I had a completely shiny bald head after chemo -- so bear this mind when you read my review. I bought the shampoo and conditioner and rate them as follows: 1. Lathers well, medicinal smell but bearable. 2. Does it work? It's been 3 months since my last hair losing chemo and I've got about 2 cm of hair. So honestly? Maybe, given the fact that it takes a while for chemo to leave your system. 3. Are the results what they claim? Nope, don't think so. At least not the dramatic increase other people seem to have received. 4. What's the state of my hair? Dry and feels stripped of moisture. So?? I'm unimpressed and pretty sure a great moisturising combo coupled with a scalp treatment would have done the same job. I'll finish the bottle but I'll be switching to the best moisturising combo recommended here afterwards. Save your $$; treat your scalp with coconut oil and take your vitamins.
i have been using the fast shampoo for about 15 days now and i must say that my hair has already grown half an inch.My hair would normally take 1 mth to reach half and inch but now im rather impressed by Fast shampoo.But,the bad thing about this shampoo is that it gave me the worse dandruff and itchy scalp ever!!!Maybe it only happens to me but it was really terrible.The 3 star is given becauss of the results of the hair growth and i would not purchase this product again because having dandruff and itchy scalp is really annoying.
This review is for the sulfate free version of the shampoo, plus the conditioner, which I purchased in a duo pack. It is sold in the UK at Boots for £24.99 (at time of writing review).
For reference, my hair is extremely fine, fragile and prone to breakage, and my scalp gets oily quickly. It is mainly uncoloured, although I do have a few grown out highlights in the top layer.
I decided to purchase this shampoo and conditioner as I had cut a few inches off my once long hair (past bra strap length) and I was missing the length. At around the same time as buying this, I had my hair trimmed and got my sideswept fringe/bangs cut into a full, short fringe, which I immediately hated and regretted.
I am pleased to report that, after almost 14 weeks of daily use, I have seen a definite improvement in growth. My hair usually grows about 1/2 an inch per month, but I would say that this has pretty much doubled to around an inch of growth per month since using these products.
I use the shampoo and conditioner exactly as stated in the directions: apply the shampoo, lather and massage into my scalp; rinse and repeat. As the shampoo is sulfate free I find it takes a little while to lather up on the first application, but it lathers so quickly second time around I only need a very tiny amount. After lathering for a second time I let it sit on my hair for a few minutes before rinsing. My hair always feels squeaky clean after rinsing, and I do find that I get a few small tangles (nothing major though).
I then apply the conditioner to the lengths of my hair, wait a few minutes, and rinse out. My hair is left feeling soft and smooth, and is very shiny when dry. Just to note, both the shampoo and conditioner have a nice, fresh, clean type of scent. Its pretty unisex, which I guess is deliberate.
I always used to wash my hair every other day, but the instructions on the box advised me that for the shampoo and conditioner to work properly, they need to be used daily. This may be just a way to get people to use and buy more, I don't know, but I wanted to give the products a fair trial, so I did as instructed and used them daily. My hair has not suffered as a result; it is not any drier and in fact feels nicely conditioned. I do feel that my scalp is maybe a little oilier though, and needs to be washed daily now. I am not sure whether this is to do with the product though, or just my scalp getting used to the more frequent washing, so producing more oil as a result.
After almost 14 weeks of use, I have nearly finished my second shampoo and conditioner pack, so I guess I'm getting about 7 weeks use out of each set. I tend to use up the shampoo a little faster, so really wish I could buy this separately. I also suspect the conditioner doesn't add much to the growth process, as I only use it on the length of my hair, so I personally would prefer to use the shampoo alongside one of my preferred conditioners.
I'm really impressed with how my hair has responded to these products, and would definitely repurchase in the future. I think I'm going to have a break from them once I have finished the set though, mainly because I love trying out new shampoo and conditioners and I am getting a little bored with using this every day now. Also, with each pack costing £24.99, it takes up a hefty chunk of my budget. I am very happy with the growth rate of my hair after using these products though, and will definitely use them again in the future if I need to.
I purchased this shampoo a few weeks ago. I dye my hair blonde and i was worried it would fade my color but i haven't had a problem... so far. I have not noticed any major hair growth but i did notice some extra dryness on top of my already dry hair so i put some aloe vera gel from banana boat in my hair and left it on for 6 hours then washed it out ... my hair felt so soft. I wont give up on the shampoo yet!
This is going to sound bonkers but I'm only on my second use and already I feel like my hair has grown. I recently had a bad haircut that I absolutely hated! My hair is thick and curly but I straighten it within an inch of its life. It has lots of bounce and body when straightened and I get a lot of compliments.
One day I decided (for some mental reason) that I wanted to thin my hair out so got my sister (even more mental) to razor my hair (words escape me). After she'd done it I immediately regretted the decision, my hair looked thin with short bits that were up to my ear while the rest fell below my shoulders. It was yuk! So I asked her to trim the ends to even it out a little and she cut it above my shoulders.
