GNC Women's Hair, Skin & Nails, w/ 2500mcg of Biotin

SmallFrySmallFry Posts: 614Registered Users
Has any had any experience with this?

http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=80758&catid=59410&trx=CRT-PLST&trxp1=17008&trxp2=80758

I'm currently taking GNC Ultra Nourishair
http://www.drugstore.com/products/prod.asp?pid=69208&catid=11345&trx=PLST-0-SEARCH&trxp1=11345&trxp2=69208&trxp3=1&trxp4=0&btrx=BUY-PLST-0-SEARCH
. I stumbled across this and noticed it has way more Biotin in it and more vitamins. Can anyone compare the two? I think that maybe the hair/skin/nail formula is more potent. What do you think?
thanks!!
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  • LadyCurlyLocksLadyCurlyLocks Posts: 341Registered Users
    I'm taking the hair, skin, nails, and have noticed that my hair is growing a little bit faster. and my nails are getting longer quicker, plus they're noticeably healthier.
    3B Corkscrew... I'm back on the boards now! Just got The Big Chop on Monday, pics coming soon.
  • alisons79alisons79 Posts: 680Registered Users
    I actually e-mailed GNC and asked them the difference between the two different pills. Basically they said that the Nourishair was for hair and the Hair, Skin and Nails was formulated to be for all three. Other than that, there is no difference.
    3A/3B
    I love Jessicurl HCC, Jessicurl Too Shea, KCKT, KCCC, CK and HESMU...but it took a LOT of trial error to get to these products that consistently work for ME.
  • entipyentipy Posts: 126Registered Users
    I'm thinking about trying the hair, skin, and nails formula. I think someone told me the Nourishair pills are really large and difficult to swallow. Are the others the same way? If so, is there an alternate way to take them? I had gastric bypass surgery a few years ago, and I'm still not supposed to take more than one pill of anything at a time, and if they're really large - well, that thought scares me!
    I have very fine 3A hair!
    My Home Page: http://www.nookra.com
    My Curls: http://flickr.com/photos/entipy/sets/72157594546464041/
  • JaxieJaxie Posts: 1,282Registered Users
    I just bought the Hair, skin, and nails the other day because I ran out of the ultranourishhair. They are smaller than the former, and they are green!.
    ~~jax
    2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.
  • entipyentipy Posts: 126Registered Users
    I'm gonna go get some today!
    I have very fine 3A hair!
    My Home Page: http://www.nookra.com
    My Curls: http://flickr.com/photos/entipy/sets/72157594546464041/
  • entipyentipy Posts: 126Registered Users
    My mother-in-law told me not too long ago that I needed to be taking Biotin to help with my hair. So, when I first heard about these two GNC products (which contain Biotin), I thought, "HEY! I'll try one of those." In trying to decide yesterday which one to get, I went with the hair/skin/nails formula because it has 2500 mcg of Biotin instead of the 1200 mcg in the Nourishair. I don't know what any of the other differences are which might make one better for hair than the other, but I figured I'd try this one first based on just that one ingredient. Here's hoping for good results! (Besides, my nails can use some help, too.)
    I have very fine 3A hair!
    My Home Page: http://www.nookra.com
    My Curls: http://flickr.com/photos/entipy/sets/72157594546464041/
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    The hair skin and nails one has gelatin in it. I think I'll add that to my routine since my nails haven't changed at all from the other supps I take.
    Let us know if you get some super nails going on. I don't mind mine don't grow super fast it's how thin and ridged and brittle they are.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    http://public.fotki.com/Medusahair/

