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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2009 at 12:50pm
a couple of weeks ago i read online that the skin doesnt absorb biotin that much and the best way is to take it internally, but im sure it would work some, just not sure how much, but ill wait for some progress
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2009 at 12:51pm
i did this. i mixed some crushed capsules with oil. it didn't mix completly so i have to shake it before i use it. (kinda like having to shake up products that have sulfur cuz it sits at the bottom) i've been applying it to my scalp for two weeks. i'm in braids. i have growth, and i notice that my hair is getting messy in braids quicker. it's either the growth or its coming in thicker. i haven't had any bad effects yet. taking the tablets orally used to give me bad headaches. when i apply it, i also massage my scalp for 5 mintues so that may be attributing to the growth.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2009 at 1:04pm
Ok I googled and this is what I got from ehow.com (i know its not scientific)

"...your best bet is to take it in a vitamin form. Most evidence points to biotin not being able to penetrate the scalp, thus making it's use in topical hair products dubious...."

"..... it's unlikely that it will increase the rate of hair growth..."

Here is the full article
http://www.ehow.com/how-does_4571723_biotin-help-hair-grow-faster.html

it was also discussed a bit more here
http://www.archive.longhaircommunity.com/showthread.php?t=54141
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2009 at 5:50pm
Tru blu what are the results of taking too much biotin internally. Currently I am taking 2500mcg daily, and based on my research because it is water soluble there aren't many side effects. Please share whatever you know.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2009 at 5:59pm
omg...I have never heard of this!! I'm so excited because I've been having this bottle siting in my house collecting dust and cobwebs because i dont like swallowing big smelly pills...off to crush them up right now!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2009 at 6:00pm
some talk about having alot of acne... and whats the purpose of biotin shampoo if it doesnt penetrate the scalp or promote growth? the growth i got in a week had to come from something because everything was the same except the biotin in my MT spray

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2009 at 6:05pm
Aspiring drink ALOT of water with that 2500 because im taking 1000 and you should be alright...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2009 at 6:44pm
does taking biotin also affect the rate of growth on body hair? I'm interesting in taking these because my hair seems to be growing v.slowly but I also have a problem with facial hair. Disapprove
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan 21 2009 at 10:18pm
I still can't find anything that gives a limit to how much to apply topically. I'll keep looking.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb 01 2009 at 3:18pm
Ok ladies, After doing this for a couple of weeks I've decided that it's best to take them internally. The biotin does not absorb and leaves a white residue which makes my hair feel dry.
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