photography by PHUONG NGUYEN
Looking for the secret to long and healthy hair STAT? Aren’t we all? I’m sure you’ve heard about specialized hair vitamins like Viviscal or Phyto Phytophanere, which are specifically filled with specialized vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to aid in hair length and thickness. But could the secret to strong and healthy hair be even easier, hiding right in the middle of your cupboard?
According to celebrity hairstylist Liz Rim, the secret is in one specific daily vitamin: the New Chapter Every Woman's One Daily Multivitamin, which costs $20 for 24 pills. “I’ve watched people take this regular women’s vitamin and for some reason, hair grows like crazy,” says Rim.
Perhaps the trick is the vitamins like A, C, K, D3, B12, and minerals like zinc. While that sounds pretty standard for everyday vitamins, the ingredients are uniquely fermented, which also makes it easier on the stomach when consuming.
And yes, biotin is indeed present, but at 50 percent of your daily recommended value. “There is biotin in it, but not that much,” says Rim. “In other specialized hair vitamins, with high amounts of biotin, it can make your hair grow everywhere all over your body.” Plus, she has found that cult-following Viviscal can even make a lot of people break out from the excess oil in the pills.
Could the hair you’ve always wanted be as easy as a daily multi-vitamin? Maybe we shouldn’t look a (well coiffed) gift horse in the mouth.
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