Beauty

Bye Bye, Biotin!

I seem to be afflicted with the curse of hair that refuses to grow any longer than just past my shoulders. I would give anything to have super long hair, even if it is a pain to take care of! I decided to test out Biotin supplements because so many people I know have had success with them.
I can now let you know…I was not one of those successful people! Yikes.
At first, it worked SO well! I literally woke up one morning and my nails felt so strong it felt as though I could claw my way through drywall! (Don’t worry, I didn’t try it!)
My hair definitely started to look healthier, and I had just gotten a haircut so it grew much faster. However, once it reached the same length as always, it stopped. Meanwhile, I had been noticing that I was breaking out a lot more than usual (I’m blessed with pretty clear skin, I almost never break out).  I assumed it was just stress, but this continued for almost three months!
Finally, I mentioned it to my housemates and one of them told me when she tried to take biotin she had some weird and freaky side effects as well! I sadly decided to stop taking the vitamins for two weeks to see if my skin cleared up, and it did! 
Don’t get me wrong, I would still give anything to have longer hair…but who cares how long my hair is if my skin is a total nightmare! I gave up the biotin and decided to try something else. I went out and bought organix Biotin and Collagen shampoo and conditioner – so far, so good! (And it smells pretty nice, too!)
Have any of you tried biotin or some other beauty trend and had a bad side effect like I did?!
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    Alex
    May 18, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    I've heard such good things about Biotin so I'm glad you let us know about the negative side effects as well!
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com

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      Olivia Tennant
      May 19, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      I experienced the same thing so I was shocked when it didn't work out the way I expected!

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    kTm
    May 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    I have the same problem with my hair! It won't grow past my collarbones- multiple people told me to try taking biotin and I have tried it multiple times over the years and it just doesn't work for me! I even tried mane and tail and no such luck! If you find something that works for you definitely let me know!

    kTm
    Pick Your Beau

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      Olivia Tennant
      May 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

      I'm glad I'm not the only one! I get so frustrated that my hair just refuses to grow past a certain length! I'll let you know how this shampoo works out!

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    Simon
    July 26, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    There is a new biotin conditioner, maybe you should check it out and do a review on it?

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      Olivia Tennant
      August 4, 2014 at 1:12 am

      That is a great idea, thank you for sharing it! I will have to look into that next time I run out – I'm always looking for new products to try!

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