I don’t know whether to thank Imedeen or cry. For the first four weeks that I took their Hair & Nails supplement absolutely nothing happened at all, but since then I have slowly been turning into Wolverine. Hairs have been sprouting from places previously hairless and my nails are so strong that I could probably use them to whittle small trinkets from pieces of driftwood. I’ve had to start trimming errant brow and nasal hairs lest they suddenly spring out from my face mid-conversation, and I now have to shave my legs more than once a fortnight. Ladies and Gentleman: I have hair!
I had hair before, obviously, but I have to say that I have noticed a significant increase in glossiness post-Imedeen and my scalp has felt less tight and itchy. Is that even a possible effect? I have no idea! I’m going to start attributing all of my positive things to Imedeen, including, when it’s finished, my dissertation. I’ll pop it down in the bibliography!
The key nutrients in this supplement seem to be Biotin, Zinc and B Vitamins and then (by far the largest amount) silica from something called Horsetail extract. Not something I know a whole load about, I’m afraid, but a bit of Googling reveals that silica can indeed help with brittle nails, amongst other things.
Anyway, I’m almost out so I’m about to order more – these were a press sample, and I had no idea how much they cost until a minute ago. They are £24.99 at Boots (for a two month supply) but Imedeen themselves seem to sell them on Amazon for £19.60. Curious, but check here if you want to research for yourselves: Imedeen Hair & Nails
I’m always wary of offering up some kind of “miracle cure” for things like weak nails and thin hair, but if you do suffer from very brittle or flaky nails, or you feel that your hair is lacklustre and dry, then I think that it’s always a good idea to look at what’s going on inside your body as well as trying to fix things topically. I’m big on “eating for beauty” and I do think that certain supplements can make a difference. So if you try these for a few months, do let me now how you get on.