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Do you have dull, lacklustre hair and long to regain youthful, full looking locks? Try out new RapidHair™ Hair Volumising Formula and win a beauty hamper worth £150 NOW CLOSED

(134 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 19-Feb-14 10:01:18

The creators of award-winning products RapidLash®, RapidBrow®; and RapidShield™ have asked us to find 50 Mumsnetters to try brand new RapidHair™.

They say "the must-have product of 2014 is a scientific breakthrough in the hair care category for women - a safe and effective treatment that targets hair at the root of the concern!

RapidHair™ delivers a balanced mix of moisturising and conditioning elements to properly benefit the hair and scalp. The proprietary exclusive Hexatein® 4 Complex comprises of six amazingly effective ingredients that help revive the appearance of hair.

RapidHair™ (RRP £69.99) is designed to bring revitalising nourishment to hair weakened by stress, diet, ageing or everyday hair care regimen – styling, colouring, straightening and other treatments that strip hair of its essential moisture".

If you are selected you'll receive one bottle of RapidHair™ to be tested over the course of 60 days (to be applied every night before bed – full instructions will be included) and asked to add feedback at least three times across the course of the 60 days. We'd also love you to please add a review on the haircare section of MN.

Everyone who is selected and adds their feedback as requested will be entered in to a prize draw where one winner will receive a beauty hamper containing RapidLash®, RapidBrow® and RapidShield™ products - worth £150.

If you'd like to take part please sign up here and we will be in touch with selected testers soon.

thanks and good luck

SwishAndFlick Wed 19-Feb-14 13:51:08

Done this would be brilliant.

Can I beg and plead and beg some more and promise to send choc chip cookies to mumsnet towers .........

JavaSparrow Wed 19-Feb-14 13:57:35

Me, Me, Me!

I have the flattest hair ever. Hairdressers have suggested I don't use straighteners at the roots to me when I haven't used them. sad

Ballsballsballs Wed 19-Feb-14 13:58:10

Done smile

Shallishanti Wed 19-Feb-14 13:59:58

hexatein 4 complex?
try a free sample if you want but watch Horizon's programme about the placebo effect before you shell out

IamInvisible Wed 19-Feb-14 14:09:20

Please pick me! My hair is so fine that my mother says I have 2 hairs and a nit! hmm

Ballsballsballs Wed 19-Feb-14 14:15:20

I watched it Shallishanti - it didn't cover hair growth smile

AdorabeezleWinterpop Wed 19-Feb-14 14:17:11

Done! Fingers crossed!

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Wed 19-Feb-14 14:25:50

would be happy to test please


faustina Wed 19-Feb-14 14:49:27

sign me up please!

bluebump Wed 19-Feb-14 15:02:40


lorka Wed 19-Feb-14 15:08:31

Would love this! grin

runnyhabbit Wed 19-Feb-14 15:12:51


Done I would love to try this.

RayPurchase Wed 19-Feb-14 15:29:41

Yes please! <stragglylocks>

JC74 Wed 19-Feb-14 15:34:07

Done. My hair needs all the help it can get!

ohmeohmyforgotlogin Wed 19-Feb-14 16:17:59

Done. Will truly be a miracle product if it can fix my hair

GrasshopperNchipmunk Wed 19-Feb-14 17:36:33

I would seriously love to try this. My hair needs a treat and I can't afford any fancy products at the mo... I also want to avoid having to cut it shorter as the condition is so bad at the mo sad

mypocketsarevide Wed 19-Feb-14 17:37:37

Pleasssssssssssssssssssse pick me !!!!!!

hellymelly Wed 19-Feb-14 17:49:00

I would love to be picked to try this. My hair has got so much less volume than ten years ago pre babies (and pre hitting my 40s). I hate it.

pixiegumboot Wed 19-Feb-14 18:13:40

Yes please. I think I will be a bald old lady!!!

