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Offline big kim

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« on: November 21, 2020, 07:22:37 am »
I want to grow my hair longer. Biotin has been suggested as an aid but I heard it increases facial and body hair. Has anyone had this problem? I'm 63, 26 years post op, electrolysis completed with ash blonde/ grey hair midback length

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Re: Biotin
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2020, 07:24:54 am »
The B vitamin you mentioned, taken in moderation, should be okay, at least, it makes sense so.  Finasteride may help too.

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Re: Biotin
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2020, 04:16:04 pm »
I take Biotin for my nails. It's made quite a positive difference.

I haven't noticed any increase in body/face hair.

Estrogen seems to have sorted my head hair so I can't say that Biotin made any difference to that.

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Re: Biotin
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2020, 06:49:40 pm »
I take Biotin, but I also take finasteride. The combination has definitely helped reduce head hair loss. I definitely have not seen an increase in body hair; on the contrary, body hair is definitely much lower than before HRT. Not sure about facial hair...seems unaffected.

Agree that Biotin also helps with nails.

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