Vegamour Reviews 2021: Can a Hair Serum Help Hair Growth?
Vegamour Hair Serum Reviews...and More!
Update: August, 2021. Yay! My beautifully packaged Vegamour kit has made its way to my home in Vietnam and I’ve been able to try out these products for myself (rather than relying on other Vegamour reviews). Here’s my updated post, with my personal experience! 🙂
I’m a long-term alopecian. And since enduring bad side effects from steroid injections and minoxidil, I’ve turned to natural treatments instead. I LOVE finding hair loss treatments containing kind ingredients – for the scalp and the environment! And as you’ll see in this Vegamour post I’ve read, this brand’s got it all.
Remember, lots of things can trigger alopecia – including stress, hormone imbalance, genetics and lifestyle – so there isn’t really one miracle cure. (Sorry!) But 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.
All this, in a treatment that’s far gentler than minoxidil. One that can be just as effective, especially when combined with healthy lifestyle habits. Yay!
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Best Vegamour Hair Loss Treatments
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Brand & Background
Vegamour has been around since 2017, when co-founders Dan Hodgdon and Christina Zeigler decided to create a “clean beauty company.” Since then, glowing customer Vegamour reviews have helped it take the hair loss industry by storm.
Their mission? To “make powerful, plant-based products with clinical efficacy and real visible results.” They’re committed to:
- Using sustainably sourced natural ingredients
- Creating a positive social impact
- Maintaining ethical responsibility
- Products that are organic & 100% vegan-certified
- Supporting Fair Trade initiatives
Although Vegamour started out with eyelash and eyebrow growth treatments, its vegan Gro Serum for hair soon became its bestseller. Nowadays though, it has plenty of other products that treat hair loss.
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. Woohoo!
Ingredients & Benefits: What’s in Vegamour Serum?
I’m a sucker for packaging. And from the moment I received my Vegamour goods, all wrapped up in pretty little boxes, the brand had made a positive first impression. But as they say, it’s what’s inside that counts.
Vegamour’s plant-based, cruelty-free serums are free from harmful side effects, which you’ll 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.) Meanwhile, Vegamour’s GRO+ Advanced Serum uses a plant-based formula that’s packed with proteins, vitamins, inflammation-reducers and immune-boosters – without the dodgy side effects.
Now let’s take a closer look at those natural ingredients.
Research into CBD for hair loss shows the anti-inflammatory effects of full and broad-spectrum hemp oil. It lowers stress in the body (caused by the autoimmune response) and helps slow down the rate of – or even prevent – hair loss.
So not only can hemp oil encourage regrowth, it can reduce the anxiety and inflammation that triggers hair loss in the first place.
Hemp oil is also an antioxidant which lowers free radical damage. And since antioxidants boost blood circulation, hemp oil speeds up the delivery of vitamins and minerals to the scalp.
Folate, a B vitamin, is 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.)
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.
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. 🙂
Can cigarette smoke help hair growth?! Well, 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.
5 Benefits of Vegamour for Hair
What makes Vegamour so effective? Check out these top 5 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.
LA Says: I’d been experiencing A LOT of shedding during my first pregnancy, even when using my favourite hair loss shampoo (Revita). I had a new bald spot at the top of my head and saw hair coming out every time I washed it. After massaging Vegamour shampoo and conditioner into my scalp though, this shedding stopped in its tracks!
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.)
LA Says: The first time I used Vegamour, I couldn’t believe how much thicker my hair looked…my usually paltry curls were springing up all over the place!
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.
LA Says: It’s early days, as I’ve only been using Vegamour for a week. But I’m curious to see if it’ll help with my pregnancy hair loss and with any postpartum hair loss, too.
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!
LA Says: I can definitely back up the Vegamour hair serum reviews out there and attest to its cooling, scalp-relieving qualities!
5. Improves lash & brow density
Many alopecians will lose their eyebrows or lashes as well as the hair on their head. And in a clinical study, users noticed 94% more brow density and volume and 34% more brow length after using Vegamour’s specialised brow and lash serums. Not too shabby!
LA Says: Over the past year, I’ve started losing my right eyebrow until it’s pretty much gone disappeared. At first, a mixture of castor oil and peppermint essential oil (applied nightly) was effective, but after a while, that stopped working, too. I’ve just started using Vegamour’s brow and lash kit so I’ll keep you posted!
5 Best Vegamour Products
The Original: Vegamour Hair Serum Reviews
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
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!
Like I said before, CBD oil brings its own anti-inflammatory, blood-circulating properties to help fight hair loss. Plus, it helps the rest of Vegamour’s nutrients to get even deeper into your hair follicles. I’m not sure whether results are quicker or not as I actually started with the advanced version last week. Watch this space…
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
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.
LA Says: Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to try the gummies yet as they contain Vitamin A, which isn’t recommended for pregnancy. But I’ll try them when I can!
The Lady recommends...
GRO More Kit
Boost Circulation: Scalp Detoxifying Serum
This new Vegamour serum works differently from the others – in that you apply it BEFORE you have your shower. You massage it in deeply, using Vegamour’s scalp massager or just your fingers, leave it to rest a few minutes, then rinse clean.
