Last night I was watching an episode of the Bad Girls Club (I know it causes brain damage but it’s my guilty pleasure!) Anyway, one of the twins mentioned that she had gained a huge amount of water weight she couldn’t lose. Why you ask? She took prenatal vitamins to make her hair grow and the side effect was water weight. This got me thinking and honestly I know a few girls who have tried this technique and it didn’t turn out the way they had hoped. Either there were some side effects like water weight and upset stomach or their hair just didn’t grow at the lightning speed they expected. So I decided to go all mythbuster and scour the web to see what was what.
Here’s what I found:
Vitamins are a MUST for healthy hair growth, if you’re not taking them you definitely should. So if you’re weary about the minor side effects of prenatal vitamins when you’re not preggo look for a B complex vitamin instead. If you like to live on the wild side there are no serious side effects associated with taking prenatal vitamins so go for it! Just make sure you keep the dosage low.
Plan C (for those who aren’t pill takers) buy your vitamin of choice in gel form and put it in your shampoo. Works just as well!