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RapidHair Hair Volumising Formula feedback thread: testers share your opinion! NOW CLOSED

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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 04-Mar-14 12:16:51

This is the feedback for the 50 MNers who were selected to try the new RapidHair Hair Volumising Formula over the course of 60 days. Selected testers have received one bottle of RapidHair™ to be tested over the course of 60 days (to be applied every night before bed).

RapidHair say "this is the must-have product of 2014! - It's 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".

Testers - please be prepared to add feedback at least three times over the course of the next 60 days or so.

We'd like to know your first impressions and hair history, then we will post questions mid-way through the 60 days to see how you're getting on and then we'll post some questions at the end of the period to see how you've got on.

so, first impressions - please answer the following questions now.

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?

Now you have been using RapidHair for a few weeks - please let us know...

~ How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? (eg ease of following the instructions, how it is to actually apply)
~ Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair?

Last lot of questions - testers please share your thoughts on the below:

~ What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
~ Were the results as you’d expected?
~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?

Everyone who adds feedback as required will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a a beauty hamper containing RapidLash®, RapidBrow® and RapidShield™ products - worth £150!

thanks

MNHQ

adelinehillman Tue 04-Mar-14 13:02:06

My hair type is quite thin and flyaway. It's wavy (kinda frizzy) and dry.

Currently my hair is worn in a long bob. I have full head of highlights and am quite blond - but naturally I am light brown.

My hair, especially at the front, has become noticeable thinner since having kinds (8 years). It has become much dryer and frizzier too. I guess my life is more stressful now as I have 2 kids, one of which has ASD and I work full time. Money is tight and there's a lot more to consider and remember on a daily basis.

I only wash my hair once a week (gross I know). This is because I was worried about how my hair is thinning. as my hair is dry it doesn't get or look greasy, and if it does I'll use dry shampoo. I use a hot brush to style my hair, and occasionally use strengtheners or curling tongs. I wear my hair tied back most of the time.

i have tried Rapidlash previously and did notice a slight change, however at around �40 I couldn't afford to replace it.

plum100 Tue 04-Mar-14 13:06:59

hello.

My hair is fine and straight -although not dead straight- it has an annoying wave at the bottom.

My style is long - just below shoulder length. No colours or highlights. just plain old boring hair.

Having 3 children has affected my hair, loads of it fell out, and I grew a new 'baby fringe' after having each baby - in the corners of where my fringe would be it started new growth which then flipped out like horns at it grew longer. urgh!

Most days I use a dryer, and also use straighteners or tongs maybe 4 times a week. I am conscious of using tools so if I can leave my hair to dry naturally I will but then I look even worse than usual.

I have not tried any other rapid products. I hadn't heard of them before.

My first impression was that it was a small bottle for a lot of money. It goes on to my scalp well - I have only been using two squirts as that's all it recommends but I think I need more really. it doesn't leave behind any smells or residue.

telsa Tue 04-Mar-14 13:21:45

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
My hair is wavy. I don't think it is thin or flyaway and it definitely not that very thick type, so I guess it is inbetween.

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
My current hairstyle is shoulder length, a graduated chin length bob that has grown out. I coloured my hair - pink often - for many years, but it has been uncoloured for the past 8 years.

~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
I don't think it is thinner - though I do feel that quite a bit drops out when I brush or wash it. It feels drab though, not bouncy or resilient. Countless headlice treatments and a lack of time spent in washing it and not doing any treatments (used to love deep oil treatments) have taken their toll. My diet is better now than it used to be and that may be a saving grace.

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
I never use these. For me those things, such as crimping irons and curlers, are things I used circa 1975 and never since!

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
Never have done.

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
I though - what a small bottle, will it really last long enough. I thought - hmmmh, so few instructions. What is the theory behind this - I am fascinated by the science of nanotech and always intrigued when this is mentioned - I will have to check out the website to find out more, or to find out if this is mythic science. I wondered about the concept of the appearance of more length - is that possible and I wondered about what the value of 'volume' is. My sense is that the product is meant to make us look like Kate Middleton - not who I usually channel. Anyhow, am happy to be giving it a go.

peachactiviaminge Tue 04-Mar-14 14:00:20

What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)

Very fine and straight, prone to greasiness

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)

Medium, shoulder length and undyed.

~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?

Having kids seems to have thinned out my hair quite drastically. I lose ever so much hair on a daily basis.

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)

Nope, too much effort with a little one underfoot.

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)

No.

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?

What a lot of money for such little product!

ishouldcocoa Tue 04-Mar-14 14:08:26

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
I have very thick coarse hair. It's been highlighted since I was 19 when I first discovered my first grey hair... and I'm now nearly 50 shock

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
Its a long bob length. No fringe, and highlighted.

~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
I still have very thick hair, but since having children, its become very coarse.

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
I usually leave it to dry by itself.

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
No I haven't, but if this works, then I'd been keen to try others.

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
It looked very small for the price tag, but am expecting great things! The instructions were a little vague, but the product goes on very easily and leaves no residue at all.

Naicecuppatea Tue 04-Mar-14 14:09:42

Just butting in to say sad I wasn't chosen! Hope you all get some good results.

jonicomelately Tue 04-Mar-14 14:26:33

My hair is thin and dry.
It's short although recent events have made going to hairdresser impossible so it's actually probably classed as medium now.
My hair appears thinner now. We've had a lot of stress recently, due to my DP's ill health and my hair has suffered for it.
I dry my hair using a hair dryer then finish it off with the Babyliss Big hair.
I haven't used any of the products previously.
First impressions are that it seems to make my hair very dull. I don't get much coverage with two pumps of the product. I'm fascinated to see whether it works eventually.

crazykat Tue 04-Mar-14 14:41:38

What is your hair type - thin and curly.

Hair style - medium length with long layers.

Has it got thinner in the last 10-15 years? What life events have affected it - yes it's got a lot thinner in the last 10 years, it used to be thick and curly but dry. Life events have definitely had a noticeable effect. Having children made it much thinner but it started thinning when I was still at school use to bullying and the stress it caused. I've had a lot of stress the last few years due to bereavement.

Do you use heat styling - very occasionally if we're going out an my hair is not behaving.

Have you tried any other Rapid products - no I'd never heard of it before.

First impressions - I only got it today so haven't used it yet but it looks very small especially for nearly £70. If I saw it in the shop there's no way I would buy it to try unless it came highly recommended by a friend.

500internalerror Tue 04-Mar-14 15:23:25

~ What is your hair type?
Straight. Lank.
~ What is your hairstyle?
Long and coloured.
~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
It's definitely got less life/bounce/substance. I think it's just ageing!
~ Do you regularly use heat styling products?
No, hardly ever. I drip dry.
~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
No, never heard of them before this.
~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
Initially reactions were that the canister is very small, as is the amount to apply per day - exacerbated by the fact it's a foam, so it seems quite nothingy. There is no scent. I've used it for 3 nights now, and I can't see that's its done anything at all yet. It doesn't feel bad or unpleasant though; just nothingy.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 04-Mar-14 17:08:45

hello - there were a couple of queries on the recruitment thread - RapidHair have given us a response here

thanks

NoobytheWaspSlayer Tue 04-Mar-14 19:39:49

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
very thin, fine and straight

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.) dyed blonde, shoulder length, no layers

~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
Much thinner and finer than it used to be - after each child I had severe post partum hair loss, and after my 3rd my hair just hasn't really come back. I still have the broken baby hair fringe and my hair breaks much more easily than pre-pregnancy.

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.) Once a week I blow dry my hair, on special occasions I use straighteners - maybe once a month

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield) No

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
Really small bottle. Seventy quid? SEVENTY QUID? It would have to produce a miracle or have extremely good reviews for me to fork out that amount. The instructions are vague and unhelpful - and 2 pumps seems like a miniscule amount and doesn't cover my whole scalp. That's what I'm sticking to though or there is no way that tiny bottle will last for 60 days. I'm struggling to see how it could have any effect to be honest, but I will give it a fair go. On the upside it does smell nice and doesn't seem to dull my hair or make it greasy. Perhaps because I'm putting so little on. Tonight is my third night, and so far, so nothing.

I really want it to work!

aswadmt Tue 04-Mar-14 19:50:48

I have fine, wavy, shoulder length dark brown hair, which has thinned substantially since I passed the age of 21 wink I have a pretty healthy diet but arguably don't eat as much protein as I should. Supplement with a multi vitamin and mineral daily tablet. I would say for the past couple of years my hair has got too thin to wear down (although I do a mean updo!).

