If you follow me on Instagram @AHairStory (which you should), you know I’m on my second month of taking Manetabolism Hair Vitamins.
I began the Healthy Hair Growth Challenge on February 1st. I began taking Manetabolism Hair Vitamins, two capsules a day as instructed.
This was my beginning length check. My hair was twisted, but I untwisted a twist in the back to get an accurate length check. I forgot to untwist the front one though. Oops!
My mom and my sis joined me on the challenge as well.
To answer some burning questions…
I did see some awesome growth after just one month. I did not experience any breakouts. I did have a headache the first day and none after. Was it related to the vitamins? Idk. I didn’t take a break in between month 1 and month 2, so I can not say whether there is shedding when you stop taking them. I will say that I was taking Hair Volume from GNC prior to starting Manetabolism and there was a break in between and I didn’t experience any shedding.
The dose is two capsules a day. I recommend taking it with a meal and drinking an adequate amount of water because it does contain fat soluble and water soluble vitamins.
Here’s my growth for a little over one month. Focus on the length in comparison to my sweater.
I will continue to take Manetabolism hair vitamins. As I say… Ankle length or bust!
I finally straightened my hair after going practically the whole summer without using heat… unintentionally. I did blow dry once.
In any case, I am quite surprised by how long my hair is. I feel like it’s almost as long as my relaxed hair was. I’ll probably do a comparison pic sometime soon.
I tried the Motions 3-step system for straightening natural hair, minus the shampoo. (Selsun Blue is my old ball and chain). I went straight to step two after shampooing. I applied the leave in conditioner to damp hair as directed, except I braided my hair and let it air dry overnight rather than blow drying it to dry it.
When I unbraided my hair the next day, my hair was soooooo soft and shiny. It would have been the perfect braidout if that was the goal.
Once I unbraided it, I applied the third step which is the sealer. I began straightening my hair (I use a big barrel ceramic curling iron… me and flatirons have never really been friends) and realized that it wasn’t quite coming out how I wanted. My hair was too set from the braids. I decided to blow dry my hair first to loosen some of the curls. That worked well, then I passed the curling iron over my hair.
I started with the bottom right section of my hair because the right side of my head tends to be the worst in terms of ssk’s and dryness. I didn’t want to start with the “good” side and be disappointed when I got to the “bad” side. That was an excellent idea because my hair just got better and better as I moved along rather than worse.
I am very pleased with the growth. I plan to straighten my hair for most of the Fall/Winter. It helps me to keep a close eye on my ends and my hairs moisture balance.
I am also quite pleased with the Motions products. They were a but too fragrant for me at first, but the smell fades quick. The leave in conditioner was excellent. It’s very moisturizing and made my hair very soft and hydrated. The sealer was a nice addition as well. It is a heat protectant and smoothed out my hair as I straightened it.
Without further ado, here’s a follow up from the last shrinkage picture. Official straight hair pics and length check pics to follow.