Vegamour Reviews 2021: Can a Hair Serum Help Hair Growth?

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Is Vegamour serum worth the hype?

I’m a long-term alopecian. And since suffering the bad side effects of steroid injections and minoxidil, I’ve turned to natural treatments instead. So I love finding hair loss treatments that contain kind ingredients – for the scalp and the environment! And from the Vegamour reviews I’ve read, this brand ticks both boxes.

Now, alopecia is caused by various factors – including stress, hormone imbalance, genetics and lifestyle – so there isn’t really one miracle cure. (Sorry!) But still, natural treatments like Vegamour can help hair loss. Because they nourish the scalp environment. They clear excess build-up that causes irritation and itchiness. And they strengthen each follicle for optimal growth conditions. 

They do so more gently than treatments like minoxidil and can be just as effective, especially when combined with healthy lifestyle habits.

Vegamour started out with eyelash and eyebrow growth treatments but its vegan Gro Serum for hair soon became its bestseller. It also has a range of other products to treat hair loss.

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Best Vegamour Hair Loss Treatments

GRO Hair
Serum

GRO Hair Serum

GRO+ Advanced Hair Serum

GRO+ Advanced Hair Serum

GRO More Kit (serum & gummies)

GRO More Kit - GRO Hair Serum + Biotin Gummies

Psst: Get FREE SHIPPING with Vegamour orders over $49! 

Brand & Background

Vegamour, formally known as VegaLash, has only been around since 2017. However, the brand has taken the industry by storm thanks to glowing customer Vegamour reviews. 

Co-founders Dan Hodgdon and Christina Zeigler set out to create a “clean beauty company.” Together, they worked on the packaging and formula, set up a website and kicked everything off on Facebook. Although they sell direct from their website and offer a subscription service, they also use Amazon to distribute their very popular Vegabrow serum and Vegalash serum.

The brand’s ongoing mission, as stated on their website, is to “make powerful, plant-based products with clinical efficacy and real visible results.” They are committed to using sustainably sourced natural ingredients, creating a positive social impact and maintaining ethical responsibility. That’s why their products are organic, 100% vegan-certified and support Fair Trade initiatives. Yay!

Vegamour’s plant-based, cruelty-free serums are also free from harmful side effects, which you’ll often see in more chemical-heavy products. Even Nioxin – which I love and still recommend as one of the best treatments for thinning hair – can cause redness, irritation and sometimes more hair loss for those with very sensitive scalps. 

On the other hand, Vegamour promises noticeably denser hair in 3–4 months with its clean, vegan, gluten-free and toxin-free formula. No parabens, synthetic fragrances, dyes, phthalates, petrolatum or finasteride (which can have really bad side effects) here. Just natural ingredients that support hair growth.

Ingredients & Benefits: What’s in Vegamour Serum?

Let’s take a closer look at those natural ingredients. Vegamour’s GRO+ Advanced Serum, a hugely popular serum for hair growth, uses a plant-based formula that’s packed with proteins, vitamins, inflammation-reducers and immune-boosters. 

I first came across Vegamour while researching CBD oil for hair loss (because that Advanced serum contains full-spectrum hemp oil). And I learned that CBD and hemp oils have tonnes of benefits, not just for encouraging growth but for reducing the anxiety and inflammation that trigger hair loss in the first place. 

Here’s what else is inside Vegamour, and how that formula nourishes your noggin:


Hemp Oil

As my research into CBD for hair loss revealed, both full and broad-spectrum hemp oil is an anti-inflammatory. Meaning it reduces stress in the body caused by an autoimmune response and helps slow down the rate of – or even prevent – hair loss. 

It’s also an antioxidant that lowers free radical damage. And since antioxidants boost blood circulation, hemp oil speeds up the delivery of vitamins and minerals to the scalp.

Mung Beans

One of these vitamins is in the B family: it’s called “folate” and it’s also in the super-popular hair loss supplement Folexin. A daily supplement is another very natural way to manage hair loss, by the way – feel free to read my Folexin review here or check it out for yourself

Vegamour gets its folate from mung beans. Now, I love cooking with beans – but my autoimmune diet advises against eating too many as they can cause more inflammation if you’ve got gut problems. But when applied topically, you can benefit from folate’s role in supporting healthy red blood cells, tissue and cell production and hair growth. (Without the bloated belly. Phew.)

Red Clover

One of the main factors at play in stress and hormone-related hair loss is when your hair follicles shrink to protect themselves. This is usually linked to the hormone DHT, a by-product of testosterone. When DHT attaches itself to your hair follicle, your inbuilt “receptor” – like a sensor – tells the follicle to shrink and protect itself.

Over time, this process weakens and shrinks the hair follicle so much, both it and the visible part of the hair strand (the hair shaft) break off. Fortunately, red clover acts as a natural DHT blocker to stop this follicle-shrinking process. In doing so, it improves hair anchoring and strengthens each strand, right at the root.