I use GHDs and a dryer pretty much daily, and have never tried any Rapid products before.

First impressions? Absolutely no way I would have forked out the RRP for it. It is however easy to apply and leaves no residue on the hair. Agree the application instructions are not very clear. Here's hoping for hair growth miracles!

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Tue 04-Mar-14 20:38:17

i have fine hair, currently in a shoulder length bob. it is naturally blonde(now white) and seems to thinning especially at the front, probably down to menopause, which i most noticeable in the summer. I wash it every second day and condition and use an oil. i use hairdryer or babyliss big hair and straighteners on the second day.
i am coeliac and am currently anaemic.
My first impression was shock that such a lttle bottle was so expensive. i expected the pump to produce more foam. i struggled to get it to cover my scalp and will be shocked if it lasts the full 60 days.i too found the instructions vague, so i hope im doing it right.4th night tonight, still waiting to look like rapunzel.

Deckmyballs Tue 04-Mar-14 20:43:01

What is your hair type?

Thin, fine and straight, quite brittle

What is your hair style?

Medium length, straight, coloured (home dye)

Does your hair appear to have got thinner?

Yes, very much so. In my youth I had really thick shiny hair and now it is full and thin and brittle. I have had 3 children in the past 5 years(!!) which I imagine has added some hormonal activities aswell as stress. I have suffered depression around 7 years ago and have moved house a number of times in 10 years. I do feel anxious quite a lot of the time which I imagine would effect my hair. It falls out a lot.

Do you regularly use styling products?

I use the hair dryer every time I wash my hair (every other day) but not often the straighteners unless it's a special occasion (mainly because I don't get away with 2nd day hair after using straighteners!)

Have I tried rapid products before?

No, wish I had! Could really do with some rapidbrow, sounds amazing!

What is your overall impression?

Was very excited! Bottle seems small for the money but if it lasts 2 months and does what it says i reckon it's prices accordingly! Packaging was pleasant enough, pump easy to use, directions were questionable which is fine but I think if you are spending this kind of money on a product you want to know you are following the directions to the T to get the best results to save disappointment at the end! So yeah, I think more clarity on wet/dry, 1/2 pumps, on hand then hair or direct to hair, washed/unwashed, day/night etc would be beneficial for the user.

Midgetm Tue 04-Mar-14 21:07:47

I have an unruly mop of curly hair, currently really in need of a cut so more of a mop than usual. It is pretty short but long for me and is coloured with temporary colour to hide the grey. Pregnancies have taken their toll on my hair and it hasn't bounced back since having my son so I have resorted to styling it more than I like. This means it has had too much action with the GHD's that is good for it and my curls have taken a hammering. I am lucky that I don't have to wash it more than 2/3 times a week so I was worried this product might mean I have to do it every day but so far so good and it hasn't meant that. I use a hairdryer most times I wash it and GHD's now and then. My hair is already dry and it doesn't like this but hey - it looks rubbish otherwise. So shut up hair.
I have not knowingly tried any other Rapid products but maybe someone has unknowingly beautified me whilst I wasn't looking.
First impression - 2 pumps directly onto your scalp seems a bit silly - hardly any comes out so how can that then be massaged into your whole scalp? So far I haven't found a way. If I paid full price I think this would have annoyed me from the off. You need more than 2 squirts to do your whole scalp but I am sticking with 2 because it was free and I must comply with the rules.

When the product arrived I was feeling pretty miserable with my hair. My hairdresser couldn't fit me in for a week and I had let it go to the point of scaring small children with it. So maybe I was just desperate, but I honestly thought it made an immediate difference. It seemed silkier and less dry and lifeless. But I am a sucker for an expensive product so maybe I am just seduced by its high price tag. We shall see. So far so good.

lankyesme Tue 04-Mar-14 21:23:07

What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
Thin and straight.
~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
Medium
~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
Yes, much thinner, two babies, a very pressured job and a crappy diet.
~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
Yes, BBH and a hairdryer every other day.
~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield) No
~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
Size of container for the price was a shock, I don't believe it will last 60 days esp as the foam didn't cover my scalp. Am looking forward to some results though.

Whyisitsodifficult Tue 04-Mar-14 21:44:10

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
Fine and poker straight.

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
Long hair and home coloured.
~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
Definitely got thinner. Three children later I don't think it'll ever be the same again!

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
No. Always dries naturally, occasional curling tong if going out. Did I say three children therefore hardly ever!

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
No.

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
Didn't look like a premium brand product and would never pay the RRP unless I could be shown definitive results. As others have mentioned directions are not very comprehensive.

LindseyandMatthew Tue 04-Mar-14 22:19:37

What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)

* My hair is straight and in between fine and thick with no volume whatsoever, literally as flat as a pancake!

What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)

* My hairstyle is a shoulder length bob, not coloured but I do have a natural blonde streak in my brown hair.

Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?

* Yes definitely, after the birth of mu daughter especially my hair was falling out in clumps. It seems to have settled now but it still comes out quite alot and it quite fly away and flat.

Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)

*No I do not use any heat styling products.

Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)

*No although I have heard of RapidLash.

What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?

*I like it. It didn't leave my hair greasy and was very easy to apply. I thought the bottle was quite small for the price but so far I like it and am enjoying using it.

bumbumsmummy Tue 04-Mar-14 23:21:24

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
Thin and coarse
~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
Medium coloured and treated
~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
Yes with pregnancy and stress
~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
GHD's and Hairdryers
~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
No
~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
The foam was a bit watery however my hair is softening up
Everyone who adds feedback as required will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a a beauty hamper containing RapidLash®, RapidBrow® and RapidShield™ products - worth £150!

thanks

MNHQ

fitflopqueen Tue 04-Mar-14 23:26:25

What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)

fine

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)

long, straight, low and highlights

~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?

slightly, probably due to age and also had recent surgery

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)

yes, hairdryer every 2-3 days and finish with BB bigbrush.

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)

no
~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?

havent actually tried yet but seems very small bottle for 60 days.

Will look forward to using.

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
I have afro textured hair and it is quite thin

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.) I have medium length hair just above shoulders its not coloured I have my hair tied up in a bun

~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
My hair has become much more thinner since havin a baby nearly two years ago. I've noticed more hair fallingout when I blow dry or comb tthrough

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.) I used to use straighteners nearly every day but in the last two weeks I've been cutting down to maybe one or twice a week ona very low heat and I blow dry my hair about once a week

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield) No

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
The bottle is tiny and for that price of £70 I would of expected a bigger bottle. The actual pump of the product is not a lot either I didnt actually get good coverage with the recommended 2 pumps. The instructions are very vague too. I really want this product to work so im willing to stick to the 60 days to hopefully get good results. : )

StormsAndLightning Wed 05-Mar-14 00:00:09

What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)

* My hair is naturally slightly wavey. Over the years it lost most of its curls, so a weird in-between type now. Most of the time I now blow dry / straighten it.

What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)

* Shoulder length hair with longish layers that I am gradually growing out. I also have old highlights mixed with more recent lowlights as I am giving "going grey gradually" a go. A long, side fringe.

Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?

* Yes. I used to have really thick and bouncy hair, whereas now I need to take more care with styling to get body and reduce frizz. After the birth of my second son I lost a lot of hair on a daily basis. Just over a year later and it's stabilised, but left me with thinner looking hair.

Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)

*Yes, I use hair dryer every day. I use straighteners about twice a week.

Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)

*No

What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?

*The outside packaging is fine - it looks like it could be a serious product. However, the grey plastic bottle and pump look cheap and not like something containing a high end product. I like the logo and writing though.

*Also, and I appreciate that this is probably one of the reasons for the trial, but the "clinical study of 52 subjects" only would normally put me off buying such an expensive product. It's such a small group to base the study on.

*The smell and feel of the product is fine. I am having trouble with only 2 pumps covering my scalp. I'm sticking to recommended amount, but I don't think it is enough for my hair.

majjsu Wed 05-Mar-14 09:26:12

Hair type - fine, thin, flyaway hair, dry at ends

Hair style - shoulder length hair with a fring and permanent colour to hide those grey hairs

Lifestyle - my hubby first noticed me for my glossy shiny voluminous hair, that was 10 years ago. Now since I having a baby, I had a lot of hair loss too. Now it seems thinner, dull and more flyaway. The key word is lacklustre!

