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What Is Biotin Conditioner?

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Biotin conditioner is a hair conditioning product that contains an added amount of biotin and is thought to improve hair growth. As biotin is thought to play such an important role in hair growth, biotin conditioner is considered to be an important source. It helps to prevent hair loss, encourage new hair growth, and restore thinning hair.

Biotin is a B complex vitamin, also known as B7 or vitamin H. It is produced naturally in the body in the intestinal tract and can also be obtained from different foods, including eggs, liver, and peanuts. Sources of biotin are also available in supplement form. Biotin is thought to play significant role in the growth of hair and in skin and nail health. An insufficiency of biotin can result in hair loss, dermatitis, and increased vulnerability of nails to damage.

Biotin conditioner is thought reverse these effects in a number of ways. It promotes hair growth by being absorbed into the scalp and enriching hair at the source. It is also thought to penetrate the shaft of the hair, which results in an expansion of the shaft and a thickening of the hair cuticle. So, hair appears to be thicker and fuller.

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The use of biotin conditioner is also thought to increase the elasticity of hair, making it stronger and minimizing damage and breakage. It is also thought to help hair retain more moisture, protecting it against dryness. These properties are also thought to promote a healthy scalp.

Biotin conditioner is available at a range of prices, from the very affordable to the very expensive. It is readily available, with a significant number of manufacturers and brands. This form of conditioner is formulated for use by both men and women, and biotin shampoos are also available to form a complete hair care routine.

Biotin conditioner contains the same ingredients as normal conditioner, with added amounts of biotin. Many versions focus on botanicals also thought to improve hair strength and growth and include ingredients such as ginseng, aloe vera, and jojoba oils. Others tend to focus purely on a synthetic formula and include ingredients already found in hair such as collagen, keratin, and vitamin B5.

There is some controversy over the actual effects of biotin conditioner on hair growth and restoration. Water soluble, biotin is not absorbed very well through the skin, casting doubts as to whether it is efficiently absorbed into the scalp. Rather, it is thought that taking supplements orally may be more effective as these are more readily absorbed and processed by the body. There are, however, many testimonials in praise of the use of biotin conditioner.

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anon969342
Post 5

Great article. @anon956261 I tried the Regenepure too! Definitely a fan.

anon956261
Post 4

I really think biotin conditioners are great, my favorite one is called Regenepure biotin conditioner. This is a really good article.

serenesurface
Post 3

@bear78-- I think you may be right. I checked the ingredients of my biotin conditioner and there are many beneficial ingredients, including saw palmetto. As far as I know, saw palmetto also helps with hair loss and hair thinning. So the effects of biotin conditioner probably can't be attributed to the biotin alone.

ysmina
Post 2

@bear78-- I don't know the science behind biotin conditioner, all I know is that it works.

My hair loss had been more than usually lately. It's normal to lose some hair daily, but my hair loss had become excessive. I'd wake up to see lots of hair on my pillow and the amount that fell out during showers and after was just unbelievable. So I did some research and came across biotin shampoo and conditioner. I have been using them for a month and my hair loss has reduced, it's basically back to normal now.

I also think that biotin shampoo and conditioner have made my hair thicker and stronger which is great.

bear78
Post 1

I think I agree with those who say that biotin cannot be properly absorbed from the scalp. Biotin is a necessary nutrient for hair growth and health, but it comes from foods or is made in the body as the article said. So biotin works from the inside out.

I don't see how biotin in conditioner could be absorbed by the scalp and hair. I think that the other beneficial ingredients in biotin shampoo trick consumers into thinking that this form of biotin works. I'd rather take biotin supplements rather invest in a conditioner that probably doesn't work.

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