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on 10/22/2015 11:31:00 PM
More reviews by raisak
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
I use Nature's Bounty 1000 mg (about 8$ at shoppers) and it's done wonders for my hair. Doc recommended it because after my pregnancy my hair was growing slowly and now it's growing at a normal rate and its super shiny and strong. I will keep taking biotin although I do suggest you consult a doctor before you start taking it just in case!
on 10/19/2015 8:31:00 AM
More reviews by misssophiamae
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
My experience with biotin was a little different from a lot of the reviews I read before trying so I wanted to share... Started taking to try to improve my hair, which was looking thin, flat, and growing super slowly after pregnancy. I have taken it for 3 weeks and noticed no improvement in hair anywhere on my body, and have had a few small breakouts. What causes me to give biotin 4 lippies is it surprised me and healed a very old acne scar (from a rogue derm removing a blackhead). It looked like a very dark dent on my cheek and I had tried a million things to try to get rid of it and nothing helped much. After 4 days I noticed improvement, after 7 I had a small break out and suspended use. It has been 3 weeks since starting and my scar is essentially gone! I was taking biotin (the cheapo one from wal mart) in conjunction with a daily dose of wheat grass, a tablespoon of gelatin, 2 barleans fish oil caps, and plenty of water. Additionally, I wash my face with plain hot water, use the DHC Olive Virgin oil if I need to remove makeup or have a super sweaty day, and moisturize with castor oil. The biotin was the only recent change prior to the scar lightening, but thought I would mention everything just in case there is some magical combo happening. Hope this helps someone!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 10/15/2015 11:28:00 AM
More reviews by tgold3333
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I absolutely LOVE this product. I take Spring Valley 5000mcg twice a day! I I have been taking it for 2 or 3 months now and I am so happy with the results. I can notice a small amount of my hair growing and I can really feel a difference, it feels thicker and it feels like I have more hair on my head. I love it. My hair has always been insanely thin and dry and bad, buying expensive JOICO shampoos and other things like morrocan oil only made it soft. but not grow or become thicker. Coconut oil, im not sure that if it just works for some people but it doesnt work for me. I have left it in my hair over night only to wake up having it greasy and feel much drier then it was before. I have always had fast growing nails so this was never an issue, but they are now really strong and really long. The nails are just a bonus as my main reason for taking it is for my hair. I have had to wear extensions forever. I am hoping this will really make a difference for me and eventually i wont have to continue to wear them and wear my natural hair. I am going back to my natural color so then I can stop dying it for months at a time and itll grow. So far so good. Although one thing i did notice is when i first tried it I tried the gummy supplements by nature valley with the gels, and they made me break out like crazy! i havnt touched the package since, i noticed with when taking the straight supplements its been great, small acne but it went away after a week or two then i was fine. I love the price, the only thing that sucks is I have to travel to Maine to get it as we dont have such high dosages in Canada. I am tempted when I travel down south in march to purchase another brand to try but im nervous to experience some acne. But ill continue to take these babies until i run out and have to go back to the usa for more!!
on 10/13/2015 9:57:00 AM
More reviews by mbeard37
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I have seen quite a few negative reviews on biotin. I just want to say that you need to make sure you start out with a low dosage! Everyone is going to react differently to biotin so it is important to start at a low dosage to see how your body responds to the supplement. Also it is completely unnatural to take extremely high doses of biotin, your body doesn't need that much. That being said I take 2500mcg and have experienced zero side effects, just shinier and waiver hair. So if you are desperate for hair growth just start at a low dosage and see how you react to it, if your body can handle it then up the dosage! I hope this is helpful :)
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 10/2/2015 12:27:00 AM
More reviews by hair22
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I HATE biotin it ruined my hair, it is insanely thick now, i think it caused nearly every single dormant hair in my hair to start growing, which has completely screwed up the normal cycle of new hairs growing, i have so much hair growing that lots of the hair isn't even normal or like my hairs, which are thick and straight where as now i have millions of extremely thin curly hairs growing everywhere! when i pull them out they look like fluff. not even hair, fluff. no way to thin it since it's all new growth too. I think this product is unnatural and screws with the cycle of your hair. If you have thinning hair i suppose i would recommend it but i would do anything to have never taken biotin. it is the worst, i don't even look like myself anymore.
on 9/28/2015 2:38:00 AM
More reviews by deanna424
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
I started taking biotin supplements and immediately noticed that my skin was covered in acne. I normally get a few spots a month but I woke up one morning with 20+ spots. I didn't connect it to the biotin at first because here I though these it would improve my skin and hair. I googled biotin and acne and saw that I wasn't alone. It's definitely not worth it to have nicer hair. Oh and I did drink plenty of water with the biotin and this still happened.
