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Default Does taking Biotin mean you will have a beard?

I decided to give biotin a try to see what effects it would have on my hair Well, after just 3 weeks I'm not only starting to have adult acne but my sides burn are coming in strong I guess the acne is a sign of not enough water intake and the beard/ sideburns means that biotin does make hair grow

I've decided to get a peel, shave and step away from the biotin for now.
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Default Re: Does taking Biotin mean you will have a beard?

Yeah, biotin will make you hairy everywhere else too. I haven't been having problems with facial hair or acne (thank goodness) but I do need to shave more often.
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Default Re: Does taking Biotin mean you will have a beard?

ok that just scared me I was gonna buy some biotin next week...that'll be a no go lol
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Default Re: Does taking Biotin mean you will have a beard?

I had to quit biotin when I started developing mutton chops (think wolverine from x-men) and had to get my face waxed.
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I had to quit biotin when I started developing mutton chops (think wolverine from x-men) and had to get my face waxed.
Girl me too I couldn't understand why my moisturizer was not absorbing into my face on the side, I got closer to the mirror and realized my new sideburns were blocking it I have baby hair all the way down to my chin, lookout Latoya Jackson
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Default Re: Does taking Biotin mean you will have a beard?

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But in all seriousness, how much are you taking? What are you taking it with? I have been taking 1000 mcg daily for 2 months and have not noticed an increase in hair growth anywhere except my head. I take mine with meals and soda but I will probably be switching to juice soon.
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But in all seriousness, how much are you taking? What are you taking it with? I have been taking 1000 mcg daily for 2 months and have not noticed an increase in hair growth anywhere except my head. I take mine with meals and soda but I will probably be switching to juice soon.
I originally was taking 5000 mcg but b/c of the increased facial hair, I lowered to 1000 mcg but didn't notice any hair growth (except for the facial). Then I increased to 3000 mcg and hair all over my body was growing (not cute) also I'm already have acne prone skin so, I decided biotin is not worth it.
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Default Re: Does taking Biotin mean you will have a beard?

I was taking 5000mg, developed really bad, painful bumps around my chin area (I suspect an allergy), and also grew a darker and coarser mustache...along with some hair growing on my chin. They still haven't gone away, might have to do electrolysis, tweezing just seems to make it worse.
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But in all seriousness, how much are you taking? What are you taking it with? I have been taking 1000 mcg daily for 2 months and have not noticed an increase in hair growth anywhere except my head. I take mine with meals and soda but I will probably be switching to juice soon.
5mg. I would take it with orange juice. I would take one every other day trying to avoid any side effects. Biotin ain't no joke. I also have increased arm, leg and va j jay hair
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5mg. I would take it with orange juice. I would take one every other day trying to avoid any side effects. Biotin ain't no joke. I also have increased arm, leg and va j jay hair
Wow. A lot of people on various forums think that 5mg is too much. But since you are taking it every other day, I would imagine the side effects would balance out. So idk. Does it come as one 5mg or do you take two 2.5mg pills or something? Do you take any other medication/pills? Because I also take a daily multivitamin and BC (today was my last day though) so maybe that is putting off some side effects for me too.

I was prescribed biotin by my physician and was told to start at 1000 mcg and it's worked out fine. But I also am not an overall hair growing person. The only time a medication made my body hair grow more was when I got the depo shot.
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Default Re: Does taking Biotin mean you will have a beard?

Yes, facial hair increased for me when I started taking biotin consistently.
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Wow. A lot of people on various forums think that 5mg is too much. But since you are taking it every other day, I would imagine the side effects would balance out. So idk. Does it come as one 5mg or do you take two 2.5mg pills or something? Do you take any other medication/pills? Because I also take a daily multivitamin and BC (today was my last day though) so maybe that is putting off some side effects for me too.

I was prescribed biotin by my physician and was told to start at 1000 mcg and it's worked out fine. But I also am not an overall hair growing person. The only time a medication made my body hair grow more was when I got the depo shot.
It's one small pill. I know the acne is due to my low water intake. The increased hair growth is what biotin is meant to do.
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Default Re: Does taking Biotin mean you will have a beard?

You must've already had hair growing there?
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You must've already had hair growing there?
Maybe fine hair, i dunno. I have a lot of hair follicles:grin
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Default Re: Does taking Biotin mean you will have a beard?

I've been taking 5mg daily for about four months. I had to up my water intake and that got rid of the pimples. I also take it with B-Complex and MSM. I've been getting my mustache waxed more often... but no beard so far.
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Default Re: Does taking Biotin mean you will have a beard?

I was using biotin for 2 months and yes it made the hair on my hair grow long and strong but damn.............. i started noticing these dark black hairs on my chin and upper lip, then i noticed the dark hairs on my upper arms and i found 1 strand of hair on my nipple i thought ..." hell no" i had to go and get my sides, chin and upper lip waxed... then i threw the pills away.


i'd rather have short hair on my head than long hair all over my body like cousin IT
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I was using biotin for 2 months and yes it made the hair on my hair grow long and strong but damn.............. i started noticing these dark black hairs on my chin and upper lip, then i noticed the dark hairs on my upper arms and i found 1 strand of hair on my nipple i thought ..." hell no" i had to go and get my sides, chin and upper lip waxed... then i threw the pills away.


i'd rather have short hair on my head than long hair all over my body like cousin IT
I had to get my sides, chin and upper lip waxed along with my eyebrows and ish hurt so bad that I had to stop the biotin.
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The title of this thread has me .
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Default Re: Does taking Biotin mean you will have a beard?

I wish this thread had been created before I started taking biotin. Oh well I'm gonna ride with it for now but the first sign of a beard, I'm done.
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Default Re: Does taking Biotin mean you will have a beard?

I have been taking biotin for a couple years on and off and my hair growth has increased everywhere. I've definitely had to increase how often I wax/shave. At one point I did seem to notice a mustache forming and I stopped taking it for a couple months but then started back taking it about 3 months ago. I take 5000mcg at night with with whatever I have to drink. I haven't had any problems with acne but that could be being combated with the Vitamin E I take as well.
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