Meglet Wed 19-Feb-14 18:15:55

Entered. <Crosses everything>

WildThong Wed 19-Feb-14 18:20:16

Oh I hope this works! How many threads has there been about hair thinning, its such a common problem.

WhoWasThatMaskedWoman Wed 19-Feb-14 18:41:57

I'd have thought that the placebo effect of something that comes in a shiny box marked RRP £69.99 would be flipping fantastic. I'm definitely signed up.

It sounds like just what I need. It's still cheaper than hair extensions which is the other option grin

IAmNotAPrincessIAmAKahleesi Wed 19-Feb-14 19:34:21

Done smile

Will keep my fingers crossed grin

angeljefferson Wed 19-Feb-14 19:39:29

I lost a lot of my hair after I had my little girl 2 years ago, I had hyperemersis, and feel this may have made my hair loss worse. My hair is now so thin and fine, I would love the opportunity to try this and review the product!

idleweiss Wed 19-Feb-14 20:41:36

Ooh yes please!! smile

KellyHopter Wed 19-Feb-14 20:50:26

Would really love to try this (genuinely, not just cos it's free) (though the fact it's free would be a massive bonus, have you seen the price??)

dinodino27 Wed 19-Feb-14 21:02:12

Please sounds great would like to try.

ChaffinchOfDoom Wed 19-Feb-14 21:04:40

ooooh how luscious. Would love to give this a go smile

EverythingCounts Wed 19-Feb-14 21:06:34

Yep, would really like to try this. Have to wrap hairbands round a ponytail 17 times*, my hair's so fine.

(*17 = well, not really. But a lot)

Fillybuster Wed 19-Feb-14 21:07:17

Ooh....a product that could bring my hair back from the brink of extinction nearly dead? Wow!

SaltySeaBird Wed 19-Feb-14 21:11:14

Oh, this would be amazing for me!

Floridagirl Wed 19-Feb-14 21:15:37

Done! Hate my thin straggly hair. Being 40 is rubbish!

Ledkr Wed 19-Feb-14 21:34:34


acatcalledchinchi Wed 19-Feb-14 21:51:37

Done smile

Glitterfairys Wed 19-Feb-14 22:00:48

Would love to test this smile

potatofactory Wed 19-Feb-14 22:18:01

In any room I ALWAYS have the worst hair - happy to send pictorial evidence if it helps!!

flamingtoaster Wed 19-Feb-14 22:40:33


Done smile

Innermagic Wed 19-Feb-14 23:15:55

Me please, I'm a hairdresser and could recommend this to all my clients as well as give myself thicker looking hair. grin

VoyageDeVerity Thu 20-Feb-14 00:05:05


LackaDAISYcal Thu 20-Feb-14 00:08:27

Ooooh, me please!! I have an autoimmune condition that leaves my hair brittle and thin and falling out at a rate of knots (did you see what I did there? :D )

goldface Thu 20-Feb-14 00:47:06

Oh meeeeeee please?!?!?! My hair is rubbish and people at work/hairdressers always comment...'ooooh your hair iS sooooooo fine, look everyone, look at goldfaces' oh-so-thin hair....' please make it better!

Littleturkish Thu 20-Feb-14 07:31:01

I would love my old thick hair back!

Fletcherl Thu 20-Feb-14 08:45:02

Sounds great I swim 3/4 x a week and need a hair boost.

Ledkr Thu 20-Feb-14 09:11:59

I just told dh about this as he hates his thinning hair.
He grumpily took offence so I told him I couldn't care less. He asked me if I'd have met him with no hair would I have still married him so I asked him if he'd have met me two stones heavier as I am now would he have married me?.. grin

EauRouge Thu 20-Feb-14 09:20:31

Does this have the same ingredient as RapidLash? Because that gave me really painful headaches. If not, then I'm interested. My hair gets washed a lot because of all the exercise I do and it's starting to look a bit battered.