Heat styling products - only a hairdryer

Rapid products tried before - zero

First impressions - has a hefty price tag, so have high expectations. Like other comments, the bottle looks vheap and curious to see if will last 60 days. The instructions are sparse. I was expecting a liquid or help, but comes out as a mousse. I find 2 pumps only covers part of my scalp, not even half. So am intrigued how it will perform. Once applied, I do feel a little tingle for a minute or two, so hope this means it is working. To get my hair back to what it was, would be my ideal.

Finbar Wed 05-Mar-14 14:28:50

What is your hair type?
Straight; dry at ends; not sleek and glossy; comes out a lot!

~ What is your hair style?
Shoulder length; coloured

~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?

Definitely. Never used to use products to make it sleek and glossy before.
Had a severe amount of recent stress, plus not eating or sleeping well. Hair, like my skin looks tired.

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products
For my sins, yes! I blow dry it every other day. Hair straighteners are also used

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products?
Tried a cheaper version of Rapid lash I'm afraid!

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
Packaging is fine -middle of the road - not trying to hard to be a sexy beauty product, almost more of a tool or aid.
The grey bottle looks quite cheap.
Like others I was expecting more about how to use - but simplicity is good too! However, I really don't see how you can get two pumps of it successfully massaged all over your scalp. It felt like I was only covering two patches and that it was getting attached to my hair in general before I could get to the scalp.. A suggestion of how to apply or what areas of the scalp to go for first would be helpful.
Great that it doesn't smell.
After the first day my hair felt softer and generally nicer - no idea why -I was using my usual shampoos etc...so fingers crossed it's already doing something.

What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)

* Straight and fine, with a slight wave. Over the years, as it has become thinner and more brittle, I can now 'scrunch' in a wave as it dries.

What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)

* Shoulder length, semi-permanent salon-coloured (every 5-6 weeks) with a central parting and a fringe. Almost completely white/grey under the colour [hmm[

Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?

* My hair used to be very thick - since the menopause a huge amount seems to have fallen out. It is also very brittle and dry. For the last 6 months I've had to use intensive moisturising products, including a 'repair masque' which I now use daily as a conditioner, otherwise I can't even get a wide-toothed afro-comb through it without breaking and pulling out vast quantities of hair.

Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)

*No. I very occasionally blow dry my hair upside down to add volume.

Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)

*No

What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?

*I will start using it this evening. Not sure there will be enough to last 60 days.

sharond101 Wed 05-Mar-14 20:08:42

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
Fine hair with a random natural curl which never sits right so is straightened.
~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
I just got it cut into a chin length bob. It's brown.
~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years?
Lots fell out after I had my Son in 2012. All the females on my Mothers side hair thinned in their 30s, mine started early in my 20s.
~What life events have affected your hair and how?
I have a health condition which has taken it's toll on my hair. It has thinned it and it regulary appears dry, dull and damaged.
~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
I wash my hair every other day then blow dry it. I try to use straightners only every other day.
~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
I haven't no.
~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
I was shocked at how small the box was. I thought the packaging looked quite cheap really. I would expect to have bought it in Savers or Semi Chem. I like the colours though, I love purple.
I expected a small droplet of liquid and was surprised it was a mousse. I couldn't smell anything from it and was really surprised it just melted into my scalp without greasiness or moisture. My hair seemed unaffected the next morning too, not flat into my head as I expected.

Lilliana Wed 05-Mar-14 20:37:39

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
Dry and wavy/frizzy.

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
Shoulder length but trying to grow it out.

~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
Having a baby! Did have thick hair when I was younger but it has been getting thinner and then lost lots after having my dd. It now has some lovely frizzy regrowth sad

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
I used to but again haven't had much time recently so less so. Do run the straighteners through it on the 2 days a week I go to work.

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
No

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
Like others it seems a very small bottle for �70. Not something I would buy for myself as too expensive. I could have done with a few more instructions, particularly to make it clear it is not supposed to cover all the length of hair (so how does it improve the hair already grown?!?!) so that you use the same amount no matter how long your hair. I don't use many hair care products so maybe this is me being a bit thick! It goes on ok and doesn't smell bad or leave much residue. I'm looking forward to seeing some amazing results!

KateOxford Wed 05-Mar-14 20:39:17

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
My hair is thin and wavy
~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
My hair is just above my shoulders
~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
I lost a lot of hair after the birth of my second child.
~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
I use a hair dryer everyday and pretty much everyday I use straighteners
~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
No
~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
The pump is easy to use, the product goes on nicely and is not sticky or greasy, it is unperformed. I like it and after 5 days my hair is feeling nice - perhaps coincidence with dry weather but I look forward to seeing what difference it makes over the test period.

Koe44 Wed 05-Mar-14 20:56:50

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
My hair is very thick, wavy (not in a nice way), needs to be straightened or curled every day.
~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
Longish - below shoulder, coloured and highlighted every 6 weeks.
~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
My hair hasn't got thiner, but it isn't in good condition, it doesn't grow any longer than the length it is now and hasn't for 18 months. My hairdresser has commented it's getting shorter without us cutting it.
~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
I use hair dryer, and straightener or curlers every day.
~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
No havnt tried any.
~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
Small product for the cost. Also I was a little confused by the instructions at first, subsequent info on Mumsnet has clarified. Product went on well and hasn't left any residue or made my hair greasy.

waitingforgodot Thu 06-Mar-14 20:41:11

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
My hair is naturally corkscrew curls but years of ghd abuse and colouring have turned it into a frizzball
~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
Long past my shoulders, coloured and highlights
~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
Yes my hair used to be really thick and full when I was younger but now looks thinner
~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
I try and let my hair dry 90% then babyliss big hair and ghds
~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
I actually forgot I had rapidlash until I signed up to this so have been using that nightly on my lashes too
~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
I am a sucker for the latest craze so if enough people told me this works, I would probably have bought it. There is no way that 2 squirts of this product is going to cover my whole scalp. So far I have been massaging the product into my centre parting. Top of my head seems to be less frizzy. I do expect to wake up with Diana Ross hair though each morning and it's not happened yet. Maybe on day 60?

LackaDAISYcal Thu 06-Mar-14 21:44:06

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)

Fine, flyaway, straight, butwith an unruly kink that drives me bonkers.

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)

short bob that's all one length. It need restyling though so it's a bit meh at the minute.

~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?

Yes, it definitely feels thinner and it's much much more brittle than ever before; I have lots of little short sections at the parting and hair line. Life events? 3 children. Coeliac disease affecting my mineral and vitamin absorption. Lupus, lose hair in clumops and suffer from a horrible rash over my scalp periodically which makes even more hair fall out.

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)

Use a dryer three or four times a week. straighteners or tongs if I'm going out, so very rarely.

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)

No

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?

£70 for that!!!! really? hmm <wonders if the bottle is made of platinum>
Oh, it's a thin foam; I was expecting a serum; this feels too thin and insipid
2 pumps to cover my whole scalp. Really? hmm
Strange smell. Not unpleasant, but for £70 I'd have expected something much a more lush smelling product.
Very sparse instructions.

CelticJuggler Fri 07-Mar-14 10:43:02

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
Fine hair going sparse at the top; usually wavy but going very frizzy now.
~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
Shortish bob with lowlights for warmth
~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
Yes definitely - having my son has really caused my hair to thin, and I now have non-anaemic iron deficiency which has exacerbated the issue.
~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
I use a hair dryer on a low heat setting with straightners if I'm drying my hair straight; if I'm going wavy then I just wash and leave with product in to counteract the frizz.
~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
No, this is my first Rapid product.
~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
I was surprised at the size of the bottle - it says it's for 60 days, but if I wasn't just targeting a specific area (top of head) then I think I'd struggle to make the bottle last. The instructions for the product are very unhelpful, but the help from Mumsnet sorted this out.
The smell isn't very pleasant, but as I'm using it at night it isn't an issue.
Cost (if it works!) would definitely be an issue!
Also, it actually appears to be making the issue worse - although this could equally be due to external factors!

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
My hair is fine, and often flyaway. It's straight - ridiculously so - and I struggle to get any body in it. It looks like I've over-straightened it...when in fact I've done nothing else but brush it!

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
Length - just past my shoulders. In dire need of a cut. Over-coloured - I've been dyeing it red for over 15 years and I don't think this has helped the condition.

~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
Yes - since having my two children it has noticeably thinned and it's more frizzy on top. It's lost its shine.

