- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
I’ve tried Biotin in the past however I’ve never seem a benefit. luckily, a dermatologist recommended a product called OPC-3 beauty blend. It’s a special vitamin blend that helps boost immene system with added benefit of supporting heathy skin, thicker stronger hair and nails. I have a thyroid condition which causes me to have really fine hair. Honestly, I noticed a huge improvement in my hair in about 60 days. I have always had thin nails that would break super easily but after taking this I didn’t even need artificial nails for the wedding! If you are interested I can direct you to the company who sells it. did I mention it also works super well for allergies!
@MsGinkgo: I’ve taken it to strengthen my nails after doing the gel manicures (which destroyed them). I’ve tried various formulations and strengths, and took it for nearly 6 months, and honestly I never saw results. I have strong hair anyway, but my nails did not really improve. I don’t think taking it would be a bad idea, but don’t expect a miracle.
I took it for almost a year and never saw a difference in my hair or nails. I stopped taking them a few months ago, and if anything I think my hair started growing faster once I stopped taking them. My hair stylist even commented on how fast it had grown from one appointment to the next.
I’m pretty sure there’s nothing that can make your hair grow faster.
@MsGinkgo: Biotin is in the vitamin B family, and since B vitamins are water soluable (your body does not store vitamin B) you will just urinate out whatever your body doesnt absorb which is why urine is neon yellow when you take a multivitamin, lol. I dont know about the side effects like skin break outs, I have never seen or heard of that before, but taking a 5000 mcg (5 mg) is safe enough. You have to be patient though, healthy hair grows a half inch a month and it can take a few months for any supplement to work. And it doesnt work for everyone, especially if genetics are a factor.
Omegas (3,6,7,9) are also vital to the health of hair, skin, and nails–make sure you are getting a well rounded diet that includes these essential fatty acids and you may want to take additional omega supplements, since the nutrients we take in are first used for vital bodily functions like cell regeneration and what’s left over goes to hair/skin/nails. Omega 7s are found in macademia nuts and sea buckthorn, but sea buckthorn has the highest concentration so any supplements you get probably contain that as its main ingredient. Lean protein, also key.
Hair also grows fastest in the summertime, so don’t be blue if it seems to slow down a little bit during the colder months. Good luck with your growing out process!
I just switched my everyday vitamin to one that had biotin, and it made a huge difference. My hair has gotten so much thicker!
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