This is a review of GNC Women’s Hair, Skin and Nails Formula dietary supplement. This was a personal purchase and no one sent me a sample or paid me to write this review.
When I was about 45 I started to notice the signs of menopause, hot flashes, and thinning hair. My hairline would actually burn all along my part and then I started to notice my hair thinning out. I wasn’t sure what to do and just lived with it until I noticed that the one spot was actually starting to look bald.
I looked around for some solutions and first I tried Rogaine. I tried it for about 4 weeks, using it twice a day as suggested, but I never saw any results. They say that it may or may not work for everyone and I guess I am in the may not category.
My hair stylist told me about something called Nioxin, which is also a supplement, but once I checked out the reviews and price (about $14 for a bottle of 30 pills) I decided against it. The reviews also indicated that it might not work.
The GNC store was right across from my hair salon so I went in there and asked them if they have an option similar to Nioxin. They said to try their Hair, Skin and Nails Formula supplement. I didn’t buy it right away, because like most people, I want to read reviews first. I went online and read reviews on 3 or 4 sites. An overwhelming majority, I’d say 90%, said it worked for them. And, I found that it was much cheaper, $7.99 for 30 pills (one month supply, sale price).
If you buy from GNC on a regular basis I would suggest you sign up to get their Gold card. It will cost you $15 but you will save 20% off your purchases for the first week of the month every month of the year.
One thing I was concerned with when buying the GNC Hair, Skin and Nails Supplement was would I be able to take it everyday. I find that if a supplement or vitamin doesn’t show me noticeable differences or tastes bad that I won’t continue with it over the long term. The GNC supplement is great because they have added a vanilla flavor to it and the pills are slightly smaller than a multi-vitamin so very easy to take.
My test ran from January 8 until February 6, 2011. I took the GNC Hair, Skin and Nails Supplement twice a day and never missed a day. I take both of the pills at dinner at the same time.
Here is a picture of my hair before the supplements. You can see the obvious thinning at the hairline on one side. Not sure why it didn’t happen on the other side. This is the side where my natural part is.
Here is a picture I took today, February 6, 2011 to show the difference. To me it is amazing. The hair that was thinning or actually completely broken off is coming back and filling in. My eyebrows are growing back. My eyebrows have been thin for 10 years probably and when they grew they wouldn’t grow back in right.
One slight downside to this supplement is hair grows faster and longer EVERYWHERE on your body, not just your head. I’m sure there is no way for a supplement to pinpoint just one area of your body. I notice now that my hair grows faster. It grew one full inch in this one month test and it usually grows a half of an inch. I also noticed that light hair is growing on the sides of my face. This is not a problem as I have always had hair there but now there is just more. I cut it with fine scissors. If you have dark hair this might be a problem for you.
These GNA supplements did nothing for my skin or nails but I am happy with the results on my hair.
I plan on continuing to take these GNC supplements and hopefully my hair will get even more filled in and thicker.
2016 UPDATE: I now take a similar supplement that has everything the GNC supplement has at a fraction of the price. If you go to Walmart you can find a similar brand and the one-month bottle only costs $4.99.
- grows hair thicker and make new hair grow
- great Vanilla taste
- you must take the supplements daily and not stop
- did nothing for my nails or skin
- hair grows everywhere, not just on your head
- In 6 to 8 weeks your body can adapt to it and it may not work as well as it did in the beginning