If you haven’t picked up on it by now, I pray about EVERYTHING. From the major things to the minor things, there is NOT ONE THING that I won’t pray about. From the time I was a kid in Children’s Church, I was completely convinced that if it mattered to me, it mattered to God.
In addition to that, I learned that there is POWER in praying God’s Word back to Him. My mom taught me that. When you take the time to learn what God’s Word says about your particular issue or concern, you get to know God’s heart.
One of the habits that I adopted during my teens was to become extra diligent about learning those scriptures that applied to things I was praying for. At that time, I wanted my hair to grow. During my research, I came across 1 Corinthians 11:15 which reads, And isn’t long hair a woman’s pride and joy? For it has been given to her as a covering.
I made that scripture personal. It became part of my daily routine. I would brush my hair and apply carrot oil in the evening before going to bed and my hair eventually reached the length that I was desiring.
Then came college: I colored my hair, I had my hair cut into layers. I eventually “went natural” and cut off all of my relaxed ends and decided to stop processing my hair. My hair has grown substantially since 2011, but I haven’t retained the length I hoped to have by this time (partially due to the fact that I grew out and cut out my color from 2012).
Thankfully, I was offered the opportunity to review these #HairSkinNails vitamins.
My prayers always continue, but I also believe in nourishing the body along with nourishing the soul and I really liked that these pills were all natural (vegan/vegetarian), easy to swallow (unlike larger vitamins I have taken in the past), and did not cause me to have any upset stomach or nausea after taking them.
I also understand that a determinant of healthy hair is a healthy lifestyle and hair regimen. What you put into your body will determine what comes out.
In addition to taking these daily vitamins, I also take a probiotic twice daily (one in the morning and one in the evening), an Omega 3 supplement, Evening Primrose Oil, Ester-C, and a daily multivitamin. It may sound like overkill, but I am no longer on any prescription medications for my asthma, allergies, or bursitis, so I’d like to believe that they are helping me along with the work that God has already done!
Proper hair care is VERY important and I have always sought out stylists that focus on caring for healthy hair (trimming hair regularly, using quality products and minimizing the use of intensive heat). Before beginning my review of the vitamins, I also had my hair trimmed. The before and after of my trim is shown below. All of the photos of my hair were taking after having my hair professionally washed, blown out, and flat ironed by the same stylist.
Having only taken these vitamins for 30 days (I missed a few days here and there), I expected the growth to be minimal at best, but I do see marked growth in the 30 day before and after comparison show below. My hair is much fuller and softer and has a more noticeable sheen (though I will note that the photo on the left was taken without a flash while the photo on the right was taken with a flash, so not all of the credit goes to the vitamins there).
I will reviewing a few other hair vitamin supplements in the upcoming months so I may post additional updates. My goal is to have hair that is midlength of my back, not for any particular reason– I do love my mother’s long flowing locks, so maybe I’m trying to be more like her (I love my mommy!) 🙂
Last, but definitely not least, I want to leave you with a few resources on prayers and praying God’s Word:
Until next time– Go Fix Something! 🙂