The issue of how to grow our nails faster, healthier, and stronger seems to be a common concern. Perhaps it's because we're constantly inundated with pretty (and perfect) nail 'grams or maybe it's just the annoyance that tags along with breaking a nail at the most inopportune time. Regardless, just as we want glowing skin and healthy, damage-free hair, we want long, ridge- and divet-free nails. Is that too much to ask?
Getting our nails to grow faster can be frustrating because, largely, the reason they are weak or, um, not growing, can vary depending on genetics, lifestyle, diet, and so much more. If you're seriously concerned about your nail health, we recommend talking to a trusted physician first and foremost and considering other potential factors like diet, biting, picking, manicure habits, etc.
That said, after you've done your homework and consulted a doctor, you may consider adding a strategic supplement to your diet to help boost your nail growth. Many manicurists we talk to attest to their benefits. Take only a cursory glance at Amazon, Sephora, and other beauty retailers, and you'll notice a huge variety of formulas with a wide range of reviews.
We're big fans of the affordability and product vastness of Amazon (plus, we love how honest and raw the reviews are), so we did a nail-focused deep dive to find and sort the best-selling and highest-rated hair, skin, and nail supplements you can buy from the retailer. We took both the number of reviews and the average ratings into account for our results, and with the following 16 formulas, we think anyone and everyone looking to answer how to grow their nails super-fast will be satisfied. Keep scrolling!
16. Vital Vitamins Multi Collagen Pills
Number of customer reviews: 4988Average rating: 4.5/5 Did you know a loss of collagen can lead to weaker bones, fragile nails, brittle hair, and dry skin? This Multi Collagen Complex includes all five types of collagen hydrolysate to help restore youthful skin health, hair, nails, bones, tendons, joints, and gut health.One reviewer shared, "I have brittle nails, sorry, I HAD brittle nails, my nails were so bad, weak and tearing often. My nails have grown back strong and now I don't have to hide them anymore. They look great!"
15. Naturelo Hair, Skin and Nails Vitamins
Number of customer reviews: 162Average rating: 4.5/5This natural supplement strengthens brittle nails with a combination of vitamins (including A, C, and E), minerals, omega-3, and herbs."I started using this vitamin when I finished my chemotherapy treatments. My nails are growing in strong and smooth. My hair is thicker than it has ever been, and my skin just glows," a reviewer commented.
14. Nature's Bounty Biotin Supplement
Number of customer reviews: 5963Average rating: 4.5/5Exploring the world of supplements for the first time? Start with the basics: just plain biotin. A water-soluble vitamin found in foods associated with a healthy diet, like vegetables and oatmeal, biotin helps aid the conversion of food into energy and also supports healthy hair, skin, and nails. "I have been taking Biotin for about 9 months, and my nails have never looked better," one happy reviewer shares. "They used to be soft and split easily. Now I have to file or cut them back because they get a little too long for my liking," they continue.
13. NutraChamps Biotin Gummies
Number of customer reviews: 2117Average rating: 4.5/5If you prefer your supplements in gummy form, these plant-based supplements taste great and are perfect for anyone looking for a natural way to get biotin into their diet. "I wanted to wait a month before doing a review so I could comment on more than just the flavor (which is amazing)," posted an enthusiastic reviewer. "Honestly I saw results after 2 and a half weeks of steady taking 2 gummies a day as instructed. My skin has a teeny little glow to it, and it looks clearer, my hair is super shiny and the best part, my nails are growing like weeds, seriously! I have never had to cut my nails before and with this, I've trimmed them twice in a month."
12. Revly Vegan Hair, Skin, & Nails Complex
Number of customer reviews: 290Average rating: 4.5/5Formulated for hair, skin, and nails, just one bottle includes a three-month supply of biotin 2000 mcg, MSM 300 mg, and botanical supplements. One reviewer shared, "I have only been taking this for 7 days now and I have noticed a huge difference in my fingernails. They are normally so brittle and brake off up into my nail bed. My nails are stronger than they have been in years!"
11. MegaFood Skin, Hair, and Nails Multivitamin
Number of customer reviews: 281Average rating: 4.5/5With organic horsetail, red clover blossom, and nettle, this botanical blend from MegaFood could help give your nails a boost in addition to your skin and hair. "This product is insane," says one Amazon customer. "In just 10 days, my eyelashes have grown more than I expected, my nails are shiny and growing quicker than with any other store-bought vitamin I have tried, and my hair feels fuller. I'm so impatient so I like to see results fast. I'm so glad I made this purchase."
10. Genius Beauty Biocell Collagen Capsules
Number of customer reviews: 301Average rating: 4.5/5From joint relief to liver detox to glowy skin and ultra-long nails, these collagen supplements claim to be your ultimate weapon for achieving fountain of youth beauty results."This product really does help with so many different areas of your body, and I was very impressed with how much better I felt while using this," explains one reviewer named Lindsey. "Right away, I could tell that my skin had a better glow and that my fingernails and hair were growing faster than before."
