(Closed) Biotin?

posted 5 years ago in Beauty
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I tried biotin for hair growth but after the first week it had made me break out terribly! I’ve read this is a common side effect, but for me it wasn’t worth it so I stopped taking it 🙁 I’d love to hear too if anyone has found something else that works. 

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I started a thread about this a few weeks ago, but about prenatal vitamins to grow your hair out. Many of the commenters said taking prenatals did wonders for their hair and skin. Apparently there is also a vitamin suppliment called “Hair, Skin, and Nails” that has vitamin B, Biotin, and other vitamins that make your hair more healthy and thick, and therefore grow longer and quicker.  I started taking prenatals after reading the comments on the thread, but it hasn’t really been long enough for me to tell a difference. 

Someone on that thread also said Biotin made them break out badly just like PP, but it may have been the same poster. Not sure.

Good luck!

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

I took it. It helped with hair growth but very slow. I mostly noticed that my nails were growing like crazy!

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Don’t know what happened to my post before, but biotin cleared up my skin immensely! I’m so glad I started taking it before my wedding.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’ve been taking it for a few months now and I love it!  My nails are growing fast and strong now (former nail biter, so this is awesome!) and my hair is much less frizzy, but not growing much faster.  My face also breaks out less now, but I also changed my makeup and I’m not sure on which made the difference for me (could be a combo of both).  I know it doesn’t work for everyone, but it works for me,  

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

It has helped my hair grow wayyy faster and stronger. My nails seem to grow at the same rate but the post-biotin growth chips less.

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2016

I take 5000mcg once a day, 2 pills.  I notice my hair is stronger so less breakage:) NOTHING makes your hair grow faster. I do notice a difference if I do not take it for a while. My hair is def. stronger though:) I also take prenatals! Water too. Everything you eat and drink affects hair,skin and nails!!!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

This made me break out really bad :/

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

I use biotin for fine hair too.  I started having new tufts of hair actually growing in which are longer now, so they can blend in better.  It didn’t take long to see results.

Has worked great for me so far.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

My rheumatologist actually recommended I take biotin to help with hair growth (to help with thinning hair, and to help it grow faster).  So, if he thinks it might help, it can’t hurt.  I noticed my hair has been growing a tiny bit faster… but my nails are growing super fast!  They also seem a bit stronger.

IANAD: But with prenatal vitamins, you can take them without much issue… unless of course you have an undiagnosed B-12 difficiency.  There is added folic acid in prenatals, and getting too much folic acid can mask the symptoms of a B-12 defficiency and delay diagnosis.  

There is normally also more iron in prenatal vitamins.  The extra iron can sometimes give people tummy troubles, but isn’t likely to kill you. I, myself, am a little anemic (even moreso around that TOM) and so it will actually help me because I hate taking just plain iron supplements… talk about killing your tummy.

After I told my gynecologist my fiance and I might start ttc this fall, she recommended I start a prenatal before we even start trying.  I ran out of my regular vitamins a month ago and just figured I’d give the prenatals a shot since it might help with growing my hair out before the wedding.  I haven’t noticed any differences in how I feel so far since taking them.

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