Divi Hair Serum Review

Can it Really Boost Hair Growth?

Bottle of divi hair serum

Why Divi’s So Divine

I like to preface my reviews with saying: I don’t think a topical treatment, like a serum or shampoo, can magically regrow your hair overnight. BUT I have seen firsthand how these products, if they contain nourishing, hair promoting ingredients (and skip certain harmful chemicals), they can create a much healthier scalp environment.

Hair serums can clear your scalp of excess buildup that could be clogging your hair follicles, add extra vitamins and minerals you could be deficient in and give you optimal conditions for regrowth.

Plus, they’ll strengthen and thicken your existing hair – meaning its less likely to break off, reducing hair loss. Woohoo!

I’ve written about how Vegamour’s Gro serum helped me with scalp and eyebrow hair loss in this post. Now it’s time to turn my attention to another hair growth serum that’s gaining massive popularity – and seeing if Divi is as divine as it sounds.

So without further ado…Enjoy my Divi hair serum review!

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Divi Hair Serum: A Quick Look

What is Divi Scalp Serum?

Divi serum is a topical daily treatment for men and women, which aims to reduce hair loss and promote hair growth, starting by creating a healthy scalp environment. This lightweight scalp serum includes a blend of dermatologist tested ingredients like essential oils and peptides to encourage hair growth, in a natural way.

I must say, I already feel a connection with this brand, even though I haven’t tried their serum (yet!) I like that they’re upfront about what their vegan and cruelty free products can and can’t do.

To quote from their website:

“Divi is your built in BFF on your scalp health and hair growth journey. We don’t believe in miracle fixes through stripping ingredients and harsh chemicals – but we have seen the power of natural solutions and holistic self care. Some say it’s magic – we say it’s science.”

This is exactly what I like to expect from a good hair loss treatment. Not a miracle fix but increased scalp and hair health, which can lead to less hair loss and more regrowth as a happy side effect.

I also believe in a holistic approach, to achieve full body wellness and support hair growth from the inside. That’s why I’d recommend taking a good hair vitamin alongside any topical treatment. Check out my top supplement here or try Divi’s version in their bundle on Amazon.

Key Ingredients & Benefits

Divi’s vegan hair formula, made in the USA with globally sourced ingredients, is both sulfate and paraben free. The scalp serum is also free from polyethylene glycol, a mixture of chemicals and polymers that forms a kind of sticky plastic. So you’ll probably be glad to leave it out of your haircare routine!

Active Ingredients

  • Copper Tripeptide-1: An anti-inflammatory that extends the growth phase of the hair cycle and promotes thicker hair by enlarging each follicle.
  • Caffeine: A natural DHT blocker and anti-inflammatory, caffeine is a proven stimulant for hair growth.
  • Tea Tree Oil: An antioxidant that soothes scalp irritation, tea tree gently removes product or dead skin build-up from hair follicles.
  • Amino Acids: Divi contains multiple amino acids that work together to strengthen hair, fight frizz, prevent breakage and add shine.
  • Ascorbic Acid: A fancy term for Vitamin C, Ascorbic acid is an antioxidant that protects the scalp from harmful free radicals and contributes to collagen production.
  • Hyaluronic Acid: Deeply moisturizing, this ingredient is particularly useful for restoring damaged hair, for instance for heat-styled or color-treated hair.
  • Green Tea Leaf Extract: Another natural DHT blocker that when applied topically, is said to prolong the anagen phase of the hair growth cycle.
  • Peppermint Oil: An oil with anti-inflammatory properties that boosts blood flow to the scalp and proven in clinical studies to be just as effective as minoxidil for promoting hair growth.
  • Eucalyptus Oil & Menthol: Both increase the flow of blood to your scalp, encouraging healthy hair growth by bringing key nutrients to follicles.
  • Rosemary Leaf Extract: Contains carnosic acid, which heals tissue damage and improves cellular turnover. This study shows rosemary leaf oil to be just as effective as Rogaine after 6 months, with less scalp itching.

Water, Glycerin, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Acetyl Tetrapeptide-3, Copper Tripeptide-1, Caffeine, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Arginine, Hyaluronic Acid, Aspartic Acid, PCA, Biotin, Glycine, Alanine, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Serine, Menthol, Tocopherol, Valine, Proline, Threonine, Isoleucine, Rosemary Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Copper Gluconate, Ascorbic Acid, Phenylpropanol, Ethylhexylglycerin

Together, this combination of natural ingredients can bring the following benefits to your hair:

Reduce Scalp Irritation

One of the key functions of the hair serum is, according to Divi, to “detox follicle build-up”. It does this with caffeine and green tea, which block DHT from attaching itself to the follicle receptor.

(DHT is an androgen hormone, commonly linked to hair loss, especially female pattern and male pattern hair loss – which is why caffeine shampoos are quite popular treatments for those with hormone-related hair loss.)

Divi’s lightweight serum also includes tea tree oil and hyaluronic acid to gently clear your follicles from excess sebum or oils, removing product build-up and protecting the scalp from lifestyle environmental damage like chemical treatments or heat styling, pollution or UV rays. All factors which can irritate the scalp, trigger conditions like dandruff and lead to dry, brittle hair that’s prone to breakage.

Nourish Scalp & Hair

Not only does the scalp serum gently cleanse the scalp and protect it from harmful irritants, it gives the skin an extra dose of moisture and nourishment, with rosemary leaf extract, revitalizing hyaluronic acid plus peptides like copper tripeptide-1.

This component is typically found in body fluids and has unique wound-healing properties, including the stimulation of collagen production. It also widens follicles to enable stronger hair to sprout. Nice one.