Curcumin

I’ve written a lot about the benefits of turmeric, and its key component, curcumin, in the past – how they reduce inflammation, boost the immune system and help hair growth by improving blood circulation. However, I know not everyone’s a fan of its taste, or the inevitable stained fingers from cooking with it. That’s why I recommend taking daily curcumin supplements or, if going for a topical treatment, making sure it’s well diluted!

Vegamour serums do contain curcumin – but don’t worry, they won’t stain. 🙂

Nicotiana Benthamiana

Can cigarette smoke help hair growth?! Ok, I’m not claiming that puffing a pack a day can, or that anyone should! However, the nicotiana benthamiana plant – known as benth or benthi – could be a promising hair growth treatment. Vegamour claims that, like curcumin, this compound boosts the immune response and lowers inflammation. 

Admittedly, I couldn’t find clinical studies on nicotiana benthamiana for hair growth; but, I did find research that shows tobacco leaves to promote hair growth and improve density – and since both plants are closely related, no doubt they share similar benefits.

Psst: You know what else lowers inflammation? Yoga and Meditation!

5 Benefits of Vegamour for Hair

What makes Vegamour effective? Well, here are 5 top reasons to try it.

1. Restores & strengthens dry, damaged hair

All those plant-based ingredients work to strengthen the hair from root to tip. And Vegamour’s original hair growth serum has been shown to bring brittle hair back to life – so it’s less likely to snap and break off during brushing or combing. In fact, an independent clinical study (see the Science page on their website) showed 70% less hair shedding and 50% greater hair density after 4 months of daily use. 

2. Volumizes each strand

According to the company’s website, Vegamour Gro+ Advanced serum is ideal for those with thinning hair because it “contains bio-active phytomolecules that naturally open up, restore and prolong the growth communication channels between the dermal papilla and hair follicles.” 

In English?! The serum activates your follicles to improve thickness and volume. This is largely thanks to curcumin and nicotiana benthamiana, which are highly concentrated proteins that contribute to hair density and volume. In fact, that same clinical study showed a 50% increase in hair density after 4 months.

3. Reduces hormone-related hair loss

Mung bean and red clover extracts act as natural DHT blockers – which, as I mentioned before, is a compound that’s known to cause hair loss. Vegamour serums, therefore, work right at the follicle to slow the rate of hormone-related hair loss.

4. Clears scalp irritation & itching

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of Vegamour’s formula calm down scalp conditions like psoriasis, dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis – which can trigger hair loss. And when you have a nourished, healthy scalp environment? That’s the kind of landscape in which new hair takes root! 

5. Improves lash & brow density

Many alopecians – myself included – will lose their eyebrows or lashes as well as the hair on their head. Over the past year, I’ve started losing my right eyebrow until it’s almost disappeared. At first, a mixture of castor oil and peppermint essential oil (applied nightly) was pretty effective. But I’ve actually ordered a batch of VegaBrow recently (as it gets such amazing reviews!) and I can’t wait to try it. Plus, in a clinical study, users noticed 94% more brow density and volume and 34% more brow length after using it. Not too shabby!

Top Vegamour Products

The Original: Volumizing GRO Hair Serum

Contains a special blend of phyto-actives to inhibit DHT production, extend the hair’s growth (anagen) phase, and strengthen each follicle. The result? Thicker, fuller hair. This is the product that clocked up all those positive Vegamour reviews – and the “before and after” photos are pretty damn promising!

Vegamour claims you’ll see results within 90 days of use, with peak results at 120 – around Month 4. It’s got all the lovely natural ingredients I mentioned above, plus hair growth promoters like biotin and caffeine.

Water/aqua/eau, butylene glycol, alcohol denat. glycerin, caffeine, polysorbate 20, curcuma longa (turmeric) callus conditioned media, panthenol, disodium edta, limonene, citrus aurantium bergamia (bergamot) peel oil, trifolium pratense (clover) seed extract, vigna radiata seed extract, sodium benzoate, linalool, potassium sorbate, gluconolactone, biotin, citral, calcium gluconate, oligopeptide-2.

The Lady recommends...

Volumizing GRO Hair Serum

GRO Hair Serum

Extra Powerful: GRO+ Advanced Serum

What’s the difference between this and the original? Well, the Advanced serum takes the same nourishing plant-based formula as the GRO serum and adds a dose of micro-encapsulated, full-spectrum hemp oil! 

As I mentioned before, CBD oil brings its own anti-inflammatory, blood-circulating properties to help fight hair loss. Plus, it enables the rest of Vegamour’s nutrients to get even deeper into your hair follicles. I’m not sure whether results are quicker or not but again, this serum has received glowing reviews with some pretty dramatic before and after pics!

