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I Tried Vegamour's Best-Selling Growth Serum, and It Brought My Thinning Hairline Back to Life

I’d watched the hair at my temples thin out over the years and finally decided to do something about it.
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Like so many things you notice in your parents and think "that'll never happen to me," I was aware of my mom's receding hairline near her temples (and my grandmother's, too). But growing up, I always had relatively thick, strong hair, so I didn't give it much thought — until I noticed the same thing starting to happen to my hair. 

While breakage had been an obvious plight ever since I began dying my hair in my mid-20s, the thinning was less abrupt and therefore less noticeable. However, when I saw a photo of me — hair pulled half-up, and the wind blowing my hairline at just the "right" angle, I saw I was dealing with a fairly decent balding patch near my right temple. 

Alyssa Sparacino
Credit: Alyssa Sparacino

Since there are so many hair growth serums, supplements, and other products on the market, I wasn't sure where to start — but then I remembered one brand that kept coming up again and again in search results and social feeds: Vegamour. I took the plunge on its best-selling, customer-favorite Gro serum, and I haven't looked back since.

Fast forward more than a year and a half later, and I can honestly say that by using the Vegamour serum a few times a week, the density of my strands have improved and my thinning hairline has noticeably filled in. Read more about how I tested the popular hair growth serum, including before and after photos, below. 

Vegamour Gro Hair Serum Key Features

  • How I tested: For nearly two years, after every shampoo (3-4 times a week) on towel-dried hair. 
  • Perfect for: Those experiencing hair thinning or hair loss; those looking for a cruelty-free, vegan hair loss serum.
  • What you'll love: Vegamour offers a rewards program where you can earn points toward discounts and a subscription, auto-renewal service, which saves you money and avoids a product lull.
  • Keep in mind: The serum can feel a bit wet or oily when applied to a dry scalp, though this dissipates some as you rub in the product.
  • Key ingredients: Curcumin (an antioxidant to fight damaging free radicals), red clover (an anti-inflammatory flavonoid), and mung bean (which is rich in healthy hair minerals).
Vegamour Gro Hair Serum
$58.00

Vegarmour Gro Hair Serum Review

To be clear, this isn't going to be a story about my long and arduous journey to find the root cause of my hair loss. I'll admit that I'm still speculative at best on that front. Though FWIW, "hair thinning around the temples could be due to genetics, but it could also be caused by significant stress, very tight hairstyles, or a combination of the above," says board-certified dermatologist and Vegamour brand expert, Neera Nathan, M.D.

And that's kind of my point: There are many different causes of hair loss, and it's typically the result of a combination of factors — genetics, nutrition deficiencies, hormones, significant stress, health conditions, or other illness, explains Dr. Nathan. So, while I'm a big proponent of taking ownership over your health so you can make the best decisions for you, I'll admit that in this case, I took a "let's just see what happens" approach. The good news for everyone is that "most types of hair loss can be treated," says. Dr. Nathan. The even better news for me: The Vegamour Gro Serum actually worked! 

Alyssa Vegamour Before After
Credit: Alyssa Sparacino

The formula comes in a small bottle with a dropper applicator, which makes it really easy to dispense the product directly onto the scalp. I started using it on totally dry hair, but found the wetness of the serum made my clean hair look a bit greasy, so I started applying it to my damp, towel-dried hair post-shower instead. This turned out to be a useful tactic, as it helped me remember when to use the serum, and it quickly became a seamless part of my post-shampoo beauty routine. 

A few months in, I decided to add a scalp massager into the mix, and, anecdotally, I think it made a big difference in my hair growth results. After I applied my shampoo and worked it in through my hair, I massaged my scalp with the bristles in a circular motion around my hairline and the crown of my head. I'm convinced the combo of massage-meets-serum really kicked my hair growth results into high gear, and science agrees. "Massaging the scalp for several minutes per day has been shown to stimulate hair growth," says Dr. Nathan. "Massaging may also help increase absorption of any topical products applied to the scalp or skin, which could make them work better." A-ha! 

Regardless of the catalyst that stimulated my hair regrowth, I'm a happy customer — and now a Vegamour subscriber, to boot (which also lets me save money on every bottle). And these days, I can confidently wear my hair in a ponytail without staring at my scalp peeking through. I even gifted my mom a bottle of the serum because I know she'll be hooked, too.