Piscivorus Thu 20-Feb-14 09:25:51

This sounds amazing! My family all have either a full head of really thick hair or a thin flossy covering like baby hair, genetics were not kind to me on that front and my poor DS is the same. If this works I'll buy him a lifetime supply!

I can blowdry my hair to look good but, if the light catches me the wrong way, it looks all lacy and has that sort of filigree look that usually only the very elderly can achieve

Would love to try with my texture hair

RunRunRuby Thu 20-Feb-14 09:40:51

My hair thinned during chemo and having anaemia and just never grew back properly sad it's much more high maintenance now!

24yearslivingnextdoortoalice Thu 20-Feb-14 10:12:13

Shame on you, Mumsnet. I know you need to make money for the site but you shouldn't be exploiting other woman's insecurities by getting them to try this snake oil.

Canihavesomemore Thu 20-Feb-14 10:19:03

Pick me!!

scarlet76 Thu 20-Feb-14 11:34:48

I have just had my hair cut in a new style that I'm pleased with. Now my hair just needs a bit of ooomph!

ProfondoRosso Thu 20-Feb-14 13:00:33

I would LOVE to try this!

Northernexile Thu 20-Feb-14 13:23:09

Oh I NEED this stuff. My hair is beyond crap since I had my baby. Fine, breaks easy, dry ends, limp- you name it!

noscat Thu 20-Feb-14 13:52:36

yes please!

sweetheart Thu 20-Feb-14 16:47:03

Oh my goodness, I would love to try this. I had all my hair chopped off just before Christmas because it was so fine and damaged but I just hate it short and am desperate for it to grow back so I don't look like a boy sad

JeanBodel Thu 20-Feb-14 18:46:22

I would love to try this. I have long hair that gets thinner every year. The rest of me gets fatter every year. It's not a good combination.

Deni99 Thu 20-Feb-14 19:08:48

Keeping everything crossed!

Koe44 Thu 20-Feb-14 21:09:35

I would love to try this.

kerpob Thu 20-Feb-14 21:10:00

Would love to give this a go! Have tried all sorts of products and none really impress!!

sincitylover Thu 20-Feb-14 21:17:16

done - hope I am chosen

fitflopqueen Thu 20-Feb-14 21:24:21

Yes please

Crazyhours Thu 20-Feb-14 22:05:27

Yes please! After 2 babies my hair is thin and flat - would love to try this!

BetsyBell Thu 20-Feb-14 22:15:42

Yes please smile

MmeCItronPresse Thu 20-Feb-14 22:31:16

Wow. a miracle hair product. Looking particularly dishevelled on the coiffure front after twins and new baby. Would love to try this product (as would happily buy this product if it does what it says on the tin).

godlessdomestic Thu 20-Feb-14 22:33:18

I've applied. My hair is so thin on top, it is starting to affect how I feel about myself - I've tried loads of products already and would try anything to see if it will make a difference.

Meeeeeeeeee. My hairs not been the same since I had dd.

CatCoriander Fri 21-Feb-14 07:01:13

Me too please - I really need hair help

IComeFromALandDownUnder Fri 21-Feb-14 08:27:31

Please pick me. My hair is a disaster zone post dc and it is getting me down.

Lilliana Fri 21-Feb-14 09:22:16

Please pick me my hair needs serious help!

FreeLikeABird Fri 21-Feb-14 09:59:32

Done smile

HappyGoLuckyGirl Fri 21-Feb-14 10:21:52

I've entered smile

I'm 22 and my hair ia actually falling out. Actually, I'm not sure what's happening to it. About an inch or so at the front of the scalp (all the way around the front of my head) has sort of broken off, so it looks like I have a massive baby fringe all around my face! It's hideous, people ask me if I burnt it off by accident! confused

johndev Fri 21-Feb-14 11:53:42

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

wooly31 Fri 21-Feb-14 17:14:33

Done!! Sounds great. Fed up of feeling that my ponytail is just getting smaller and smaller

goldface Fri 21-Feb-14 17:26:00

Oh wooly, I hear ya, my pony tail is a sad affair.
When do we find out if we are lucky?
(I may be pinning a lot of hope on this one...)

