I’m a long-term alopecian. And after enduring the crappy side effects of steroid injections and minoxidil for AGES, I tried a more natural approach. I discovered Vegamour in early 2021 and fell in love with its range of vegan products. From the other Vegamour reviews I’ve read, I’m not alone!
Although I don’t believe in a ‘miracle cure’ for hair loss – as too many factors, like stress, hormones and diet can trigger it – Vegamour can still help alopecia. Because it nourishes the scalp environment. It clears excess build-up that causes irritation. And it strengthens each follicle for optimal growth conditions.
Vegamour’s also way gentler than treatments like minoxidil and can be just as effective. Yay! Read on for my personal account of a wide range of Vegamour products, all designed to treat hair loss and thinning hair.
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Vegamour was created in 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.
Vegamour’s 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/ethical impact and supporting Fair Trade initiatives.
Lots to admire, but will it help your hair?! Fortunately, Vegamour makes plenty of goodies to support hair growth. Here are the key benefits, listed and backed up by clinical trials on the company’s website:
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!
Vegamour’s vegan hair treatments are free from the harmful side effects of 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.) For instance, this GRO+ Advanced Serum is packed with proteins, vitamins, inflammation-reducers and immune-boosters – without any bad reactions.
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, FYI. Read my Folexin review here or check it out for yourself.
Vegamour gets its folate from mung beans. When applied topically, folate supports healthy red blood cells, tissue and cell production and hair growth. (Without the bloated bean belly. Phew.)
One of the main causes of 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 about the benefits of turmeric and curcumin before. They reduce inflammation, support the immune system and help hair growth by improving blood circulation. But I know not everyone likes their taste, or the inevitable stained fingers from cooking with these ingredients. 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.
What else makes Vegamour so effective? Let’s see!
Vegamour’s formula strengthens the hair from root to tip. And their original hair growth serum brings 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 76% less hair shedding and 52% greater hair density after 4 months of daily use.
LA Says: I’d been experiencing A LOT of shedding during pregnancy, even when using my favourite hair loss shampoo (Revita – see review here!). 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!
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: 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!
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: This hasn’t really been the case for me. Because although Vegamour was amazing during my pregnancy, it’s been less effective postpartum. Though admittedly, I keep forgetting to use it!
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!
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 disappeared. At first, a mixture of castor oil and peppermint essential oil (applied nightly) was effective, but after a while, that stopped working, too. When I started using VegaBrow, I saw regrowth in just under 2 weeks…but again, I forgot to use it twice daily as instructed so progress has been slow!
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 Gro hair serum 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.
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! The Vegamour hair serum reviews for this version are pretty great, too.
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’ve been using the two interchangeably. Oops.
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
Time to double up on your hair nourishing treatments! This kit’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.
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 wasn’t able to try the gummies when pregnant as they contain Vitamin A. But I can start now and keep you posted!
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 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 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
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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 just like the Vegamour shampoo reviews mention, they smell AMAZING! Not at all like pungent hair loss treatments – so you can bring 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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As we’ve seen, Vegamour contains great natural hair growth ingredients. But sometimes it’s not just what’s inside that counts. It’s how those things get there: the process involved.
Vegamour uses a micro-encapsulation process, breaking its formula down into super-small particles, to get through the upper dermis layers. So whatever treatment you use sinks much deeper into your follicles – meaning your scalp absorbs all those nutrients fully, rather than staying on the surface of your hair.
Even leading hair loss shampoos are rinsed off before this can occur; while Vegamour gets deep enough to really stimulate circulation and help reduce the inflammation that triggers alopecia.
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.
LA Says: 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! You can even apply it to hair extensions, if you have them.
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!
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
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
If you’re not based in the US and you’re concerned about import taxes, 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.
Another benefit is you can buy a few months’ worth of Folexin at once to lower costs. 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 claims the best results are 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
We’ve covered a lot in this post, so here’s a quick summary of Vegamour’s pros and cons.
I’ve only been using Vegamour for a short time but already, I’m in love! I love 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. It may not be cheap but as long as you check all import fees carefully before buying, I think it’s worth treating yourself!
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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!