on 9/17/2015 7:41:00 AM
More reviews by aessop
Skin: Sensitive, Tan, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Medium
I started taking a local brand of vegan friendly Biotin 5000mcg a few days ago. It's basically a powder that's been dispensed into a clear capsule. Anyways I don't usually experience negative reactions to supplements. However within a few minutes, my tummy started cramping and my heart started beating really fast to the point where I felt a bit faint. Both symptoms disappeared after about 3 hours. The next day, my face felt weird like I was due for a major acne attack. Luckily it never happened. This all despite me guzzling tons of water all day. So I decided to lay off the biotin for a few days and checked the net and lo and behold, it appears that all my symptoms are negative reactions to the biotin. Now its either that my body hates biotin or maybe the dosage is just too high. I've decided to go with the latter. Instead of turfing my capsules in the bin, I now take a capsule, separate it and carefully release at least half of the powder into a glass of water which I drink. It has no after taste and dissolves easily. I then re-close the capsules with the remaining powder and then place them back in the bottle until I need them for the next day. Thus far, no tummy cramps or crazy heart palpitations. I'm waiting to see if I get acne and I'll update you on that in a few weeks. If I do, I'll just lessen the dosage further. However biotin is very beneficial and if you want to use it go for a tolerable dosage that your body can handle. Don't be sucked into taking high doses unless your body can tolerate it. Rather take medium to slighly high doses and get results over a longer period of time than extremely high doses and get the shock of your life. Hope this helps all you ladies who are interested in taking biotin!
on 8/3/2015 7:29:00 PM
More reviews by maryangel
Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
BACKSTORY ON MY HAIR - I'm fairly young, in my late teens, so my hair should be plenty healthy, thick and look good. Also considering my hair was really thick and long not too many years ago. And don't get me wrong, my hair looks absolutely fine, however recently I've noticed a lot of thinning. Especially after my first and last box dye experience. I believe with the chemical damage and my personal stress (take note I tend to have stress problems and my immune system is comprised as a result), my hair is reacting in a more negative way than I'd like. And now my hair is medium-fine in texture. REVIEW STARTS HERE - Obviously if you're trying to grow your hair out or thicken it up, you did the research and found Biotin. People generally take 5,000 mg for hair growth (5,000 mg is trend I've noticed but people take as much as 10,000 mg to 300 mg or lower). Although adults only NEED about 30 mg of Biotin, but people find packing the dosage gives amazing hair results. And it can, there's not much of an argument there. People generally get good hair results from biotin. Some don't notice a difference and it's not much of a loss. However my experience with Biotin was not as positive as I'd like and also the same experience many people, if not most have had with Biotin in relation to their skin. I really wanted Biotin to work for me and I took it on and off for about 2 months in different dosages. I took 5,000 mg for a couple weeks. And initially all was good! I hadn't noticed a huge difference (but if you are taking biotin, understand that it takes patience and time). However, a week or two pass and my skin is breaking out worse than it ever has. My skin doesn't look horrific but the pain from the cystic acne that Biotin left me with is just so disappointing. My face feels dried up in certain areas and the cystic acne is painful and doesn't look very nice. If you have acne prone skin I would stay away because I promise you might be curious now about its affect on your hair, but later you'll wish you hadn't been. If you do take Biotin, remember drink a lot of water! It helps! And if you're going the safe route (the one I should've taken), just buy some good simple shampoos without a lot of chemicals, or preferably some organic ones. Get a good deep conditioner and leave in conditioner. Braid your hair often, and when you sleep. Wash your hair as little as you feel comfortable with. Get some fish oil supplements. And drink water and stay healthy! You'll see results the natural way :)
on 7/13/2015 9:35:00 AM
More reviews by dogdaze
Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Coarse
I am taking the 10,000 mcg and noticing no change at all in my hair or nails. This may be due to menopause. I used Biotin when I was younger and it did seem to help my nails at least. Will keep taking (and hoping). My hair is dry and color-treated and my nails which were awesome once upon a time are peeling and one fingernail keeps splitting down the middle. Can't expect a miracle in a bottle at my age (57).
on 7/9/2015 12:02:00 AM
More reviews by Vergey
Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
I've been taking biotin for 3 weeks, taking two 1,000 mg pills every other day (not for any reason. I forget to take it a lot.). I decided to take it because my nails were so weak i could peel pieces off very easily.
A few days ago it hit me just how well it was working. My nails are already stronger and theyve got a nice shine to them!
But the biggest difference is my hair! I have frizzy, tangly, weak, curly hair. It had been falling out or breaking easily for awhile and I was trying to solve the problem with products. Biotin was the product that pleasantly surprised me. My hair is still tangly but its also shiny and way less frizzy. It also breaks way less often.
Thirdly, my skin. It also has a nice shine/glow now, though my acne and other skin problems are still around.
Its not a miracle pill but it will pleasantly surprise you!
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
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