Hi Again Dr. Friedman,
I wrote to you a few weeks ago about natural hair loss cures, and thank you for answering my question. In that email, I forgot to ask you about vitamins for hair growth. There was a time a when my wife and her friends were taking these Biotin hair vitamins to try and get their hair to grow faster. What’s your opinion about taking supplements to make your hair grow faster? Do they work? I’m not convinced they do any good or bad.
Dr. Friedman’s Answer:
According to most hair loss physicians, vitamins are only helpful if the individual is vitamin deficient based on blood tests. Hair loss can become more visible if a person has a deficiency in Vitamin D, Vitamin B12, or Vitamin B7 (Biotin). The only definitive way to discover a deficiency in these vitamins is to undergo a blood test.
For many years Biotin has been used to strengthen hair and nails, but no FDA studies have been published.
— Dr. Shelly Friedman, DO
Board Certified Hair Restoration Surgeon
Arizona’s Most Trusted Hair Loss Doctor
Named Phoenix Magazine’s Top Doc – Hair Transplant Surgeon