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
I try not to (and don't have the time anyway) but I do occasionally use a rapidcurl to try to achieve more body.

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
No, I'd never heard of them before this trial.

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
When I opened the envelope I laughed! I couldn't believe how small the bottle was, or that I would ever get 60 days of use out of it. Nothing about it looked impressive at all - the packaging was simple and dull, and the instructions are very, very minimal - to the point of being quite useless. It says nothing about how to apply it other than "massage into scalp" and to use two squirts which has left quite a lot of confusion on the sign-up thread.
When I put it on, however, I was impressed that it didn't leave my hair greasy. I like the very subtle smell of it. The two squirts doesn't go a long way though, and I definitely can't cover my scalp with it.
My hair does seem to have more bounce and shine when I've used it - but not sure if a lot of that comes from me tipping my head upside down to try to spread the product over my scalp.
I did wonder if the minimal packaging design is to say more about the product - that rather than it being a luxury item it is almost medical. There's no gloss or endorsements on the package like you would see on "professional" on the shelf products - and I wouldn't have looked twice at it if it was in shops - which suggests it's more of a product that has to come with a recommendation from someone else.

LackaDAISYcal Fri 07-Mar-14 11:55:30

I had a small clump of my hair come out this morning shock
Not sure what to make of that, but not entirely convinced I should continue with the trial confused

magentastardust Fri 07-Mar-14 11:59:50

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)

My hair is wavy and quite course/frizzy. People would probably say I have thick hair , I certainly do have a lot of it but it has thinned out a lot over the last while and I can definitely see and feel a difference.

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
My hair is long and past my shoulders, I normally wear it down and run the straighteners through it to groom the frizz and create waves. It is coloured to cover greys , which started appearing about 5 years ago . I get it coloured with permanent colour at the hairdressers every 5-6 weeks .
~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?

Yes I feel it has. I have had 3 babies in the last 10 years and I noticed thinning after giving birth each time. Also I have an underactive thyroid which is managed by medication but whilst we tried to find the right levels just after diagnoses , I did lose hair and it thinned.

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
Afraid so. My hair is wavy/kinky/frizzy and I just don't look groomed if it is left naturally. I try not to blow dry it very often but I do run straightners or tongs through it to creats waves or curls the ends and give it a more finished look.

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
No I never have , but would be quite interested in the Rapidlash product -if it was suitable for contact lense wearers?

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
Again , I was surprised at the size of the bottle and for the £70 price tag. Also seemed to be little instructions.
I also not sure the box and labels had the look of a 'high end' product. I think if you are charging £70 people want to feel that they are using something exclusive or a bit luxurious.
I do have a lot of hair and 2 pumps just doesn't feel like it is right and that it is enough for covering my whole head.
The smell is nice though and it isn't greasy or unpleasant to apply.

rupert23 Fri 07-Mar-14 19:57:20

What is your hair type?
my hair is highlighted and is very fine
~ What is your hair style?
my hair is shoulder length and highlighted which makes it quite dry and dull
~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
my hair has definately thinned since i have had my five children and i have an underactive thyroid which they say makes your hair thinner and i have noticed this.
~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
i dont use much just hairdryer
~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
i have never tried any other products as they are quite expensive and my budget is tight.
~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
the packaging is ok but it does not look very appealing really. The product went on ok but seems a small ammount for your whole head. it does not smell or leave any residue so that is ok. i hope it works

1gglePiggle Fri 07-Mar-14 21:51:12

My hair type is fairly fine with a natural wave/kinks in it.
It was highlighted but have recently been using boxed blonde colours which have dried my hair out considerably in combination with daily straightening.
Hair does seem thinner lately, not sure if down to pregnancy or damage.
I wash and blow dry my hair everyday. I also straighten it every day or it looks awful.
I haven't used any Rapid products previously but was very tempted by Rapidlash - just the price deterred me.
First impression was the product was quite small for the price, the packaging is plastic and quite cheap looking. I've used it once so far last night, used the 2 pumps as instructed. Found it quite difficult to spread onto scalp as obviously hair is in the way. 2 pumps only covered a small section of my head so not sure if this is quite right. Also because I was my hair every morning I'm wondering if I'm washing the product out so I won't benefit enough. Will overnight be enough for it to work?

1gglePiggle Fri 07-Mar-14 21:56:14

Forgot to say, hair is a short graduated bob

My hair type is very fine and flyaway. I lose quite a lot of hair, but it grows back quite rapidly, so I permanently have a halo of new hair around my crown. A hairdresser has described it as baby hair previously.
Style-wise, it's just below shoulder length and coloured.

It has definitely gotten thinner over the last few years. I think a combination of two pregnancies in very quick succession, emigrating and some quite stressful years with money worries have taken their toll on it.

I straighten my hair 2/3 times a week. I used to do it every day, but stopped as the condition of my hair got worse.

I have never used any Rapid products before, although I have read some good things about RapidLash on here.

First impressions : it's tiny! I expected the bottle to be quite a bit more substantial than it actually is. It feels so light too, almost as though it's empty and before I dispensed, I was sceptical that it would provide two months worth of product.
Once I pumped the RapidHair, it was very light, so I was reassured that it would last for the full 60 days. It was also very light - the foam seemed quite like hair mousse so I worried it might leave my hair a bit sticky with a residue but it didn't at all. It's early days to see a result yet, but having read good reviews of RapidLash I'm excited to see what happens.

One week in now.

I washed my hair with sea salt shampoo this evening and noticed that I've got more body/shine to it - or so I think. Going to see what my mum thinks next weekend for an honest answer.

Question for rapidhair - is the product meant to be a "one time" treatment that then lasts for an amount of time, or is it the sort of product where we would be stuck in a cycle of having to buy a new bottle every 60 days to keep the effects maintained?

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Sun 09-Mar-14 00:55:35

Op mimsy what's the shampoo called? Read review of new elvive thickening stuff today, very good.
I've not noticed any difference so far.

CelticJuggler Sun 09-Mar-14 17:22:09

I've had to give up.

I've started losing clumps of hair where I've been applying the foam; it's coming out in only the area I've been specifically targeting.

Nothing else has changed, so I can only conclude it's the foam.

To say I'm unimpressed is an understatement. I look much worse now than I did before; I was thinning yes, but now I can see scalp through the hair. Thank god for a sympathetic hairdresser. angry

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Sun 09-Mar-14 20:16:59

I'm at a bit of a loss to know what is supposed to happen, is it supposed to thicken your hair or stimulate new growth? I'm getting spots on my scalp too.

Funnyfoot Sun 09-Mar-14 20:41:33

What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)

Straight

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)

Long

~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?

Yes it has lost its natural volume. I think having children has affected my hair. When pregnant and for a while afterwards it would come out in huge amounts.

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)

Hair dryer and hair straighteners every other day.*

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)

No

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?

So far my hair does appear to be a bit thicker at the roots. It is not a greasy product and does not leave a residue so far so good.

ohwhatfuckery - I've been using the bumble & bumble salt stuff. It's lovely but bloody expensive though cheap compared to rapidhair

I'm shocked at the people with the dreadful side effects. I don't remember any warnings on the box/instructions - can you report your posts to AnnMN and see if you can let Rapidhair know?

kissmyheathenass Sun 09-Mar-14 21:52:47

Hair type - fine with a slight wave

Style - shoulder length messy bob. Coloured to cover grey roots

Does your hair appear to have got thinner in last 5-10 years? - Yes, definitely since having children. My hairline appears to have receded a bit too sad.

Have you tried any other Rapid products? No

What was your overall first impression? Lovely smell, not greasy. Very light.

magentastardust Sun 09-Mar-14 22:23:29

Okay I am a bit scared at people losing their hair -I already have thinning /weak hair don't want to risk making it worse!!

CelticJuggler Mon 10-Mar-14 06:39:15

Well, I've now not used it for 2-3 nights and the hair drop out has stopped.

There is nothing on the packaging to indicate this might happen.

Really very cross.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Mon 10-Mar-14 12:42:22

Cheers mimsy, I will have to hide it as anything is fair game in our bathroom.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 10-Mar-14 13:36:17

Thanks for all the feedback so far - a couple of you have an issue which we are getting a response for you from the technicians at RapidHair - will revert back to you asap

MimsyBorogroves - you asked about how long you should use it for...RapidHair say "Consumers have reported that it takes approximately 60 days to see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of fuller-looking hair. For best results in maintaining voluminous-looking hair, it is recommended to make RapidHair™ a regular part of your daily hair care routine".

