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Old 05-02-2005, 11:05 PM   #1
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How much Biotin?

Okay, hair is still falling out...getting kind of thin, enough that I can feel it when I am combing it.

Today I went to walmart and bought some biotin to take to help with hair loss but I am wondering how much it is recommended that we take to stop hair loss? Also, I am contemplating getting a perm so I look like I have more hair. Anyone else get a perm at this point? Did it make your hair fall out more or is it okay when your hair is falling out so bad?
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Old 05-02-2005, 11:21 PM   #2
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I take 5000 Biotin daily AND 2 fish oil capsules. Make sure you hair is falling from the WOE first--I have PCOS and that also does it. Also make sure you getting your general vitamins as well. If your hair is only falling and not breaking off, a perm probably won't hurt much. But, notice if the hair is also brittle or breaking off easily--then I would stay away from a perm until the shaft thickens. My hair is MUCH better than before--but as I said, I have a double whammy--it took about 6 months for it to start coming back--and I also take natural progesterone as well. If you get a perm--go to someone very good and tell them about the falling first--a good cosmetologist will not recommend a perm if she/he thinks the hair is weak. I went to someone once who literally fried my hair--then when it was so kinky curly, she suggested a straightener--my DH told me NEVER to go back and it took over a year and a half to get back to where it was (by cutting little by little)

This is strictly a rumor--don't know if it works or not but there could be something to it--once a person told me she crushes birth control pills, adds a little egg white and massages it into the scalp--go figure--but her hair did look great. The only reason I mention it here is that my hair was thinning due to an imbalance of hormones and I have too much male hormones. For me that's why the natural progesterone is helping. I also read to keep the scalp washed frequently because the male hormones can build up in the sweat/oil and re-penetrate back into the hair follicle. Now, whether or not this is all true, I have to clue. But, thought I'd post it--may get some interesting conclusions one way or another Oh, stress will cause fall-out too--if you have it, get it under control or nothing you try will work.
Hope things get better for you!
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Old 05-03-2005, 03:41 AM   #3
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I take about 4000 Biotin a day, my hair is grwoing and getting stronger- as is my nails. Also with any change in a diet you will lose hair. It takes about 3-4 months for the body to adjust.
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Old 05-03-2005, 07:28 AM   #4
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Well, the hair is healthy and it is coming in in hundreds of little sprouts! Anyway it is just falling out from the roots. I don't have any hormone issues...all very normal. I just hope the new hair grows quickly and I think that the fact that it is coming in is a good thing!
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Old 05-03-2005, 09:01 AM   #5
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I take 5000 mcg from Vitamin World.... sometimes twice a day. I have always had thin hair and with the chemicals I got in the past my hair was falling out all the time. I take it now to maintain my hair and grow it out, since I had to cut it short back in November, now my hair is growing at a normal to faster pace.....
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I take 5,000 mcg of Biotin per day along with zinc per my hairdresser along with a good multivitamin. My hair has definitely improved.
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I am also losing alot of hair i have looked for this biotin you guys are talking about and cannot find it anywhere. Do they sell it where they sell all the other vitamins?
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I take Hair, Nails & Skin Vitamins from GNC, I looked and 2 tablets has only 2500 mg of Biotin. Should I be taking more? My hair is still falling out.
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Old 05-03-2005, 10:07 AM   #9
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I take 5,000 mcg's of Biotin daily along with my other supplements. The hair loss is very temporary and I believe it is largely due to the dramatic lifestyle change, and not so much to do with low-carbing itself.

If your dermatologist/doctor suggests that you take Biotin, maybe you could incorporate Rogaine as well? It's pretty effective!
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Old 05-09-2005, 12:44 AM   #10
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I mentioned Nutri-ox (generic brand of the much more expensive Nioxin brand) shampoo & conditioners to you once before. My hairloss slowed dramatically after the first use. It is available at Sally's Beauty Supply & probably other beauty supply stores, as well. I use it in addition to Biotin (I take 2000-3000mcg). You will find different dosages of Biotin recommended by different sources.

Shorty, biotin is a very common & inexpensive supplement. In the states we find it at drugstores, WalMart-type stores, health food stores, even some grocery stores.
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Old 05-06-2008, 03:54 AM   #11
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I am also losing alot of hair i have looked for this biotin you guys are talking about and cannot find it anywhere. Do they sell it where they sell all the other vitamins?

