Ever heard of sugarbearhair?
(Picture taken from their official instagram page Sugarbearhair Instagram)
If you’re strolling around the social media and are following some beauty and makeup influencers, I’m pretty sure you have. Even celebrities as Emily Ratajkowski, Vanessa Hudgens and Kylie Jenner are promoting these sweet baby blue hair vitamins, claiming that it makes your hair shinier, stronger, grow faster and all the magical things every girl dreams about.
So to be clear, these are gummy bears, filled with the good stuff to make your hair the best it’s ever been, including zinc, iron, vitamin A, B, C, D and E and biotin? And all you have to do is taking 2 of these sweet gummy bears each day to get wonderful hair? Hardly to believe, since my hair suffered long enough from all my tortures, including dying it back and forth between blonde, red, black and brown and heating it up almost every day to the maximum. But it’s so worth the try!
Where do I get them?
You can order them from their original website (Click here 🙂) or from certain retailers, depending where you live. Since I’m living in Germany I ordered it from a website which provides haircare products, makeup etc. (Hagel Shop). Ordering is easy, as always online. The gummy bear treatment for 30 days retails for 29,99 $. Since I ordered it from the other website I paid 39 € for it, but when ordering it from the original website you still have to pay shipping with comes at least with 10 – 15 $. And you have to wait at least one week till you get it. The german site didn’t charge any shipping fees. And the order arrived within 2 working days. I recommend providing it from the german retailer if you’re living in Germany or Austria, because it’s less stressful, faster and easier. Paying is as easy as almost every where with paypal and credit card.
What’s in it?
Each bottle contains 60 gummy bears, which are supposed to last 30 days, since you have to take 2 a day. As you can see it contains all the good stuff for your hair, as mentioned before. But what concerns me is, that they contain so much glucose syrup and sugar. I know it’s supposed to be gummy bears, therefore there has to be sugar, but still it’s so much. And they taste as sweet as the list of ingredients makes you assume, somehow berry like. It’s not a bad taste, actually quiet tasty, but so so sweet, for my taste a little too much. I’ve tried some hair vitamins before and the pills tasted so freaking disgusting, so I do not mind taking these sugar bombs infused with vitamins.
So what’s with the magic? How does it work?
So you’ve seen the label, you’ve read what’s in it, but how does it work?
Did you notice that the hair vitamins in here contain mostly Biotin (5,000 mcg)? You have to know that without enough hydration and nutrients the growth is slowed down. And Biotin is mostly used to stimulate growth because it helps produce glucose and break down proteins into amino acids and your hair itself contains keratin, which is a form of protein. So after taking these your hair is supposed to grow much healthier and faster.
Iron works the same way. Lacking it your hair becomes dull and dry and thins out.
Vitamin A and E helps with your blood circulation and therefore your hair follicles grow faster.
Vitamin C helps your body creating collagene which helps tons with the strength of your hair.
Vitamin B-6 forms cells and brings oxygen to your scalp.
Vitamin B12 helps with your red blood cells which again provide oxygen to your hair follicles.
Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B-5) helps delivering keratin to your hair follicles. It also helps to repair hair strands that have been the victim of breakage or shedding.
Folic Acid stimulates cell division which helps with all the growing processes in your body and your hair. (Especially when you’re trying to get pregnant this is a very important one ;))
Iodine makes the hormones, necessary for the growth of healthy hair, teeth and bones
Choline supports the construction of durable cell membranes, and is an essential component in healthy new body tissues—like hair, skin, and nails!
Inositol helps the cell communication.
And then there is Coconut Oil. This oil is used to hydrate the scalp and unlike other oils it’s not making your hair look greasy
All this vitamins and ingredients can be found in all the food we’re almost consuming every day (well at least we should try consuming them). But since we’re not always capable of consuming them or our body lacks some of them the combination they’re coming in should help you getting long, pretty hair.
Does it work?
There are sources that swear by this electric blue hair vitamins. And the company itself makes a huge fuss about them. They are so easy to merchandise, since they are cute, have a popping color and are tasty. The idea behind it is of course amazing and there are celebrities and social media influencers that are supporting them. But there are also the voices which calling sugarbearhair out to be a scam and not working. To be honest, I do not expect wonders, while taking these. I believe they contain the stuff they claim to contain, but the sugar level is throwing me off. I believe you pay extra for the cute look and the cute color and the taste and there are hair vitamins out there, doing the same, which tend to be less pricey. But to be fair, I’m going to wait till the 30 days are over to decide if I’m noticing any difference in my hair and do decide if I’m going to provide them again, so I keep you updated.