Noticeably improved new hair growth, plus reduced acne and improved nail strength too!
I first started taking Biotin as I'd noticed my hair had become much thinner than when I was younger. When I tied my hair into a ponytail I was having to wrap the band around an extra time, which highlighted the changes that had taken place in my hair health over just the past few years. I was getting a lot of hair breakage and fallout, which was especially noticeable when I brushed it, or from the amount of hair trying to go down the plughole when I washed it in the shower!
My skin has also become noticeably more oily in the past few years, with a resurgence of acne, ingrown hairs, and then acne forming around those ingrown hairs! As a woman in her mid thirties, this is definitely something I can do without!
These hair and skin changes can almost definitely be linked to my changing hormones - I stopped taking the combined contraceptive pill a few years ago after many many years, and switched to the Mirena coil. Taking a progestogen-only pill some years ago had a similar negative effect on my skin, and it seems that my body is just particularly sensitive to hormone changes (even though the hormones in the Mirena are supposed to be localised and not travelling throughout the bloodstream, but my doctor has advised this can happen in some people, and from wider reading online I've found other women encountering similar issues to me).
All of this is to add context to my review, and my reasons for purchase, and in case this is useful to any other women having similar problems and looking for ways to improve things, because reading reviews from other women is what tipped me off to try Biotin in the first place.
To get to the point of the product itself - I do think this max strength Biotin has made a noticeable difference for me! I can see a lot of new hair growth around my hairline at the temples and forehead, with lots of little new hairs growing back in. I'm impressed to see these results after just 100 days really, and had expected to continue on for another few months before really seeing a difference. My skin improved as well with much fewer acne issues, and having actually run out of Biotin a few weeks ago, I've noticed a deterioration again. I hadn't realised just how much of a benefit it was bringing until then - I'm now definitely going to re-purchase!
Last but not least, my nails have gained strength too. I used to have a lot of issues with them bending/flaking/getting easily damaged, which all seem to have reduced somewhat since starting to take Biotin. This sort of improvement will take longer to see than for skin due to the way nail health can only really be improved with the new nail growth from within the nail bed, so I'm eager to see further improvements with another few months of Biotin. I'd definitely recommend this product to anyone looking to improve their hair, skin and nail health.