Many of us would like to grow fuller, lush hair. There are several serums and oils on the market. These are often a messy application that makes hair go flat and greasy at the root – right where you want more volume. Here is our research on the Vegamour GRO Hair Foam formulation as well as our experience.
What It Is
A mousse-like foam that adds volume at the root. It is not intended for the lengths of the hair. While it does double-duty as a styling agent to maximize the appearance of thinner hair, it is really a hair growth serum in a precise application form.
Why It is Special
While most hair growth formulations are oily, greasy or clump the hair together, this formula acts like a styling mousse at the root and adds some hair volume.
Adhering to daily use is much easier when I am not tempted to skip a day of treatment in order to have a better looking hair style for a day.
Research-Backed Treatments for Hair Regrowth
There are many formulations out there promising hair growth. While many ingredients can provide SOME benefit, most don’t address the main reasons hair won’t grow in well.
Research indicates the primary enemies to hair growth are:
- DHT accumulation on the scalp
- loss of blood circulation to the scalp
- scalp inflammation
- nutritional deficiencies
Bloodwork can rule out some nutritional basics like low Vitamin D levels, iron, magnesium, and B12. Most of us get enough Biotin from fortified foods but if you are low, that can impair hair growth.
A dermatologist can rule out other conditions, such as inflammatory conditions of the scalp, that may require medical attention.
But DHT and poor blood circulation are more complicated. That requires some topical treatment intervention. The ingredients in that topical treatment are key to your success.
Check out the ingredients in Vegamour GRO Hair Foam.
Vegamour Gro Hair Foam Key Ingredients
Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Callus Conditioned Media
Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) is used for the prevention and reduction of hair loss, achieving an increase in density.
It is also an important stimulator of follicular activity, optimizing the hair cycle and providing improvements in the density, strength and health of the hair.
It is also an outstanding anti-inflammatory for promoting optimal scalp health.
Tumeric is effective at “jumpstarting” the dermal papilla cells of DPCs – where hair growth happens – after periods of dormancy.
Trifolium Pratense is red clover. Red clover addresses DHT.
DHT is a hormone that accumulates on the scalp. It can suffocate the hair follicle, causing it to grow a thinner and shorter until it cannot produce a hair at all.
DHT is partially removed with regular hair washing, but not entirely. It can be trapped under dandruff or oils. Certain ingredients show an ability to remove DHT. Red Clover is an particularly effective one while also not being harsh or drying to the scalp.
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Peel Oil
Citrus Aurantium Bergamia, better known as Bergamot has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Linalool and carvacrol are compounds in bergamot oil. Both are excellent anti-inflammatories for skin issues such as acne and skin irritation.[1,2]It also lends natural scent.
Caffeine reduces inflammation.
Caffeine has antioxidant properties and slows down photo-aging. On the scalp, Caffeine encourages blood flow to nourish follicles and encourage healthy growth.
Vigna Radiata Extract
As it turns out, the humble mung bean is a hair growth superstar.
Mung beans deliver folate directly to the DPCs Dermal Papilla cells (DPCs).
DPCs are specialized mesenchymal cells  located at the hair follicle base. They are essential to the hair growth cycle, especially for postnatal hair growth. 
Nicotiana benthamiana Hexapeptide-40 Sh-Polypeptide 9
This is a fusion peptide. It is designed to be an identical copy of the human gene responsible for vascular endothelial growth factor, part of what grows hair. It contains amino acids, disulfide bonds and proteins all of which build hair. There are no animal bi-products in this peptide, and it functions like your own human genes, but younger and healthier.
Simply put, this peptide nourishes the anagen (growth) cycle of the hair while strengthening roots.
Hexapeptide-40 Sh-Polypeptide 86
Glucopeptide-2 is a peptide which uses an amino acid that acts like adiponectin. Adiponectin reduces the impact of genetic hair loss factors.
Limonene comes from citrus peels. It adds natural fragrance and is believed to have some of the beneficial properties of the fruit such as Vitamins and anti-inflammatories. 
Biotin is Vitamin H. Biotin aids in hydration, moisturizes, and restores dry skin. Biotin also supports the building of the keratin structure of hair.
A gentle polyhydroxy acid (PHA) exfoliant. PHA’s are like aHa’s but less irritating to the skin, so even sensitive skin types can use it. It not only exfoliates barriers such as dandruff and sebum, but is anti-aging to the scalp skin itself.  which is a natural pickling agent. It is a “natural” ingredient, a cyclic ester of D-gluconic acid. [7,8]
The scent is a fruity bergamot with a touch of citrus, but not so detectible once it dries down.
It is the texture of a hair mousse applied just on the scalp at the hair root – not the lengths. There is no weird residue. It wasn’t drying and washes out well. Only a small amount is necessary. This is particularly helpful for precise spot application if hair is thinner in a spot or to treat an uneven hairline.
- PRO: Foam is less messy and offers a very precise application compared to a serum application.
- PRO: Hair looks and feels thicker. There is less overall hair shed.
- PRO: I did not experience white flakes or residue. It is somewhat stiff at the root – like a volumizing styling product – but not sticky.
- PRO: Makes hair edges and the hair line appear thicker. This is a very nice perk compared to most hair growth serums and oils that tend to clump hair together or make hair seem greasy right where you want the appearance of thicker hair.
- CON: If I could fix one thing, the nozzle would just a bit thinner to not disperse more product than I need at once.
- TIP: Remember to shake the bottle well, like a hair mousse, for best texture on application.
If you are not a fan or serums or oils to promote hair growth, then this foam application is a great option for you. I find it useful for days I really prefer to style the fullest looking hair line yet still use a hair growth treatment, and use the hair serum on a “regular” day.
Where to Buy It
Find Vegamour GRO Hair Foam at Vegamour and Sephora
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