Are your Braids or Extensions protective? A lot of these styles are the gateway to Traction Alopecia. When you constantly putting tension on your hair, you are literally killing your Hair Follicles. (Biotin). Biotin is Vitamin H and is a Water Soluble Vitamin that's produce in the body. It is considered part of the B complex group of Vitamins. Biotin is very necessary for the metabolism of Carbohydrates, Fats and Amino Acids which is the building blocks of Protein. But i say this to say that you can use all the vitamin, topicals or prescriptions for hair and still don't see any results because you are creating severe traction with your ( so believe protective style). Yes, Biotin is good for your Follicles but traction will prevent the recovery results of the (Biotin). From Cosmetologist Elsie ( Modern Girl ).