LackaDAISYcal Mon 10-Mar-14 16:05:56

Yikes, looks like I'm not the only one losing clumps! I've stopped it for the time being. Can't afford to lose any more hair confused

Lizzylou Mon 10-Mar-14 16:25:30

Ok

Hairtype - fine, prone to frizz, used to be very curly pre-dc confused
Hairstyle - Highlighted chin length bob
Has hair got thinner in last 5-10 yrs - yes, after dc very definitely,
Heatstyling products- yes, use Babyliss Big Hair and Straighteners regularly
Never used any Rapid products.
First impressions: Very easy to use, but I don't squeeze it straight onto scalp, that didn't work me, I pump foam onto my palm and use fingertips to distribute. It is non greasy and easy to style afterwards. Hoping for a miracle in 60 days grin

StormsAndLightning Mon 10-Mar-14 18:10:18

AnnMumsnet , do you mind asking them another question if it's not too late? When they say the "appearance" of fuller-looking hair, I assume it's only temporary, which is also why you have to continue. This is fine. My question is this: The temporary bit - is it just that you need to continue with this to get more/fuller hair growth, or is it that it temporarily covers the hair itself and slowly gets 'rinsed off' once you stop? The reason why I ask is that 2 pumps are in no way enough to cover my scalp, never mind my hair. So if I need to choose, is it better to mostly cover my hair itself, or more important to distribute is as much as possible to scalp to increase hair growth or appearance of thicker hair at root level. Thanks ever so much.

LackaDAISYcal Tue 11-Mar-14 12:06:54

I wonder if it's just the massage action giving the impression of fuller hair...

SwishAndFlick Tue 11-Mar-14 12:31:12

* What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)

My hair is curly, with a lot of fly a aways.

*What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)

My hair is down to the middle of my back. Its coloured ages ago and has mostly grown back to natural except for the ends. (I need a cut desperately)

*Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?

Im 24 and yes my hair has gone thinner because of my 2 pregnancies. My baby is 10months now and I'm still loosing loads when I brush or wash my hair.

*Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)

I blowdry my hair when I wash it twice a week. I try and straighten it when i can but thats about once a week.

*Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)

No I haven't.

* What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?

Like most others I thought the bottle was tiny especially considering the price. I'm a bit doubtful that it'll last for 60 days. But overall I do like it. It seems to have made my hair especially my aweful fringe regrowth smoother.

slalomsuki Tue 11-Mar-14 13:53:34

My hair is fine and frizzy which goes in to curls if I spend time drying it properly.

It's shoulder length all round including fringe which I pin back to keep it out of my eyes

Hair has definitely got thinner and more frizzy in the last 5 years which I put down to age. It used to be tamed curls and thicker but now its frizzy.

I tend to let it dry in the air or use a hair dryer/big hair combo if I have time.

Never tried any of the rapid products before.

First impression was I wasn't sure how such a small bottle was going to work and be enough for the 60 days. Smell is OK but have to pump it on to hands and then massage in. No real side effects to date but a bit concerned by the other comments. So far so good.

ilovesprouts Tue 11-Mar-14 16:51:25

first impressions was gosh wat a small bottle for a big price not seen a difference yet so will keep on using it

Winterbluessummersoonish Tue 11-Mar-14 18:08:42

Hair type: thick curly dry hmm

Hair style: shoulder length, usually in a pony tail/bun type knot thing -

Hair in the past years has got drier, more curly and is sad hmm two babies, full time work etc mean it is my last priority.

I use straighteners when I have time

Have never used any previous products from rapid hair

Thoughts so far: at first I was a bit hmmtwo pumps did not seem enough, the size seemed small for the price.
Pleasantly surprised to already feel my hair is softer-this can only be the product...

Hope it continues...

Northernexile Wed 12-Mar-14 13:34:20

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
Fine, straight, shoulder length. Knots easily and falls out easily. Not much bounce. Dry ends.
~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.) Long bob, not coloured.
~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how? Yes, has always been fine, but there always seemed to be a lot of it. After I had my DD 2 years ago I lost loads, and the front section is very wispy.
~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.) I use a hair dryer most days, and straighteners very occasionally
~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield) No
~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
Thought packaging and instructions were sparse and proto-typey, ie not very attractive and instructions not detailed enough. I was surprised such a small amount could cost so much. Two pumps is only covering my parting and fringe area, not my whole scalp. I am also applying before bed onto dry hair, but wash my hair in the morning. I wouldn't fancy applying it after I have washed my hair before I go to work as there is a slight residue. Haven't seem any improvement whatsoever in the week or so I have been using it as yet, but I have noticed a fair bit of hair (poss more than normal) coming out when I wash it. Possibly because of the massaging rather than the product, but having read what others have written I'm a bit worried!

runnyhabbit Wed 12-Mar-14 20:54:35

Fine straight hair, with a bit of a kink in it. Can become quite knotty and parts easily during the day

Shoulder length, with one longer layer and full fringe

Always had fine hair, but has fallen out more since having dc (8 & 6 yrs)

Hair dryer every day, straighteners when going out (about once a month)

Never used any other Rapid products

Limited instructions, 2 pumps not enough when put straight onto hair so have to rub it onto my hands then into my scalp, and like pp have said what will happen when the trial is over, will my hair revert to it's previous condition? Haven't noticed a great improvement so far

500internalerror Thu 13-Mar-14 15:14:43

I still haven't noticed anything - which is bad for the claims if the product, but good that my hair isn't falling out! I agree with the others who've said that 2 pumps is impossible to do a whole scalp with.

My brief feeling of "woo, I have body!" is definitely down to the shampoo. I've not used it since, and I'm back to straight, thin hair. I think RapidHair is making it slightly softer and there perhaps is a bit less frizz around my parting, but I can't shake the feeling that it's more a very watery mousse that I'm applying.

I've also noticed that my head is very, VERY itchy recently - and over the last couple of nights I have scratched to the point of bleeding at the hairline on my forehead and below the hairline on my neck. I can't say for certain it's the RapidHair, so I'm carrying on testing - but I'm not sure what else it might be.

Sigune Sat 15-Mar-14 21:33:04

I do wonder if testers were told that this company does animal testing?
YUK!
I wasn't aware of this when I first used Rapidbrow.

I used 1 tube and it did give some results but since then I have found out about their animal testing (PETA website), so I for one will never buy from them again. There are products doing the same job - also hideously expensive - available from companies who don't test on animals.

FYI
(Buyer Beware
China requires animal testing on all imported cosmetics and companies which now enter this very lucrative emerging market are jettisoning their hitherto prevailing principles)

Oh bloody hell. sad I didn't know about animal testing.

Sigune Sun 16-Mar-14 19:18:12

it's not your fault! they keep it all very secret! but we CAN wise up - let's have our wallets do our talking! (THIS they'll understand!)

nilbyname Tue 18-Mar-14 08:43:10

I have been watching with interest, and have to say the terrible side effects make me want to run a mile!

I have been using bumble and bumble thickening serum, and that ime does work.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 18-Mar-14 12:31:36

OK message from RapidHair has been sent to LackaDAISYcal and CelticJuggler who reported issues - this advises them to stop using the product and explains that it's an atypical reaction.

WRT to the animal testing allegation, RapidHair have given us a statement about that here from their parent company. Hope that helps.

500internalerror Tue 18-Mar-14 14:38:49

I haven't used it for a few days now - I was unwell, plus I'm just feeling very uneasy about it based on this thread sad. Sorry mumsnet.

Thanks for the animal testing statement Ann. I couldn't find anything on the PETA website.

I'm still applying daily but still no flowing mane!

LackaDAISYcal Wed 19-Mar-14 14:47:01

Thanks Ann smile

Sorry for the delay in posting my feedback

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
my hair is wavy

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
my hair is long below shoulder lenght, had it treated to make it look straight a few weeks ago

~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years? What life events have affected your hair and how?
my hair doesn't appear that much thinner, but I am loosing an awful amount daily, and it got worst since my daughter's birth 2 years ago

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
I do use straightener daily

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
I have never used any Rapid products before

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
the bottle was really small, I am not sure there will be enough for the 60 days trial, I will stick to the recommended amount but I don't think it is enough to cover my whole scalp, I would have never paid the rpp considering the size of the bottle

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Sat 22-Mar-14 21:25:32

Still nothing, no extra thickness, still look bald in my parting, no change in condition.

waitingforgodot Mon 24-Mar-14 22:00:21

ok so I can't see any noticeable difference but my friend saw me the other day and said "what have you done to your hair? It looks lovely!" Will persevere

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 26-Mar-14 11:42:56

FYI the 2nd lot of questions will be posted here next week - will email all testers a link.

thanks

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 02-Apr-14 13:21:49

2nd lot of questions now added to the OP but here they are too:

Now you have been using RapidHair for a few weeks - please let us know...

