*UPDATED* I apologize for doing this review with the interference of my personal life. I’ve gotten rid of it – and now here’s a more comprehensive overview of NISIM’s products!
Today is exactly 6 weeks since I started using the products.
Again, compare my photos from the beginning till the end.
I gotta confess: For the past 2 weeks, I haven’t been doing as the instructions told me to do so (as I did on the previous 4 weeks). There were times within these last 2 weeks I was so busy I didn’t leave the conditioner even for a minute before I quickly washed it off. I also used the shampoo only once (when the instructions tell you to do twice) before you use the conditioner, whereas in the first 4 weeks I’ve been religiously following those instructions, in addition to good diet, great sleep, and using my leave-in conditioner. I also haven’t even been applying my leave-in conditioner for the past 2 weeks, except maybe once.
I haven’t had lots of sleep. In case you didn’t notice, I put on extra concealer under my eye to hide my black under eye circles. It’s more obvious on the second photo.
Just in the previous entries, these pictures are taken in the morning after I woke up. I believe on my first entry, my hair was a bit more than 9 inches. In the second entry it was almost 10 inches, and now it’s still almost 10 inches.
So that’s still a much longer hair growth than the average growth of half an inch per month.
It’s humanly impossible for hair to grow shorter, unless you’re losing hair. And if you do, I suggest you start thinking of getting biotin supplements, like the one that I’m taking now from GNC. I find that the biotin content, with the addition to eating enough protein everyday, helps your scalp to grow more voluminous hair. Also I have to give credits to NISIM F.A.S.T. shampoo and conditioner for having less to no hair falling out when I brush them now. I started taking GNC supplements long before I use these products from NISIM, and during that time, on a daily basis, I can see strands of my hair pulled out as I brush them, and they would fall miserably to the ground. Considering how much stress I’ve been lately, it’s amazing that I stop falling out my hair, and I can safely say my hair is at its strongest.
However, according to my picture this morning, I’m pretty much not growing any hair for the past 2 weeks :( On a side note, though, I guess this is just because your hair behaves differently every morning when you wake up.
Overall, I think NISIM F.A.S.T. shampoo and conditioner does help in hair growth, although if you’re not one of those people who wash their hair everyday like me, I do not promise whether it will work for you. The instructions specifically said that you must wash your hair everyday, therefore using both the shampoo and conditioner everyday. This is the instructions as I quote from their website:
Fast shampoo and condtioner works best when it is used daily. Shampoo: Wet hair, apply shampoo and work into a rich lather. Scrub entire scalp thoroughly and rinse with warm/hot water. Repeat. Conditioner: After shampooing apply the moisturizing conditioner onto hair and massage in thoroughly. Allow conditioner to permeate the hair for 1-2 minutes and rinse with warm/hot water. Style as usual.
Like I said, for the past 2 weeks I’ve only been using the shampoo once, and I did not wait for the conditioner to be absorbed into my scalp for a minute or two like I did during the first 4 weeks I’ve been using these products. Besides this factor, clearly the fact that my lack of sleep completely affects the hair-growing hormones I’ve been expecting and watching the results for those 4 consecutive weeks.
Now I learned that sleeping is a huge part of human hair growth, just because that’s when the human growth hormone levels, or better known as hGH levels, are at its peak the moment when your mind starts to relax and your body’s about to go into a deep sleep, i.e., REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep. When you merely close your eyes for the night and wake up to the restroom every 2 hours, that doesn’t count as sleep. When your tinging head gives you headaches throughout the day and all you feel is anger, stress hormones (namely cortisol) affects the production of your body’s GH levels. (See: Growth hormone (Wikipedia)).
Even though I’ve been eating well everyday, diet isn’t as much a big factor as sleep is, because getting enough sleep means regulating a healthy metabolism. Even while still supplementing my diet with GNC products, it is proven here that nothing else will work if you don’t get your quality time of sleeping.
I would buy these products again and is recommending others who are desperate after a bad haircut to use NISIM F.A.S.T. shampoo and conditioner.
Periodically massaging your head with olive oil, coconut oil, and essential lavender oil helps stimulate your follicles to grow too, but do it only when you’re ready to go shower as your hair will become really greasy. On an important note, I conclude and strongly emphasize that if you want to grow your hair longer, faster, these are the most important things you must be doing: Do get your sleep, and when you do, sleep well. Minimize and cope with daily stress, and commit yourself to eating healthy.
Today is exactly 4 weeks after I started using the products.
Compare my photo from the straight-on picture with this morning’s picture, same angle with the same condition – just woke up and all messy.
Note: I cut my bangs (but I don’t think it’s obvious enough from these pictures, huh?). I cut them just until the corner of my eye. But other than my bangs, I did not cut or trim the ends of my hair.
This is a picture with my measurement:
The last time, the longest strands of my hair is a little bit more than 9 inches. Now, as you can see, is almost 10 inches already!!!
Thanks to NISIM F.A.S.T. shampoo and conditioner, GNC supplements, and the many beans I’ve included recently in my diet… :) Beans are packed with protein and fiber, and very little fat. Although… beware with beans if you don’t like the gassy feeling in your stomach!!
I will be doing my last review update for NISIM F.A.S.T. shampoo and conditioner in another 2 weeks, which will fall on 2 August 2012. I also expected for my hair to grow to a little bit more than 9.5 inches on 5 August 2012, which is exactly one month after my last update on 5 July 2012. Yet right now it looks like it’s crossed that 9.5-inch line…
Again and again, I think sleep counts. Even napping – just to reduce stress hormones. A little exercise also helps reducing anxiety levels, allowing the roots of your scalp to grow as normal. My homemade leave-in conditioner, which has lavender oil in it, really calms me down after I wash my hair. At night, whenever I have troubles sleeping (because my apartment has a lot of noise -_-“), I rub lavender oil on my temples until I drift off to sleep.
Hope this review helps :)