In the beginning, I was impatient and wasn’t satisfied after just after one month’s use only (despite seeing improvements after just 2 weeks). And then during the whole month of January, I exercised almost 5 days a week, so maybe it grew so fast because of the greatly improved blood circulation around my scalps, as I stopped taking the supplement at that time, and it’s only a couple of weeks before today that I resumed taking these supplements (around end of April).
Recently, because I’m also packing up stuff around here and want to clear up everything I see, I’ve been taking the supplement again, just to finish it off since it’s loaded with great nutrients such as biotin, zinc, and MSM (methylsulfonylmethane), plus some more amino acids complex. All these great stuff has been proven in the scientific literature that they do improve strength of the hair. And so, as you’ve probably read in my 3-day fast posts last week, that I’ve been religiously taking this supplement again in my diet.
And it’s been doing well. Take a look at the whole process from the beginning:
This photo was from this post, on Febuary 21, 2012.
The greatest improvement as I see it, is from April to May. Despite facing so much workload during the finals week (analogous meaning to tons of stress and very little sleep, no exercise at all), the hair still grows, and I think I have to give credits to GNC for this.
At this rate, I’m predicting I need another 6 months to officially call my mane a long one. I want to let it grow till how it used to be:
However, also to note: The stuff that I eat everyday, as in my daily diet, are increasingly becoming healthier since December. So, I think it’s a combination of healthy diet and the supplement too.
Another thing I do as if it’s my second nature is to wash my hair everyday. A lot of people don’t recommend that, but so far in my life it’s only been doing me well. Any day I go without washing my hair just makes it really greasy, sticky, and scratchy. Then again, what’s worked for me doesn’t necessarily work for everyone else.
All in all, I highly recommend the product to anyone who’s just got a bob hairdo but immediately regret it. In addition to that, eat at least one egg religiously every single day (because that’s what I eat consistently everyday since my mother gave birth to me until today). lax, this does not increase your cholesterol levels. Eat that yolk, because it contains a good amount of zinc, which is responsible for maintaining your good skin and in helping tissue repair. This is because zinc plays a big role in food digestion and metabolism while it’s maintaining the structure of proteins digested into your body, and your mane is essentially protein in another word.
Some food sources that contains a good amount of zinc include oysters, shrimps, crab meat, turkey, chicken, chickpeas, peanuts, and onions. So if you’re like me, a seafood lover, you’ll be getting a huge amount of protein everyday. That works effectively alongside GNC’s Ultra-Nourish Hair in order to make it grow longer and healthier.
So that made me trust GNC’s products pretty well by now. So the hair supplement that I recently restored into my cabinet is, however, not the Ultra-Nourish Hair, but the Hair, Skin, & Nails Formula (USD 19.99) supplement. This time, I’m looking to improve the overall health of my whole body but also at the same time improve the growth of my hair. My skin is so flaky whenever I’m in San Francisco, and otherwise (oily) in Jakarta. Same goes with my nails: In addition to the habit of scratching my nails, the cold weather makes them look broken and super ugly. Sometimes they’re painful.
Let’s see if my hair continues to grow at the same rate as when I was taking Ultra-Nourish Hair, and whether my nails are going to resist better in such cold climate (for God’s sake, it’s supposed to be summer!!!)