TheEmpress Fri 21-Feb-14 18:12:54

Can I sign up, too?!


Leeanne2205 Fri 21-Feb-14 19:31:16

My mop needs serious help over coloured and styled please pick me

Puppypoppet Fri 21-Feb-14 20:41:11

Done - hair is thinning quite a bit can see scalp in places. I can cover by moving parting to the side but have to keep checking throughout the day as my hair seems to fall back into a centre parting naturally. I have started taking iron on recommendation of GP but anything to help would be appreciated.

kerstina Sat 22-Feb-14 09:23:30

Have made my profile public so you can see just how fine my hair is.

GretaWolfcastle Sat 22-Feb-14 11:08:01

oh that will definitely swing it hmm

BeaHive Sat 22-Feb-14 12:19:51

Keratin - your hair is absolutely lovely!

VioletStar Sat 22-Feb-14 20:37:02

Pick me, pick me!

Heathcliff27 Sat 22-Feb-14 23:24:37

Yes please! thanks

Jux Sun 23-Feb-14 00:28:20

Oh please oh please oh please!

gd1976 Sun 23-Feb-14 08:33:12

Oh yes please, this sounds like just what my hair is in need of! smile

Hatice Sun 23-Feb-14 09:17:45

Done. I would so love to try this.

Givesyouhell Sun 23-Feb-14 10:21:53

Pick me! Pick me! Lots of my hair fell out after starting anti tnf treatment - this sounds very exciting!

kerstina Sun 23-Feb-14 11:03:35

Beahive don't think you meant me but that's kind of you if you did thankssmile that photo was taken about five years ago so my hair is now even more straggly and grey ! I doubt the photo would swing it but worth a shot grin

BeaHive Sun 23-Feb-14 16:20:34

Kerstina - I did mean you, didn't realise iPad had changed your name smile and your hair is lovely!

Marbleroses Sun 23-Feb-14 20:11:20

I'd love to try it too x two little girls means I spend less and less time on myself and my hair sad

I've entered, as I've recently hit 50 yrs and my hair is thinner and drier than ever before.Id love to find a product that actually works.

sunderland123 Mon 24-Feb-14 19:49:31

hope they will choose me for this

dizzyday07 Mon 24-Feb-14 22:56:33

I have applied but I don't know if I have ever had *youthful full looking locks" to get them back!

Anyone heard yet?????

plum100 Fri 28-Feb-14 13:27:12

Yay ive been picked !

If this can make my hair look half decent it will be a miracle!!!!

ishouldcocoa Fri 28-Feb-14 14:25:27

I've been picked too! Yipee!

Cant believe ive been picked : D

I've been picked too. Thrilled!

Tempted to get a haircut first in celebration. grin

Winterbluessummersoonish Fri 28-Feb-14 17:46:14

Have been picked: thank you MN!

LackaDAISYcal Fri 28-Feb-14 18:21:39

I've been picked too, but when I click on the email a box is popping up asking me to put in mny MN username and password which will be sent over an unsecured connection confused

I am ignoring it, but tres weird. Never had that before!

ilovesprouts Fri 28-Feb-14 18:48:13

whoo ive been picked too thanks mn x

plum100 Fri 28-Feb-14 19:53:10

I havent got that daisy - mine just says my details have been passed abd the product is being sent out today. Odd.

telsa Fri 28-Feb-14 22:48:26

way hay, I have been picked. This is going to be really fun!

ilovesprouts Sat 01-Mar-14 10:11:48

got mine this morning bottles small I was like this shock at size and price will test and see smile

Mine arrived this morning too. First thing I said to DH was "this is worth nearly 70 quid. If it works, can I buy more?"

He told me I'd have to sell one of the children.

