This Cleansing Combo Helped My Hair Grow Faster In One Month

Photo by Nykia Spradley
Before this month, I had been in bob purgatory. 

Before this month, I had been in bob purgatory for over a year. 

One thing no one tells you about transitioning relaxed hair is how much breakage occurs at the meeting point between old relaxer and new growth. 

Since I couldn’t bring myself to do a big chop, a stylist recommended slowly trimming off the straight pieces. This strand strategy also left me in limbo. Thankfully, an unassuming miracle brand surfaced, just as I was a ready to give up hope.

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While casting for a previous print issue, one model came in with thick, gorgeous and long hair. I was surprised because her portfolio photos showcased quite the opposite.  

After commenting on what appeared to be rapid growth, she let me in on her secret;  a shampoo and conditioner combo that I immediately got online and tracked down. 

The F.A.S.T., short forFortified Amino Scalp Therapy, combo ($69, amazon.com) is a sulfate and paraben-free duo that works to create a healthy scalp environment where the botanical nutrients and ingredients can properly stimulate growth. A healthy scalp is the foundation to healthy hair, so it makes perfect sense. 

@DreamDry has this hair blowing in the wind. And after a blow dry break, it finally grew!

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I put the products to work just one month ago and my bob is finally past my shoulders! The hype is real; I’m convinced that this stuff helped me move past a stubborn stunted growth stage. 

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