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A.M. asks from Duncanville, TX on February 13, 2009
My Nails Won't Grow!
Hey Ladies! I've been taking Biotin pills for better growth of hair and nails, and just can't get my nails to grow. My hair grows just fine. Do any of you have a suggestion for something to take to help with this? I do not get manicures and possibly that's something that I need to do. Thanks for the suggestions.
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M.B. answers from Dallas on February 13, 2009
You may need to just take a B vitamin complex with the Biotin. Whenever you are taking a single B vitamin for a specific issue, you always need to make sure to take a B complex (ideally co-enzymated). There are synergies/dependencies amongst the B vitamins. Also, you don't mention how much you are taking. I take 10 mg daily (along with a co-enzymated B-100 complex) and my nails now grow very quickly. I think 2.5 mg would be the minimum one would take to help with nails. Manicures won't help and I personally avoid any of the toxic nail products as those are absorbed through the nails. There are nail products that don't contain as many toxic chemicals, but they still are not as healthy as plain (possibly buffed) nails, which is something you can do at home, to avoid having to breath the toxic fumes in most nail salons. As an aside, people that work in hair/nail salons have higher rates of cancer as compared to others.
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J.S. answers from Dallas on February 14, 2009
I still take prenatal vitamins. They are awesome for hair & nails.
I also get this calcium stuff at Sally's Beauty Supply that I put on my nails daily.
J.G. answers from Abilene on February 14, 2009
B.H. answers from Dallas on February 15, 2009
Take a multivitaman each night before you go to bed, the vitaman will absorb into your body during the night. Your nails and hair will grow quickly! I've never been able to grow out my nails without them splitting and since I've added vitamans to my nightly routing, I have to get manacures just to keep up with the maintenance on my long nails!
P.W. answers from Dallas on February 13, 2009
Overall good nutrition and vitamin program will improve your nails, hair, skin......the whole kit and kaboodle. Sometimes we focus too much on one vitamin trying to achieve something, but a little bit of everything can work better and be safer for you. If you would like to know the name of a great comprehensive multi, email me.
Best of luck.
E.C. answers from Dallas on February 14, 2009
Don't waste your money on manicures!
1. take a multi-vitamin
2. keep all polish off of your nails for a while (maybe clear is okay if they are brittle)
3. push your cuticles back when you get out of the shower
4. put cuticle cream on them daily (or more than once)
They even have some stuff you can put on there that will make them grow better. I think it is made by Sally Hansen. "7 Day Growth Formula". It works great.
S.W. answers from Dallas on February 13, 2009
Take Prenatal Vitamins :)
K.B. answers from Dallas on February 14, 2009
Are your nails breaking or just not growing very fast? My nails seem to break and split easily, if I don't keep at least a clear polish on them. I use Sally Hansen Hard as Nails clear nail polish and it works great! I think there is also a Sally Hansen growth nail polish, but I can't remember the name, since I have not used it in a while. But is also works well.