If you haven't heard about biotin yet, get on board! This magical B vitamin has been shown to grow hair at a very fast rate. I've seen some of my clients come into the salon after being on a biotin regimen and their hair will have grown several inches in one month. That's a serious growth spurt. 5000 mcg of biotin is all you need to start seeing fast hair growth results. Not all products are created equal, so I've compiled a list of the best biotin products on the market so you can start referring them to your clients.
1. Nature's Bounty, Super Potency Biotin, 5000mcg, 60-Count
These biotin pills are a great price at around ten dollars a bottle. Extra bonus that each tablet contains 5000 mcg of biotin so that your clients isn't taking a handful of pills every day.
When you first recommend biotin to your clients, it's good to start them on 2000 mcg a day and then they can gradually work their way up to 5000. Every week they can up their dosage by 1000 mcg until they reach 5000.
2. Solgar - Biotin, 5000mcg, 100 veggie caps
This brand of biotin is a great option for your vegetarian or health conscious clients. The biotin is filled in vegetable capsules instead of gelatin, and the products is also wheat, gluten and dairy free. And again, this product gets an A+ for offering 5000 mcg capsules.
It's also worth mentioning that capsules are probably a better option than tablets. Studies have found undigested tablets in the bodies of people who often took tablet supplements. If you can, I would always reach for the capsule variety.
3. Natrol Biotin
This brand of biotin is a great option for your clients that are just starting a biotin regime. There are no known side effects of taking high doses of biotin, but it's a good idea to work your way up so that your body can assimilate and readily absorb the biotin.
This product is also suitable for vegetarians, but please keep in mind that this brand comes in tablet form.
4. Natrol Biotin 10,000 mcg
If you want to pull out the big guns, go with Natrol Biotin 10,000 mcg. This is one of the highest doses of biotin that is on the market. Most of my clients take around 5000 mcg but I don't see any problems with upping the dose if you're looking for some quick hair growth.
Biotin can be a great option for a bride who is looking to grow her hair out for her big day, and I've also recommended it to my clients who have suffered any hair loss from radiation treatments.