Have you considered taking Biotin lately? I have and I would be a pretentious blogger if I did not admit that I have a love hate relationship with vitamins in general.
It’s not just vitamins though, I would rather sleep off a headache than take two itty bitty Tylenol pills, much to the dismay of my husband. For him, pills are convenient because it means you do not have to ‘live’ with pain when you have an option for fixing it.
For me, if I can solve the pain by ignoring it or allowing my body to ‘fix’ itself, I would rather do that. With that said the thought of taking a hair vitamin was not on my radar particularly before I took the time to research about them.
Ironically though, I have been studying Biotin for a long time, mostly because if you are on a healthy hair journey it’s incredibly hard to ignore so it makes sense that many of us use to it to help our efforts.
In addition to that, we talk about this supplement all the time here on BHI so my hesitation has waivered a bit over the years.
The truth is since I am the biggest naysayer, the fact that I am even considering it must mean I am pretty desperate right? WRONG! There are many women who actually take Biotin on a daily basis as part of their natural routine for healthy hair and get this…healthy skin too.
My research has been focused on individual testimonies lately and it has been quite interesting to discover the amount of women who swear by Biotin and the benefits the supplement has given them.
On one hand you can look at each testimony with a side eye, but on the other hand you can also look at it with an open mind focusing on the many reasons these women continue to use it month after month. So why do women swear by Biotin? Lets find out…
1. It works fast
I am no doctor and many of the women with Biotin testimonials are not doctors either but the one thing they have in common is the genuine ‘surprise’ after noticing how much their hair has grown in a short period of time.
Most of the girls will do a video or a post after about a month of taking the supplement to give their hair a chance to show some change, while all results are not the same there will be some noticeable differences, whether with general hair health or growth rate.
2. It helps with blemishes
Now this might be different depending on who you talk to because some women say they break out with Biotin use, and others will say that they break out each month any way with their menstrual cycle and using biotin has cleared up any monthly pimply visitors.
3. Biotin improves the quality of their hair
If you are used to your hair feeling and looking one way and then you start taking something and all of a sudden your hair looks and feels 10 times better it is hard not to talk about it.
Biotin will make the strand grow out even stronger and shinier than any topically applied product on the shelf ever will and for that reason women swear that biotin* is the end all and be all.
4. Biotin improves nail growth and strength
I hate to say this but we girls are a bit vain but we are sneakily quite proud of it. We all like to look our best and one important thing that strokes our vanity is pretty nails. Nails are fun, they make us feel girly, we paint and play with them so having a firm strong canvas is of utmost importance.
It is very hard to talk about how great biotin* is for hair without even mentioning how amazing it is for nail growth and nail firmness as well.
5. Metabolic benefits
I know this strays away from hair a bit, but what if you could improve your metabolic rate significantly along with having waist length hair? What girl do you know doesn’t want that?
The general health improvement that comes with taking any B-Vitamin including biotin, is the reason you will find that most women tend to have it as part of their daily regimen.
If you are in the market for Biotin and you want more of a well rounded view – meaning cons and pros of taking the vitamin- you will find it very difficult to find women who just downright hate biotin unless the drug is interfering with them health wise.
As with all supplements* you must consult your doctor about using Biotin as part of your lifestyle. If you have an over production of Biotin in your system for instance, your doctor might not recommend the supplement.
If you have any underlying issues then a discussion is most definitely in order with your medical practitioner. At the end of the day Biotin is on the top of the list for many women who want something that improves their hair health, helps them meet their length goals and at the same time gives them a smaller waist line!
Have you taken Biotin? Why do you take it?
Originally posted 2015-03-25 15:00:42.