Aqua, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Alcohol Denat., Caffeine, Polysorbate 20, Curcuma Longa, (Turmeric) Callus Conditioned Media, Citrus Bergamia Peel Oil Expressed, Disodium Edta

Cannabis Sativa Flower/leaf/stem Extract, Propylene Glycol, Limonene, Cannabidiol, Trifolium, Pratense Sprout Extract, Vigna Radiata Sprout Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Glyceryl, Citrate/lactate/linoleate/oleate, Polyglyceryl-2 Oleate, Linalool, Potassium Sorbate, Gluconolactone, Biotin, Citral, Oligopeptide-2

The Lady recommends...

GRO+ Advanced Serum

GRO+ Advanced Hair Serum

Great Value: GRO More Kit

If you want to double-up on your hair nourishing treatments, this kit’s a great call. It’s got the original hair growth serum plus a bottle of Vegamour’s biotin gummies for hair. The gummies are gluten-free, gelatin-free and vegan with no artificial flavors – just natural strawberry plus various B vitamins, folic acid, zinc and biotin. Y’know, the good hair growin’ stuff!

Take 2 gummies a day and apply a couple of drops of the serum, too. Some customer reviews have reported an increase in volume and length after just 30 days of using this kit! Now, we’re all different so results will vary – but a two-pronged strategy to managing thinning hair seems like a good approach to me.

Maltitol, Water Pectin, Citrus Pectin, Citric Acid, Natural Strawberry Flavor, Black Carrot Extract, Beta Carotene (for Color)

The Lady recommends...

GRO More Kit

GRO More Kit - GRO Hair Serum + Biotin Gummies

Does Vegamour Really Work For Hair Loss?

As we’ve seen, Vegamour contains great natural hair growth ingredients across its range. But sometimes it’s not just what’s inside that counts. It’s how those things get there: the process involved. 

Vegamour is one of the only hemp-based brands designed specifically for hair. And unlike other CBD oils, it use a micro-encapsulation process to break the CBD down into super-small particles – basically, so it penetrates your follicles and your hair can absorb its nutrients easier.

That way, the serum doesn’t just remain on the surface of your hair – it gets right under your skin to get to the root of the problem.  So thanks to that microencapsulation process, those nourishing ingredients become more successful at penetrating the upper dermis layers. Even leading hair loss shampoos are rinsed off before this can occur; while Vegamour serum gets deep enough to really stimulate circulation and help to reduce the inflammation that triggers alopecia.

Psst… Also from Vegamour:

Don’t rub these on your head but if you’re losing your brows as a result of alopecia or if you want a daily dose of vitamins, minerals and other hair promoting nutrients, here’s what else Vegamour has to offer.

VegaBrow

 

vegaBROW Plan 2 - Brow Serum + Tinted Brow Gel

Hair Wellness Kits

GRO Hair Boost Adaptogen Supplement

GRO Biotin Gummies for Hair

GRO Hair Boost Adaptogen Supplement

Psst... In the meantime, give your head a hug!

How to Use Vegamour for Hair Growth

Vegamour’s instructions are pretty simple. And the dropper that’s included makes application a breeze, too! You can apply Vegamour serum morning or night, even if you have hair extensions as it isn’t oily.

  • Every day after your shower, towel-dry your hair, then fill the dropper full.
  • Apply the serum directly to your clean scalp (near the roots).
  • Massage it into the scalp with your fingertips, making sure to disperse it evenly.
  • Leave the serum in (it takes about 15 minutes to absorb fully, less from wet hair) and style your hair as normal.

LA Says: You can also use the serum on dry hair – it has a thin, watery and nearly odorless consistency so you’ll barely notice it’s there. Find a system that works for you; just make sure to use it daily for best results! 

Honest Vegamour Reviews & Testimonials

Customers that use the serums LOVE them. And the brand itself has clocked up several five-star reviews, with people saying their hair has never been so long.

But – and this is a BIG but – I would advise against ordering Vegamour if you’re based in the UK. I’ve read a couple of customer reviews on TrustPilot (see below) who had to pay import taxes that aren’t made clear on Vegamour’s website. You can get around this by ordering via Amazon. They still show import fees and taxes this way but at least it’s transparent!

Negative Vegamour Reviews

The custom and vat charges are a joke. I am not quite sure how the vat alone ended up being something like £35 when I spent £110 as it should be 20%. I ended up paying £45 custom and vat charges on a £110 order!! 

– B Weir, UK

Ordering for the UK you have to pay an import tax that they fail to mention anywhere. Plus took over 2 months to get to my local post office. I refused to pay it and am still waiting for a refund.

– Alice Maher, UK

Positive Vegamour Reviews

I have alopecia, and have tried everything. I started GRO+ 2 months ago, and it’s been a LIFE CHANGER, my hair stopped a lot of shedding and I’ve seen new hair regrowth. It’s definitely worth it!

