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Want Long, Thick Fingernails and Hair, Plus Great Skin? Try This Natural Vitamin!

Updated on March 8, 2010

The Wonders of Vitamin E

The beauty of the advice I am going to give you is that it isn't expensive, time consuming or take a lot of effort. If you are tired of going to the nail salon for fake nails, want thicker, shinier hair, or care about the health of your skin, there is a simple thing you can do to help all three-take one Vitamin E gelcap daily!

I found out about this from my sister, whose doctor had recommended she take Vitamin E for another health problem she was having. She noticed while she was taking it that her fingernails were growing like crazy, and her hair was not only growing much faster, it was getting thicker also. She had also had a problem with dry skin, and that had gone away as well!

Well after hearing this, I decided to give it a try. I normally wasn't one to take vitamins (bad me, I know...), but after I had been taking Vitamin E daily for 2 weeks, I could tell a difference! My nails, which had always been really thin and prone to splitting and breaking, were feeling thicker, and were growing out at a much faster rate! My hair, which always seemed to get to a certain point and stop growing, was growing longer faster. So after about 2 months of taking Vitamin E, I had a full set of long, strong nails, and my hair was thicker and longer, which was great because quite a bit of it had fallen out after a major surgery I had had. People were commenting on how nice my nails looked and kept asking me if they were "real". My hair was more shiny, and definitely longer and felt thicker.

So, the best advice I can give you from personal experience is to try this and see if it works for you. Vitamin E is not expensive, you can get it at any drug store, anywhere that sells vitamin supplements, and you only have to take one a day. As you can tell from my photo, I got mine at Walgreen's, a drug store, and got a "buy one get one free" deal although it was really inexpensive to start with. The only drawback I personally was because I have naturally oily skin, I had to back mine back to a couple of times a week, because it was making my skin a bit oily, but if you have dry skin, that is good news for you! It also seemed to make my skin look a bit healthier as well, probably from the additional moisture it was producing. I had to get used to washing my normally dry hair more often, since my scalp was also producing more oil, which I am sure is why my hair was healthier and longer, but that was a minor thing.


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      Laura Thykeson 8 years ago from Central Texas


      Hi! Glad you came by! Yes, something so simple as a little gelcap can make a big difference in your hair, skin and nails! I have even started using a Vitamin E cream on my face, and on my scar from Open heart surgery. I think it is doind as good of a job as mederma, which I used on a scar a few years ago! One thing about it-it wonm't hurt you, lol!

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      glassvisage 8 years ago from Northern California

      Huh, Vitamin E... I guess that's why they always advertise this in shampoo commercials :) Thanks!

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      Laura Thykeson 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Thank you ladies for your comments and for reading my hub! I didn't realize my responses to your comments weren't showing up until I switched computers!!! Now I am playing catch-up on comments!

      Thanks for stopping by,

      Laura T

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      I take vitamin E occasionally, but after reading this I'm going to start taking it regularly. Very good hub.

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      Simply Soheila 8 years ago

      Thanks for the information. I will try it.