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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

thanks and good luck

MimsyBorogroves Tue 04-Mar-14 21:27:32

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

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

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


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

We have a response - see below

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

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

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

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

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

Warm Regards
RapidHair UK Customer Care

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

OK we are asking...!

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

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

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

On side of product box it says:

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

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

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

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

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

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


Methinks I need some cake.

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

Lol Butterflymum! grin

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

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

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

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


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

But maybe others think differently.

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

Erm, clear as mud, not.

At, after clicking user guide, it says:

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

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

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

Whilst at, it says:

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

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


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


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


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


onto hands and then onto scalp?


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks Mimsy - will ask for you

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

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

MimsyBorogroves Sun 02-Mar-14 22:45:41

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

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

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

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

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

MimsyBorogroves Sun 02-Mar-14 01:04:47

Mine's on too.

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

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

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

MimsyBorogroves Sat 01-Mar-14 22:47:51

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just received it today in the post grin

MimsyBorogroves Sat 01-Mar-14 13:11:22

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

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

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