What Actually Makes Your Hair Grow?

Who doesn’t want long, gorgeous locks?

Although, Untangled hair extensions are a great temporary and harmless solve for a quick fix to long lengths, we always encourage an “inside - out” approach to your beauty regime.

Supplements are a phenomenal modality you can use to support your hair and it’s road to great lengths. Naturally, it’s important to consult your doctor to make sure you’re selecting the right vitamins for your body in your supplements - but, there are a couple of hero ingredients that definitely help your hair grow longer and faster.



  1. Collagen
  2. Biotin
  3. Folic Acid
  4. Niacin
  5. Horsetail Extract
  6. The Takeaway


Collagen is an essential protein in your body that is commonly linked to the health of your hair, skin and nails. Here’s the science behind this fact… Collagen has three amino acids: proline, glycine, and hydroxyproline. These amino acids are the building blocks of keratin which is the protein found in hair! As we age, we become deficient in the amino acids, so supplements with collagen are paramount to maintaining gorgeous hair!


Biotin is a vitamin found in supplements known to prevent hair thinning and hair loss. This is a great supplement to use in tandem with collage to support hair growth, since biotin prevents hair loss! A dosage of biotin can help produce fatty acids that also help you skin stay clear and hydrated for an added bonus to your beauty routine.

Folic Acid

Folic acid promotes thick and shiny hair! By supporting cell generation, folic acid has been known to stimulate hair regrowth, and beyond those capabilities, a lack of folic acid in the body has actually been linked to hair loss - Yikes! Through the production of red blood cells hair building tissue is totally supported by Folic Acid.


Niacin is also a source of Vitamin B that truly allows the scalp to remain hydrated for the strongest and healthiest hair follicle possible. Niacin changes carbohydrates into energy to support blood circulation throughout the body . This ultimately adds more fuel to keeping your hair as strong as possible and avoids brittle ends or lusterless locks.

Horsetail Extract

This extract is derived from a plant called Equisetum arvense and is a part of the fern family. This extract is known to be rich in minerals, one of which is called selenium. Selenium produces iodine which helps to regulate hair growth and prevents hair loss. This extract is also known to calm down an irritated scalp that may suffer from redness or itchiness.

The Takeaway

Although supplements are a phenomenal addition to your daily beauty routines, you should be consuming the majority of these recommended vitamins in your actual foods as well.

Some of our Untangled favorite foods that employ the above vitamins and minerals we listed are: salmon, eggs, spinach, avocados, sweet potatoes and mixed berries!

Diversify your food intake, supplement with vitamins and watch your hair grow, grow, grow!

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