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • entipyentipy Posts: 126Registered Users
    I'll let you know what I can. Right now I have acrylics, so noticing a difference there might be difficult! I suppose I could have the acrylics removed and see what happens, but they look so nice, I hesitate to do that. BUT maybe I should before taking this new supplement much longer. Hmmm... because if it really helps, I might not need acrylics.
    I have very fine 3A hair!
    My Home Page: http://www.nookra.com
    My Curls: http://flickr.com/photos/entipy/sets/72157594546464041/
  • SmallFrySmallFry Posts: 614Registered Users
    Thank you for all the replies! I think I'll try these when I run out of Nourishair. I just bought a big bottle so I won't need any for a while.
    Lotsa 3c curls
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    Updated 2009 and 2010 pics
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    It's not about having what you want, it's about Wanting what you have
  • LadyCurlyLocksLadyCurlyLocks Posts: 341Registered Users
    Since I know my nails and cuticles very well (I've been battling dry cuticles and brittle nails my whole life), I have noticed a significant change in my nails and cuticles since starting this product! The nails aren't breaking, and my cuticles are much healthier than before. To keep this on topic since this is a "hair board", I've noticed that the hair on my crown is noticeably curlier since starting the Hair/Skin/Nails vitamins (!!). I don't know if this is because the hair is healthier, but what new growth I have is definetly curlier than what's been coming out of my scalp before the vitamins.
    3B Corkscrew... I'm back on the boards now! Just got The Big Chop on Monday, pics coming soon.
  • entipyentipy Posts: 126Registered Users
    *crosses her fingers*

    I started taking this yesterday, and I'm so hopeful! :)
    I have very fine 3A hair!
    My Home Page: http://www.nookra.com
    My Curls: http://flickr.com/photos/entipy/sets/72157594546464041/
  • CurlyQTPieCurlyQTPie Posts: 447Registered Users
    You guys have me convinced! I am almost out of my regular vitamins, so I am going to try the GNC skin/hair/nails and see how that works for me in addition to taking a woman's vitamin (for iron).

    I'm up for anything that says it will help my hair grow faster! lol
    3B with some 3a. Fell off but am now back on the CG bandwagon and looking for my HG products.
  • SmallFrySmallFry Posts: 614Registered Users
    Since I know my nails and cuticles very well (I've been battling dry cuticles and brittle nails my whole life), I have noticed a significant change in my nails and cuticles since starting this product! The nails aren't breaking, and my cuticles are much healthier than before. To keep this on topic since this is a "hair board", I've noticed that the hair on my crown is noticeably curlier since starting the Hair/Skin/Nails vitamins (!!). I don't know if this is because the hair is healthier, but what new growth I have is definetly curlier than what's been coming out of my scalp before the vitamins.

    Very good to know!! I hope I can get these results as that's the part of my hair with the loosest curl. I'm excited! I can't wait till I start taking these!!
    Lotsa 3c curls
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    Updated 2009 and 2010 pics
    Hair Journal/Products

    It's not about having what you want, it's about Wanting what you have
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    I'm not quite finished with my hair vitamins to order these yet so I added in gelatin. Walmart had them for 3 bucks a bottle of 100. We'll see if that does anything.
    As soon as my bottle is out I'll just switch to these hair nail and skin ones so I can take just the one pill.

    I'd crap myself if my hair grew in curlier.
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    http://public.fotki.com/Medusahair/

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • entipyentipy Posts: 126Registered Users
    I'd crap myself if my hair grew in curlier.

    LOL!
    I have very fine 3A hair!
    My Home Page: http://www.nookra.com
    My Curls: http://flickr.com/photos/entipy/sets/72157594546464041/
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    Alrighty I started on this pill finally. I best get nails of steel!
    I'm watching for super curly hair but I"m not holding my breath on that one.

    They're green like they're feeding me a grass pill though. Not a tasty look
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    http://public.fotki.com/Medusahair/

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • alisons79alisons79 Posts: 680Registered Users
    And yet you mention nothing of the *lovely* odor of the pills! :lol:
    3A/3B
    I love Jessicurl HCC, Jessicurl Too Shea, KCKT, KCCC, CK and HESMU...but it took a LOT of trial error to get to these products that consistently work for ME.
  • medusahairmedusahair Posts: 3,515Registered Users
    I'm immune, I take valerian root to help me sleep sometimes and it smells like stinky feet. After that anything else I can hold my nose while swallowing :lol:
    Ah the things I do for good health!
    2c/3a?
    Low porosity, medium texture.
    http://public.fotki.com/Medusahair/

    If it smells good put it in your hair, if it tastes good spit it out!
  • prettyhxcprettyhxc Posts: 59Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    i take the hair skin and nails and it works great. i also take a woman's mega vitamin plus flax seed oil. my nails grow like crazy! i didn't realize it till yesterday. i keep having to cut my nails. my index fingernails and my thumb fingernails never used to grow that much, now they grow super fast. my hair has also been growing a lot too. i have to keep redoing my braids. my hair grows about an inch a month. that's really easy to monitor with braids.