This baby includes a proprietary vegan silk protein to remove excess build-up and oils on the scalp while still providing a protective barrier against common irritants. The result? A healthier, cleaner and more nourished scalp that’s free from bacteria: the ideal foundation for hair to grow.
LA Says: I loved this serum from the first time I used it. It felt cool and refreshing and when I went to rinse it off, my hair felt silkier already!
Aqua, Propanediol, Pentylene Glycol, Glycerin, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Alcohol denat., Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Zinc PCA, Inulin Lauryl Carbamate, Caffeine, Tocopherol, Xanthan Gum, Parfum, Glycine Soja Seed Extract, Sodium Phytate, D-Limonene, Epilobium Angustifolium Extract, SR-Spider Polypeptide-1, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Caprylyl Clycol, Alcohol, Sodium Metabisulfite, Linalool
The Lady recommends...
GRO Scalp Detoxifying Serum
Dream Team: Vegamour Shampoo & Conditioner
I’m combining these Vegamour shampoo and conditioner reviews because most people will get one when they get the other. And if you’re prone to neglecting a haircare routine (like I am!) then this set is a great way to start.
Enhanced with a proprietary protein called Karmatin™ (Vegamour’s vegan take on keratin), this set is all about nourishing, thickening and strengthening your hair. Extra-hydrating oils (like marula and baobab) provide shine while reducing any damage caused by free radicals.
Both formulas are quite light – so they won’t weigh your hair down or clog your pores. Oh, and they smell AMAZING, too! Not at all like pungent hair loss treatments, more like luxuries you can spoil yourself with, bringing the salon experience into your bathroom.
LA Says: On the go? Try their handy new dry shampoo for the same great benefits and volumised locks!
Water, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (Plant Derived), Heptyl Glucoside, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate (Plant Derived), Sorbeth-230 Tetraoleate, Polyquaternium-7, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Chloride, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Decyl Glucoside, Panthenol, Hexylene Glycol, Mannitol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phosphatidylcholine, Glycerin, Polyquaternium-10, Biotin, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil, Sorbitan Laurate, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, SR-WASP Spider Polypeptide-1 Oligopeptide-178, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium PCA, Sodium Lactate, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Arginine, Aspartic Acid, Glycine, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Ceramide NP, Stearamine, Sorbitan Oleate, Xhanthan Gum, Alanine, Serine, Valine, Threonine, Isoleucine, Proline, Dimyristoyl Phosphatidylcholine, Histidine, Phenylalanine, Glycoproteins, Oligopeptide-2
Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Astrocaryum Murumuru Seed Butter, Macadamia Integrifolia Seed Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Adansonia Digitata Seed Oil, Copaifera (Copaiba) Officinalis Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Brassica Oleracea Italica (Broccoli) Seed Oil, Biotin, Phenoxyethanol, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sclerocarya Birrea (Marula) Seed Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil, Mannitol, Phosphatidylcholine, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Polyquaternium-10, Glycerin, Ximenia Americana Seed Oil, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, SR-WASP Spider Polypeptide-1 Oligopeptide-178, Cetyl Alcohol, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Ceramide NP, Stearamine, Sodium Chloride, Sorbitan Oleate, Xhanthan Gum, Pentylene Glycol, Dimyristoyl Phosphatidylcholine, Phytic Acid, Trifolium Pratense Sprout Extract, Vigna Radiata Sprout Extract
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GRO Shampoo & Conditioner Set
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 – so it penetrates your follicles and your hair absorbs 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.
Also from Vegamour...
Don’t rub these on your head but if you’re losing your brows or lashes 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.
In the meantime...wanna give your head a hug?!
How to Use Vegamour for Hair Growth
It’s pretty easy to apply the original and advanced serums, as they come with a handy dropper. You can use these Vegamour serums morning or night, even if you have hair extensions (as they aren’t oily).
- Every day after your shower, towel-dry your hair before dividing it into sections, then fill the dropper full.
- Apply 1–2 drops of serum to each section, near the roots.
- Massage it into the scalp with your fingertips or with Vegamour’s scalp massager, 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.
You can also use your 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!
LA Says: For the detoxifying serum, apply it as above but BEFORE your shower (you rinse it clean, don’t leave it in). Use the shampoo and conditioner daily, leaving them in for 60 seconds before rinsing and apply the eyebrow/eyelash serums twice a day.
Honest Vegamour Reviews & Testimonials
Customers that use the serums and shampoos LOVE them. And the brand itself has clocked up several five-star reviews, with people saying their hair has never been so long or healthy.
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.
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
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! 😉
- Non-greasy & absorbent
- Volumizes hair after just one use
- Quick ‘n’ easy to add to your daily hair care routine
- Vegan-certified & toxin-free, with no bad side effects
- Smells incredible!
- Great for those with sensitive scalps
- Pretty expensive, considering the size of the products
- Import fees apply for those based in the UK
- Some complaints about customer service
I’ve only been using Vegamour for a short time but already, I’m in love! I particularly like that its all-natural ingredients are proven to boost hair growth. I love how it smells, how my hair looks after using it and the packaging everything comes in is beyond beautiful. 😉
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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