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What Makes FAST Shampoo and Conditioner So Effective?

hair growthFAST or Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy is a deep cleansing shampoo and conditioner specifically made to stimulate faster hair growth, addressing all sorts of hair problems like a bad haircut, slow growing hair and even weak dry hair that is prone to breakage. FAST is made by Nisim International, a Canadian-based company well known for creating innovate products using natural and herbal active ingredients. Their products stimulate faster hair growth, fight hair loss and even retard hair growth.

 What are the benefits of using FAST shampoo and conditioner?

First and foremost, FAST is used to stimulate hair growth and it does this safely by using natural ingredients like amino acids, B-complex vitamins and a proprietary blend of herbs (herbal actives). These ingredients provide all the essential nutrients that hair needs for faster hair growth.

Also, FAST is a clarifying shampoo and conditioner, this means it cleanses all dirt and residue left by other hair products like: hair styling gels, moose, sprays and even residues left from your regular shampoo. It cleanses your hair and scalp creating a healthy environment for hair growth.

What are the active ingredients of FAST?

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[1]. Methionine is able to strengthen the structure of hair and nails[2].

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[3] 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[4].

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[5].

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[6].

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[7].

What makes FAST different from other hair growth products?

You will find the ingredients listed above are commonly found in many other products, some may even contain the same active ingredients found in FAST. However, these other products may have little or no effect in stimulating hair growth! The fact is, these hair companies know these ingredients work in promoting hair growth, but are unable to replicate the effectiveness of FAST because they do not know the specific ratios and combinations of ingredients, which is so critical to its effectiveness. The master formulators at Nisim spent decades researching and perfecting this unique formula before FAST was released into the market.

How to use FAST Shampoo and Conditioner?

FAST can be used like your regular shampoo and conditioner. But it is best to use FAST by washing with very warm water. This will open up and unclog obstructed pores, allowing the active ingredients of FAST to be absorbed in the hair shaft to stimulate hair growth. Also, it is advisable to massage the shampoo into the hair and scalp for 60 seconds, avoid rubbing. The massage and heat from warm water improves circulation to the scalp, allowing more nutrients and oxygen to flow to the follicles. Once you are happy with the length of your hair, you can stop using FAST and switch back to your regular shampoo.



[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disulfide_bond#In_hair_and_feathers

[2] Haneke, E. & Baran, R. (2011) Micronutrients for Hair and Nails, Nutrition for healthy skin, Volume 2, (pp. 149-163)

[3] Alonso, L. & Fuchs, E. (2006) The hair cycle, Journal of Cell Science, issue 119, (pp. 391-393)

[5] http://www.dsm.com/en_US/downloads/dnpna/Panthenol_brochure.pdf

[6] http://healthoracle.org/downloads/I/Inositol.pdf

[7] http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/fw04/allaboute.html

Hair Problems? Use FAST Shampoo For Fast, Healthy Hair Growth – Available in Boots Stores

hair growthWe all have hair problems. Whether if it’s a bad haircut, slow hair growth, dry or brittle hair, we all experience hair problems one point.  Some will probably experience this for a short time, but there are others who cannot seem to get out of their hair problems.

If that’s the case, there is probably something wrong with the things you’re doing. Below are some tips on how to get out of your hair problems and to promote healthy hair growth:

To have healthy hair growth, you have to provide the nutrients the hair follicles needs and this is done by eating healthy foods. Have you noticed extreme dieters or people who have eating disorders? They have really dry hair and skin because they do not eat well.

Now one of the most important nutrients the hair needs is protein, because this is the general composition of hair. So do not forget to consume your daily requirements for protein. Excellent sources of protein are lean meat and soy.

Vitamins and minerals are also very important for hair growth. Vitamins act as co-enzymes that help metabolize food more efficiently. The so called “hair vitamins” which are: biotin and pantothenic acid help beautify and strengthen hair. Minerals like iron help the red blood cells carry oxygen to different parts of the body, including the hair follicles. Hair producing cells are considered one of the fastest growing cells in the body, so it needs a constant supply of oxygen, in order for it to continuously produce hair.

Still, good nutrition alone won’t do the trick of healthy hair growth. You may be eating healthy, but if you’re not regularly washing your head and scalp, then you’re good eating won’t do any good. You also need to keep your scalp and hair clean.  This is to prevent any fungal or bacterial growth from your scalp like dandruff.

An ingenious way to clean your hair and scalp, and at the same time encourage hair growth is to use FAST shampoo and conditioner. FAST or Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy is specifically made to address people who are having trouble with slow growing hair. FAST is made of all natural ingredients like amino acids, B-complex vitamins and special herbal actives, providing all the nutrients the hair needs for healthy hair growth. Now, a new paraben and sls free FAST is available in Boots stores on the 23rd of January, so call or visit your nearest Boots store for reservations a bottle now.