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    Default Biotin users, unwanted hair growth?

    Hi, just wondering if anyone on biotin supplements are noticing additional hair growth on unwanted areas ( facial hair, ect...). I want to start using biotin but certainly don't want to add to the already existing facial hair. Thanks.

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    I would love to know this as well. I am interested in trying Biotin but was also skeptical if it helped with PCOS-related hair loss. At the same time, I already have a beard that needs to be shaved at least once daily, so I am hesitant to risk additional facial hair growth.

    Anyonone with Biotin experience, please help us out? :-)

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    Hey I'm on Biotin 5000 mcg for about 3 months now and i noticed that it's made my hair on my head longer but not really thicker which is what i was hoping for. I've never really had too big of a problem with facial hair except for my upper lip (which i shave about once a week) and the occasional hair under my chin, but beware because the biotin makes you grow hair everywhere!! I've had to increase how much i shave my upper lip to twice a week now and my eyebrows and under my chin have increased as well. I also noticed hair on my arms and legs has increased. I'm also on met 1500 x1 a day and I've noticed that my stomach has felt uneasy since i have been mixing in the biotin and since I'm not really getting increased volume in my hair im thinking of maybe quitting the biotin, although i have noticed my hair isn't falling out as much; so, I don't know ladies, some people that i have talked to about it say it takes about 6 months to really get the kind of results i want so maybe i will just wait it out and see, but to answer your question, in my experience YES biotin does increase hair growth EVERYWHERE
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    ah shoot here i thought this was something that you could easily get to slow down the hair growth but if there's a risk of it growing back fuller/thicker etc.. then i def won't try it good thing i read this first.. cause my facial hair is TERRIBLE.. and i'd hate to chance it getting any worse than it already is.. and let me tell you IT'S BAD lol..

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    Thanks, Superstarpitts4! I appreciate your help!

    Unfortunately, I have the same facial hair issue as AboveTheExtreme, and cannot risk it growing anymore, so it looks like I, too, will have to pass on Biotin. Though, I am not really as disappointed as I thought I'd be, since you mentioned that it does not really help with the fullness anyway.

    Thanks again!

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    Thanks for your reply superstarpitts4! I guess I'll be passing on the biotin as well.

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    there's always the chance that it will work.. but i'm not much of a risk taker with something like that ... i wonder what other solutions there are that are on the cheap side. or that do not require doctor visits.

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    I never really noticed any additional facial hair while on biotin...but maybe that's because I have so much to begin with, lol.

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    I'm taking biotin... I needed it to have scalp growth. It would be a shame if it's making my beard more... beardy!

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    Okay I have been on Biotin for the last year. I do 1000 mcg per day. It does grow my hair on my head out a little faster but as far as my upper lip and chin hair they have pretty much remained the same. But I just guess it is different strokes for different folks
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    Quote Originally Posted by CR04 View Post
    I would love to know this as well. I am interested in trying Biotin but was also skeptical if it helped with PCOS-related hair loss. At the same time, I already have a beard that needs to be shaved at least once daily, so I am hesitant to risk additional facial hair growth.
    If you're shaving once a day already, you've got full male-type beard growth rate, so it's unlikely to get much heavier.

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