Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Biotin - A Boon For Those With Hair Loss Problems?

A nail blog I chanced upon sparked my interest in a supplement called Biotin - http://getchanailsdid.blogspot.com/2010/02/biotin-users-talk-to-me.html. The blogger asked readers to let her know the effects of biotin on their nails and if it became stronger after taking this supplement. I was really intrigued because of what else I read about Biotin....that it can help stop hair fall too!

Pictured below are the Biotin supplements sold in bottles of 120 capsules of 5mg each:-

You see readers, I have suffered from severe hair fall since I discovered that I had an overactive thyroid many years ago. My thyroid function is back to normal but my hair still falls at an alarming rate! Which is why this product so excited me.

I did a quick snoop around and found that many people have taken Biotin and found that it helped with their hair loss problems and also gave them stronger and healthier nails. When I looked for this product at our local pharmacies/drugstore, I could not for the life of me find it! You can see biotin in small doses in your multivitamin tablets but in order for it to work its magic, you need to take this in larger doses.

I found a seller on Lowyat.net http://forum.lowyat.net/StuffForTheLadies who specifically sells Biotin as well this other miracle in a bottle which is Biotin fortified shampoo and conditioner by Avalon Organics.
 
 
 
 
 
 












I have been using these two for almost two weeks and I am loving what I see. My hair is fuller and softer now and although its too soon to tell, I do believe that my hair will stop falling!

What I particularly like about Avalon Organics is its all natural ingredients. In every bottle of this shampoo, you will find the goodness of B vitamins - biotin, niacin and panthenol, saw palmetto and wheat protein, aloe and jojoba- to nourish the hair and scalp for added body and shine, increased scalp circulation and stimulation of hair follicles as well as to control hair loss. It also gives the hair more body and volume.

For those who care about what is in their bottle of shampoo here is a list of the ingredients:

Purified water, organic aloe barbadensis leaf juice(1), sodium cocoyl sulfate, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium cocoyl sarcosinate, vegetable glycerin, serenoa serrulata (saw palmetto) fruit extract, panthenol (pro-vitamin B-5), biotin, thiamine, pyridoxine, niacin, riboflavin, polyquaternium-10, wheat protein, soy protein, citric acid, soyamidopropalkonium chloride, jojoba oil, organic helianthus annuus (sunflower) oil(2), sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethylhexylglycerin, organic rosamarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil(2) and other essential oils.

It also contains no:-

Sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, or other harsh chemicals; No parabens, harsh preservatives, or grapefruit seed extract; No synthetic fragrances or colors and no animal testing

It is:-

pH balanced and contains 100% vegetarian ingredients

To get the most out of this shampoo, I use very little because it lathers well and apply to my hair and massage into my scalp. I follow with a good rinse and then apply the conditioner which has similar properties too. I was initially not too keen on the conditioner because I thought it would weigh down my thin and fine hair but that did not happen at all.

Totally loving the benefits of the shampoo and conditioner now and waiting to see what else is in store after taking Biotin pills.....fingers crossed!

3 comments:

Megan Anne said...

I am glad you found Biotin! I take a little Biotin tablet every morning and my nails grow like weeds. I can't tell the difference in my hair, but I'm sure that if I stopped taking it I would notice.

khairul anuar said...

where to buy?

JackieA said...

This can be bought online - I did it through Low Yat.net. Go to 'Stuff for the Ladies' and type Biotin...the sellers name is Jason.