Follinique Keranique Shark Tank Scams

Beware false Shark Tank product claims

When we Google miracle hair growth products to validate their claims, we don’t expect to find scams from reputable sounding products. So, beware the Follinique Keranique Shark Tank scams.

Both Follinique and Keranique “miracle” hair growth products, claim to have been featured on Shark Tank. Follinique claims two Korean sisters – the Kim sisters – had their product featured on the highest rating Shark Tank episode of all time. Keranique claims two American sisters Anna and Samantha Martin, snapped up the biggest Shark Tank deal in Shark Tank history with their miracle product.

Needless to say, neither is true.

Follinique Keranique Shark Tank Scams

The websites spruiking these claims are fake too. They use official looking logos on the top of the page, making it look like the websites are news sources. But in fact, they are not. Follinique Keranique Shark Tank Scams

The Folinique “Entertainment Today Insider News” website has fake links on it that do not go anywhere, as well as a fake address. The actual address of the website which should be Entertainment Today is in fact a landing page with the address of healthyhair.hairfindings.website. You can buy a website address for $2.99 these days. So, not a news website at all.

And to top off this amazing scam, they have created two versions of this page – one featuring Keranique and one featuring Follinique! Identical pages, but the name of the product has been changed.

Entertainment Today’s Keranique version says on its home page:

“It didn’t feel real. The fact that all these successful, business-minded people wanted to be apart of Keranique Hair Regrowth Treatment and what we were doing was very emotional!” explained Anna.
The pair are the first contestants in the show’s long duration to ever receive a standing ovation and offers of investment from all five panel members. The sisters said they celebrated the success with champagne and cake when the episode wrapped.

While Entertainment Today’s Follinique version says on its home page:

“It didn’t feel real. The fact that all these successful, business-minded people wanted to be apart of Follinique Hair Regrowth Treatment and what we were doing was very emotional!” explained Anna.
The pair are the first contestants in the show’s long duration to ever receive a standing ovation and offers of investment from all five panel members. The sisters said they celebrated the success with champagne and cake when the episode wrapped.

Follinique Keranique Shark Tank Scams

The keywords they use to bring people to these pages contain follinique, keranique and shark tank. So anyone searching for these products on Google in conjunction with “Shark Tank” , will find the page with the brand they are looking for – with the same fake Shark Tank story.

There is another Keranique news style page which is similar, but incredibly, this one features a before and after photo they’ve stolen from another hair loss product website.

We also reported the company that pushes Follinique for fake advertising last year. You can read more on that here.

These scammers will stop at nothing!

But what of the ingredients and claims of these so-called miracle products:

Ingredients of Keranique and Follinique

Both these products have a topical hair growth serum containing the same active ingredient, minoxidil. The same ingredient in Rogain. This drug has many side effects as well as being dependence inducing. Once you start using minoxidil, your hair may improve, but if you stop using it, hair will fall out and go back to where it was before trying it, and can be even worse.

One worrying side effect of minoxidil is its effect on blood pressure. Minoxidil is a vasodilator, which means it relaxes and dilates the blood vessels to improve circulation. This is great for the scalp for follicular rejuvenation, but not necessarily good for the heart.

When you buy into the regimen, you get a range of shampoos and conditioners which contain a huge list of chemicals. If you are a regular reader of Female Hair Loss Help, you will know that chemical free shampoos and conditioners are an absolute MUST if you are trying to prevent, stop or reverse female hair loss.

Follinique vitamin supplement

Apart from offering the same type of products – a shampoo, conditioner and serum, the Follinique treatment also contains a vitamin supplement. Vitamin supplements generally have no positive effect unless you have been diagnosed with a deficiency. You need a blood test to determine this, and then a doctor will prescribe the correct restorative dose. If you have a real deficiency in a vitamin that is essential for hair growth, a general multi-faceted supplement will be unlikely to contain enough of the vitamin you are deficient in, to make any real difference.

Extraordinary Hair Growth

Follinique Keranique Shark Tank ScamsTo add insult to injury, Keranique goes one step further in their utter hogwash and claim that their product grew about six inches of extra hair in 28 days. We know that’s not even possible!

Kerotin Hair Growth Scam

While we are calling out hair growth scams. There is another one doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment simply called Keratin. It is a vitamin supplement that also claims to grow hair an extra six inches in a matter of weeks.

Follinique Keranique Shark Tank Scams

Please ladies, just be aware that these claims are simply not possible. The women on this site in particular, are paid to make their claims and as mentioned before and in our Biotin article here, there is no benefit to taking a bunch of vitamins that you don’t need. You need to take the right vitamin in the correct dosage to have any real effect. Even then, it will be at least 12-18 months before a tangible result will be seen.

Beware of free or low cost trials

It is common for these hair loss scammers to prey on women (and men) who will do anything for the promise of more hair. Consequently, they offer a free trial where you just pay $4.95 for the postage. Of course, to pay for the postage, they need your credit card and unbeknown to you, you have just signed up for an ongoing supply of a very expensive product. Some women report being fleeced of hundreds of dollars without their permission.

For further reading there are a bunch of other known issues from unhappy Keranique customers which you can read here:

Caveat emptor ladies (buyer beware!).

 

 

4 Comments

  1. I have been using keranique shampoo&conditioner but am not too pleasedwith it.

  2. After paying $400 for the initial product and my hair now being half the length and thickness it was BEFORE starting the use of keranique they are wanting me to pay for additional products that I did not order nor recieve
    I am disgusted and devastated to say the least in the result
    I am embarrassed to the fact that after 45 years of being so careful I was so naive to the garbage that this product it
    My hair was reasonably healthy and to my bottom but now is brittle and just below my shoulders just from breakage
    I wish sites with real people with real results were more publicised as to the ones that promote the lies and deceit

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