Good evening! So 2 months ago, I received a supply (2 months worth) of supplements from Hair La Vie for free in exchange for my honest review. You may read more details about these supplements here in my previous post.
I took them as directed about everyday (missing a day here or there if I forgot). You were also supposed to take 2 pills daily, 1 with each meal which I did for the most part :). All-in-all I ended up taking the pills about 2 months plus a week.
What I noticed: In about 2 weeks from the time I started the pills, the condition of my hair changed drastically. It was softer, stayed moisturized, very shiny, and my curls were more defined.
I eat a pretty healthy diet anyway, but prior to starting the pills, my water consumption wasn’t always up to par. Well, when I began taking the vitamins, I drank tons of water. Some might say that it was due to the increase in water, but I’ve went through spells of upping my water intake before, and never noticed a change in my hair.
The only side-effect I had was urine discoloration–it was a florescent radioactive green. TMI you might say? I agree. However, it’s my duty to give you the deetz. You’re welcome!
I didn’t experience any acne, thank goodness, so I was especially glad for that. And, I felt normal while taking them. I’m a chicken and literally
Googled researched every single ingredient. I even contacted the company regarding one of the ingredients prior to taking them (click here for more information about that).
The results after 2 months of Hair La Vie:
It may not look like much because the shrinkage on natural hair is REAL. However, look closssssely…it’s a LOT thicker. The first photo is obviously filtered (thanks Insta), but you can see the hair looks more coarse and frizzy. Now, for what you can’t easily see is… the growth! I really wish I had stretched my hair out in the first picture, and did so in the follow-up photo. Oh well, what is it that they say about hindsight?! Grr.
My hair originally measured 2 1/2 inches across the top and the back was 3. The new measurements are 4 inches across the top, and 4 1/2 across the back. According to Wikipedia and other various sources, the average rate of hair growth is “about 1.25 centimetres or 0.5 inches per month, or about 15 centimetres or 6 inches per year.” Therefore, I well surpassed that by sprouting out 1 1/2 inches of type 4 hair in 2 months, an average of 3/4 inch a month! Whoop whoop!
What do you think? I think it’s worth it. It’s a great product, healthy formulation and no side-effects. I don’t know my rate of hair growth prior to using this product, but I think it’s a win-win situation and worth a try if you’re looking for a hair growth supplement!
What supplements have you tried for hair growth?