This article was first published on 1 March 2022.
Taking care of your crowning glory is hard work! Apart from adopting healthy hair habits and using products that are right for your hair type, achieving strong, beautiful tresses requires you to take proper care of your body — inside and out — too.
Why would you need hair supplements?
Your body requires a medley of nutrients such as vitamins A to E, iron and protein to support hair growth. While these can easily be obtained through eating a balanced diet, there can be instances where your body will need a little more help in this department. Here’s where hair supplements come into the picture as they are specially formulated to help maintain normal hair growth.
On the hunt for a hair supplement that will help you to achieve healthy tresses? Here are 13 in Singapore that you can add to cart now. And if you’re ever unsure of your hair and body’s needs, don’t forget to check in with your doctor!
The Swisse Ultiboost Beauty Hair Skin Nails (SGD49 for 60 tablets) boasts a vegan-friendly formula consisting of biotin, zinc and more to aid in the maintenance of healthy hair, skin and nails. It also has vitamin C, which helps in the formation of collagen for healthy skin function.
Looking for an all-rounder that supports both your hair and your overall health? The Vitabiotics Wellwoman Original Multivitamin (SGD35.90 for 90 capsules) does just that as it is designed to provide comprehensive support for the body. It has selenium and zinc, which contribute to the maintenance of normal hair and nails.
Fish oil contains a rich source of omega-3 essential fatty acids, while primrose oil has omega-6 fatty acids — both of which are important in supporting healthy skin and hair growth. Find both of these star vitamins in the Halal-friendly Blackmores Evening Primrose Oil + Fish Oil (SGD49 for 120 capsules).
Not a fan of swallowing pills? Opt for supplements that are designed to have a similar texture and taste as gummy candies instead. Consider the Olly Undeniable Beauty (SGD30.90 for 50 pieces), which has a “berry fresh” flavour and contains nutrients including vitamin A, E and zinc for clear, healthy skin and lustrous hair.
Another berry-flavoured gummy supplement that you ought to check out? Ivybears’ Women’s Hair Vitamins (SGD32.90 for 60 pieces), which is packed with biotin, folic acid and zinc to encourage healthy hair growth. It is also gluten-free and made without artificial additives.
Next on the list is the Miriqa Professional Hair Nutrition Supplement (SGD125 for 60 capsules), which delivers hair-strengthening biotin, collagen-replenishing tripeptide collagen and more to your body in the shape of yellow-hued capsules. It also contains tocotrienol, a potent antioxidant that activates hair stem cells.
Olive oil is not just a key ingredient in your pasta — it plays an important role in supporting your hair health too. Kordel’s Healthy Hair (SGD79 for 60 softgels) has olive oil to nourish the scalp and strengthen hair follicles. It also has biotin, phyto-collagen, and vitamin C to support strong and healthy hair growth.
If brittle nails are another of your concerns, the GNC Women’s Advanced Hair Skin & Nails Formula (SGD69.95 for 60 caplets) is a worthy contender as it contains a high potency of biotin to support the growth of hair and nails. It also has hyaluronic acid to support the skin’s moisture and selected extracts to protect it from free radical damage.
Sugarbear’s distinct, blue-hued Hair Vitamin Gummies (~SGD40 for 60 pieces) are designed to help you maintain your hair health too. It is also certified vegan and formulated with ingredients such as biotin, vitamin B8 inositol and zinc to support the maintenance of normal hair and nails.
If you’re on the hunt for a full-spectrum hair care supplement, the VitaHealth Crowning Glory (SGD62.90 for 90 soft gels) with its 23 nutrient-rich formula. It has safflower oil, which provides linoleic acid to nourish the scalp, lysine and iodine for hair growth, and lecithin to add shine to dry, brittle hair.
Capping off this list is GreenLife’s Biotin Plus (SGD24.60 for 60 capsules), which combines a range of B-Complex vitamins such as biotin, as well as vitamin C and zinc to provide the essential nutrients your body needs when it faces immune challenges. These vitamins support the healthy growth of hair, skin and nails too.
The Hair Push Plus Food Supplement (SGD44.85 for 70 capsules) is packed with vitamins, minerals, sulphur amino acids and golden millet extract that help keep your hair thick and shiny. It also promotes collagen formation for a stronger mane.
This TCM hair supplement (SGD49.50 for 80 capsules) contains wolfberry, Chinese angelica, ginseng, and cordyceps which increase blood circulation and nourish the scalp. Plus, it also has cell-repairing nutrients such as biotin, silica, zinc, and vitamins B1 and B5.
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