The makers of a new shampoo called Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy or FAST, say that it can encourage new hair growth by two inches every month, and if you have ever had a short hair cut and immediately regretted it, then this could be the answer to your woes. More importantly however, the shampoo could be a real boost to people who have suffered hair loss due to the devastating effects of chemotherapy.
The shampoo contains ‘natural herbs and organic amino acids’ and is said to work by stimulating the hair follicles. And the manufacturers behind the science of the shampoo claim that hair length is boosted with every wash.
Hair typically grows at the rate of one inch a month, so in effect, the Fast, or Fortified Amino Scalp Therapy, is doubling the usual rate of hair growth. And the good thing is that tests have suggested that the longer a person uses the shampoo, the more the rate of growth increases.
The FAST shampoo has proved to be so popular in the US and Canada that it has sold out within hours of it launching, as recovering cancer patients who have lost their hair through chemotherapy are among the shampoo’s dedicated customer base in Canada, where it was formulated.
And potential customers in the UK are also eager to get their hands on a bottle as already there is a 5,000 client waiting list for the shampoo and conditioner, which goes on sale in the UK on January 23.
The shampoo has helped hundreds of people who have suffered hair loss, or those who want their hair to grow a little faster than normal. It cannot however, stimulate new hair growth, as it works on existing hair follicles, and does not promote the growth of new ones.
In clinical trials carried out over the last 12 months, 1,000 men and women, were asked to wash their hair with the shampoo and conditioner daily and as part of the trial agreed to have their hair dyed, photographed and measured for growth every six weeks.
After the first six weeks, the hair of half the subjects tested showed increased growth – on average 17 per cent more than normal.
However, after another six weeks’ use of Fast all the men and women’s hair had increased growth. On average, after 12 weeks, hair grew 30 per cent faster than usual, although one subject experienced a 99 per cent boost in hair length.
A Fast spokesman said: ‘We’ve worked hard to find a hair growth solution which is accessible to everyone, including chemotherapy patients.’
Breast cancer sufferer Shirley Huggett, 56, of Tenterden, Kent, tried the shampoo after losing her hair following a course of chemotherapy.
‘My hair started growing again, but I was embarrassed to go out because it was so short,’ she said. ‘I was given a sample of Fast and my hair growth has been unbelievable.
‘It has grown more than two inches in under four weeks.’
FAST shampoo & conditioner will be available from Boots from January 23rd but you can buy the shampoo & conditioner now from Amazon.co.uk by following this link.