FAST Shampoo & Conditioner: For Longer, Stronger Hair

My quest for long, healthy looking locks took a turn for the worse when I had my hair extensions removed about four weeks ago. For nearly four months I'd been flicking my hair as if I was in a L'Oreal advert, but I soon came tumbling back down to reality once I realised my own hair simply wasn't going to be the same. For anyone that has had hair extensions, you'll know the emotional turmoil you suffer when faced with your natural hair after such a long time in denial - there was really only one thing for it, and that was Mission Longer Hair. First stop, FAST shampoo and conditioner...

FAST is a special blend of natural herbs and essential amino acids, which aims to aid hair growth and increase its rate by up to 99%. The shampoo and conditioner formulas contain 'the best ingredients to accelerate hair growth', so after a month you should see a significant change in your hair length and condition. In clinical trials conducted by the brand, 50% of the subjects benefited from an increased rate of hair growth after 42 days; 100% of the test subjects had an increased rate of hair growth after 84 days. Those are quite some stats, so I put it to the test to see if it lived up to expectations.

There's no fuss and frills with FAST - the shampoo and conditioner comes in the most simple of bottles, with no sophisticated packaging or design. Each bottle contains 300ml of product which is more than enough to keep you going for a month, which is how long you really need to put the products to the test. The fragrance is almost medicinal, but quite awakening, while the formulas contain no sulfates, parabens or DEA - ingredients that can potentially harm the scalp and prevent hair from looking and feeling healthy. The shampoo lathers well, leaving hair feeling squeaky clean without any residue, while the conditioner works to leave hair feeling soft and looking shiny. I've tried a lot of hair products in my time and this stands up to a lot of them, even without the hair growth properties.

So I've enjoyed using it, but does FAST actually aid hair growth? It works by providing the hair follicle and scalp with all the nutrients it needs to be stimulated - my scalp definitely feels healthier and there has been significantly less itching since I started using this. (I've got quite sensitive skin so I'm always getting an itchy scalp!) Over the last four weeks I would say my hair has started to grow and it's progressively getting into a better condition, which I suspect FAST has a lot to do with. With hair growth it's extremely hard to pinpoint the result of a product over a period of time, without enlisting a friend with a tape measure to pop round every week, so I can't be certain this is helping me. However, it's a great product and my hair looks and feels good, so if I gain a few centimeters as a side effect I'm more than happy. Mission: almost complete.

FAST is available in Boots stores or online priced £24.99 for the duo.  Check out their website here: www.fasthair.co.uk


  1. May hair is dry type and always been very specific on the shampoos I use that are appropriate for my hair. Fast does helps hair grow faster and leaves it in good condition as long as I use the conditioner as the shampoo is rather drying.

  2. The problem with these is you never really can tell if they make a difference! Thanks fornthe review! Beth May Blogs

  3. Its such a sham!!! I tested this product 2 years ago and used it for over a year .. my hair grew at the exact same speed with out the product ... im just mad that i didnt spend the money on a better product..

  4. Hmmm...interesting! I think I wanna try them out. I love trying out great hair care products. I'll def check on these products.

  5. I have very slow growing hair and about 2 years ago I decided to grow it oyt from a pixie cut. I started using this and my hair went from growing about 1/2 an inch a month to 1 inch every month. I've just started using it again and will hopefully be posting a full review on it once I've been using it for a few months :)


  6. I've been using fast for about two weeks now and what I have noticed is how much softer my hair actually is. My hair has been through hell after having it stripped of a red colour and I was forced to cut it short. It is now past my shoulders and I feel that the condition of my hair is much improved, even if it isn't making it grow faster

  7. I've been rotating this with my other shampoos for about two months and I love it. I can see a definite increase in the growth and the softness. I have the sulfate free version


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