Shen Min Review
Shen Min, meaning vitality in Chinese, represents a range of hair care products, mixing vitamins and minerals with herbal extracts, while claiming to revitalise hair and promote healthy and fast hair growth. Shen Min original formula and Shen Min advanced formula are two key products used to revitalise gray hair. Shen Min original formula contains Fo-Ti (He shou wu) as its principal ingredient, which has been used in China for centuries as a youth tonic and is believed to bring back the original colour to the hair. The second active ingredient is black pepper extract. The black pepper extract is present in the form of a proprietary ingredient called BioPerine, which is expected to increase the bioavailability of nutritional supplements, thus helping them become more effective.
Shen Min advanced formula is said to be a combination of traditional Chinese medicine represented by Fo-Ti, soy and kudu extracts, and modern science. The "modern science" seems to be represented by vitamins B (pantothenic acid, biotin and folic acid), minerals (iodine and zinc), saw palmetto extract and black pepper extract, which is used to enhance the effectiveness of other active substances. Some Shen Min products also claim to block dihydrotestosterone (DHT) and are thus sold as hair loss treatments. None of the aforementioned substances and herbs has ever been clinically proven effective in treating gray hair. Shen Min products should not be expected to reverse the gray colour of your hair but the mix of nutrients they contain might help your hair look healthier. Consumer reviews are mixed but not too bad, though some of them sound too good to be true.