9. Olly Undeniable Beauty for Hair, Skin, and Nails
Number of customer reviews: 305Average rating: 4/5Olly gummies are beloved among celebrities and beauty editors, but apparently this beautifying blend of biotin, keratin, and vitamins C and E stands up to the high standards of Amazon customers as well. (They can be ruthless, you know.)"I have long and strong nails plus my hair is finally growing long!" gushes one happy Amazon customer named Anita. "After years of fighting cancer and going through multiple surgeries and various treatments, my skin and hair have suffered.
I have tried every single thing under the sun, but nothing has worked like OLLY UNDENIABLE BEAUTY!! THANK YOU!!"
8. GNC Women's Hair, Skin, and Nails Formula
Number of customer reviews: 360Average rating: 4.5/5For ultimate hair, skin, and nail support, this well-reviewed supplement is one of the best options if you've been wondering how to grow your nails faster. It features 3000 micrograms of biotin alongside other helpful ingredients like lutein, green tea leaf, and vitamins C and E. "My nails are growing like crazy, my hair is getting longer, and my skin is less oily!" shares one reviewer named Sarah.
7. Nested Biotin Plus-Premium Hair, Skin, & Nails Strengthening Formula
Number of customer reviews: 510Average rating: 4.5/5If you're looking for a high-potency vegan option in terms of a supplement that will help you grow your nails faster, happy Amazon reviewers tout this pick as one of the best. (Plus, it features a variety of other health-enhancing vitamins for extra nail, hair, and skin aid!)"After taking these biotin pills daily for a month, my hair feels stronger and healthier than it has in years!" testifies Magan. "Also, biotin promotes faster nail growth as well and it definitely works because I had to make an appointment to get my nails filled a week earlier than I normally do. Insane!"
6. 1 Body Hair, Skin, and Nails Dietary Supplement
Number of customer reviews: 778Average rating: 4.5/5This multitasking supplement boasts a nail-boosting vitamin B complex in addition to vitamin C to enhance collagen production. "I love this product… I could see the difference in my hair, skin, and my nails," says one Amazon customer. "I had been wearing tips on my nails, and they had gotten soft. Since I've been taking these, my nails are growing fast, and they are strong."
5. Sports Research Biotin Hair, Skin, and Nails
Number of customer reviews: 3991Average rating: 4.5/5Made with coconut oil, this is one of Amazon's best-selling all-stars for those who want their nails to grow fast."I've been taking this supplement for almost seven weeks now, and my hair feels thicker and I've noticed significant growth!" claims reviewer Morgan S. "Even my co-workers have commented, and they didn't know I was taking anything to help with it. Unexpectedly, and not what I was looking for (but awesome, nonetheless), my nails are growing super fast and feel strong!"
4. HairAnew Healthy Hair Formula
Number of customer reviews: 6,484Average rating: 4.5/5Great for all hair types, these special capsules feature 11 strategically selected ingredients to help encourage fast and healthy hair, skin, and nail health. It takes into account common sabotagers like nutritional deficiency so you're on your way to nails that will grow fast and furiously. "Finally, I took the chance and tried HairAnew," states Amazon shopper Lana. "Let me tell you, I am so glad I did! I took it twice a day with a meal, as the directions say, and I saw results after two weeks. I was happy to see results with every picture I took! I also noticed my nails were stronger."
3. Via Wellness Hair, Skin, & Nail Gummies
Number of customer reviews: 64Average rating: 5/5Gummy lovers, rejoice! Even though these hair, skin, and nail gummies have fewer reviews than the above, the reviews tally to a solid five stars across the board. With 4000 micrograms of biotin and smart melding of vitamins like vitamin D, it's a great option if you're not a fan of capsules or are looking for something a little more affordable. "I can't even tell you how many hair, skin, and nail vitamins I've tried over the years, but these were a great surprise," says happy customer Shadia. "I've only been taking them for a week, and my nails have stopped breaking and my hair feels stronger already; I would definitely recommend!"
2. Honey Bunny Hair Biotin Hair Gummies
Number of customer reviews: 148Average rating: 5/5Ah, another tasty gummy formula with a solid five-star average rating! However, there are even more reviewers for these gummies than the last, which warrants a higher ranking in our opinion. Again, biotin is the key player here for nail growth."I started taking these for stronger nails and hair growth," shares Amazon customer Melanie. "My nails went from thin brittle prone to breaking to strong long nails! They’re the longest they've ever been! Plus these supplements taste amazing!"
1. Havasu Nutrition High Potency Biotin Gummies
Number of customer reviews: 686Average rating: 5/5And now, Amazon's number one option for growing nails fast! With a whopping 686 reviews and an average five-star rating, these highly targeted gummies from Havasu Nutrition are the best according to nitpicky reviewers. Plus, they're also touted to help your metabolism. "Before using these biotin gummies, my nails were short and thin after using acrylics for so long," explains one happy customer named Landyn. "After taking two gummies a day for a week, I've already seen results. My nails and hair have grown so fast."
This article was originally published at an earlier date and has been updated.
Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.