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Curly Nikki

Updates to Vitamin Regimen

By January 27th, 20216 Comments

Last weekend, I posted pictures from my shopping spree. I re-upped most of my hair products, and bought another bottle of Trader Darwin’s (Trader Joe’s Brand) Super Crusade. I received several emails asking if I’ve switched multis. I haven’t. I’ve been taking Trader Darwin’s since I started the blog at the end of last year. Here is the review I gave in October:

Updates to Vitamin Regimen
**Trader Darwin’s Super Crusade Dietary Supplement– Purchase from Trader Joes (Serving Size: 2 Pills)

I feel that TJ’s offers a top quality multi at a very fair price. It’ll last me 3 months, and it only cost 13 dollars!!!!! Besides the price, the best thing about this multi is the size of the tablet. Granted, its still large, but it is no where near the size of your average multi (you know, the dreaded horse pill). You could swallow both tablets in one gulp with no issues. Its about the size of a Tylenol gel cap, but flat. I’m loving these and I no longer dread taking my vitamins.

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I usually take both tablets at night, along with biotin. Here’s what I posted in October…nothing has changed:

**Country Life Biotin 5000mcg (or 5mg)- Purchase from here.
I’m not sure if my added volume can only be attributed to henna. Granted, henna is playing a huge role in that area, afterall, that is the reason I decided to venture down that path. But, biotin is suppose to have ‘hair thickening’ effects as well. The best thing about this particular brand, is that the capsule is teeny!!
  • Is the best known supplement for the health and beauty of Hair, Skin and Nails.
  • Is often referred to as Vitamin H, this vitamin promotes hair growth, protects against dryness and is involved in the biosynthesis of unsaturated fats.
  • Increases the elasticity of the hair’s cortex preventing breakage.
  • Thickness the actual hair cuticle providing a fuller appearance because of the increased diameter of the hair shaft.
  • A lack of Biotin would result in dermatitis and hair loss.

Although I have a brand new bottle of MSM, I haven’t taken it in 2 months. No reason…just laziness…it’s a big pill, and I hate big pills. If I could find one the size of my biotin supplement, I’d be all over it. I’ve been considering the powder, but haven’t acted on impulse yet :]

I have started taking probiotics again to aid in digestion (of my food as well as integration of the supplements). The pill is large, so we’ll see how long this lasts.

Later Gators,


p.s. Here’s one of my 2 babies!

Updates to Vitamin Regimen



  • Anonymous says:

    I too just starting using Biotin and MSM,as a result of this post, but haven't seen much results yet. My nails are just starting to grow, so I figure my hair is not far behind!!!! I just bought all my vitamins for a great price at I used the coupon code: DEZ508 and got $5 off! yeah me!

  • Unknown says:

    She’s pretty! Is she a pitbull or amstaff? Ive been looking for a breeder in NC for the longest but I thinking of rescuing one for my b-day in May. They are such wonderful breeds!

  • Mikkimu says:

    Hi Nikki, I have been taking Biotin (5mg) for the past 2 months on the recommendation of someone with absolutely gorgeous hair. She said along with good conditioning she takes Biotin…I was all over it. So far, so good! I just did my BC on 3/1/09 (hooray) and my hair feels just lovely. Thanks for all of your product reviews and practical information.

  • Maria says:

    Aww I love you doggie!

  • Anonymous says:

    A lot of ladies of LHCF have said biotin has led to awful breakouts. Did you find this to be true? It’s the only reason why I’ve been scared to use it.

  • Gigi says:

    Curly Nikki, I’m going to warm you know, cause your a friend, in my head, MSM powder is the bitterest thing ever. Not as bad as goldenseal, but a close second.

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