He Shou Wu

What it is He Shou Wu?

He Shou Wu, also known as Fo-Ti or Chinese Knotweed, is a Chinese herb derived from Polygnum multiflorum Thunb plant. It is the dried or cured root of a twining vine in the knotweed family.  He Show Wu is a plant native to China that is also found in Japan and Taiwan. It is occasionally grown in American gardens as a decorative ornament. The older and larger roots are considered to be more potent and highly valuable but these are rare and very costly.


Fo-Ti is mostly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) as the holy grail of hair health due to its powerful anti-aging and longevity properties. While Fo-Ti can reap numerous benefits on the body, the most popular is its effect on hair health. He Shou Wus are known to be anti-aging, enhance vitality, improve immunity, reduce hair loss, and boost blood circulation, just to name a few. Especially helping in reducing hair graying.

Small amounts of hydrogen peroxide molecules are naturally formed in our cells. With time, this molecule is believed to damage the hair melanocytes, reduce the production of melanin and thus, the cause premature graying of the hair. Studies found that using Fo-Ti can prevent and reverse hair graying, stimulating hair growth cycle.

Skylake Premium Oriental Herb Cool Shampoo

Contains Skylake’s patented herbal formulation, Polygonum Multiflorum (hé shǒu wū), peppermint and other skin-loving oriental herbal extracts that effectively stimulate hair growth, prevent hair breakage and thinning, reduce hair fall, ultimately promoting healthy scalps.