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What are the active ingredients in FAST Shampoo and Conditioner?

FAST contain Cystine, cysteine and methionine which are sulfur containing amino acids. Over 90% of the dry weight of hair comprises proteins called keratins, which have high disulfide content, from the amino acid cysteine. Methionine is able to strengthen the structure of hair and nails.

A published study, resulting from a dermatology congress in Florence in 2006, found that the amount of hair found to be in the Anagen growth phase was significantly higher in a group of people who had taken methionine as part of an amino acid and vitamin B complex combination treatment than a control group which had taken nothing.

Biotin or vitamin B7 is part of the B-complex vitamins. Biotin is also called Vitamin H, “H” coming from the German word “Haar and Haut” meaning hair and skin. Biotin is often recommended for strengthening hair and nails.

Panthenol is the biological active alcohol analog of pantothenic acid or vitamin B5, a member of the B-complex vitamins. Due to its conversion to pantothenic acid in the skin and hair, its commonly used name is Provitamin B5.

The main function of panthenol in hair care is its long lasting moisturizing effects. Panthenol has strong deposition onto the cuticle and deeply penetrates the cortex of a hair. Since panthenol penetrates into hair and improves its ability to regulate its moisture content, it increases its resistance to damage and brittleness.

Inositol is found in many foods, especially in fruits. It plays an important role in the health of cell membranes. For hair, Inositol is said to promote healthy hair and hair growth, according to some reports, Inositol strengthens the cells of the hair helping it to retain moisture.

Tocopheryl Acetate or Vitamin E is a fat soluble vitamin that is known for its anti-oxidant properties. Tocopheryl acetate does not get oxidized in the skin, where about 5% is converted to free tocopherol and provides beneficial antioxidant effects.

Can FAST Shampoo be used by Pregnant women?

Yes. FAST Shampoo (made by Nisim International) is not a drug. FAST is shampoo and conditioner which works to make your existing hair grow as fast as possible ( it is not for hair loss). It contains herbal ingredients which are safe to use by pregnant women. A full list of ingredients is shown below. If in doubt, please consult with your physician.

Shampoo: aqua (water, eau), sodium C14-16 olefin sulfonate, PEG-4 rapeseedamide, cocamidopropyl betaine, sodium coamphoacetate, glycol distearate, dicaprylyl ether, PEG/PPG-120/10 trimethylpropane trioleate, decyl glucoside, glyceryl oleate, glycerin, lauryl glucoside, sodium cocoyl glutamate, sodium lauryl glucose carboxylate, phenoxyethanol, cetyl trimonium dimethicone PEG-8 succinate, panthenol, laureth-4, hydrolyzed wheat protein, laureth-2, sodium chloride, inositol, cystine, cysteine, methionine, biotin, parfum/fragrance, citric acid, sodium benzoate, benzoic acid, methychloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, magnesium nitrate, magnesium chloride, CI42090 (Blue 1)

Conditioner: Aqua (water, eau), cetyl alcohol, caprylic/capric triglyceride, glycerin, dicetyldimonium chloride, distearoylethyl dimonium chloride, cetearyl alcohol, aloe barbadensis leaf extract, cetrimonium chloride, hydrolized wheat protein, polysorbate 60, polyquaternium-37, propylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, PPG-1 Tridetheth-6, polyquaternium-7, panthenol, inositol, cystine, cysteine, methionine, biotin, tocopheryl acetate, dimethicone, parfum/fragrance, propylene glycol, sodium hydroxide, methychloroisothiazolinone, methylisothiazolinone, magnesium nitrate, magnesium chloride

The Wonders of Tacamahaca Seed Oil

The Tacamahaca seed oil or more popularly known as Polynesian Tamanu Oil is a special oil known for  its healing properties for the skin and hair. This oil has long been used in Polynesia and South East Asia to treat varoius skin conditions like acne, psoriasis and even scars.

