For once, I’ve been wonderfully consistent with my hair supplements. I was taking them almost every day like clockwork. And probably about a month ago, I started to notice that my scalp at the crown felt tender or sore. It wasn’t so much so that it was painful, but it was this thing happening in the background. I don’t even think I noticed when it first came on, but at some point I started to wonder why my scalp felt weird. My first thought was, of course, my relaxer. But I was over a month post relaxer and decided it probably wasn’t that. Especially since I didn’t see anything on my scalp after inspecting it. Then I started to wear my buns and ponytails looser. But after a few weeks of this with no change, I went searching the internet for answers, (lol don’t judge me but that’s where I look first for everything I’m uncertain of).
I found a few hair forums (here and here) where people were making the connection between their tender scalp and biotin. They both also mentioned itchiness and when I started to think about it, I have been scratching my scalp a bit more than usual. I expected a pimple here and there. But I had never experienced a tender scalp (I had also never been so consistent with my biotin either). So my question to you is:
Does biotin cause tender, sore and/or itchy scalp? Have you taken biotin supplements? What was your experience?
Regardless, I have stopped taking my hair supplements to see if my scalp returns back to normal. If it does and I’m sure that it was the biotin/my hair supplement. Then I will probably test out another growth aid (see video for which one).