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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. Hi Ruth..be 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

    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

  5. 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.

  6. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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

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