Funnyfoot Sat 01-Mar-14 13:19:41

Just received it today in the post grin

Lilliana Sat 01-Mar-14 20:55:04

I got mine this morning. Didn't see an email so lovely surprise. Thanks so much for picking me!!
Am a bit shock at how small the bottle is for �70!

Funnyfoot Sat 01-Mar-14 20:57:43

I was the same. I said to DH how much do you think this is?
He's like "mmm £15?"
I was nope try £70!

Dh "you didn't buy it did you? It was free wasn't?"

plum100 Sat 01-Mar-14 21:15:29

I am assuming it goes on dry as it doesnt say otherwise? Am just about to put mine on!

LackaDAISYcal Sat 01-Mar-14 22:44:57

oooh, got mine today grin
I must have skimmed over the cost of it! £70 shockshockshock

I've been wondering about wet or dry hair too. The instructions aren't brilliant.

Funnyfoot Sat 01-Mar-14 22:49:49

Mines on. I used 3 pumps though not two??? My hair is long but thin and 2 pumps didn't cut it!

Mine's on too.

Didn't get whole coverage of my scalp from 2 squirts - mainly covered my parting and surrounding area. I'm impressed that there's no greasy ming (technical term) left as a residue.

Deckmyballs Sun 02-Mar-14 01:05:17

Another who thought the instructions weren't amazing! I put 3 pumps on as like pp 2 wasn't enough and I put it on dry hair, at the roots! Had to pump into my hands to spread it on though as didn't feel there was much coverage putting it directly on? Also seemed to disappear pretty quickly leaving me wondering if it was enough hence the extra pump!

sharond101 Sun 02-Mar-14 21:26:14

Got mine yesterday too. I was so shocked the size of the bottle for £70!! I just put it on the roots last night is that what everyone else is doing? Was expecting greasy hair this morning but nothing. I cannot see me being able to fork out another £70 for another bottle since it's so small so not sure that I want it to have a miracle effect or not?

Ann /MN anyone - can we get some clarification on whether or not it matters if hair is wet/dry? I'm having to go to bed with wet hair tonight so I'm putting it on in the morning instead but it'd really help to know.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Sun 02-Mar-14 22:50:29

I got some! I read it as going on your scalp, on dry hair at night. Seventy quid though! I would hope to wake up like rapunzel for that.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 03-Mar-14 13:13:34

Thanks Mimsy - will ask for you

ishouldcocoa Mon 03-Mar-14 18:40:03

I'm so glad its not just me that put on 3 squirts instead of 2!

I have a long bob, and also very thick hair. TBH, I'd probably have used 4 squirts...

Having said that, it was very easy to apply, and left no residue at all on my hair or the pillow.

Please don't make me put it on wet hair at night, though. I look like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards in the morning confused

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 03-Mar-14 18:49:20

hello - have checked and client says "The instructions say to apply to freshly washed hair – shampoo and conditioner then apply – so if you then dry your hair and go to bed this should be fine, or go to sleep with damp hair whichever you would prefer."
Does that make sense?!
Let me know if not...!

telsa Mon 03-Mar-14 19:25:34

Yes, the instructions are minimal to say the least. I think it is just meant to cover the scalp and not whole head?

butterflymum Mon 03-Mar-14 21:57:47

Erm, clear as mud, not.

At, after clicking user guide, it says:

"Apply once daily after washing and conditioning hair, directly onto scalp. Use preferably at night time, dispense two pumps of product into hand and massage gently onto roots, working in sections, leave in."

Whilst at, after clicking the rapid hair tab, it says:

"Apply RapidHair™ once daily after washing and conditioning hair as usual, or directly onto dry scalp, preferably at bedtime. Dispense one pump of product into your hand and massage gently onto the roots of the hair....*Two pumps* of product should cover the entire scalp evenly from crown to the sides and the back of the head."

