Biotin is a natural vitamin that you can get from various food sources. So why the uptick in Biotin supplements? A lot of it has to do with naturals flocking to purchase biotin as distributors make claims that it promotes hair growth. Many of my curl friends who have tried it, confirm that it has indeed work for them.
However, no need to go out of your way ordering huge packages of Biotin pills. The vitamin, which is also referred to as vitamin H, is naturally found in dairy products such as eggs and in other foods such as halibut and certain other fish, carrots, beans, mushrooms, nuts, liver and kidney, raspberries and strawberries, and other foods that are rich in B5.
Check out FITDAY, for more info on foods high in Biotin: http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/vitamins-minerals/8-foods-rich-in-biotin.html
Biotin is not only good for your hair, but your nails as well. Most women probably intake enough Biotin naturally and do not need supplements, however, when looking at the list of foods rich in the vitamin it is easy to see why some black women may lack it. A great way to get it is from fresh berries. My diet consists of more and more berries and they are packed with vitamins and antioxidants. Also, if you are carrot lover, up your intake and the same goes for mushrooms. Vitamin supplements work because they are giving your body something it is lacking, hence the word “supplement.” If you eat a varied diet rich in hues and flavors, you will get more vitamins naturally and will have no need for supplements.