2019 Vitamin Challenge

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  1. Soaring Eagle

    Soaring Eagle Singin’ the praises of the baggy method

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    If you are currently taking vitamins or have been thinking about it, join this challenge as we attempt to reach our goals of longer, thinker, stronger, and healthier hair. This challenge is for those who would like to be consistent with their vitamin regimen, in order to see growth, thickness or simply general improvement in their hair and/or body.

    This challenge is quite simple: take the recommended dose of your chosen vitamin on a daily basis. It can be a regular multi-vitamin, a multi-vitamin targeted for hair growth, or an individual supplement (collagen, fish oil, msm, etc). that you hope will benefit your hair/health This challenge is all about being consistent with whatever vitamin/supplement you choose to take to help you reach your goals.

    To join, please state:

    1.) Your current length and the length you hope the vitamins will help you achieve (or other goal that you wish to achieve)
    2.) Any of the vitamins or supplements you're using for the health of your hair (or body in general)
    3.) How long you intend to take the vitamins for

    This challenge officially begins on 1 January 2019.

    This post will be updated with a list of vitamins everyone is taking.

    There is no pressure to post before, during and/or after pics, but they are encouraged.

    We can also use this thread to talk about new vitamins on the market, as well as any good or bad experiences anyone has had with a particular vitamin.

    Please come back to this thread each time you finish a bottle of your vitamin, or decide to switch to a new vitamin. Please also feel free to come back in-between and let us know how things are going.

    Lastly, remember that length does not only come from growing hair, but also from retaining the hair that you are growing. With that being said, may we grow as many inches as possible, AND retain every inch in 2019!
     
  2. Soaring Eagle

    Soaring Eagle Singin’ the praises of the baggy method

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    I will start:

    1. Your current length and the length you hope the vitamins will help you achieve (or other goal that you wish to achieve)

    I hope to be Midback or waist length by the end of this challenge.

    2. Any of the vitamins or supplements you're using for the health of your hair (or body in general)


    I will be starting the year off with Manetabolism, and will update if I change to another.

    3.) How long you intend to take the vitamins for

    For the entire year. :)

    A starting pic will be inserted shortly.
     
  3. Lita

    Lita Well-Known Member

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    I’m in..Will come back with details..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
  4. Soaring Eagle

    Soaring Eagle Singin’ the praises of the baggy method

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    Yayyy....Welcome!
     
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  5. IDareT'sHair

    IDareT'sHair Not Hittin' Paynah

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    :hiya:I'm in:

    Will be taking:
    Neo.cell Keratin
    Neo.cell Skin Hydrator
    Biotin 10,000 mcgs *rotation*
    Bamboo 900 mcgs
    Phytophanere *rotation*
    Viv.iscal *rotation*

    At some point will add:
    Nixoin
     
  6. ItsMeLilLucky

    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I’m terrible at keeping up with challenges:lachen:
    Here’s a starting picture:
    2BEE34BD-FD11-4244-9197-196AD4424E06.jpeg

    1.) Your current length and the length you hope the vitamins will help you achieve (or other goal that you wish to achieve)
    Picture is posted above for the starting length. I hope to be shoulder length by the summer.
    2.) Any of the vitamins or supplements you're using for the health of your hair (or body in general)
    I’m currently taking Hair, Skin, and Nails Gummies by Nature’s Made
    3.) How long you intend to take the vitamins for
    Hopefully the entire year.
     
  7. SlimPickinz

    SlimPickinz Summer where are you?

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    I definitely need to join this. I hav my vitamins and I need to just take them. I even purchased a pill carrying case so I wouldn't miss a day. pfft I'm trash.
     
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    I'm in!

    1. Your current length and the length you hope the vitamins will help you achieve (or other goal that you wish to achieve)

    I hope to be APL in the front. At the moment I'm probably chin length there and an inch away from APL in the back. My hair grows in a mullet and looking at pics of me back in the day the front sides have always struggled to play catch up.
    2. Any of the vitamins or supplements you're using for the health of your hair (or body in general)

    General

    Optiwoman multi-vitamin
    Herb Pharm - Rapid Immune boost ( to take me through winter)
    NAC (for biofilm and persistent UTIs)
    D- Mannose (for persistent UTIs)
    Nattokinease - (for another month or so - for biofilm and persistent UTIs)
    Zinc
    PB8 Probiotic

    Hair
    Flaxseed oil
    Alive - Biotin + Collagen gummies

    Will likely add msm at some point and silica if I can't get a hold of my bamboo tea.

    3.) How long you intend to take the vitamins for

    Till the end of the yearrrr
     
  9. sunflora

    sunflora Flowah Powah

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    I'm in!!

    1.) Your current length and the length you hope the vitamins will help you achieve (or other goal that you wish to achieve)
    Currently CBL. Hoping to achieve APL.

    2.) Any of the vitamins or supplements you're using for the health of your hair (or body in general)
    Liquid Biotin - 5,000mcg
    Women's Multivitamin Gummy - Alive (Haven't started yet, but will for this challenge)

    3.) How long you intend to take the vitamins for
    The whole year!!!

    Starting pic:
    20181127_214849-1.jpg
     
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  10. Lita

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    I’m back-

    Plenty water,
    Multi vitamins 1x morning/1x night
    B 50 complex 1x a day in the morning
    Super Food Blend-morning/night
    Vitamin D3 1x 5,000 mg capsule morning
    Bamboo-1x morning/1x evening
    Biotin-10mcg
    Zinc-50mg 1x In Evening
    B 12-1x sublingual morning
    Arjuna-1x at bedtime
    Garlic 1x for immune support morning
    More Water

    I plan on taking vitamins forever

    My hair goal is to get back the length in my avatar..
    Current length-Cut into a bob..The front is touching my chest..The back is touching top of my shoulders..

