For many many years, the length of my hair has mostly remained on the shorter side. This originated from a festive evening with friends, a seemingly brilliant idea and a household pair of scissors. I remember admiring my new chic look and being so pleased...until the next day. I urgently ran to my favorite salon where I was then granted the look I was going for. Curiously, that was not the last time I made that decision. Schnapsidee (German), an idea that sounds great when you’re drunk. Thankfully I’ve gotten this schnapsidee out of my system, but now I long for mermaid length hair, and have dreams of not needing a bikini top this summer as thick, soft, beach waves hang effortlessly over my chest, covering any non-Saint Tropez spots. This look is not a reality for me, but I didn’t think my hair growing almost 2 inches in six weeks was either!
I have this friend who I regard to such a high level. She is jaw-droppingly gorgeous and chic, impossibly considerate and kind. I tell her all the time that she is my secret weapon of knowledge, knowing if she ever has an answer to one of my many questions, it will in fact be the right answer. So recently, when I was admiring her long locks, as we took a walk, I listened closely when she told me about the vitamins that she took to achieve such a glamorous look. The answer was HUM.
A few years ago, I started to notice that vitamins and supplements were popping up places other than the local nutrition or health store. I didn’t invest much thought into this because I’ve never been a vitamin taker. I’ve wandered into a GNC here and there, I’ve dabbled in a few homeopathic isles, but with the rows of bottles all looking the same, it's just too daunting a task choosing what’s right for me. Even times that I committed to a purchase, it seems that it all ends up in a kitchen cabinet, never to be seen again. Frankly, I’m not entirely clear what a multi-vitamin dose for me, I eat well, take care of my body, and thankfully have no health concerns. I’ve never been advised to take a vitamin or supplement during any conversation with medical or holistic professionals, so I have never gotten into them. But as I set onto my journey to become a mermaid by June, the idea of a hair growth vitamin that comes in a delicious gummy and sold alongside my favorite products is right up my stream.
HUM was a brand that I recognized from beauty shelves and social media, but it wasn’t until I went to stock up for winter that I noticed how many interesting types of vitamins they had, most of which I was totally a candidate for! I decided to stick with what I came for, Hair Sweet Hair, while I looked deeper into HUM.
Hair Sweet Hair is a vegan product formulated with interesting ingredients that have worked wonders in making my hair grown fuller and faster than ever before. Our hair needs key components, like biotin, in order to grow healthy and strong. Weak hair often breaks, leading us to believe it’s not growing. HUMs Hair Sweet Hair also contains a Chinese herb calle fo-ti which assists in hair growth, but also enriches hair pigment, translating into healthier and thicker hair. These combined with things such as B-vitamins, Zinc and Folic Acid to repair and stimulate tissue and cells, whip your hair shape long before summer season.
One can never be certain what kind of schnapsidee their future holds, but luckily HUM's Hair Sweet Hair can fix any that come via scissors late at night. I’m also so excited to try many more of their products like Arctic Repair, Big Chill, Turn Back Time, and well...mostly the entire collection, schnapsidee or no schnapsidee.
By Kira Cohen.