Imedeen Hair and Nails Review

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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.

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  1. CJ
    July 2, 2013 / 6:38 am

    Hi aware that biotin in excess of 400mcg per day may cause liver damage. Google it for more info..and yes, when I was taking it as a supplement my hair and nails grew fast and strong.

    • RuthCrilly
      July 2, 2013 / 9:00 am

      I’ll look into that! xx

  2. Emma Charlton
    July 2, 2013 / 7:17 am

    Ah, horsetail extract! Send them over to my house. I have enough of that evil weed in my garden for them to produce a years worth of supplements!!! At least it has some purpose though, other than hiding slugs!! x

    • RuthCrilly
      July 2, 2013 / 8:59 am

      Really? You could set up a little supplement farm in your garden! x

  3. July 2, 2013 / 7:27 am

    These sound really interesting! My nails always peel a lot, so I’ll have to look out for this next time I’m in Boots

  4. Pampered Prince
    July 2, 2013 / 8:12 am

    Nasal hair. Not the funist thing ever! It’s the bane of my life at the moment!!! If they come up with a pill with reverse effects to stop it then I’d love to hear about it……except I’d be pretty pissed if my eyebrows fell out too LOL

    • RuthCrilly
      July 2, 2013 / 8:59 am

      HAHA!!!! Oh dear. : (

  5. Cris Rajic
    July 2, 2013 / 8:14 am

    I also do suffer from brittle nails and I have all year round (except a few months) a natural supplement made of brewer´s yeast and wheat germ from the herbalist´s, 100% those ingredients, nothing else added, and I can assure you it really really works, in fact when I stop taking it my nails and hair turn very weak. I have been trying these kind of supplements for years (Inneov by Lóreal, Phyto, etc…) but I´m more fond of natural things than chemical ones and I can rate their effectiveness very very high.

    • RuthCrilly
      July 2, 2013 / 8:58 am

      Thanks Cris – can you tell me what it’s called? x

  6. July 2, 2013 / 11:44 am

    Jane at BBB has been taking this too and seemed pleased with them. I wonder though if they are more effective on younger women.

  7. Lilly
    July 2, 2013 / 2:22 pm

    I wonder if this would work for my boyfriend’s hair which is pretty ridiculous at the moment. He really needs a good dose of biotin to reinforce his hair ’cause he’s starting to lose it… I might order a couple of these for him. Ruth, it is always great to read your reviews. Very informative and helpful!!

  8. Natasha
    July 2, 2013 / 2:54 pm

    Just thought I would let you know buy if you buy it from their site they are currently offering a buy 2 get 1 free (so 3 for the price of 2) so it would work out cheaper than buying it from amazon if you were going to buy 3 packets of it as it is £23.49 from their site per packet so more expensive than buying from amazon BUT if you were going to buy 3 packets it works out a lot cheaper x

  9. sofia
    July 2, 2013 / 3:15 pm

    Ruth have you tried pairing grey+blueish eyeshadows (something discreet) with coral/orangy lipstick ? I’m blonde blue eyes and I think this combination looks so brilliant on people with these characteristics , I saw it on a celebrity once (I think it was scar jo) tried it and loved it. I usually sport it with a silky grey blouse and it looks very very chic ! :)

  10. July 2, 2013 / 3:19 pm

    i didn’t notice much difference with Imedeen and switched to Viviscal after a couple months. Viviscal has been nothing short of incredible for me

  11. Nic
    July 3, 2013 / 11:27 am

    The first two paragraphs made me roar laughing. Thanks so much – as I prefer dormant nasal hair I’m pretty sure Imedeen isn’t for me. Oh, still laughing…

  12. Jessica
    July 3, 2013 / 6:45 pm

    I started taking 3 fish oil tablets in the morning and it had the same effect -my nails finally grew long and were super strong -I used to bite my nails for years as a child/teenager and they were so brittle and peeling- but now they look great!

  13. LifeInSpades
    July 4, 2013 / 2:45 am

    Hey, have you tried the Viviscal supplements If you have how would you compare them with Imedeen? I have tried the Viviscal ones and didn’t really notice a difference with my nails…but with my hair it was definitely a major improvement…And I also got hair in awkward places haha!

  14. Angela
    July 4, 2013 / 11:39 am

    Somebody just recommended HORSE TAIL tee to me. I can’t get Imedeen here but I will try the tea.

  15. Janine Wanderlust
    July 8, 2013 / 4:44 pm

    LOL about your hairzilla turnaround point…I basically would compromise on this and give the defuzzers an extra round for the bliss of finally having naturally strong nails and my full hair to be returned…so thank you for reviewing this :)

  16. Alexander Pierce
    July 13, 2013 / 11:19 am

    how about BIOCOREX ?

  17. Emma
    January 11, 2014 / 2:15 pm

    hey ruth, I was just wondering if you are still taking these and if you still recommend buying them. I am currently using the phyto equivalents but these are cheaper, I have really brittle nails but super thick hair so I hope I dont become like a warewolf haha

  18. September 12, 2014 / 9:01 pm

    Im a fair haired lady 66 yrs old and have had weak nails all of my life. I went on to imedeen hair and nails and after three months don’t see a change in my nails I now have loads of hair on my cheeks / face and chin. I cant believe it. Even my eye brows that were over plucked for more than 50 years and had to have eye brow tats now have hair.
    Yuk… Ive even got nose hair. I sound like a right werewolf, my saving grace – I have very fair hair.
    Im not sure if I want to continue on imedeen as it was for nail strength and havent seen any yet.

  19. January 13, 2016 / 10:45 pm

    Well its me again…. Now 18 months later.
    I dont see any improvment in my nails. the only hair that has sprouted out is a fine hair on my cheeks as in my last post. I dont see any difference in my head hair, its defo no thicker. I have more hair on my eyebrows but it thins out in tthe middle and ends of my eyebrows. My skin is very good but I have looked after my skin all of my adult life. People do say Ihave great skin and I wouldnt know if its now the imedeen working at my ae or just plain looking after my skin. I will keep on taking imedeen as I hope its doing some good, I would hate to stop taking it and end up with a change in my skin condition. Better safe than sorry I say.

    • Rikke
      January 16, 2016 / 12:53 am

      Thanks Lin! I found your comments really helpful :)

  20. Karina Fogliani
    January 7, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    I’ve just finished my first 4 weeks. The hair improvement is quite noticeable, though not to the extent your was ;)) Nails a re bit better, but still not quite Wolverine-like lol

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