~ How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? (eg ease of following the instructions, how it is to actually apply)
~ Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair?

KateOxford Wed 02-Apr-14 13:24:16

2nd set of questions
I am finding it easy to use, no problems at all.
I do think I can see a difference however I don't think it's a greater difference than when I initially started using the product and could see that my hair was looking fuller and more healthy.

sharond101 Wed 02-Apr-14 13:29:21

Very easy to use, no problems.
I see a slight difference in volume and it is definitely shinier. Noone else has noticed this though.

adelinehillman Wed 02-Apr-14 13:31:54

I have been using Rapidhair for a few weeks now. Its very to apply and leaves no residue or unwanted smell, however 2 pumps is not enough to cover the whole of my scalp. Instructions are easy to follow.

I haven't noticed any considerable growth, but I have noticed an improvement in the condition of my hair at the scalp. My hair is quite dry and frizzy around the crown, but Rapidhair seems to have smoothed my existing hair and new growth is smooth and soft.

Must say that I am dreading it running out as I like the imrpovements it has made.

ilovesprouts Wed 02-Apr-14 13:32:25

very easy and no poblems at all my hair feels thicker at the top I have very fine hair.

aswadmt Wed 02-Apr-14 13:53:20

~ How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? (eg ease of following the instructions, how it is to actually apply)

Very easy. I do it last thing at night before I go to bed, the bottle dispenses the foam easily and it's very simple to then rub the foam into my scalp.

~ Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair?

Absolutely nothing! - and believe me, if the power of positive thinking could work, I'd be sporting locks 2m long by now! My hair seems to be in the same condition - no better, no worse. So keeping my fingers (and hairs) firmly crossed...

ishouldcocoa Wed 02-Apr-14 16:15:06

~ How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? (eg ease of following the instructions, how it is to actually apply)
I'm finding it very easy to apply, but the two squirts suggested only cover the front crown of my hair. I use a brush to spread it as best I can!

~ Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair?
I think the hair on my crown looks shinier than it has done, and less frizzy. Having said that, it was mega frizzy to start with, so a slight improvement.

~ What is your hair type? (thin, fine, course, wavy, straight etc.)
Curly, thick

~ What is your hair style? (short, medium, long, coloured, highlighted etc.)
Shoulder length curls

~ Does your hair appear to have got thinner in the last 5-10 years?
What life events have affected your hair and how?
Yes - become finer since childbirth

~ Do you regularly use heat styling products (e.g. dryers, curling tongs, straighteners etc.)
No; I air dry.

~ Have you previously tried any other Rapid products? (RapidLash, RapidBrow, RapidShield)
No.

~ What was your overall first impression of the RapidHair product?
Not very much in there...

Now you have been using RapidHair for a few weeks - please let us know...

~ How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? (eg ease of following the instructions, how it is to actually apply)
OK to apply although 2 pumps isn't enough. Not v easy to distribute as I don't use a brush on my hair.

~ Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair?
No, not really. I really wish I had! Hasn't had any adverse effects though. I really hope I might get some root lift soon as my hair seems determined to plaster itself to my head at the moment.

Winterbluessummersoonish Wed 02-Apr-14 18:07:08

~ How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? (eg ease of following the instructions, how it is to actually apply)
Easy to use, feels like you need more than two pumps -

~ Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair?
I think my hair is much softer, I am not sure about fuller as I have thick hair, but much less dry and looks shiny -

Lizzylou Wed 02-Apr-14 20:57:54

How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? (eg ease of following the instructions, how it is to actually apply)~
Easy, ish. But I find it easier to pump the product onto my palm and apply with fingertips from there.

Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair?
I don't know! I have not suddenly got a lion's mane that is for sure. Not much difference yet I don't think.

I find it very easy to apply, though I have to be honest, it is on my bedside table as otherwise I will most probably forget to apply.

I do find my hair full and shiny when before it had more of a dull appearance smile

jonicomelately Wed 02-Apr-14 21:28:44

The product is easy to apply but not easy to get full coverage.

I haven't noticed any difference yet.

plum100 Wed 02-Apr-14 21:31:23

Easy to use - how hard is it to rub stuff on your scalp? Could do with another squirt i think for better coverage.

Cannot see a difference and i m disappointed anout thaf - had high hopes but there is time. Its the price thats making me expect miracles!

Whyisitsodifficult Wed 02-Apr-14 21:58:15

Easy to use but two pumps certainly doesn't cover my whole scalp, so I try and put it on different sections every night!

I have an eleven month old baby so have fine regrowth coming through not sure if the use of this product is contributing to this or not.

telsa Wed 02-Apr-14 22:10:21

The product is very easy to use. It is hard to believe that one is putting on enough to make a difference, but the injunction to wash hands afterwards makes me feel it is potent stuff. It is easy to rub in, easy to suirt, easy to find a place for the small bottle.

Any difference? My hair does look different. It appears more sculptural, the individual curls seem separated from each other and a little curlier. It also feels soft and a little shinier at the crown.

rupert23 Wed 02-Apr-14 22:52:47

2nd set of questions
~ How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? (eg ease of following the instructions, how it is to actually apply)
it is very easy to apply although im not sure it covers the whole head as its such a small ammount
~ Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair?
my hair does feel slightly thicker and has a nice shine. My children and friends have not noticed any changes in it

Funnyfoot Wed 02-Apr-14 23:30:45

Easy to use but I did use 3 pumps not 2.

My hair does appear to be thicker but not dramatically so.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Thu 03-Apr-14 03:32:36

Easy to use (despite poor instructions),although i do pump into hands and massage into scalp. 2 pumps covers my thin hair fine.
Not a thing different. Still looks as fine and wispy as ever.

slalomsuki Thu 03-Apr-14 14:09:15

I have been using it since the start of the test but have had to stop using it in the last couple of weeks as I have developed an allergy to something on my scalp around my crown.

Up until that point I had found it easy to use and spread on my hair covering most of the roots with minimal massage. It might have helped that I have had my hair cut shorter during this time so making it easier to target. I did think it felt a bit fuller up until that point and certainly in better condition.

Deckmyballs Thu 03-Apr-14 20:59:43

2nd loads of questions...

I find it much easier to use that at the start for some reason! Have perfected a way of managing to get the coverage I need with the 2 pumps - yay!

I can definately notice a difference with the fullness of my hair at the roots! My dh has also commented on the change (although is annoyed about it since it might lead to this being a required product! Lol!)

~ How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? (eg ease of following the instructions, how it is to actually apply)

Easy to use but the lack of coverage annoys me so I sometimes brush it through.

~ Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair?

my hair feels softer at the top of my head but not the dramatic change I was hoping for.

StormsAndLightning Fri 04-Apr-14 11:50:51

How easy to use?

- Easy to get product on the scalp where applied, but really difficult to distribute enough with only using the required 2 pumps. If only such a limited amount of product should be used, I think I might have found an ointment type of product in a squeeze tube easier. By pumping the foam in my hand first I seem to lose even more of the product. This is a shame because I love the smell and the feeling where it goes on.

Seen results yet?

- The roots at the front feels softer, but not really noticeable all over due to lack of coverage. I can't see a difference in fullness yet.

waitingforgodot Fri 04-Apr-14 14:00:44

How easy to use? Very easy although 2 pumps def doesn't seem enough.

Seen results yet? No-I fully expected to wake up with amazing swishy hair but it ain't happening. As I posted before, my pal commented on my hair saying it looked nice. Hadn't done anything different except use this product. Still persevering though!

Ease of use - it's very easy. It's quickly become a part of my nightly routine and only takes a couple of minutes. I still don't feel like I'm covering enough of my scalp though.

Results - no. I've possibly got a bit more body at the roots in the morning, but it's not easily noticeable, and I could probably achieve the same result with a light mousse. My hair is slightly less frizzy at the parting too, but again I think that's because of having a product rubbed into my scalp - I usually use stuff that goes on the length of my hair. I've also noticed that the smell of the product had changed - early on in the test I said i liked the "fresh" smell if had but now if just smells like damp, if you see what I mean. It doesn't give my hair an odour but it's still not pleasant.

lankyesme Fri 04-Apr-14 21:03:07

Easy to use, but only when focusing on one small area.
Sadly no difference so far in thickness, condition or anything else. Still going though...

