Sugar Bear Hair Vitamins: Yea or Nay?

Sugar Bear Hair vitamins are all the rage on Instagram these days thanks to celebrity endorsements by the Khardashians, but do these best-selling hair vitamins actually work to improve hair growth?

Thick and lustrous hair is on every woman and man’s wish list, so the notion that healthier hair can be achieved simply by eating these “DELICIOUS” gummy bears, well that’s certainly an intriguing prospect worth exploring…

Gorgeous hair is the best revenge.” -Ivana Trump

From a marketing standpoint Sugar Bear Hair vitamins has it down pat, but the bottom line is this: results are based on lifestyle factors and what your own hair can achieve.

sugarbear-hair-vitamins-stressHeredity, diet and overall health are key factors when it comes to your hair game. If you’re dealing with emotional stress, hormonal imbalances or have an iron deficiency, this will contribute to hair loss and dampen the efficacy of any hair vitamin.

Not to say that Sugar Bear Hair is a total scam and doesn’t work; it can be used to help stimulate hair growth.

sugarbear-hair-vitamins-kylie-jennerLet’s just put it this way: if you’re hoping to achieve Khardashian-like hair after taking Sugar Bear Hair vitamins, you’re bound to be disappointed. Those ladies have their Armenian roots to thank for their thick manes, not Sugar Bear Hair.

Like with other hair growth vitamins, results for Sugar Bear Hair vary by person. For some people it works great, for others it doesn’t:

"Still waiting for results. It's been 4 months and nothing, 
 very disappointed."  
                   - Amazon Customer
"I broke out like crazy after taking these vitamins..." 
                   - Amazon Customer
"These vitamins worked great. My hair grew and became 
stronger and I saw a difference in my nails as well!"
                   -Amazon Customer

Are you using Sugar Bear Hair vitamins? Let me know how that’s going for you in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

Sugar Bear Hair vs Other Hair Vitamins

Beyond Sugar Bear Hair, there are a variety of other hair growth supplements to choose from. I’ve personally used both Fountain’s Hair Molecule formula and Hairfinity capsules, with notable results.

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Fountain’s Hair Molecule is a liquid complex comprised of Silicon, Biotin and Hyaluronic Acid. They use Xylitol (sugar alcohol) as their sweetener, so it’s pleasant enough to drink straight. Goes great in smoothies, too.

hair-vitamins-hairfinity-candilocksHairfinity is a hair supplement available in capsule form, and more recently as a chewable with the release of their Candilocks Chewable Hair Vitamins. It’s comprised of vitamins, minerals and amino acids that have been clinically proven to promote hair growth:

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Their exclusive “Capilsana complex” is a proprietary blend of Hydrolyzed CollagenMethylsulfonylmethane (MSM) and Silica, all of which serve as building blocks for the protein that provide hair with strength and elasticity. 

I definitely noticed Hairfinity makes my hair thicker and shinier after a month of taking 2x capsules per day. And because I’ve had success with this product, I’m not exactly jumping to try Sugar Bear Hair… 

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Sorry, but being more “fun to eat” and “smelling delicious” aren’t exactly selling points for me; I care more about results. They also use FD&C Blue 1  to achieve that artificial blue color, which is a turn-off to a health-conscious consumer like myself.

And according to independent testing conducted by Labdoor, Sugar Bear Hair vitamins contain relatively high levels of lead, as compared to other lab-tested hair supplements.

For example if you were to take  just one extra gummy bear above the recommended serving size (2 per day), you will have exceeded California Proposition 65’s safe limit for lead. Yikes!

Sugar Bear Hair Ingredients

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Besides the fact that these hair vitamins are loaded with sugar to make it taste “DELICIOUS,” there isn’t much distinction between Sugar Bear Hair and Hairfinity with respect to its vitamin and mineral content.

sugar-bear-hair-vitamins-healthy-hairThe key ingredient found in both Sugar Bear Hair and Hairfinity? Biotin, known to improve the keratin infrastructure that makes up hair, skin and nails.

Biotin promotes healthy hair growth and protects against dryness by increasing the elasticity of the hair’s cortex to prevent breakage. Sugar Bear Hair contains 5,000 mcg of Biotin, whereas Hairfinity has 2,500 mcg.

So if you’re already taking a multi-vitamin which on average costs around $18 bucks for 90 capsules, you might as well complement that with a 5,000 mcg Biotin supplement to achieve the same effects as you would with buying Sugar Bear Hair vitamins.


With Sugar Bear Hair you’ll pay at least $30 for a 1-month supply (60 gummy bears) and a whopping $90 for a 3-month supply!  
You don’t need to be good at math to realize that’s a rip off considering you can buy 3-months worth of multi-vitamins and biotin supplements for much less. 

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Other important ingredients for healthy hair growth: protein and iron, both of which aren’t included in Sugar Bear Hair and Hairfinity products. Protein serves as the building block of hair, and iron is responsible for carrying oxygen to your roots.

With that said, make sure you’re getting the daily recommended amount of protein & iron for healthy hair growth by including eggs, nuts, tofu, oily fish, beans, peas and lentils in your diet.

All these factors will definitely have a positive impact on your hair growth, including rinsing your hair with rice water.

An important note of caution: if you’re already taking a multi-vitamin, I don’t recommend taking a hair vitamin supplement simultaneously. There’s such thing as taking too much vitamins, especially with the B vitamins. And ironically enough, too much vitamin A can cause hair loss! So be careful.



 

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