Biotin and facial hair!!!

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by glamgal198, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. glamgal198

    glamgal198 Member

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    I have been reading previoous threads about those using biotin and all the horrible side effects. ACNE, scares me, and what scares me even more is the facial hair :perplexed!!! I've heard claims that biotin gives you side burns, mustache, chin hair, etc... I have naturally arched eyebrows and i NEVER have to get them done, what scares me about biotin is that it may mess this up :mad: Just curious if Biotin has affected anyone else's eye brow growth, like has it made them bushy? Can anyone suggest a pill that does not have such harsh side effects? I was thinking of horsetail but i have been reading similar things in regards to the facial hair... Thank all so much!
     
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    Biotin gives you facial hair and body hair. I love my Biotin but found that MSM and GNC Nourishhair give me the same amount of new growth without the added chin hairs. :lol:
    After this bottle, I'm switching for good.

    ETA: It does make my eyelashes fake-length though which is an added plus.
     
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    I am glad you ladies posted this!! I was just doing research of Biotin and the hair growth benefits. I already have facial hair issues....and don't need assistances with developing a full grown beard or mustache!! LMAO...


    I will pass on the Biotin and continue to maintain my peach fuzz....:lachen::lachen:
     
  4. glamgal198

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    I was on msm but it messed up my cycle :ohwell: I will definitely be looking into the GNC vitamins you mentioned though. Thank you for the suggestion!
     
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    I love my Biotin and yes it does gives me facial hair. One time I was in the car with my SO and he said WTF????? you have a 2 inch piece of hair under your chin...he was j/k talking bout I should have taken some grease and slicked it down...ha ha funny NOT!!!:lol: I'm not going to stop taking Biotin though. I just use Nair for the face. I saw a infomercial on tv talking about something razor thingy for ladies with hair on their chins and they claim you will not have to cut it again for a while..but man I lost the web address:) I gotta find this thing.
     
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    Bumping... Since biotin is for hair growth, did anyone else notice extreme hair growth in other areas like face, underarms, legs & etc? I really don't need additional hair growth anywhere else.
     
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    My eyebrows grew faster but not bushier, if that makes sense. I didnt sprout new eyebrow hairs all over. I dont have an super increase of facial hair. maybe 1-2 longer hairs that i know are coming now so i just trim them. I promise i didnt get anything scary like noticable hairs. I would let you know because I am vain!

    Breakouts, I did get 1 or 2 stubborn ones in the beginng and that is IT. Thing for me is I really don't know if it is doing anything for my hair. I just started in Beginning of june. I have new growth but I need a touch up to tell if its more than normal.
     
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    Just another reason why I don't take Biotin anymore. It lead to breakouts and acne scarring. I like MSM...only side effect for me is vivid dreams (which is sometimes good depending on what I'm dreaming :lachen: )
     
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    Okay, my biggest concern is facial hairs. Regarding the bolded, I'd like the know when do people start noticing thickness and growth.
     
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    Yeah I had to postpone the biotin thang for a while. I had facial and chest hair.
     
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    Oh nooo, this is what I don't want. I mean I want longer hair but if I have to grow chest hair, I think I will skip it!
     
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    OMG! So thats why Im walking around like McManly! I didnt know what it was! I went to a dermatologist and everything Im looking into laser hair removal and all along its my Biotin?! But It has made my nails grow something fierce!

    What is Im gon' do?! I am not diggin this hair on my face but Im diggin the results otherwise.....
     
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    I didn't get more hair when I started biotin; however, I noticed that it grows a lot faster. And like someone else said, my nails are growing like crazy too. Oh, hardly no breakouts either. ::knocks on wood::
     
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    I think my dosage was too high. I bought some 5,000 mcg biotin and saw chest hair. When I took 3,000 mcg or less, I didnt have chest hair and very little facial hair.
     
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    Hi I want to try biotin but since am new what dose should I start at and can anyone recommend good safe websites to buy some or shops in england?
     
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    I take it and I have to mirror checks in the morning and at night. On average I pluck about one hair per day since I've started taking Biotin. I don't even take that much...about 1000 mg.
     
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    I've been interested in biotin too but have been avoiding it because of the breakouts, body and facial hair issues too.

    i do remember somebody saying that it may help if you increase your water intake significantly. can anyone comment on this if you feel that you do drink a lot of water but you still have the breakout and/or body & facial hair issues?
     
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    Actually this is true w/taking ALL supplements. It is very important to increase your water intake!!!

    I never had the facial breakouts w/MSM and biotin. I can't wait to start back taking them, it'll be a minute.
     
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    This is the web address:
    http://www.buytweeze.com/?src=TW19YW1

    They also sell it at Sallys and Bed, Bath and Beyond. I already have a problem with facial hairs and that's why I was hesitant to take Biotin. I didnt know that MSM didn't cause increased facial hairs. I have a bottle of that and will begin taking it.
     
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    I take it.

    Benefits: I finally have eyebrows, I never had any before. Thicker and more newgrowth. Clearer face.

    Negative: I have seen 1 facial hair. break out upon dosage increase.

    I started with 1,000 mcg and icreased slowly just to monitor the side effects. I increased to 2,000 mcg and nothing but breakout which didn't last long. Next week I will increase to 3,000 mcg. A think a big plus for me is that I take it at night and during the days, I drink A LOT OF WATER!!! like about a gallon.
     
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    I get a 1+ inch lone hair underneath my chin, and wonder how it got so long without me noticing, luckily its pretty fine and only turns up once every few weeks so I just pluck it out:grin:
     
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    I haven't had any negative side effects from Biotin....
     
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    Has anyone else had these side effects and what have done about it?
     
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    I have been taking GNC's BeBeautiful supplement for exactly 3 weeks today. It has 3000mcg of biotin along with MSM and some other stuff. So far I am gold, no breakouts, not wild facial hair either. Of course it is too soon to see any changes in my hair, but I feel fine. I take it daily along with a multiple vitamin and lots of water which may help.
     

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