500internalerror Sat 05-Apr-14 07:24:47

It's very easy to apply, if you use more than the recomended2 squirts.

To be honest, I've been using it half heartedly -I'm so worried after gearing problems some other peiple had . But there us absolutely no change, for good or for bad.

How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? Very easy - no problems at all

Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair? I have. I thought it was just wishful thinking, but I took my hair down in work the other day as I was leaving (normally scrapped back) and about 3 people asked me what I had done to my hair as it looked lovely.

LindseyandMatthew Sun 06-Apr-14 17:50:23

Now you have been using RapidHair for a few weeks - please let us know...

~ How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? (eg ease of following the instructions, how it is to actually apply)

I am finding it very easy to use, I simply use 2 pumps of product on my fingers and massage it in.

~ Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair?

Yes definitely, my husband said to me the other day how shiny and healthy my hair was looking, and men never notice these things!

Midgetm Sun 06-Apr-14 22:30:18

Easy to use: easy but the two pumps thing is simply annoying. I would be miffed if I had paid. If you apply it directly to scalp as instructed it is bear on impossible to apply to whole scalp.

Difference: yes probably a bit but not over all massively so because of poor coverage of 2 pumps. I often use more than 2 pumps because the rules annoy me.

Lilliana Mon 07-Apr-14 14:16:27

~ How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? (eg ease of following the instructions, how it is to actually apply)
I struggle to get it on my scalp rather than my hair so the 2 pumps dont feel like they are covering what is needed. Instructions are few - I could do with some tips on the best way to apply.

~ Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair?
My hair feels softer and the wispy regrowth from it falling out after pregnancy is less frizzy.

fitflopqueen Tue 08-Apr-14 08:15:02

Ease of use, yes easy to use but as others have said not 100% confident am getting the 2 pumps worth direct to scalp.

Results so far, well nothing noticeable.

Mine stopped working this morning. There's still plenty of liquid left in it, but it's just not squirting out. As we are only 35 days in this isn't a good advertisement for it really.

Finbar Thu 10-Apr-14 08:58:40

~ How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? (eg ease of following the instructions, how it is to actually apply)

It has become easier - but I am still concerned that it is difficult to achieve an even coverage on scalp

~ Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair?

My hair looks fuller but fluffier.
I was hoping for smoother or glossier as well. I don't like fluffy hair unfortunately a spend a long time straightening it out!

crazykat Sun 13-Apr-14 16:10:03

How easy is rapid hair to use - its pretty easy to use but is difficult to get full coverage with two pumps. My hair is thin but quite long and I have to put the product on my hands and then on my scalp, a first I followed the instructions and put it directly on my scalp but it was impossible to get full coverage that way - it would have needed at least twice the amount of product.

Have you noticed a difference - not really, like others I was hoping I'd see a difference by now and that my hair would look fuller/thicker. It does look like it has slightly more volume but no more than when I use a volumising shampoo.

majjsu Sun 13-Apr-14 21:31:51

Ease of use - it is very easy to use. The 2 pumps of mousse are quite small and only cover part of the scalp, not all.

Results so far - I do have to say I have noticed a difference. My hair is very much shinier, less flyaway and does appear somewhat thicker all over.

Koe44 Mon 14-Apr-14 17:46:26

How easy is rapid hair to use. Very easy to use however like a lot of said 2 pumps doesn't seem enough. I try to concentrate on different areas everyday so it gives good coverage overall.

Have you noticed a difference. Not really, if anything my hair is dropping out more than before.

magentastardust Sun 20-Apr-14 00:09:18

Ease of use - easy enough to use, but as others are saying I don't feel like I am getting full coverage with 2 pumps.

Results so far - I haven't really noticed a difference so far.

bumbumsmummy Fri 02-May-14 18:01:43

~ How easy are you finding RapidHair to use? (eg ease of following the instructions, how it is to actually apply)

Very easy just wish there was more of it

~ Have you started seeing results from using RapidHair?

its starting to be easier to manage and feels better
my takes up product much better

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 07-May-14 13:27:47

Hello - have now added the final Qs to the OP above (here they are as wellsmile
Last lot of questions - testers please share your thoughts on the below:

~ What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
~ Were the results as you’d expected?
~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?

Good luck with the prize draw.

~ What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
None, I'm afraid.

~ Were the results as you’d expected?
I was pretty sceptical if I'm honest, but it's really done nothing for me at all so I'm disappointed.

~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
Absolutely not.

~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
Nope.

adelinehillman Wed 07-May-14 14:02:04

What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
Nothing dramatic. It feels thicker and smoother at the roots, but if I don't use it the thickness goes.

~ Were the results as you�d expected?
I think I was (and always am) more hopeful and ofetn left disappointed by products. I would have liked to have seen an increased growth in my hair and genuine improvement of the area.

~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
No, not for the price

~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
No. But that could be because I still wear it tied back as I don't like it down unless its styled (which I don't often have time to do).

ishouldcocoa Wed 07-May-14 15:35:36

~ What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?

My hair has got softer, but only in the places that I was able to apply RapidHair! The 2 squirts were no where near enough to cover my scalp.

~ Were the results as you’d expected?
I suppose so, but considering the price, I'd have expected more.

~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?

Probably not. Sorry!

~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
No they haven't sad

~ What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
Absolutely none. No additional thickness or softness. I'm really disappointed.

~ Were the results as you’d expected?
No. For the price, and for the fact that the product looked "clinical" rather than "salon", if that makes sense, is expected a veritable mane. My bottle ran out of propellant a few weeks ago when there was lots of product still left in the bottle - I'd have been thoroughly annoyed if I'd paid for it!

~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
No, quite the opposite. Sorry.

~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
No.

bumbumsmummy Wed 07-May-14 17:11:26

~ What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
texture and it felt thicker where it was applied
~ Were the results as you’d expected?
I didnt really have any but it did make my hair more managable and better at taking up product which was un expected but very welcome
~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
probably not too small
~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
nope

500internalerror Wed 07-May-14 17:29:11

I didn't use it as recommended - not every day - br aide I bottled out after hearing about hair loss. I'd say I used it 70% of what I should. I haven't seen any results at all. For this reason I wouldn't suggest my friends try it - it's also very expensive!

plum100 Wed 07-May-14 17:44:04

What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
None I'm afraid, I really do try and see the difference but my hair is still just as fine and wild as before.
Maybe I was expecting too much

~ Were the results as you’d expected?

NO

~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?

No - I don't think I would , even if it was cheaper - I hate to say it but it seems a bit of a pointless product - I hate to think how much has been spent on producing it.

~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?

no - hubby says its still as bad as ever.

fitflopqueen Wed 07-May-14 17:57:33

~ What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
No noticeable change

~ Were the results as you’d expected?
No, didn't meet expectations, no change in overall thickness or condition.

~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
It may have better results on someone else with thinner hair but would advise I hadn't noticed any difference

~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
Not at all.

lankyesme Wed 07-May-14 19:37:39

What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
No change
~ Were the results as you’d expected?
No, sadly very disappointed
~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
No definitely not.
~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
No, am very disapointed.

What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
My hair felt a bit thicker, more manageable and smoother.

Were the results as you’d expected?
No - given the price of the product, and the positive reviews of Rapidlash, I'd expected something a bit more dramatic.

If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
No - there was a difference, but at £35 a month the difference was just too subtle. My hair definitely looked in better condition to other people, but no one really noticed any difference in volume.

Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
As I posted up thread, people did notice there was something different about my hair but not what. I asked my husband and my best friend specifically if they noticed any difference in how think my hair looked and both said no...

Overall, I would say that my fine flyaway hair looked better, more manageable and more groomed with minimal effort, but unfortunately, for me, the outlay was too much for these results.

LindseyandMatthew Wed 07-May-14 21:06:37

~What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
My hair has been alot shinier and easier to manage.

~ Were the results as you’d expected?
I don't really know what I was expecting, I thought it would make my hair appear healthier so in that way I think it did meet my expectations.

~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
I don't think so but only because I think it is very expensive for what it is.

~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
Just my husband really he said my hair was very shiny, apart from that no one really commented.

sharond101 Wed 07-May-14 21:07:06

I didn't notice any difference sadly.