I live in Wash. DC and many of the vitimine stores sell biotin ...... Vitimin World, Vitimin Shopp, GNC is a bit pricey but you can find it there.
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:28 PM   #12
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I've even seen it at walmart - however not in the same size -- less. So you would have to take more to equal 5000 mcg. I noticed tho, when I did that I had some acne -- because each 'pill' has some type of filler - so the more smaller pills you take the more filler you get.
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:55 AM   #13
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Okay, hair is still falling out...getting kind of thin, enough that I can feel it when I am combing it.

Today I went to walmart and bought some biotin to take to help with hair loss but I am wondering how much it is recommended that we take to stop hair loss? Also, I am contemplating getting a perm so I look like I have more hair. Anyone else get a perm at this point? Did it make your hair fall out more or is it okay when your hair is falling out so bad?
I am shedding really bad as well, I already take biotin 3000 mcg but I will try to up it to 6000mcg . if i keep this up I will be skinny but BALD!!!!
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Old 05-19-2008, 05:57 AM   #14
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I mentioned Nutri-ox (generic brand of the much more expensive Nioxin brand) shampoo & conditioners to you once before. My hairloss slowed dramatically after the first use. It is available at Sally's Beauty Supply & probably other beauty supply stores, as well. I use it in addition to Biotin (I take 2000-3000mcg). You will find different dosages of Biotin recommended by different sources.

Shorty, biotin is a very common & inexpensive supplement. In the states we find it at drugstores, WalMart-type stores, health food stores, even some grocery stores.

Is there another name for this shampoo, somthing maybe a pharmacy may carry or you can order online, Im out of the states, no sally's here.
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:48 PM   #15
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I lost most of my hair (about 75%) after a bone infection. It was a condition called Telogen Effluvium. My dermatologist diagnosed it and gave me a topical steroid cream to kick start the hair growth. I only used that for about a month with minimal results.

I found this AWESOME shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in treatment at Sally's Beauty Supply called Nutri-Ox. GET IT. It worked wonders for me and I now have a head full of beautiful, strong hair. I get compliments on it all the time. People ask if they can touch it all the time...it looks unreal! I have tried to stop using it now that all of my hair is back, but it just doesn't look as healthy when I use anything else.

The shampoo, conditioner, and leave-in treatment come seperately or all together in a 30-day trial pack. Start out with the trial pack and once you are done with that you should start seeing some results. I now get them all seperately. It has been about 2 years now and I still LOVE this stuff. I suggest it to everyone who asks, "What in the world do you use on your hair?". Hair dressers, friends, family...everyone has asked and I have pointed them to Sally's. Best stuff in the world!

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oops...didn't realize someone else had mentioned Nutri-Ox. Oh well, it is the best stuff ever! I will look when I get home from work to see what company makes the stuff and maybe you can contact them directly.
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Old 05-20-2008, 05:49 PM   #17
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It takes only 3 to 6 dollars in some natural health care products which is also rich in vitamins H or B7.

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I take about 4000 Biotin a day, my hair is grwoing and getting stronger- as is my nails. Also with any change in a diet you will lose hair. It takes about 3-4 months for the body to adjust.



do you take all at once or half in the morning other half in the evening..i bought 1000 mcg..bottle.
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do you take all at once or half in the morning other half in the evening..i bought 1000 mcg..bottle.
Your body will use more of it if you split the dose. I'd start with 2-3 capsules per day and increase only if you don't see results. Most people don't need 5000mcg to see good results & taking all at once means a lot is wasted. You should take the least amount possible to see results.

You should be seeing results in under a month.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:35 PM   #21
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U need 2 drink Green Tea...it's HIGH in anti-inflamatory & that makes ur hair stronger. I'v had great succsess with it. Get real green tea. Organic green tea...not that botteled stuff.
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Old 12-10-2009, 12:17 PM   #22
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I take 5 mgs of biotin every night along with MSM to increase circulation (get that blood flowing to the scalp!). That, along with a good multi to cover my bases.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:47 AM   #23
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i am losing alot of my hair from more than 6 yrs.. now i start using biotin 300..
can anyone plz tell me whats the difference in biotin 300, 1000 or 5000 & which should i use?
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