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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.
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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.
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:
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.
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.)
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?! 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.
What makes Vegamour effective? Well, here are 5 top reasons to try it.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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 – 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
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! 😉
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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