Fabao sells a line of hair growth products developed by Dr. Zhangguang Zhao. As the winner of seven international awards and honorable mention in The New York Times and Newsweek, I decided this product line deserved further research. I will start the reviews with Fabao 101D, which is recommended for early stage hair loss.
As the story goes, Dr. Zhao spent several years and all of his money searching for a hair renewal serum. After researching 101 ingredients, he found the right combination of herbs. The “barefoot doctor” moved to Beijing where he began manufacturing his Fabao product line.
Fabao 101D claims to work by cleansing the scalp of excess sebum that clog the hair follicles, dilating capillaries, removing blood stasis, and correcting the effects of dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
Apply the lotion to the affected area two times each day. That is simple enough. As with most hair-growth products, Fabao 101D must be given time to work. The company recommends a minimum of three months for the trial period.
The list of ingredients is long—so long that I will not describe each of them. It will suffice to say that they are all quality ingredients.
Aralia Quinquetolia, Astragalus Glycyphyllos, Angelica Arhangelica Root, Alvia Officinalis, Capsicum, Carya Alba, Corthamis Tinctorius, Cortex Dictamni Radicis, Flos Chrysanthemum, Heshouwu, Iron-Fist Ginseng, Miltiorrhizae, Notoginseng, Paorulca Glandulosa, Peach Kernel Oil, Rhizome of Szechuan Lovage, Radix Astragali, Radix GinsengRadix Polygoni Multiflori, Red-rooted Salvia, Rhizhoma gastroidia ginseng, Seu Radix Notopterygii, Sophera Flavescens, Water.
What Concerns Me about This Product
Their website cites a double-blind clinical study that states a 189% increase in mature hair count in one subject. Other studies in Europe, Japan, and China are listed. I could find no published U.S, Chinese, Japanese, European or any clinical studies.
They also claim to have won seven international awards. Pictures of the awards are shown on the website as proof. I am unable to verify that these awards are valid.
Fabao claims that the ingredients are only effective when manufactured according to their own special process to keep the mixture stable. Little is said about this process. Many companies make similar claims about specialized processing. I am unconvinced.
The price is higher than is justified in my opinion. Ranging anywhere from $40 to $115, your wallet will definitely take a hit if you buy this.
There is an entire page on their site dedicated to testimonials. As you know, I am always skeptical of stories. No proof is offered to back of their amazing claims.
Fabao 101D is marketed as the most popular hair loss treatment. While it has a list of botanicals that can be beneficial, I do not believe it is worth the price. The company does offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, so go ahead, and try it. I will remain skeptical.