    i take the skin, hair and nails 3 times a day
    i take the mega vitamin twice a day
    i take the flax seed oil twice a day.


    the mega vitamin is hard to swallow though so i have to bite it in half. (i'm usually not around knives when i take it
    6 years natural and loving it
    4B hair

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    Shampoos: DevaCurl Low Poo, Kinky Curly Clean
    Conditioners: DevaCurl One Condition, Elucense
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    Stylers: Kinky Curly Curling Custard, Eco Styler Olive Oil Gel,
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  • stellaBabystellaBaby Posts: 237Registered Users
    Hey just wondering,

    Im currently taking the green Tablets but every now and then i take an extra tab of biotin (6oo mg) -i think- and i end up getting a really dry mouth is this normal?
    strickly CG.
    BCed Jan 27,07
    I think my hair type is :pain10: 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
    My hair survives on;
    Suave naturals
    Herbal essences set me up gel
    Amla powder
    Other lovies; :laughing8:
    [Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]

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  • stellaBabystellaBaby Posts: 237Registered Users
    stellaBaby wrote:
    Hey just wondering,

    Im currently taking the green Tablets but every now and then i take an extra tab of biotin (600 mg) -i think- and i end up getting a really dry mouth is this normal?
    strickly CG.
    BCed Jan 27,07
    I think my hair type is :pain10: 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
    My hair survives on;
    Suave naturals
    Herbal essences set me up gel
    Amla powder
    Other lovies; :laughing8:
    [Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]

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  • stellaBabystellaBaby Posts: 237Registered Users
    Thought I'd share an update
    Lol
    Well I stopped using the gnc hair skin and nails and started using the gncultranourish and it seems to work better and my nails aren't chipping anymore neither is my skin breaking out as much.
    strickly CG.
    BCed Jan 27,07
    I think my hair type is :pain10: 3c? 3b? eh 4a? hmm idk
    My hair survives on;
    Suave naturals
    Herbal essences set me up gel
    Amla powder
    Other lovies; :laughing8:
    [Vitamins, olive oil, honey, silk peptide powder,vitamin e oil]

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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I've been taking Biotin 2500mcg for a month (along with MSM, Flaxseed and iron 19mg). I noticed a change in my nails with the addition of the Biotin. I could cut meat with them, they have become so strong and longer, and I don't wear polish on my hands. My hair's not looking bad either.
    My blog - http://suburbanbushbabe.wordpress.com/
    My FOTKI - http://whatsnew.fotki.com/suburbanbushbabe/
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    Playing with my hair is a hobby. Fluffy, fine natural 4a. Goal= Healthy, beautiful hair that retains its length.
    Hear that crash? It's me falling off the CG wagon.
  • LovemylocksLovemylocks Posts: 766Registered Users
    I must join in here. I started a supplement regimen about a month ago. I have noticed a major difference in my nails. I have thin, brittle, and peeling nails by nature. They are now very strong and grows very fast. They are very white and very healthy looking. I am loving it.

    Here is what I am taking....don't hold your breath and faint...it is a lot of pills. I wish they could come in one pill, because that would be nice.

    Puritan Pride: Buy 1, get 2 free and buy 2, get 4 free sale.
    Mega Hair Time Release Vitamins x2 per day
    Biotin 1000mcg 1 per day, due to 2000mcg in each Hair vitamin
    Silica 500 mg
    Evening Primrose 500 mg
    MSM 1500 mg
    Flaxseed 1000 mg
    Vitamin E 200 IU

    I got this regimen from:
    http://forums.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=7994

    I have noticed that my hair is shinier and even stronger. I have not been taking them long enough to notice any increase in hair growth. I will be measuring it soon. So, since I am taking the mother load, I will definitely report back in.

    -Nicki
    3C s-curls, coils, and corkscrews

    TIGI MM, QB AOHC, KCCC, MJ CM, MJ BBC, JC WDT, CD HM, CD MHH, DC OneC, Veg Glyc, and Jojoba oil.

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