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Try as we may, our diets aren't always looking out for the health of our hair (opens in new tab) as much as they could be. Even if you're drinking your water, eating your vegetables, and minding your business, you should still be incorporating vitamins into your hair care routine with nourishing and growth-stimulating (opens in new tab) ingredients that promote growth, strength, and volume. Whether you're battling with hair loss and thinning, (opens in new tab) or you just regret your current haircut (we've been there and are here for you), the best hair growth vitamins are designed to kick your hair-growing journey into high gear.
From the Dose & Co collagen blends you've seen on a Kardashian's Instagram page to tried-and-true picks from famed trichologist Philip Kingsley, the Marie Claire beauty team rounded up our favorite hair vitamins, supplements, and gummies.
What should you look for in a hair growth vitamin?
The most effective hair growth vitamins and supplements packed with ingredients like biotin, keratin, collagen peptide, and hyaluronic acid, all of which are clinically proven to bring you your best hair days yet.
For Stronger Hair
These capsules come highly recommended from dermatologists and physicians alike to reduce inflammation and block free radicals for stronger hair follicles. Along with key ingredients like vitamin A, C, D, and biotin, this vitamin is formulated with a tocotrienol complex, which improves hair density for stronger strands.
For Optimal Hair Health
Nioxin is beloved by dermatologists and trichologists for its hair thickening products. The Recharging Complex Hair Growth Supplements—packed with biotin, zinc, and iron—do not disappoint when it comes to strengthening your hair from the inside out.
I personally swear by these pretty, metallic pink caplets. Three a day (there are 150 in this package) will help you grow and maintain long, healthy hair along with strong nails and bright complexion.
For *All* Your Hair Growth Woes
This dermatologist-recommended formula promises to grow not only the hair on your head, but also to lengthen your lashes. Meaning: It's time to cancel that lash extension appointment, ladies.
The Budget-Friendly One
This inexpensive drugstore gem is formulated with vitamin C, E, and biotin to ward off environmental stressors and boost your glow. Plus, the formula stimulates hair and nail growth.
For Hair Loss Prevention
Experiencing breakage or excessive shedding? Mielle Organics offers a vitamin- and protein-packed gummy to quickly stave off damage and support hair regrowth. The key ingredients include biotin, folic acid, and vitamin B12 to help strengthen weak strands. And the tasty berry flavor isn't a bad deal, either.
The Follicle Strengthener
Formulated with biotin, keratin, and Amla, these tropical orange flavored gummies work to strengthen the hair follicle for optimal growth. Just two a day and you'll be well on your way to the thick, lustrous locks of your dreams.
The Collagen Boost
This collagen/whey protein blend is the hair and skin supplement of choice for the Kardashians. In addition to strengthening your hair, skin, and nails, it also for fortifies your muscles after a workout.
For Shedding Hair
Reverse thinning hair with Reserveage Nutrition's Keratin Hair Booster supplements. This supplement is formulated with biotin, resveratrol, and Cynatine HNS Keratine—an ingredient that helps improve damaged hair and skin. Use it to protect your hair strands from the wear and tear of sun damage, heat treatment, and styling.
The Gluten-Free One
ICYMI: Biotin is the key ingredient for hair growth. However, Movita Beauty's Hair, Skin & Nails Vitamins pack even more of a healthy punch with the addition of fermented fruits, vegetables, and herbs alongside biotin and turmeric. These vitamins are organic, comprehensive, and a great alternative for those with celiac.
The Immune Booster
Not only will this multivitamin help you reach your hair goals but with the presence of vitamin A, D3, and E you'll also benefit from an enhanced immune system.
The Celebrity Fave
This supplement is a fan favorite, loved by hairstylists and celebrities (including Jen Aniston, subject of hair envy everywhere) because it actually works. These tablets are formulated with horsetail extract, fish protein, and vitamin C to strengthen strands, prevent split ends and speed up your growth process. They're also loved by balding women and former chemotherapy recipients for their ability to promote complete hair regrowth.
For Thinning Hair
If you're dealing with weak and tired strands, this supplement is made up of biotin, silica, ashwagandha, and omega 3—a highly effective combo for strengthening thinning hair, preventing breakage, and increasing shine. According to the brand, you'll see noticeable results after only three months.
For Hair, Skin, and Nails
A miracle: You can get the long, strong hair of your dreams from your daily dose of matcha. Add one scoop of this collagen and amino acid-filled powder to your matcha green tea every morning, then prepare to reap the benefits of hair growth, smooth skin, and strong nails.
For Stressed Hair
Unfortunately, hair loss and thinning are often a result of stress. This adaptogen-packed Moon Juice SuperHair supplement will promotes longer and thicker hair, so you can stress less and take care of yourself more.
For Your Whole Body
This highly potent supplement not only promotes healthier and shinier hair with a slew of fatty acids, vitamins, and antioxidants, but it makes your nails stronger and promotes glowier skin..
These little blue bears (which are gelatin and gluten free) are flavored with natural berries and infused with biotin, folic acid, and Vitamin D to stimulate growth and promote healthy hair. They are also kind of addictive, so beware.
For Scalp Health
These capsules are packed with unique key ingredients like pantothenic acid, which strengthens the hair follicles, and Vitamin B12, which promotes the flow of oxygen to the scalp.
Clean, Organic Haircare
This one-month supply of gummies not only promises to thicken hair, but Vegamour also stands by stringently cruelty-free, organic, vegan production standards.
For The Retinol Lovers
We love this choice for its promise to strengthen hair top-to-bottom, from your scalp to your ends, using ingredients that promote retinol production.
Your Best Hair, On a Budget
This drugstore favorite will keep your strands strong for two whole months at an unbeatable price.
Chelsea Hall is the Assistant Fashion and Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, where she covers celebrity style, fashion trends, skincare, makeup and anything else tied into the world of fashion and beauty