If you’re like me, you’ve been inundated with Facebook and Instagram ads touting Vegamour as a plant-based hair solution to help with hair growth. Well done, internet. Well done.
Apparently Vegamour AND Facebook AND Instagram all know me well because I am the ideal target audience for this product. I watched enough ads that I finally took the plunge and bought their Vegamour GRO Hair Serum. And then I waited a really long time.
Be wary of anyone that gets this product and immediately posts a glowing review. Because this is the type of product that requires a LOT of patience for any sort of payoff. Months, in fact.
So, I decided to not only buy the product but also use the product for nearly four months. And the best part? I documented the whole thing so you can share in my experience and decide if Vegamour GRO Hair Serum might be right for you.
Who is Vegamour?
Vegamour is a beauty company focusing on hair health and wellness through plant-based treatments. And it was founded by… A MAN. A man with good hair, I might add.
Dan Hodgdon is a city slicker turned farmer who believes in using nature to nourish what we already have. In fact, their marketing uses all the right terms:
“Clean, 100% Vegan Ingredients”
“Holistic Hair Wellness”
The promise is something that’s good for my hair and theoretically good for the environment. Not to mention they’ve got pretty slick marketing and a HEAVY rotation on social media.
So I bought into it. I decided to take the plunge and try one of their products and see if it delivers what it promises.
What is the Vegamour GRO Hair Serum?
Their products focus on hair wellness and the product you choose depends on where you want to concentrate your efforts (scalp, lashes, brows). One thing that I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older is that all the hairy parts start thinning.
Lashes have mascara. Brows have brow pencils. And technically, hair has hats. But I still want to recapture a little bit of the locks (albeit thin ones) that I had on my thinning crown and sides.
And in case you’re wondering, that is the classic area for hormonal hair loss.
That’s my primary issues but hair loss can also be caused by stress, lack of sleep, vitamin deficiencies, and things like poor scalp health. So basically, being a woman.
Vegamour GRO Hair Serum contains what they call phyto-actives that work to “help support a healthy and balanced follicular ecosystem while soothing the scalp and revitalizing hair roots.”
It’s a serum that you apply by the dropperful to the scalp and then wait for the results.
Here’s what I bought initially: Vegamour GRO More Kit, which includes 1 GRO Hair Serum and 1 GRO Biotin Gummies
My Vegamour Routine
As with the eyelash treatments I’ve tried in the past, this requires patience. Vegamour recommends you apply the GRO serum as often as every day, to wet or dry hair. And the results can take up to 3-4 months.
Here’s what my routine entailed:
- Take Biotin gummies daily (I only did this for the first month)
- Wash and towel dry hair (usually at night)
- Apply one dropperful to the crown of my hair
- Apply one dropperful to the sides of my hair (half a dropperful for each side)
- Gently massage into scalp
- Air dry or blow dry
- Style as usual
- Repeat for 4 months 🙂
Because I have fine thin hair, I was worried that the serum would weigh my hair down or make it feel greasy or oily. I’m happy to say that the product had no discernible effect on the styling of my hair.
Also, I generally wash my hair every other day so I tended to only use the GRO serum after showering. You can use it on dry hair, which I did a few times, and it didn’t affect the styling.
Does Vegamour Really Work?
This is a really subjective question because it depends on what your expectations are. I’ll admit it. I had high expectations. I expected to have a lush head of hair after four months and tell you, “You guys! Just stick with it. It takes a long time but you will be AMAZED by the results!”
That’s not the conclusion I had after four months. I felt a little disappointed because I didn’t see much of a change. Four months is a long time to invest in a hair treatment and not see amazing results.
But guess what? It did work. I did see results. They just weren’t super obvious results. This is why BEFORE pictures are so important when looking at AFTER pictures. The changes are sometimes so subtle that you don’t notice until you compare.
So let me show you my before and after pictures.
Before and After Results with Vegamour
You won’t mistake me for a hair model. I still have thin hair. But if you look at the month by month progression, you will see some thickening at my part line.
Maybe that’s enough for you. I had higher hopes. And when you see the differences on the side, you might not be as impressed.
So what do you see when you look at the photos? Did the product work? Did it work enough to justify the cost? (It’s not a cheap product). Did I do anything wrong? Maybe.
What I Would Do Differently
After nearly four months of using Vegamour, I decided not to order another bottle which runs around $44 USD without any discounts. You can buy in bulk and you can subscribe & save. And that’s appealing for a few reasons.
I’m typically very
cheap frugal. If I’m using a tiny bottle that costs $44, I’m using it sparingly. I ended up using two bottles for nearly 4 months. If I was on the subscription plan, I’d potentially use 4 bottles in four months. So maybe I didn’t use enough?
On the other hand, I wasn’t applying it all over. I was mainly concentrating on the crown and sides of my head. And I also didn’t want to risk product overload making my hair weighed down.
As mentioned above, I didn’t use the GRO serum every day. I used it about every other day, usually after I washed my hair. So increasing the frequency might help. And I’d probably go through the bottle faster.
So if I were to try this again, I might simply do the following:
- Use more of the product
- Use the product more frequently
- Use it all over
- Continue the Biotin gummies to strengthen my hair from the inside
But the final caveat I want to add is that my hormones are currently on the roller coaster track that sometimes takes me on a slow climb and sometimes drops me at 4Gs. My hair is just along for the ride. Maybe there’s no serum on earth that can keep up with my changing body but I’ll keep searching for all the magic potions I can find!