7, the gummies also contain Vitamin C and E. Both are antioxidants and are part of the essentials for healthy skin. A deficiency could result in redness, dryness, and dark spots – all of those annoying issues we prefer to avoid.
These gummies are a trifecta of effective vitamins for all things beauty and unlike other beauty routines, this one is super low maintenance; all it requires is taking two delicious strawberry flavoured gummies every morning. Now that’s a beauty resolution I will certainly be keeping.
This post was sponsored by Nature’s Bounty. The views and opinions expressed in this blog, however, are purely my own.