I’m so disappointed with the new hair and body range, Intelligent Nutrients. I’ve just washed and conditioned my hair with it, and ended up half way through blow drying having to go and wash and condition it again with my regular brand, Ojon. Not only did my hair not feel clean, but it looked so dull. I hate washing my hair so to have to do it twice was double punishment. The theory behind Intelligent Nutrients is completely sound; it’s been developed by Horst Rechelbacher who previously had developed Aveda and uses groundbreaking ingredient combinations, without using chemicals. Using a combination of food science and chemistry it is a range that offers safety and nutrition without parallel. But if it doesn’t do the job, I don’t quite see the point. The lack of sodium laureth sulphate means there is no foaming with the shampoo, or very little. But, I was prepared for that, but even so, I still ended up using far more than I probably needed to just to reassure myself that it was cleaning. I totally get the theory that what we put on our bodies ends up in our bodies to a greater or lesser degree, but I don’t think anyone died of shiny hair. I think the good thing that will come out of this range is an enforced openess about organics and ingredients in general and that can only be a good thing if consumers can make more educated choices. I really wanted to love this brand, but it just didn’t do it for my hair. (I did however, like the body wash and the lip balm, and when the skin care ranges comes over here, I do want to try it.)
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I am really suprised you did not like or love the hair care.
I have been using it for months now, on my third bottle of shampoo and my hair looks and feels thicker, amazing and oddly enough I think it is growing faster.
I agree that the shampoo takes some getting used to, but I think that it is worth using and makes a difference. I have been using nothing but Intelligent Nutrients in my hair for over six months now, and I cannot believe my hair’s condition is so great without silicones and waxes and other assorted shite.
Just to let you know, I tried Intelligent Nutrients and went back to finish an open bottle of my old stuff for a couple of days and my hair felt stripped by the shampoo and weighed down by the conditioner, and it was a very expensive boutique brand. I went back to Intelligent Nutrients and have not looked back since.
Sorry to hear, it did not work for you. I too cannot wait for the skin care to come out, better luck with that.
I really, truly wanted to love it! Maybe I should have given it longer, but my hair looked so dull and dreadful (knotty and lank) that I just couldn’t leave it as it was. It’s such a shame, but I am so glad it’s working for you; I’m sure it will be great for many others, too. It just proves the point that I am endlessly making that what works for one doesn’t necessarily work for another and beauty is a question of trial and error. BBBX
I understand BBB. HOWEVER, I would highly reccomend using it for a month. I to, didn’t like it for the first week or two, but insisted that I finish it bc I had already paid for it. After my bottle, my hair was SUPER shiny! However, the first wek or so I couldnt get a brush through it and it felt greasy. NOW….Ive NEVER had better hair. It is amazing. It is almost as if the Intelligent Nutrients products were stripping my hair of all of the fake buildup and then restored it to its original state.Also, the styling products are KILLER!
Can’t wait for skin care!
Best of luck if you chose to try it again!
I found that after the initial period of adjustment (which lasted 10 days for me), my hair just clicked and has never been healthier! But a good thing to know… I found that my hair got greasy after using the conditioner. Instead, I use the 70% shampoo and just a little of the leave in conditioner on the ends of my hair once I get out of the shower. The detangler is so great that some days I only need that and a bit of the finishing gloss after drying my hair!
I just started using the skin care and am LOVING it so far… BBB, you should definitely give it a try!
Using Intelligent Nutrients products does require a learning curve. Remember, there are no “filler” ingredients such as lanolin, mineral oil, or petrochemical waxes. I’m a sales representative/educator for Intelligent Nutrients in the US. I find most people use way too much product. You need to throughly wet down your hair first, then emulsify the product in your hand before applying to your hair. Remember, there are no “quats” or silicones in IN products, so you won’t get the instant gratification of most non-organic hair products.
Also, people using have months on product build-up if they have been using hair products loaded with “filler ingredients.” So, it takes a while before your natural hair emerges.
Our new skin care products are amazing. If you want to achieve optimum results, combine the skin regime with the nutraceutical regime–take two teaspoons of the Intellimune Oil with two Intellimune tablets daily. In about a month, people will ask you, “What have you been doing? You look fabulous!”
I am so excited about tying their Hold Hair Spray! Do you have any experience with it? The problem for me is that it is too expensive! Because I live in Norway I can not get it anywhere else than on the web. This means that when the shipping costs are low, the product is way too expensive and I must pay at least $100!! If I am lucky my country will not make me pay any duty for this. Well it is crazy… Anyway; does someone know where I can buy this product at a lower price?
Hi – I know this article was written more than a year ago, but – any idea of where to buy intelligent nutrients products in the UK?
Hello just to let you know that Intelligent Nutrients is now finally available in the UK from 1st October 2011 from http://www.beautybazaar.co.uk
I have been waiting to get the range in stock for a long time and am really pleased to be one of the UK stockists. Hope that helps!