    *Due to my accident a couple of months ago,I had to cut the majority of my hair off..It was cut super short & now it’s starting to grow back..Yippee

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
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    I need to go buy more vitamins! I am out but will get some soon. I am in!
     
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    KinksAndInk Professional napper

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    1.) Your current length and the length you hope the vitamins will help you achieve (or other goal that you wish to achieve).
    Current length is whip, hoping to achieve hip length at least.

    2.) Any of the vitamins or supplementsyou're using for the health of your hair (or body in general)?
    Will be taking Nioxin and aphogee for my hair, rotating every 2 months, and liquid biotin. Taking vitamin D, fish oil, liquid B complex, iron, once a day gummies, folic acid, vitamin c and collagen for overall health. I plan to replace as many pills as I can with liquid supplements.

    3.) How long you intend to take the vitamins for?
    The entire year. Will reevaluate my progress and regimen every 2 months.
     
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  13. Soaring Eagle

    Soaring Eagle Singin’ the praises of the baggy method

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    Just take it one day at a time. We will all be here cheering you on.
     
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  14. Soaring Eagle

    Soaring Eagle Singin’ the praises of the baggy method

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    I have no doubt in my mind that you will make it to APL in 2019. Please keep us informed about how the liquid biotin is working for you. I am quite interested. May I ask what brand in particular you are taking (or intend on taking)?
     
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  15. Soaring Eagle

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    Just wow at the hair in your avatar. [​IMG]


    What was/is your regimen. If you could refer us to one your older posts that would be great. I hope to one day have hair so long. If you got there before, you can definitely get there again. I can't wait to see where your hair will be in 2019.
     
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  16. Soaring Eagle

    Soaring Eagle Singin’ the praises of the baggy method

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    Welcome! Do you ever get acne while taking 10,ooo mcgs of biotin? Any tips for curbing acne breakouts while taking what might be considered a high dose for some?
     
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    I use this one:

    It makes my nails grow like weeds. They still do break, unfortunately, but they grow very long before they do and they're far less prone to breaking than without taking biotin. I only started up consistently over perhaps a month so far, so I haven't noticed anything for my hair, but we'll see.
     
  18. Lita

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    @Soaring Eagle Hi! One of the best things that help to aid in my hair growth,MSM powder 2,000-4,000mg to extend the Growing cycle..Scalp detoxing every other week..Ayurvedic powders/oils..Moisture Moisture..Keeping protein/moisture balance in order..Low manipulation styles..Flat ion only 4xs a year..Keeping the lower length of my hair sealed..Taking chorella powder every night 3,000mg & Drinking Açaí powder 1,200mg with breakfast..

    *I have thyroid issues,so I always try to keep my blood buildup/hair & skin moisturized..

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
  19. IDareT'sHair

    IDareT'sHair Not Hittin' Paynah

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    Soaring Eagle Singin’ the praises of the baggy method

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    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    ItsMeLilLucky Aka Giveme D’Monee

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    I think I’m gonna have to change my vitamins. My son keeps eating them up since he’s figured out how to open them. After I’ve STRESSED the fact that they’re not candy. Geez.
     
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    I’m in

    1.) Your current length and the length you hope the vitamins will help you achieve (or other goal that you wish to achieve)

    Not sure of my current length as I’m 12 months post relaxer but probably mid neck length after I trim a few stringy inches off. I hope to be SL in back and nape/edges 3 inches.

    2.) Any of the vitamins or supplements you're using for the health of your hair (or body in general)

    I think I am going to take a HSN vitamin, iron (I’m anemic) and MSM for 6 months, then after length check end of June I’ll either continue if results are normal or good or switch to Biosil, iron and MSM. I’m still deciding on combo.

    3.) How long you intend to take the vitamins for
    1 year total and each combo for at least six months with length check pictures to evaluate.

    I don’t have a starting picture but may add one after my next relaxer and trim at end of month.
     
  23. LonDone

    LonDone PS May 2017-???

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    In like Flynn :drunk: it will be nice to be part of a group.

    I will spend the next week or so researching which vitamins will best aid with my hair which has been thinning last couple of years due to anaemia, major operation etc etc, and get them ordered. Will be back before the challenge starts with a proper intro.

    Hopefully I remember I'm joining...ladies please don't be shy if I haven't come back mid-December or so to remind me lol.
     
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    @Prettyeyes Hi! What brand of biotin did you get?

    Happy Hair Growing!
     
  26. I Am So Blessed

    I Am So Blessed I'm easy going.

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    Thanks @Soaring Eagle ! I'm in! Where have I been? Will fill out questions approx. 17 hours from now.
     
  27. Soaring Eagle

    Soaring Eagle Singin’ the praises of the baggy method

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    I was going to tag you if you didn't get in here sooner or later. :) Welcome!
     
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    Soaring Eagle Singin’ the praises of the baggy method

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    They must be delicious if your son keeps eating them.

    I have been wanting to try some delicious vitamins like Sugar Bear hair or the Mielle Gummy Vitamins, but can never get myself to click the order button. . Assuming that the vitamins you have are also gummy vitamins, do you find that they are as effective as pills ?
     
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    Hmm, good question. I haven’t been taking them long enough to notice a difference. It think the pills are more effective because it’s less sugar, but the gummies just taste better lol.
     
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    Let’s keep each other motivated to get to SL in 2019!
     
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