BIOTIN for Natural Hair?

January 17, 2012
I purchased some Biotin supplements a few months ago just to try it out. I've seen a few comments on it, both good and bad. Also, I have talked to various girls with natural hair as well as have seen videos where biotin was apart of natural hair regimens. I figured, why not give it shot? 

Before I begin to share with you my experience taking the supplement, here's a little background knowledge you may find useful. "Biotin is a coenzyme and a B vitamin, also known as vitamin H. As a supplement, biotin is sometimes used for diabetes, brittle nails, and other conditions. Biotin plays a key role in the body. It supports the health of the skin, nerves, digestive tract, metabolism, and cells. Biotin may also help to treat some types of nerve pathology, such as the peripheral neuropathy that can result from kidney failure or diabetes."


Biotin Supplements I take. 
Unlike much of the vitamins we need, daily, most people do not need biotin supplements. We usually get biotin from foods we eat everyday like, bananas, whole-grain cereals, cauliflower, salmon, etc. In my experience using biotin, I have seen a dramatic increase in the health of my nails, skin, as well as my hair. Note that by taking biotin, you may experience some serious breakouts. After two days, I noticed that I was beginning to sprout tiny breakouts. This is one side effect that I recall reading about from the comments of others. Simply, drink more water and the breakouts will minimize completely. Other than that, my natural hair seems to grow steadily at a more faster pace, my nails have become a lot firmer, and my skin looks flawless. 

There hasn't been any terrible risks associate with taking biotin. Even at high levels of intake, it's harmless. Before you begin to input this into your natural hair regimen, be sure to consult with your doctor. This is most important for those who take other medications, daily. Not every supplement works well when taken alongside prescribed medications. If you don't take medicine daily, try it out. You can find biotin in any store that sell vitamins and supplements, (i.e. GNC, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, etc.) 

Do you take biotin? Leave a comment below sharing how it has worked for you. 


******Biotin excerpt: Courtesy of WebMD******



2 comments on "BIOTIN for Natural Hair?"
  1. I absolutely love Biotin! Its great for my hair but it strengthens my nails so much!

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    1. Awesome!! It's the same way for me. Hopefully, I'll be sticking to my regimen.

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