Happy New Year from MeeMee! The first month in 2015 is almost over and I hope we’re all settling in decently. I just want to say again how amazing you guys are, and you will be reading a lot more from me this year. You have my permission to hold me to that statement.
Now to the business of the day.
Remember when I shared my excitement about trying out the Manetabolism vitamins? I am done with all 60 capsules and I shall now share my results (or nah?) with you.
Before trying these vitamins, I had salivated at the major progress many girls claimed to have with this product on social media. I had never taken any hair/skin vitamins prior to this one. And so, as expected, I had high hopes. Maybe too high. For me, it was about the length and not even the thickness at the time. I had my hair in Marley twists during the month when I took these vitamins and so I had no idea how my hair was faring underneath. But I was really positive. After having my twists in for a little over 4 weeks, I took them out, did the usual ritual with eagerness to do that length check (not pictured here. Perhaps it was anger, but I somehow deleted that picture).
What went wrong?!!!
Well, the low hanging fruit will be the fact that I am currently treating heat damage. So right now, my hair is not very healthy. At my last wash day though, I didn’t lose as much hair as I expected so perhaps the pills reduced shedding? But my hair is a lot thinner than I remember it being. I admit that I have not always had dense hair. I also admit that I thought becoming natural will automatically equal high density hair (this deserves a post on it’s own. Can I get a show of hands from my mid – low density sisters in the house?). But this thinness that has accompanied the heat damage is not of God. Comparing the thinness from before I started the pills to after, there has been no significant change.
Any side effects
I don’t like that side effects has a bad connotation. It shouldn’t, because it’s basically any off-target effect (i.e. effect that you were not expecting or that the medication was not aimed at). Apart from noticing that my nails feel stronger, there were no noticeable side effects from taking these vitamins. I did not break out, contrary to some reports, neither did I notice any improvement in my skin condition.
Will I be buying this product again?
Yes. But not immediately. I will like to nurse my hair back to life and have my hair be healthy and stable. When this happens, I want to give these vitamins a second chance to prove themselves to me. If I don’t notice substantial change to my hair, only then will I give up on them.
On Hair Vitamins…
Like I said earlier, before manetabolism, I was a hair vitamin virgin. I had never even thought about using them to facilitate hair growth. I am not one to pop pills and I struggle with taking regular everyday vitamins. I don’t believe that hair vitamins are magical. I would like to see the original growth rate of these girls that have shown amazing change in their hair with these vitamins. Chances are that there won’t be any substantial difference with and without vitamins. What this means is that, genetically, they have rapid hair growth while some of us, don’t. So while I think that hair vitamins can help your hair to be healthier and can do its bit to improve your keratin structure, it cannot suddenly turn you into Rapunzel (btw, if Rapunzel had a big ass afro, that “let down your hair” story would not have sufficed) if your ancestors haven’t blessed you with such growth.
What have I rambled on about in essence?
1. My hair doesn’t seem to be growing much.
2. Manetabolism’s magic didn’t work on me in the way I thought it would. Although, it did decrease my shedding.
3. I am not Rapunzel… yet.
4. Vitamins are not magical.
5. Fix my hair, Jesus!
I know Joy, one of our readers, has tried Manetabolism and was not blown away. Has any one had a different or similar experience with these or other hair vitamins? Not to overflog this issue of hair vitamins but any chance your thoughts have changed since the last time we spoke about them? Let’s talk!
We had faux snow days where I live on Monday and Tuesday so my own weekend is just coming to and end and it is my first work day of the week. I hope your week is going really well. Remember, always gauge the type of hair your Rapunzel has before you rely on her letting it down for your transportation. Ok bye!