Vegamour Gro Hair is a popular serum. Their website states they use “natural ingredients, backed by science”. But does Vegamour Gro Hair Serum stack up to the science? What other ingredients does it contain? We take a critical look at these scientific studies. Is Vegamour Gro Hair Serum worthy of the hype? And is it going to work for menopause hair loss?

Let’s dive in.

Key Takeaways

Vegamour states it contains natural ingredients backed by science. Ingredients include Red Clover, Tumeric and Mung Bean.

The study Vegamour uses to justify Red Clover was in fact a lotion that contained Red Clover and a biomimetic peptide, not just Red Clover. It was a tiny study done on 15 men.

The study Vegamour refers to for Tumeric is not a study – it is an ad for Nutrafol.

For Mung Bean there have been zero studies done.

The true hero ingredient in Vegamour could be caffeine. Caffeine is not mentioned on their website, but is the first listed active ingredient in the serum.

Caffeine can be effective at preventing hair loss. Jump to Flo Hive pick for more cost effective caffeine hair serums HERE.

What is Vegamour Gro Hair Serum?

Vegamour Gro Hair Serum is a vegan formulated topical serum applied to the scalp. Nicole Kidman is a brand partner and Vegamour has a large number of positive reviews on Amazon.

It positions itself as a “safer” alternative to other pharmaceutical treatments.

Vegamour has two serums on offer. Vegamour Gro Hair Serum and Gro + Advanced Hair Serum.

In this review we will be looking at Vegamour Gro Hair.

What are the active ingredients of Vegamour?

According to their website, Vegamour Gro Hair Serum is “formulated for thinning, lackluster hair, this hair serum uses clinically-tested, plant-based phytoactives to improve overall hair wellness, soothing the scalp and increasing the appearance of hair density and thickness.”

The plant-based phytoactives in Vegamour Hair Gro Hair are –

Red Clover, Tumeric and Mung Bean.

Flo Hive Science Scoop

Red Clover

Vegamour’s website states that Red Clover “may act as a natural DHT blocker to help minimize issues such as hair thinning and hair loss.

Let’s take a closer look at this statement and which study they are referring to.

DHT is short for – dihydroxtestosterone. DHT is a male sex hormone, also found in women. It promotes hair growth on the face, chest and genitals – but (weirdly!) at the same time leads to hair loss on the scalp.

There are many pharmaceutical DHT blockers used for hair loss on the market – Nanoxidil is one. You can read our review of Rogaine for Women (contains Minoxidil) here.

The study that Vegamour is referring to used a mixture of Red Clover extract AND a biomimetic peptide [1].

So it contained two ingredients – not Red Clover on its own. The peptide is one that may strengthen the hair shaft and thus prevent hair loss. The trial had 30 men (no women) and went for four months. Half the men used a placebo the other half – 15 men – used the Red Clover and biomimetic peptide. It was a lotion.

The trial saw an improvement in the hair growth of the 15 men – but it is unclear which ingredient was having the effect.

Was is Red Clover? Or was it the peptide? It was only done on men, only 15 men and the study was not published in a high quality journal. Yet Vegamour are using this study as evidence of Red Clover may act as a DHT blocker.

Confused? Me too.

Let’s take a look at the next ingredient – Tumeric.

Tumeric

Vegamour states that Tumeric “has been shown in clinical studies to help prevent causes of hair loss by inhibiting DHT production and supporting IGF-1 & BMP4 production”.

Gosh, that’s a mouthful. Sounds very impressive! But what study are they referring to?

The study their website links to is actually a review of Nutrafol. Written by a doctor who is an advisor for Nutrafol.

It is not a study. It is basically an ad for Nutrafol – but looks like a scientific paper. It goes through each ingredient of Nutrafol touting its benefits.

With regards to Tumeric, well, the study the Nutrafol review refers to was a study done on rats [2] and it was using a completely different type of Tumeric than the one found in Vegamour. There are over 30 different types of Tumeric. You can read the full Nutrafol ad/ “paper” here.

