Biotin Pills

AnsleyBirch13AnsleyBirch13 Posts: 180Registered Users
Dear curly haired girls, I have spectacular news for you!! About a month and a half, two months ago, I started taking biotin pills. I had heard that they promoted hair and nail growth, so I thought I'd try them out. They work wonders. After a few weeks I could already see my hair growing, eclectically my shorter, baby hairs closer to my scalp. I just take one, 10,000 mcg pill a day! The brand is Spring Valley, and it's cheap, 5-10$ depending on the size you get. I highly recommend this to anyone trying to grow out their hair!! I've already gotten tons of my friends hooked on it haha. There's a picture of the bottle belowImageUploadedByCurlTalk1378774020.852748.jpg


  • pinkmouse09pinkmouse09 Posts: 107Registered Users
    That's awesome! I too am a fanatic :)
    Just at BSL (when stretched) goal is HL, 3a/b, medium thickness, medium porosity
    CG since March 2013
    Conditoner/Detangle: V05 Moisture Milk (Passion Fruit Smoothie), Aussie Moist
    Clarify: Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo
    Styling: Shea Moisture Curl Enhancing Smoothie and Curl Milk, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
    Vitamins: One Daily and GNC Ultra NourishHair
  • AnsleyBirch13AnsleyBirch13 Posts: 180Registered Users
    Oops, that's supposed to say especially haha. Darn autocorrect. Sorry!
  • LoveLongCurlsLoveLongCurls Posts: 53Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I used Spring Valley Biotin and was taking 5,000 mcg a day and I never really saw any difference.. Maybe I should have taken more?

    I also tried Hair, Skin & Nails by Futurebitotics and it had no effect really either..

    Maybe I'm just adverse to the pills and I'm just a person it doesn't work on but I'll definitely try to up my biotin and see if that helps! :D
    3B, Thick, High Porosity, High Density
    Length: Waist Length curly
    Goal: Hip length curly/Classic length straight
    Beginning of hair journey: Sept. 27th, 2012 :)

    Shampoo: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Shampoo
    Conditioner: Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
    Co-Wash: As I Am Coconut Cowash
  • xocandiixocandii Posts: 94Registered Users Curl Novice
    That's great! I was taking them for awhile until I saw a post in here about dangers of taking to much biotin..? Idk how true that is so after reading this thread I started taking mine again. Have same brand and mg as you! Hope I get same results! :)
  • AnsleyBirch13AnsleyBirch13 Posts: 180Registered Users
    I read about some side effects, but I haven't experienced any at all.
  • SpiralliSpiralli Posts: 3,684Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Great that it's working for you. Gave me horrible cystic acne.
    Location: Texas
    Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
    CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Desert Essence Coconut, Oribe Silverati
    Leave-ins: Curl Junkie Beauti-Curls, KCKT, cno overnight
    Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG, CJ Pattern Pusha
    DT: Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
  • kurlygurlykurlygurly Posts: 644Registered Users
    I would break out like crazy taking that much biotin. I have to keep my biotin to no more than about 2,000.

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using CurlTalk App
    3b-ish... normal to low texture
    Wash: Desert Essence Coconut shampoo, Acure argon shampoo
    Deep Trestment: Nature's Nectars deep conditioner/styler
    Condition: Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Nature's Gate pomegranate sunflower
    LEAVE-IN:Nature's Nectars luv-n-a-bottle, Natures Gate pomegranate sunflower
    STYLE: Nature's Nectars Sweet Shea butter blend, Ecostyler gel
    hemp oil, jojoba oil
  • Firefox7275Firefox7275 Posts: 3,750Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Potential side effects of megadosing can include acne and kidney failure, you can see your skin but most of us don't have the facilities to monitor renal function
    Igors bell tower: The (in)famous biotin rant
    2a-2c, medium texture, porous/ colour treated. Three years CG. Past bra strap length heading for waist.

    CO-wash: Inecto coconut/ Elvive Volume Collagen
    Treatments: Komaza Care Matani, coconut/ sweet almond/ fractionated coconut oils, Hairveda Sitrinillah
    Leave in: Fructis Sleek & Shine (old), Gliss Ultimate Volume, various Elvive
    Styler: Umberto Giannini jelly, Au Naturale styling gelee
    Flour sack towel, pixie diffuse or air dry.
    Experimenting with: benign neglect
  • itsKelCeeEeeitsKelCeeEee Posts: 1,084Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I use Nature made 2500 mcg biotin and I've noticed it makes my nails a lot stronger and they grow super fast. I'm not sure if it does anything for my hair though. I've only been on them for a little under a month however and I know these things take time, but if it doesn't do anything for my hair growth I'll still take them for my nails.

    I refuse to up my dosage, so if I don't see results with 2500 mcgs then oh well.
    Big Chop: 11/25/09
    Cottony/fluffy, medium/coarse, high density & porosity
    SL - APL - BSB - BSL - MBL - WL - HL

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