Not as expected no. Initially I thought it looked better but no such joy.

No too expensive with no difference.

No one noticed, not even my hairdresser.

Ohwhatfuckeryisthis Wed 07-May-14 21:15:59

My hair hasn't either improved or degenerated after use.
I was expecting my hair to look thicker, or even new growth being stimulated. Neither happened.
Would I recommend it? No, far far too expensive and did nothing exciting.
No one noticed any change.

Whyisitsodifficult Thu 08-May-14 21:31:17

~ What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
I do have some regrowth which I can't necessarily attribute to this product. I have a baby so you normally get some regrowth.

~ Were the results as you’d expected?
No I expected more.

~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
If they were desperate and willing to spend the money then I'd mention it not necessarily recommend it though.

~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
No

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rupert23 Fri 09-May-14 13:18:11

What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
my hair felt more silky but not sure if it looks it nobody has noticed or commented on it
Were the results as you’d expected?
disappointed really expected it to have good results my hair is still thin and fine does not feel any thicker
If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
i would not recommend it as it is expensive and did not seem to work on my hair
Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
nobody has noticed any change or mentioned it at all
i really wanted it to work but sadly for me there was no improvement in my thin fine hair. thank you for letting me trial it.

StormsAndLightning Fri 09-May-14 15:55:44

~What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?

After a few weeks the areas where I applied it to the front of my scalp felt a bit softer (wasn't nearly enough to cover my whole scalp). Not long after I ran out it seems to be back to normal. So either it was only softer whilst product itself still on the hair or it's because I took more care than usual when brushing and blowdrying my hair. I also noticed more hair loss than usual directly after I stopped, which seemed to have returned to normal now. Again, could just be summer, but something I did wonder about.

~ Were the results as you’d expected?
Not as hoped, no. I wasn't actually sure or convinced how it could make such a bit difference in hair growth, so in that sense I guess expected. However, due to the excellent reviews on Rapidlash I hoped to be surprised.

~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
No. If it cost less than £10 I might have recommended it as a leave in treatment kind of product, but no, no for the price or intended purpose.

~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
No

I feel like apologising for such a negative review of a product that some people clearly like, but it's not for me. Thank you anyway for the chance to try it out.

KateOxford Fri 09-May-14 19:09:25

~ What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
My hair feels shinier and thicker, I don't lose hair at all now and I lost lots before (this could be a natural change in hormones too)
~ Were the results as you’d expected?
No, I didn't expect to see a result and I am pleased to day that I did!
~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
Yes, to use as a one off product after childbirth for example, it's pretty expensive to use on a regular basis but the product has lasted me longer than the 60 day trial, there still seems to be a lot left so I might be able to judge this better when I know how long it lasts.
~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
I had my hair cut this week and my hairdresser commented on it and also pointed out all of the new hair that is growing.
Good luck with the prize draw.

majjsu Fri 09-May-14 21:34:49

Key improvements - shinier, thicker hair, more manageable.

Results as expected - not quite, based on the price, I was expecting more from this product.

Recommend to a friend - no

Anyone noticed a change - my husband, he asked if I had changed my shampoo as my hair looked glossy, bless him. For him to notice is mega!

aswadmt Sat 10-May-14 09:11:04

~ What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
None at all, regrettably. Am gutted!

~ Were the results as you’d expected?
I was hoping, rather than expecting, for an improvement in the condition of my hair - so I guess the fact that it's failed to do anything, while disappointing, was probably in line with my expectations.

~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
Definitely not. It's an awful lot of money for something which does absolutely nothing!

~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
Nope. I feel like I've seen more hair loss when showering etc whilst using this, but this could just be coincidence so I won't necessarily attribute it to RapidHair.

Koe44 Sun 11-May-14 11:17:53

~ What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
None unfortunately
~ Were the results as you’d expected
Due to the cost I was expecting to notice some difference but I really didn't.
~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
It's very expensive and I noticed no change to my hair, so no I wouldn't
~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
No nobody has said anything, I asked my hairdresser if there was a change and she couldn't see one

FunnyFoot Sun 11-May-14 14:20:28

What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
I have some thickness at the roots but no new growth.

Were the results as you’d expected?
I didn't know what to expect so I was open minded.

If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
If they noticed/asked then yes I would.

Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
Work colleagues have said my hair looks different but they couldn't say why.

jonicomelately Sun 11-May-14 21:23:34

Key improvements.
Slightly thicker hair.

Were the results as your expected?
No. To be honest, I didn't expect any difference.

Would you recommend RapidHair to a friend?
If they were suffering from very thin hair I'd probably say it's worth trying. Otherwise, no.

Has anyone noticed a change in your hair?
I've recently had it cut shorter which lots of people have noticed and commented upon but nobody has said it looks thicker. This may however be because of the change of style.

EduardoBarcelona Sun 11-May-14 22:27:44

WILL THIS THREAD NEVER END

telsa Tue 13-May-14 11:10:31

~ What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
My hair is softer, glossier and a little bit more scupltural, with slightly better defined curls. It has some more volume and feels 'bigger'.

~ Were the results as you’d expected?
I am not sure what I expected. I thought very glossy, silky and big could be the result, like those swishing models on the catwalk. It did not quite fulfill that but went a little in that direction.

~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
I might mention it, but it does not do miracles. I am not someone who takes a great deal of care with my hair.....but for someone who is used to products and does a lot of styling, I would mention it.

~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
One colleague complemented me on my hair, saying that it looked shiny and lush. My children think it looks more voluminous too.

crazykat Wed 14-May-14 22:10:17

What were the key improvements:
My hair is a bit more glossy and feels softer similar to when I've used an intensive conditioning treatment.

Did it live up to your expectations:
I didn't know what to expect exactly. I was hoping to see a bit of re growth / less hair falling out but it seems the same to me, looks like a little more volume but not much different than when I use a volumising shampoo.

Would you recommend it:
Not at the rrp with the minimal results I've had, especially as I've had pretty much the same results with shampoo and conditioner treatments which cost a lot less.

Has anyone noticed a difference:
I've had a few comments about how shiny/glossy my hair is but no comments on volume or thickness.

waitingforgodot Thu 15-May-14 10:12:36

What are the key improvements you have seen from using RapidHair?
None sorry. It made my hair look a bit strange if I applied it to dry hair-hair looked a bit shiny and greasy on the top

Were the results as you’d expected?
I had really high expectations of this product as rapidlash is good but it didnt live up to my expectations.

If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?
No I dont think I would

Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?
As posted previously on here, when I first started using it, my friend commented on my hair looking lovely and different. Noone has commented since.
Thank you for letting me try the product. I think it maybe depends on the individual's hair as I believe it makes a difference to some people.

magentastardust Thu 15-May-14 16:18:22

No major improvements I am afraid, Although I think it is a bit shinier looking.

I was expecting quite a lot because of the price tag , I'm not sure it lived up to my expectations.

Possibly would recommend it , I think its one of those products you have to give a go to see if it works for you and makes a difference. I would be slightly hesitant of recommending it because of the price though. I have heard people recommend Rapidlash so I would still be tempted to try that.

Not really , no major comments or compliments on it , so I don't think there has been a big enough improvement for others to notice. Was good to try it out though!

Deckmyballs Thu 15-May-14 22:30:03

Key improvements - I've found my hair is in better condition, a lot shinier for sure.

Results as expected - no unfortunately not. But perhaps my expectations were too high and unrealistic?

Recommend a friend - If the friend had issues similar to myself I would mention it to them and be honest about the expectations. I do think it helped with my hairs condition, it just didn't give me biiiig hair like I thought it might naive

Noticed change - my husband has but no one else has mentioned it.

Thank you for choosing me! It's been fun smile

What are the key improvements you have see

n from using RapidHair?

My hair is much more shiny

~ Were the results as you’d expected?

No sadly, I was hoping that the hair loss would be significantly reduce, but it seems that it has got worst.

~ If it came up in conversation, do you think you'd recommend RapidHair to a friend?

I am sorry, but I don't think I would, because although my hair is much more shiny, the fact that I am still loosing a lot of hair is disappointing, and considering the price, I would expect much better results if paying for it.

~ Has anyone noticed any change in your hair?

I haven't had any remarks on my hair.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 23-May-14 11:17:18

Hi - thanks for all the feedback - am pleased to say jonicomelately is the winning tester - she wins a beauty hamper containing RapidLash®, RapidBrow® and RapidShield™ products - worth £150. Well done.

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