Does Biotin Really Make Your Hair Grow?

Does Biotin Really Make Your Hair Grow?

So for those of who have looked for ways to grow your hair naturally and quickly you may have heard about a vitamin called Biotin before. Biotin is a vitamin found in found in egg yolk, liver, and yeast and is said to promote healthy skin, nails and hair.

Now since my hair hasn’t grown in about 1 and a half years (yes, really) and I broke out into a rash the last time I used that natural hair growth shampoo I bought at the “health shop”, I was prepared to try just about anything before I opted for those hair extensions.

Untitled-1When I started my Biotin supplements I wanted to make sure I gave it the best possible chance of working so I took the Biotin daily together with my women’s multivitamin that already had a small amount of Biotin in it. I also did a hot oil massage every second week where I’d heat a bit of almond oil and coconut oil and massage it into my scalp. Something else I changed in my routine was that I wouldn’t brush my hair when wet as your hair is very fragile and weak when wet as opposed to when its dry.

So I did everything the way I was meant to right? Take a look at my before and after photo 2 months apart:

Untitled-2As you can see: NO DIFFERENCE. Did Biotin help my hair to grow? No it didn’t. Now don’t get me wrong, but just because it didn’t work for me doesn’t mean it won’t work for you. In fact, I love giving second chances so I went to go buy a second pot of Biotin supplements and will try it one more time just to be certain.

I must admit, I didn’t notice any real difference when it came to the health of my skin and nails. In fact, my nails started to become more brittle than when I was using my women’s multivitamin on its own… I expected the very least that the almond oil and coconut oil would make somewhat of a difference to my hair but also nothing. So now I’m back to square one.

If I do happen to see a difference after my continuation of the Biotin supplements over the next 2 months I’ll be sure to update this post. In the meantime, if you know of any tried and tested ways/methods/concoctions on how to make your hair grow naturally, please comment down below. Otherwise, a link to a good hair extension salon will also do.




  1. September 6, 2015 / 12:50 PM

    Biotin actually helps to increase the keratin i.e protein of the hair, so it helps with hair growth in that if your hair keeps breaking at a certain length then it will work at strengthening it and therefore help with growth in a sense. Also should it be 1000mcg. The best hair growth achievable is 1.3cm a month, so far too many people expect miracles.

    I find that stimulation like massaging the scalp works the best and 2 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil added to your shampoo. NOT the Lennon’s Bergamot Essence (which is just a synthetic fragrance).

    XoXo One Stiletto At A Time

    • September 14, 2015 / 9:40 PM

      Hi Abby!

      Thank you so much for that bit of information – it answers a lot of questions I have!

      I’ve searched for Bergamot oil but cannot seem to find it. Can you recommend anywhere where I can purchase it?


      • September 15, 2015 / 9:10 AM

        I always purchase from Soil. They have an online store, are local and all of the oils are organic 🙂

  2. May 3, 2016 / 1:05 PM

    Try the inverted method! It seems to work for a lot of people. Just measure your longest strand beforehand.

    • May 4, 2016 / 3:47 PM

      Hi Lindsey

      Is that not the same as doing the warm oil head massage?

      I’ve done that with Almond and Coconut oil and that also didn’t work.

      Looks like I’ll need to save up for extensions 🙁

      • May 4, 2016 / 4:02 PM

        The inversion method involves massaging your scalp with or without oil for 7 days per month. You can look it up and try it. You never know.

  3. Sybil Braganza
    February 18, 2019 / 2:08 AM

    I have been using the SapienBody biotin supplement and I cannot be more grateful to that! It has helped my hair growth immensely making it stronger too!

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