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Old 07-21-2009, 06:27 PM   #1
 
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Question wants to start taking Biotin, got some questions...

When I was 18 years old my hair was this long...



A year later, I got a on "short hair" kick...BIGGEST MISTAKE of my life....And copped it to about right below my ears. I hate my short hair. I miss my long curls soo much. Now I'm almost 21 years old and my hair just wont grow anymore. It just seems to stay right at my shoulders. I dont straighten or dye my hair anymore. Haven't in like four or five months. But hair seems to still be really dry and not going any where.

Ok now that you're caught up..haha...I take a multi complete vitamin daily. But it only has 30 mcg of Biotin with is 10% of Daily value. So I've been reading a little and decided to start a Biotin plan. But I'm not sure at what dose I should start at.

Should I start low and work up?
Should I just add a Biotin pill to add up with my multi vitamin?
What would be a good dose to start with?

Any ideas or thoughts would be helpful. Thanks.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:24 PM   #2
 
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Ooo, gorgeous curls, I can see why you want that length back! I've gone short then long then short for years. I don't know about the vitamins and supplements, but one thing that always helps me is getting a tiny trim about every 6 weeks. Most stylists will know that if you want to grow it out, to only trim a half- or a quarter-inch at a time. HTH.
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Old 07-31-2009, 09:43 PM   #3
 
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5,000mcgs.or 5mg. is great to start off with for growing hair.I can see where you want your long hair back,it was pretty !
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Old 07-31-2009, 11:07 PM   #4
 
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One warning with such a high starting dose: it caused me and several others I know of to break out with BAD ACNE. I didn't know biotin was the cause until I googled the side effects.

You may want to start low and see how it goes.
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Old 08-02-2009, 05:52 PM   #5
 
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One warning with such a high starting dose: it caused me and several others I know of to break out with BAD ACNE. I didn't know biotin was the cause until I googled the side effects.

You may want to start low and see how it goes.
I've heard of it causing that too. I must be the odd one out cuz I've been taking 20mg (4 servings) of biotin a day for 3 months and I havn't broken out at all.

But I think maybe you should start with low doses and work your way up, just in case.
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:47 AM   #6
 
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One warning with such a high starting dose: it caused me and several others I know of to break out with BAD ACNE. I didn't know biotin was the cause until I googled the side effects.

You may want to start low and see how it goes.
I've heard of it causing that too. I must be the odd one out cuz I've been taking 20mg (4 servings) of biotin a day for 3 months and I havn't broken out at all.

But I think maybe you should start with low doses and work your way up, just in case.



Alot of people can see a breakout of acne from taking products like these that are supposed to stimulate growth because it is reacting with the toxins and pushing them out of your body. It is not a nice phase to hav eto go through but if you're willing to live with it for a while, the acne does eventually go away.
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Old 08-04-2009, 11:13 AM   #7
 
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Slow hair growth can be a sign of a thyroid issue. If you can make an appointment with your doctor, do. Especially if you've had problems like appetite change, weight gain or loss, etc. Good luck.
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