Whilst at, it says:

"Directions for use:
- Dispense one pump of product into your hand and massage gently onto the roots of the hair, working in sections. Two pumps of product should cover the entire scalp evenly from crown to the sides and the back of the head.
- Use once daily after washing and conditioning hair as usual."

and makes no mention of prferably at bedtime and/or about onto dry scalp.


do they mean it is best applied at bedtime, on dry scalp, but you can alternatively use it on wet hair, regardless of time, that has just been washed and/or conditioned ...?


do they mean, it is best applied at bedtime, on dry scalp, and hair should have been washed and/or conditioned and dried previously (same day or otherwise), thus be 'clean' at time of application....?


do they mean for it to be applied directly onto scalp from the pump?


onto hands and then onto scalp?


are they suggesting one pump only in total, or one pump to start with followed by a second to cover whole area if necessary, or two pumps total, applied one at a time, regardless of whether first covers whole area or not?


Or, are they just not sure either and it could be any combination of the foregoing and/or any other possible permutations the various 'directions' 'instructions' might imply grin?

butterflymum Mon 03-Mar-14 22:07:12

Please excuse any errors and/or omissions, on the longer than intended previous post - eg at, 'and are they suggesting', I may have forgotten to say...

or two pumps of product, in total, applied together at one time.


Basically, I think perhaps it is a maximum of two pumps (not sure if directly onto scalp or via hands), preferably at night, on dry hair, applied to roots, working outwards from crown area until all of scalp covered.

But maybe others think differently.

Deckmyballs Mon 03-Mar-14 23:29:11

Lol Butterflymum! grin

My take is we apply on freshly washed hair at night, 1-2 pumps on scalp (not sure if before or after blowdrying) 1 pump first then the 2nd! Also not sure if this means we have to wash hair every day?

butterflymum Tue 04-Mar-14 09:14:35

I know, I did get a little bit carried away is always much better when instructions are given clearly....leads to much less confusion and fewer possible misinterpretations (at least that's usually the idea).

On side of product box it says:

"Massage onto hair and scalp once a day, do not rinse", which longer haired users could interpret as them needing to make sure product is not just on the scalp area, but down the length of their hair too [albeit I don't myself think this is meant to be the case]. This is also perhaps implied (probably not intentionally) by the illustration of someone with long (and thick looking - wonder if this is after 60 daysgrin) hair. The 'hair' is in two shades, possibly giving impression the lighter shade is area where the product has been applied.

Then, back of box and leaflet inside box 'sing from the same hymn-sheet' as each other and say:

"once daily, preferably at bedtime. Dispense two (2) pumps of product directly onto scalp and massage briskly."

Not a mention of onto hands; washed hair; etc.

How does that song go again....erm......

"Mud, mud, g l o r i o u s mud....."


Methinks I need some cake.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 04-Mar-14 12:22:39

OK we are asking...!

Meanwhile.... the feedback thread is now live!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 04-Mar-14 17:06:17

We have a response - see below

Dear Butterflymum,
Thank you for your note about RapidHair. We appreciate the detail you have gone into and hope we can answer your questions.

Directions for use:
Depending on the area you wish to treat, please follow the instructions below.
If you are only targeting a specific area and not the whole scalp, dispense one pump of product into your hand and massage in gently with your fingertips onto the roots of the hair.
If you are looking to target the whole head, two pumps of the product should cover the entire scalp evenly from crown to the sides and the back of the head, working in sections.

RapidHair should be used once daily on a dry clean scalp. If the hair has been washed, please ensure scalp and hair are completely dry.
Do not rinse and style as usual. Wash hands with soapy water after use.

We cannot control what independent websites states, however we can request amends to the text, which I will send through to LookFantastic. We will also amend our UK website to correct our inconsistencies.

Thank you again for taking the time to read up and comment on RapidHair.

Warm Regards
RapidHair UK Customer Care

butterflymum Tue 04-Mar-14 19:31:17


So one answer says to only use on dry hair and one says it's fine on damp hair? My brain hurts grin

I wash my hair on a night and tend to sleep with damp hair, so I've been putting the product on in the morning with my beautifully dry hair.

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