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Sunday, July 27, 2014

Biotin - A Hair Growth Secret?

Biotin Hair Growth

Let me tell you a little something about myself. I am a complete hypochondriac. 
No really, I am. I enjoy nothing more than Googling symptoms and making a mountain out of a mole hill. Did you know that in the Summer we shed more hair than normal? A little like a cat or dog, apparently we do it to keep cool. Yeah me neither, last year I convinced myself I was going bald and spent a whole afternoon looking at lace front wigs. I drive my family crazy but the good news is that research does often lead me to pretty cool finds. For instance such melodramatic melt down lead me to finding out that Biotin can help to speed up the process of hair growth (as well as nails) and can improve the keratin infrastructure (a basic protein that makes up hair, skin and nails) resulting in stronger, healthy hair. Yep you best believe that I was sold on the spot. 


Biotin Hair Growth

I have been taking Biotin supplements since last year, I only take one 300mg tablet each day and did consult my doctor beforehand, which I strongly recommend you do too should you decide to take Biotin supplements. The older I become the more sensible and health concious I am (no really) so it is only fair that I let you know that you really do have to keep hydrated with Biotin other wise it can create blemish prone skin. Personally it gave me the much needed kick up the bum to drink more water and had the opposite effect on my skin - more water has equated in better skin for me. Anyway you can to hear about my hair growth, if you have ever meet me chances is you will have noticed my roots, re-growth if you will. At the moment I am blonde but my roots due to the Biotin are out of control and I'm swaying with going back to brunette as monthly trips to the hairdresser is really my idea of hell. My hair is nearly waist length, one inch away, in good condition despite being prone to being a little dry and I do credit Biotin for this. About two years ago my hair was at my chin so for me it definitely works, I can't comment on the thickness claims that others have reported. I have always had really thick hair. Oddly Biotin has done nothing for my nails but then again I do enjoy a set of falsies or two so that could be to blame?

Biotin Hair Growth

If you don't want to take Biotin as a supplement there is a hair care line which I also use - OGX Thick and Full Biotin and Collagen Collection. Apparently it is the best selling OGX line up in the USA? Unlike the supplements this aims to create the illusion of thicker and fuller hair and infuses the hair with collagen to prevent breakage which I guess in turn could help hair growth i.e less snapped strands would equate to longer hair in the long run? Personally I only use the conditioner within this collection and apply it as a pre-shampoo conditioning treat once a week. I like to think that much like the Lee Stafford For Hair That Doesn't Grow Past A Certain Length treatment it does a little something. It may be a placebo, who knows but I am happy and as the OGX products only cost £6.99 each who am I hurting? It conditions really well, leaves my hair feeling soft and doesn't irritate my scalp. Any hair growth really is a bonus. You can find the entire OGX Biotin and Collagen Collection via Boots - link.

I purchase my Biotin supplements from Holland and Barrett but urge you to consult your doctor before starting anything new. It never hurts to be safe or informed for that matter! 


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16 comments:

  1. I have been planning to take Biotin for my hair which has been dropping after delivery but since I am breast feeding, I was advised to wait first. And yes, I know what you mean by Googling symptoms! I was convinced that I was going to die once...geez. LOL!

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  2. Biotin definitely works, but I think many people don't realize that they need to take a lot of it. For example, to see results, a person should take 3,000-5,000 mcg of it a day. Less than that, and they may not see the results that they want.
    www.ChicAndAlluring.com

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    1. Yes, that's what I've heard as well......which is why I'm thinking of ordering online..because of the higher strength content.

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    2. Ah really? My doctor said I can't take more than four of the 300mcg tablets a day as it can impact the body's natural production of insulin and other things? I do take a lot of other supplements too but have found the small increase has helped my hair growth, it is my nails I wish it would work better for! They snap constantly grr!

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  3. Yay I love Organix! I use their coconut oil line and their argan oil line. I used to take Biotin, but I never saw a difference in anything.

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  4. I saw this in store this week and walked past the shampoo and conditioner....maybe I will give it a go next time!

    gabynyan.blogspot.com

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  5. I like this brand I have tried some of their products before. They smell really nice!

    I have just mentioned your blog over on mine!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  6. I love this brand and have found it does wonders to my hair x

    llyloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Ooh I definitely am going to look into this shampoo and conditioner! Thanks :) my hair is bottom of boob level but I want a few inches more!

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

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  8. I do like taking biotin but like you said it plays havoc with my skin if I don't drink enough water one day, definitely love what it does to my hair though so I might have to pick one of these up next time i'm in boots.
    RosalieJayne

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  9. Great post! Thanks for sharing :) I am in love with the ogx line and currently using the keratin and morrocan argan oil! Smells so nice and has definitely improved the texture of my hair, not sure about the length though, I used to take holland and barretts Skin Hair and Nails tablets daily! I may need to start it up again, my roots are definitely out if control so I too am swaying to dye my hair darker real soon
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    Shanna | Http://www.mycurvesandlashes.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I've just received this range in the post to try out so I'm definitely excited after your review! My hair's really in need of an extra boost so fingers crossed. Like you say it's hard to tell if it's a placebo but if biotin makes your roots shwo through that much it must be worth it!
    www.LydiaRosexo.blogspot.co.uk xo

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  11. I'm pretty interested in OGX more that the supplement as I'm not sure I can drink enough water everyday to keel blemish at bay. Thanks for the news knowledge about shedding more hair in summer. I thought I'm going bald at early age lol

    Kiss me Sunday // Bloglovin

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  12. Gosh I'm currently shedding like a dog and it's driving me crazy! I only have to touch my hair and several strands fall out. It does tend to panic me a bit each year, especially when it's at the stage where it's falling out in handfuls (well not quite handfuls, but you know what I mean), but I do know it's supposed to be normal unless it really is excessive x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

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  13. Such a great review! Organix hair care is one of my favourites. I absolutely love ALL of their ranges.

    - www.veebzboo.com

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  14. I see your product detail its really good for hairs?
    any one have idea about this i want to buy this one .
    thanks .


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