Archive for September, 2011
Hi there! I wanted to hop on real quick and tell you all about something fantastic I found last week!
If you are my friend on facebook, you’ve probably seen me complain about how bad my hair is falling out since I got anemia. I’m talking like HANDFULS at a time. It’s really kind of scary, I mean how long can I keep losing hair like that until I have no hair left to lose?! Right?!
Anyway, after talking to a few docs, and doing some online research it seems that hair loss is common in women of a certain age “going through THE change”, after having kids, or other medical conditions. So I guess I am one of these lucky folks. BLUH.
Anyway, I googled and googled and googled, and found these vitamins! They are called SHEN MIN. On the site I was reading there were like 3000 reviews and NONE of them were under 4 stars, and the ones that WERE 4 stars said things like “I quit taking them and my hair started to fall out again”. In my mind I was thinking well DUH. lol… I figured all those reviews, something had to be to this, so I ordered me some. And I wanted to tell you about them!
So this is a review for an “at home treatment” for “hair loss” via vitamin supplements.
The product is named SHEN MIN, their website can be found HERE *I am not an affiliate for them, or a customer from their website, just a surprised happy user of their product!*
About Shen Min:
Shen Min (meaning “Life/Vitality” in Chinese) is a 100% natural hair nutrient derived from the eastern wild rose, also known as He Shou Wu. It is best known for its ability to stimulate hair growth and restore graying hair to its original color.
While the exact mechanism is still unknown, Shen Min seems to extend the growth phase of the hair follicle, thus reducing the number of hairs in the resting phase and fall out phase. The net effect is a greater number of hairs growing and fewer falling out. Another purported benefit may be derived from the ability of Shen Min to block DHT (De-Hydro Testosterone) from binding to the follicle. DHT, the “bad” testosterone, is a leading cause of male pattern baldness because it helps deactivate the hair by binding to the follicle. Men produce greater levels of DHT as they age.
- The roots used are no less than 10 years old and organically grown and harvested.
- Most roots available on the market today are less than 3 years old.
- Shen Min uses the only standardized root in the industry. Each tablet contains 150 mg of 12:1 extract with 435 mgs of the raw herb. No binder or fillers are used.
- Considered a naturally alternative to Rogaine/Minoxidil and is 100% safe with no known side effects.
- Helps grow terminal hair
- Contains Bioperine, a black pepper extract proven to help increase absorption and utilization of nutrients.
I will start by saying the negatives first. The only bad thing I can say is these pills are huge. Here is a photo for scale. Those squares are half in squares. That means this pill is nearly an inch long and half inch wide. They are not coated either, so they are the chalky kind of pill. For me, personally, they tend to hang in my throat and I literally have to drink an ENTIRE glass of water or juice to get it down. And then my throat burns for about an hour afterwards. I am not sure if this is from the pill being so big, or that it has pepper in it.
It has only been THREE days and I can already tell a difference in the amount of hair in the brush at the end of the day. Also, this morning (today is day 4) when I took out my hair scrunchy – normally there is a huge wad of hair wrapped around it. Today there were two, yes, TWO hairs! I can’t tell you how happy I am. My husband is excited too because he is constantly finding my hair on his clothes, all over the car seats, etc. I swear, I’ve been shedding like a dog!
Not only that but look at my nails! OMGosh!!!
I have NEVER had good nails! NEVER! Not even when I was on prenatal vitamins! My nails are always very thin (almost see through) and peel off in layers as soon as there is ANY of the white tip part! This pic was taken about 10 minutes ago. So in 3 days, these vitamins have taken my nails from thin see through to opaque white, and I can tap tap tap on the table and they dont bend (like normal) and they even make that loud tap that says “Im not going to break woman!” YAY ME!
Anyway, I wanted to share my results already. 3 days and I totally do not regret my purchase!
They are kind of high on their website but I got mine from FOLICA. I am loving that site, I swear! AND not only are they cheaper on FOLICA, I can give you a $10 off coupon so you can get some for like $12 instead of $30!!!!
>>>Get a $10 off coupon HERE
*This product was not provided for free, it was purchased. I am not a spokesperson or affiliated with ShenMin in any way. This is an unbiased product review, and I was not compensated for it in any way. I am an affiliate for FOLICA. It is a fantastic site!
** UPDATE October 5th, 2011 **
I just thought I would update on this. Mr C asked me today if I’d started showering in the back bathroom. Because he hasn’t had to clean the drain ANY this past week. I’d say they are DEFINITELY working. =D