A few weeks ago I was dress shopping with my future sister-in-law and talking about how she’ll wear her hair on the big day. Right now, her hair is just above her shoulders in a cute bob but she’s trying to grow it out for her wedding and to do so, she’s taking vitamins – specifically biotin. Let me tell you a little bit about my own hair and why I decided to start taking it as well.
This is me today, after I abused my hair with a blow dryer and flat iron this morning. See the limp mess I’m working with? Also, what are those wrinkles doing on my forehead? Someone hook a girl up with botox. My birthday is in August.
Normally I’ll curl the ends a little bit, you know, just to fry my hair some more and give it the illusion of bounce. But on the days when I hit snooze too many times, like today, I only have time to straighten it. I have been cursed with fine, wavy, thin hair. It’s been the bane of my existence for 26.5 years. Ok, not for my first few years when I was rocking Shirley Temple curls but since I was 13 at least.
Yes, people lose some hair naturally every day but I swear, I’m gonna be bald before I’m 40 and that is not ok. I’ve seen the commercials and magazine ads that promise long, lustrous locks but I decided to take the vitamin approach. Biotin is usually recommended to strengthen hair and nails which translates to “sign me up.” I’m popping 5,000 mg a day.
I looked up all the uses I found out that biotin can also improve blood sugar levels. Basically, this vitamin is a win-win-win. I’ve only been taking it for a few days but I’m hopeful that this will give me stronger, possibly thicker, hair.