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?!