Prenatal Vitamins For Healthy Hair

Gwyneth Paltrow shared the secret to her healthy hair in a past interview with Harper’s Bazaar Magazine:

It’s vitamins. Take New Chapter Organics’ Perfect Prenatal. It doesn’t matter if you are pregnant, I swear to God. I have double-processed blond hair, and it’s so long and not damaged. Those vitamins, they are the trick! (via

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Based on the little bit of googling I did for this post, the jury still seems to be out on whether prenatal vitamins affect hair growth and texture. I’ve been taking prenatal vitamins for over a year (no I’m not pregnant, just a hypochondriac ;)), and my hair and nails do grow quickly, and are very strong. But I can’t tell if that’s a side effect of the vitamins because they’ve always grown pretty fast.

Have you noticed a difference in your hair after taking prenatal vitamins? Would you consider taking them to grow out your hair for your wedding?


Mrs. Bee

New York
Wedding Date:
March 2005
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    Paige, Guest @ 10:48 am

    I will agree to disagree, there has been serious harmful affects for many women, and taking prenatal vitamins when you are not pregnant is not recommended by multiple doctors. Just relax girls, be gentle with your hair and it will grow. It takes time and effort, but there are NO magical treatments nor vitamins that will make your hair grow as fast as any of us would want it to. Keep a steady diet, and check your labels on your shampoos. Stay away from alcohols and watch out for silicone (any ingredient ending in -one) in your conditioners.

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    Jane5, Guest @ 8:16 pm

    My doctor prescribed me these vitamins and I feel really good 🙂
    I am planning to become pregnant, and the side-effects of Preg-Vit 5 are positive.
    Like I said, I believe in them!

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    alexgavin111, Guest @ 1:19 pm

    oThe above thought is smart and doesn’t require any further addition. It’s perfect thought from my side.


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    Samantha, Guest @ 2:08 pm

    Taking prenatal vitamins are perfectly safe. Both my ob/gyn and my primary care doc suggested that I do so about a year ago and they have made a huge difference in my life. I am no longer anemic. In fact the extra iron forces me to eat more fruit and veggies (to stay “regular”), and my hair and nails are longer and stronger than ever. My body also recovers more quickly from my weekly workouts 4x per week. Why didn’t I do this sooner?

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    Nika, Guest @ 4:21 pm

    I’ve been on them fro only a month and tried for years to get long and healthy hair and nails and it would always take forever. I immediately noticed a difference after i started them.

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    Nellie, Guest @ 12:34 pm

    I’m so happy to read this. A stylist cut about 2 years of growth from my hair, and I am livid, but oh well. So another stylist suggested that I try prenatals for hair growth. I selected this brand after a man in the store (a customer) suggested it. I am excited about the results some of you claim.

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