Prevent Hair Thinning & Promote Hair Growth

With a healthier, nourished scalp, you’ve already got a better foundation for hair growth. With wider follicles, thanks to those copper peptides, you’ve also got a better chance of thicker, stronger hair – which is less likely to snap and break off.

Plus, thanks to ingredients like rosemary leaf extract, menthol and eucalyptus, which stimulate the scalp by improving blood circulation, you get a faster flow of essential vitamins and minerals to nourish the scalp and hair further.

All of these factors work together in a powerful, yet gentle way in one lightweight serum: to reduce hair loss and stimulate hair growth.

Honest Divi Scalp Serum Reviews

Customers seem really positive about this serum: they love the eucalyptus smell, how lightweight and cooling it is and the fact that it doesn’t leave hair feeling greasy.

However, one Divi review mentions she didn’t like using it on dry hair as it added “a weird texture and oily look” – so she just used it on clean hair onwash days, to her wet hair or her towel-dried scalp, instead.

Many reviewers mention how it helped them with thinning hair due to hormone imbalances – to regrow hair after menopause and also after periods of postpartum hair loss. Although it may take a while to notice the best results (at least 3 months), customers advise to be consistent and it really will make a difference!

Here’s what else they say:

I’ve been using Divi scalp serum for about 4 months now and I can say it truly works! I have had scalp issues my whole life and my scalp has truly never been better. From severe dandruff and build up to hair thinning this product has helped every issue and I couldn’t be happier!! I am even seeing new hair growth – there are baby hairs everywhere!!

– Julie D

I used this postpartum with my first baby and it truly helped me grow back the entire bottom layer of my hair. I am not using it regularly during pregnancy and will continue to use it after as the longer I use it, the more I notice just overall scalp and hair health improvements!

– Kaylee

My hair has been falling out for years now. Two months ago I thought that was it. I hardly had any hair on my sides. I wore my hair in a ponytail every day because of how thin it looked on the sides of my face. I’ve always had extremely thick hair, so to say this bothered me is an understatement. I heard about Divi from a couple of different people. I bought it and cannot believe the difference in my thinning hair! Plus, I have new hair everywhere!! I was at the point that I was considering a wig, but Divi has changed all of that. This product has given me my confidence back.

– Sarah A

How to Use Divi Serum

Massage your scalp serum in once a day, either morning or night. Make sure to shake the bottle well before use! Each bottle has a built-in dropper applicator, making it pretty easy to use.

  • Apply ¾ a dropper’s worth of serum directly to dry hair or towel-dried hair
  • Massage it into your scalp, let the serum soak in and enjoy the slight tingling sensation you’ll get from those lovely menthol oils!
  • Feel free to style or blow dry your hair as normal.

Alternative Serums

Divi scalp serum might not be the right choice for everyone. After all, what’s triggering your hair thinning may be different to what’s triggering mine – so you might prefer to shop around and see what works for you.

Still, if you do buy Divi hair serum, give it at least 6 months to do it’s thing – that’s when the best results will be apparent.

If you want faster results, I’d highly recommend Vegamour Gro Serum. When I started using it for my postpartum hair loss, I noticed regrowth of white vellus hair in patches that had been bald for several months. The eyebrow serum also regrew my right eyebrow back (which I’d lost during pregancy) after just a couple of weeks.

I haven’t had a chance to try Divi yet, so I can’t compare the two brands properly. Although Vegamour is more expensive when buying a single bottle (it’s $10 more), if you buy a couple of bottles at a time you get a pretty good discount – so it actually works out as the same price.

I also loved the salon luxury, floral scent of Vegamour’s products, although they made my husband sneeze! So you might prefer the minty smell and cooling feel of Divi scalp serum. Or check out my top hair growth serums for more options.

Three bottles of Vegamour serum

Common Questions

How much does Divi cost?

A 30ml bottle costs $48 and will last for one month. You can also use its installment plan to pay in 4 batches of $12, interest-free. The hair serum isn’t exactly cheap, but it’s a much lower price than Vegamour ($68 for a one-time purchase, though cheaper with a subscription).

Does Divi work?

Customer reviews seem quite positive about the serum (and Divi shampoo, which you can get on the company’s website). Some reviews talk about less breakage or shedding, most mention that it doesn’t leave hair feeling greasy and several people noticed new hair growing, too! So I’d be happy to try Divi hair care products, though remember there are no miracle cures here!

Are there any side effects?

I couldn’t find any of the usual complaints often listed around hair serums when I researched Divi. No mentions of skin rashes, scalp irritation or headaches…the worst thing people said was that it’s expensive for such a small bottle. Maybe the inclusion of tea tree oil means it’s suitable for all hair types.

Final Thoughts: Try It Yourself!

While I’m still using my supply of Vegamour, I would also love to try Divi scalp serum one day. It’s slightly cheaper, it has great natural ingredients proven to boost hair growth (like caffeine, peppermint and rosemary oils) and it takes the edge over similar products by including peptides and amino acids in its formula, too.

The brand seem legit and several customer reviews talk about seeing new baby hairs after use, some only after trying the scalp serum out a few times!

So I’d love to hear from my Lady Alopecia readers – have you ever tried this particular scalp serum? If so, how did it help…did it reduce shedding, stimulate growth, give you healthier hair or all 3?!

Get sharing your experiences below so I can update this honest review!

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Alopecian. Yoga Teacher. Copywriter. Here to share information, offer support and show people the adventures that can lie in hair loss. I’m proud to have alopecia and I want to help others embrace their baldness, too!

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