I will take some photos when I twist my hair and take the polish off my nails. For now, after just about a month use of the supplements, I can report some things: 1) My nails are much stronger than they were when I started. The length is about the same because I keep them filed, but the strength is amazing. 2) My hair did SO well for the first couple of weeks. I didn't pay much attention after that, but I noticed about 3 days ago that I was washing out a lot of what looks like broken pieces of my hair. Kind of alarming, right? The thing is, I have dyed my hair so that could be the cause. Yesterday, I decided to stop the supplements and get back to my regular vitamins (minus the biotin). I want to see if I'm still getting hair breakage after a few days. 3) Last of all, I noticed that, while my skin is much softer to the touch, I also notice that I have some tiny bumps on my face - almost like a breakout or reaction to a lotion. Since I haven't changed anything in my face care regimen, I'm watching to see if laying off the Hair, Skin & Nails will make a difference.
I will try to follow up soon and let you know.
Skin, Hair, Nails vitamins and supplements have been popular the past year. I never tried any because I 1) hate taking pills, and 2) take enough pills already. I recently changed my mind and decided to try the supplements. Because my budget (if that's what it can be called) is so tight, I had to look for a brand I trust at a reasonable price. Thank goodness for Walmart.
I chose Nature's Bounty Extra Strength Hair, Skin & Nails.
|About $10 at Walmart ***|
This is what I'm reading about this particular brand:
I'm not sure how well this "multivitamin supplement" is going to work for my hair, skin or nails, but since I have to take a daily vitamin, it's no big deal.
Today is Day 3 of taking the supplement. This is what my hair looked like this last night after I washed and twist/coiled it to dry:
|Notice that this is the|
"Extra Strength" formula
|They look like pearls!|
|You can see the breakage|
|It didn't use to be this thin|
in between the twists
|My nails have always|
(below is an updated photo taken 2/24/16)
I chopped all my hair off to start over
& will blog on that separately!
These, of course, are recent photos (from November/ December 2015) of my hair in various states and styles:
I like this the best, BTW
|Dec (flat ironed)|
I really do hope that these vitamins work because I feel better when I look better. My hair isn't awful (and not nearly as damaged as it was a year ago), but I would like it to be a little less dry and fragile. Hopefully (please, God, hear my prayer), I will be going back to work this year so some extra energy would be nice also.
When I told my niece that I was starting these supplements, she mentioned that a co-worker also tried a similar product and that her results were visible within the first week. Wow. Of course, I think the co-worker is younger (around 30), so that might be a factor. I'm not looking for miracles, but...
Anyway, I wanted to post the "Before" photo so that I can do a visual update down the road.
One last thing to mention: I have already noticed that my face and lips are much softer/less dry.