I was absolutely devastated because it had taken me quite some time to get to the length I had which was below my shoulders and almost all one length. This was down to colouring and wearing glue in extensions plus all the straightening!
Anyway a couple of weeks later and I didn't feel like it was growing at all but like I say I've done 2 washes now and I feel like its working for me already because my hair is falling better into place and the razored layers are less noticeable. I've also been taking biotin for a week now so I'm sure this is also helping.
My hair is now touching my shoulders maybe a finger width past. Will update in a couple of month!
My hair has grown almost an inch a month!!! Very happy! And I do not use it every day like some people are saying u have to. I wash my hair about 2-3 times a week. Made my hair much healthier and more manageable . My only complaint is that it strips my colour. On my second bottle now
I bought this on March 27th, 2013 and I have used it every day for one month. I want to put up a review now. I will update this review once a month until March 27th, 2014. My hair is straight, fine, thick and virgin. I cut it to my jaw on November 11th 2011. When I started using this product, my hair was just touching my shoulders and my bangs were just to my cheek bone. I did not and do not measure my hair, instead I judge by noticeable difference in length. Please note that to make this product work, you must wash your hair EVERY day and let the shampoo sit on your scalp for at least 2 minutes. I massage it into my scalp for 5 minutes, rinse and repeat.
April 27, 2013: My hair grew to past my shoulders and is about two fingers' width past my shoulders but not touching my shoulder blades. My bangs grew to my lips and almost to my chin.
May 13, 2013: My hair hasn't gotten noticeably longer in the last 2 weeks, but it is in noticeably better condition. I switched to the sulfate free version of this product and the dryness has immediately gone away.
June 1, 2013: My hair is officially to my shoulder blades and my bangs are to my chin! I'm still using the sulfate free version and my hair is not dry any more. I do still use a deep conditioner once every three days because I still wash my hair every day and the warm water tends to dry it out.
July 10th, 2013: My hair is about an inch past my shoulder blades and my bangs are for some reason stuck at chin length. No change otherwise.
October 2nd, 2013: I moved across the country and now have to get this shampoo shipped to me by family in another city... still worth it! I ran out at the end of July and just got a new bottle. My hair has grown about another inch since I stopped using it. That's to be expected in 2 months, considering that hair grows at the rate of half an inch a month. I'll update again on December 2nd to see if my hair grows more than an inch in the next 2 months.
Overall Rating So Far: Does what it claims to do but is not a miracle. Make sure to use as directed or it will not work. (EVERY day, shampoo AND conditioner.)
Price: Not very expensive. $22 for 500ml shampoo and conditioner combo pack. UPDATE: Price went up to $25 for a 300ml pack of shampoo and conditioner.
Packaging Quality: I find it cheap looking, but the bottles and caps are sturdy and the color scheme is pleasing. As of the new sulfate free version, they have changed the packaging slightly and it does look even cheaper now, but the bottles are still sturdy and easy to get the product out of.
Would I buy this product again? Yes.
Where to buy: Check the website for your local retailers. I buy from a beauty supply store rather than a salon. EDIT: A family member in another city buys from a local beauty supply store and ships it to me.
Okay, before I start this review I would like ya'll to know that this was the first day I have used it! I will try to write an update on it in a few weeks so I can tell more about the growth and stuff! The price is great though! I got the shampoo AND conditioner on amazon together for $25.14 i believe! The packaging is great too! But in relation to the actual product, i love it so far! It makes my hair soo soft! I hope my hair will grow more! But i wanted to start the review just so people know how great it is!
I have just used up my first bottles of Nisim FAST and am really happy with the results. Although I was very skeptical at first, the product really did deliver and grew 1.5 inches in 5 weeks, which is over 100% growth than normal. The only downsides are the amount of hair I have shed, and the price, so expensive! However because of the growth I did get, I would highly reccommend Nisim FAST.
I have been doing regular posts about my progress with the product on my hair growth blog if you would like more info : www.togreatlengths.com
The shampoo's second ingredient is sodium laureth sulfate.
This shampoo is very gentle, and it acts as a clarifying shampoo. This is great for me because i needed a gentle shampoo that would clean my scalp and hair shaft without killing my hair and leaving it like straw. The Nisim will dry out your hair, but it's much easier going than most clarifying.
The conditioner is pretty nice but it's nothing special.It does not replenish the moisture that the shampoo removes. This will be a great shampoo and conditioner to use before my organix BKT.
Does it make the hair grow faster? Uh.... I don't think so. It made my hair soft and manageable, and on the third day dry, but I don't see anything special about this. If I do, I'll come back and post. I bought a large packet of samples on Ebay, and I still have enough left for a months use. However, I'm not gonna be able to use this every single day because it's too drying. I'm a very wavy/on the verge of curly hair type. Plus, my hair tends to be dry, so it's just not going to work.