My search for a vegan hair product that can get rid of dandruff continues…

Vegamour (pronounced “vegg-ah-more”) reached out to me at the perfect time. Hair has never been a concern for me. I have pretty healthy hair that doesn’t get very damaged no matter how much I bleach and colour it. I have a lot of hair, and it’s thick. I likely won’t have a thinning problem until I’m pretty old.

BUT…I have had dandruff on and off for a LONG time. I distinctly remember whipping my hair at recess in seventh grade, and my friends telling me flakes were falling from my head.

I tried Head & Shoulders here and there, which solved the problem, but when I worked with a sustainability expert in 2009 and learned all about the toxic chemicals that are in SO many products, I’ve been an eagle eye for ingredients since. I can’t remember the last time I used a shampoo from a drugstore.

Enter Vegamour’s offer to review some of their vegan beauty products. I tried the GRO Scalp Detoxifying Serum along with the GRO Revitalizing Shampoo and GRO Revitalizing Conditioner since they need to be used together, and I really wanted to see if the serum would eliminate my dandruff problem for good.

The serum requires you to part your hair four ways, apply the product where the hair parts, and then massage it into your scalp for 3 to 5 minutes. My friend gave me a shampoo and scalp brush which I had only used once, so this was good.

First Vegamour application

I started using all 3 products right at the start of February 2024. You can see the level of dandruff my scalp usually had. (I wash my hair every 3 days; yes, I could switch to every other day, but I hate wasting time drying it!)

With serum applied:

Now for the scalp rinse-out and shampoo/conditioner application. Both the shampoo and conditioner products say to use a quarter-size amount. “That won’t be enough,” I’m thinking.

But it was! The shampoo not only provided a lot of lather, but covered ALL my hair. The product said to apply it from root to tip. (Usually I only shampoo my scalp and apply conditioner to my tips.) While the conditioner didn’t have the same lather, it was enough to detangle my tips plus apply some to my scalp.

I want to talk about the smell: it’s sooo nice. All 3 products have this really nice fruity scent that lasts even after my hair was dry. It made my pillow smell good!

One thing I noticed on the first application of all 3 products was that there was a nice shine to my hair. I usually apply argan oil after I dry my hair to make it smoother and shiny, but I didn’t need that!

Vegamour results three months later

The company said to test the products for at least three months. The serum was gone after the first week in April, so it lasted just over two months, using it every other day.

I continued massaging my scalp before using the shampoo and conditioner into May. When I told a friend (who has lush, thick hair) I was testing out these products partially because I wanted to get rid of my dandruff, he said he had a similar problem because of eczema and that massaging his scalp really helped. So I thought it might not just be the serum that’s the key to getting rid of my dandruff, but the scalp massaging.

Here’s a photo of my scalp (before washing) after 3 months of using the products:

After washing and drying:

You’ll see that while my scalp is not completely dandruff-free, compared to the first photo, my hair was less frizzy (it probably retained more moisture) and slightly more shiny three months after using the products.

It will be interesting to see if my hair will still be as smooth or shiny when I go back to my regular shampoo and conditioner (I use argan oil for shine).

The difference you can’t see is my scalp is not as itchy as it usually is the day before or day of washing. This is HUGE!


Price and ingredient review

At $48 for the GRO Revitalizing Shampoo and $48 for the GRO Revitalizing Conditioner, these are premium products, but I feel the price will yield you much better results than a drugstore brand. You can also get the kit with both products at a discount for $86, or subscribe to get them shipped each month for $76 if you go through a lot of product. You can also buy them in a set with other products. Travel sizes are also available.

The GRO Scalp Detoxifying Serum is $42 or $36 if you subscribe every 2 months. You can get this in a set as well.

As far as the ingredients go, there’s fragrance/parfum in the shampoo and limonene and linalool listed in the middle. Similarly, for the conditioner, there’s fragrance/parfum and limonene and linalool listed closer to the end. Both have pretty long ingredient lists, with the shampoo having more un-pronounceable ingredients.

Although the serum also had parfum and linalool, the latter was the last ingredient listed. There seemed to be more natural ingredients in the conditioner and serum.

The inclusion of a few toxins deters me from using these products regularly, but if you’re vegan and looking to try a new product to improve the health and appearance of your hair, definitely give Vegamour a try, and also have a look at the other products in their line.

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