– Lexy P, Location unknown

This is the real deal. I’d say I’m losing about half as much hair and my hair is feeling fuller. I love that they’re vegan and transparent about what’s in each product.

Gal A, Location unknown

I bought the GRO More Kit that has the GRO Biotin Gummies and the Gro Hair Serum. I take only 2 biotin gummies each day after my meal and later apply drops of the serum all over my edges which are my thinning areas. I massage my scalp so that the serum would work and help grow the hair on my edges. After 30 days, I noticed that my edges are growing a bit longer. If I buy more Gro More Kits for every month, my edges will eventually grow longer and thicker.

 – Angeline, Location unknown

Outside the US? Try Folexin Supplements!

If you’re not based in the US and you’re concerned about import taxes – or you think Vegamour is still too expensive on Amazon – then Folexin supplements are a great alternative. Another all-natural formula, that’s easy to incorporate into your daily routine (just take 2 pills a day), without any hidden fees.

Folexin contains a bunch of different B vitamins for healthy hair and nutrient absorption; a Chinese herb known as Fo-Ti that supports hair growth; saw palmetto, which is an amazing natural DHT blocker; and biotin – a star ingredient in the production of healthy skin, nails and hair.

You can also buy a few months’ of Folexin at a time to reduce costs further. Feel free to read my full review or check out the different packages below.

Common Questions

While some shoppers claim thicker hair and visible results after just 30 days, Vegamour advises that most results are apparent after 3 months – with the most dramatic after 4 months of daily use. However, they also offer a money-back guarantee and will accept returns for any reason up to 90 days from the ship date.

Well, it’s like any beauty product. Results only last as long as you continue using it! Vegamour says that if you stop using the lash or brow serum, they’ll return to their natural state in about a month. The hair growth cycle is longer so it’ll return to how it was a few months after you stop using Vegamour.

Vegamour original Gro serum costs $52 for a 1oz bottle (one-time purchase), which will last you a month. You can also save 15% through its subscription model, with a new bottle delivered every month. Right now they’re doing a great offer on their 3-pack of the Gro+ Advanced serum, when you join that subscription service.

From what I’ve seen, none whatsoever! The formula doesn’t contain any synthetic ingredients or harsh chemicals and even the botanicals are super-gentle. You can use it daily without any harmful side effects

Final Thoughts:

Is Vegamour worth the risk?

We’ve covered a lot of material in this article, so let’s do a quick summary of Vegamour’s pros and cons below – Lady Alopecia loves a good “pros ‘n’ cons” list! 😉

Vegamour Pros

  • Non-greasy & absorbent
  • Easy to add to your daily hair care routine
  • Vegan-certified & toxin-free, with no bad side effects
  • Great for those with sensitive scalps

Vegamour Cons

  • Pretty expensive, considering the size of the products
  • Import fees apply for those based in the UK
  • Some complaints about customer service


While I haven’t tried Vegamour myself – yet, but it’s winging its way to me now! – I think it sounds pretty effective. I can’t see the harm in using it as it’s all natural and its ingredients (particularly the Gro+ Advanced serum, with CBD oil) are proven to boost hair growth.

However, I appreciate that it doesn’t come cheap: especially if you have to pay import fees. While I don’t think Vegamour is a scam I do think you should check all fees carefully before you buy. I would recommend it as a natural treatment for alopecia – but use your best judgement!

And as always, please share your experiences in the comments below.

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4 Responses

    1. Hi Ana, thanks for your questions! If you read this post, you’ll see that I haven’t yet had a chance to try Vegamour. Also, as I mention in the comments, I’m having trouble getting it sent to Vietnam with COVID delays. This post is simply to highlight its key benefits and also give a full breakdown of its ingredients…and I have used curcurmin for immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties, which really helps! I wanted to cover an all-natural serum with no side effects and am confident Vegamour delivers on that. The reviews I’ve read have been hugely positive, which is why I’m really trying to get my hands on it! I’ll update this post whenever it arrives and I can try it out myself. In the meantime, if you want to try products I’ve personally used, check out Nioxin (full review here), Pura D’Or (review here) or Revita (my number one shampoo on this list).

      Hope that helps!!

      Emma 🙂

    1. Hi Eunice,

      Great question! I love Nioxin shampoo and conditioner – in fact I write all about it here – as its system (including a hair growth treatment spray) is what helped my hair grow back. And I actually haven’t had a chance to try Vegamour personally yet – I’m still trying to get it sent to Vietnam through COVID delays – but I really like the sound of it and I think your suggestion to mix is a good one. Because while I loved the hair growth treatment from Nioxin it does contain lots of chemicals, and Vegamour seems to be a more natural option. Plus, it’s got that CBD oil and if you’re leaving it in overnight, that’d be extra nourishing!

      Good luck, and let me know how you get on!

      Emma (Lady Alopecia)

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