Tamanu oil comes from the fruit of the Calophyllum tacamahaca, an evergreen tree and a member of the Mangosteen family. The fruits are allowed to fall off naturally and afterwards the nut is cracked open to reveal a white, round kernel. The nut is allowed to cure for about 6 to 8 weeks. As it cures, the nut will start to break down, and oil naturally starts to come out, which means that the nuts are ready for cold extraction. 

The extracted oil is inedible but the benefits can seen when applied topically.

 • Tamanu Oil  is rich in fatty acids, which is beneficial for the skin and hair. The oil acts like a barrier and seals moisture in. 

• Contains Calophyllolide – a neoflavoniod, known to have anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties.

• Delta-tocotrienol –Vitamin E and anti-oxidant.

• Wound healing -due to its anti-inflamatory effect and high in antioxidants, this oil is used to heal scars and repair wounds. It can stimulate collagen and skin cell proliferation, hence increase wound healing activity.

• Antibacterial – can be used as a spot treatment for minor wounds, insect bites and burns.

• Antifungal – can be used as treatment and prevention of dandruff. Apply on feet to treat athlete’s foot.

Beneficial Fatty Acids:

Tamanu oil is packed with skin and hair rejuvenating fatty acids:• Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) – promotes hair growth and moisturize the hair. Helps improve skin elasticity and softness. • Oleic Acid (Omega 9) – Encourages the growth of stronger and thicker hair. Anti-ageing properties, reduces premature wrinkes and fine lines.• Stearic Acid – exceptional cleansing properties that remove sweat, dirt and excess sebum from hair and skin• Palmitic Acid – softening and soothing the skin.

This wonder oil has been captured in the Nisim Wonder Oil – and I can safely say this product saved my hair on the beach! I will forever travel with this oil:)

My 40+ Year Old Hair

I can’t deny that I was once carefree about my hair, I am now careful with it! While it still appears in good condition despite colouring it, I certainly started to notice more hairfall. If my hair was falling out I had to try something. In addition to increasing my healthy food intake with products like purple potatoes, collagen and spirulina, I also started taking biotin tablets. Biotin is the keystone in many haircare product ranges to promote healthy growth. (It is contained in the NISIM and FAST shampoos which have been my go-to shampoos for many years, as I find they are the ones that don’t leave product build up on my hair).
To boost growth I also have been using a laser hair comb three times a week and the hair growth stimulating extract by Nisim.
So I wash my hair every other day with the FAST or NISIM shampoo (the one for dry hair). I then follow with one of the conditioners from the same ranges. It’s either the deep conditioning mask or the regular FAST conditioner which seem to work best for me. After i towel dry my hair I apply a few drops of NISIM extract all over the scalp and massage him. As my hair is coloured I also apply a few drops of an Argan oil – My current trial product of choice is the L’Oreal Extraordinary oil.
Other treatments I use about once or twice a week are seaweed powder, castor and / or coconut oil – treatments favoured by Japanese and Indian women. There is no denying they have great hair!

Should I Wash my Hair Daily?

The simple answer is that it depends! Bear in mind our hair physiology and chemical make up differs, so that means we need to apply individual treatment to each of us. However as a general rule it is considered that an oily scalp hinders healthy hair growth as oils are a barrier to the hair follicle. Therefore It makes sense to maintain a neutral scalp i.e. not too dry and not too oily. Once you have found a shampoo that complements your hair type you should try and maintain a neutral scalp. The difficulty is in finding the shampoo to complement and benefit your hair/scalp. It is not necessarily a case of what smells good rather than a case of what benefits your hair. Personally we like products which contain ingredients which provide nutrition to the hair and scalp eg cystine and biotin. There are some excellent all natural ranges as well as treatment products which are not all natural.  You may find that you need to alternate between them. For example if you want  to boost your hair growth then you should use FAST as that contains the optimum ingredients to stimulate and accelerate hair growth. It is also a deep cleansing shampoo which you can use every day. If however you do not want to wash your hair daily then you could alternate and use a natural shampoo on other days. Just remember: to keep the scalp neutral and clean to encourage healthy hair growth.