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Frizzy, thin hair. Oiling not helpful. Is biotin a good supplement? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 14-Mar-2013
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User:this is XXXXXXX here
Doctor:welcome to XXXXXXX
User:thank you
User:i had some hair related queries
Doctor:sure, please proceed
User:i have heard biotin is a good supplement for hair growth
User:i hv frizzy and thin hair
Doctor:Biotin is a type of B complex vitamin, which helps in body metabolism , and is helpful in growth of all kinds of tissues
User:i have tried oiling and eatin well but it doesnt help
Doctor:Instead of only taking Biotin supplements , you can take a Multivitamin capsule , like ULTRAVIT per day
User:oh it does help in new hair growth?
Doctor:first and foremost, to have proper hair, you need to trim the hair, which is not in good shape
Doctor:removal of split ends, and thinned out hair, will help in growth of good hair from the base
Doctor:Treatment of conditions like dandruff should also be done
Doctor:increase in protein intake , and Vitamin E supplements (EVION capsule ) per day, will also help
Doctor:using a proper conditioner daily , and then using a good shampoo , will be the next step
Doctor:use of good hair oil, to trap moisture in the hair, and help in growth
User:i am using parachute
Doctor:also, proper hair care and reduced exposure to dry winds, and sunlight is also needed
Doctor:yes, you can use that
Doctor:when all the steps are followed properly, then there is no reason, for u not to have good hair
User:ok i will start using these tablets
User:biotin is present in ultravit tablet?
User:amino acids n jojoba is also good for hair?
Doctor:aminoacids, are units of protien
User:all these are present in ultravit?
Doctor:if you take a good protein XXXXXXX foods like lentils, beans, soya, egg white, etc, they will contain all necessary protiens
User:what are these?
Doctor:All of these contain vitamins in good amounts,
User:which one will help hair growth faster ?
Doctor:these are capsules with multivitamins
Doctor:there is no single capsule, that can help you
Doctor:as, for proper hair growth, separate preparations in proper dose ar needed
Doctor:Take beplex forte capsule once daily
Doctor:Cap EVION 400 once daily
Doctor:Protinex powder, can be taken with milk, once in the morning and in the evening
User:am talkin nutrilite protein powder
Doctor:in that case, you can continue the same
Doctor:it is a expensive alternative, to the ones i have suggested
User:oh ..
Doctor:If you are taking that, you can just take EVION 400, in addition
User:ok .. i take it in milk in the morning ..mon to fri before goint to offc
Doctor:yes, you can continue the same
User:ok thankyou doc
Doctor:You are very welcome
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