Flo Hive was able to find only one study that tested the topical use of Tumeric for hair loss [3].

The study recruited 89 men. Over 6 months they received either a solution of Minoxidil 5%, a solution of Tumeric 5%, a combination of both Minoxidil and Tumeric or a placebo.

Before and after photographs were used to measure results. Of all the groups the Minoxidil group achieved the best results. Only one man using just the Tumeric showed an improvement which was graded ‘moderate improvement’.

Hardly ground-breaking stuff. One man with a ‘moderate’ improvement.

The statement that it supports IGF-1 production is the next one we will look at. IGF-1 is human growth hormone.

The study Vegamour refers to is actually an in-depth look at gene expression of Tumeric [4]. A DNA analysis of the plant…… So there you go. Talk about drawing a long bow.

Flo Hive has been unable to find any studies about BMP4 production and Tumeric. It is unclear why it is even mentioned in relation to Vegamour Gro Hair.

Mung Bean

And finally to Mung Bean.

Vegamour states that Mung bean “contains copper, an essential element for scalp and hair health, and may strengthen the ability of the hair follicle to resist premature shedding.”

Flo Hive could not find any studies about the use of Mung bean topically for hair loss. None. Nada. Zip. Zero.

What Vegamour does do – is go into great detail about the nutritional benefits of Mung beans.

Which is true, they are a great source of many vitamins and mineral including selenium, silica and iron. WHEN YOU EAT THEM. You hair does not eat food through the scalp….

Whilst some of the Vegamour Gro Hair minerals and vitamins may be absorbed through the scalp – it is not going to be as powerful as eating them.

Other ingredients in Vegamour GRO Hair

If Vegamour Gro Hair’s “clinically-tested, plant-based phytoactives” are probably not acting in the way Vegamour states (blocking DHT) then why it so popular?

What other ingredients does it contain that could be responsible for positive reviews?

The answer is quite simple. Take a look at the label:

Notice a familiar ingredient for hair loss? Yes – it is caffeine.

Caffeine products like caffeine shampoos and lotions have been widely studied.

Caffeine has been proven to reduce hair LOSS, but it does not REGROW you hair.

These are two very different things. 

It is our opinion that the inclusion of caffeine in Vegamour Gro Hair is no accident.

Could caffeine be the true hero of Vegamour Gro Hair’s success?

And yet there is no mention of caffeine on their website as one of the active ingredients.

Is Vegamour suitable for hair loss in menopause?

There are other effective caffeine hair serums on the market which are MUCH cheaper than Vegamour and here at Flo Hive we are all about value (and science, obviously!).

Our top 3 picks for caffeine leave in serums are –

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The inclusion of the so called “clinically-tested, plant-based phytoactives”, vegan formula and glossy marketing are possibly what you are paying for with Vegamour.

Caffeine has been proven to reduce hair loss, but it does not regrow hair.

If you are reading this and you are in menopause then please, save your money and put it to good use towards caffeine topicals that are better value for money.

Overall – for menopause hair loss – Vegamour is a hard NO from Flo Hive.

The science does not ring true.

Vegamour Gro Hair “clinically-tested, plant-based phytoactives” are definitely not “backed by science” as they state they are.

Vegamour are stretching the truth to the point it is simply untrue.

Flo Hive is surprised they have not been taken to task over their claims. 

And if you would like to read about things that HAVE been proven by science to regrow hair please read any of our reviews below:

Red light therapy helmets review

Rogaine for Women review

Nanoxidil serum review

Microneedling review

Rosemary oil review

References

[1] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23449130/

[2] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0367326X12000834

[3] https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21756154/

[4] ttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1631069117301609#abs0005

https://jddonline.com/articles/a-novel-multi-targeting-approach-to-treating-hair-loss-using-standardized-nutraceuticals-S1545961617S0141X/

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