As we age, we’re forced to square up against an unwelcome enemy: hair thinning and loss. Whether it be hormone fluctuations, heat styling damage, or just plain genetics, various brands have claimed to be the best at restoring those luscious locks. I tested clean beauty powerhouse Vegamour against big name Rogaine to see which brand ultimately takes the crown.
If you want natural, toxin-free products: Vegamour
Vegamour shines when it comes to good-for-you products: their offerings are free from hormones, sulfates, parabens, keratine, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. Rogaine contains minoxidil, which can bring its own slew of potentially concerning and otherwise uncomfortable risks such as irritation, scalp itching, or burning.
On the other hand, I was relieved to read Vegamour’s 100% vegan, gluten-free, paraben-free, eco-ethical, and cruelty-free ingredients list. Vegamour leaves out ingredients found in popular hair care such as minoxidil and keratin, instead using plant actives such as turmeric, red clover, and Karmatin™, which impact the environment positively.
Karmatin™ is a vegan protein that replaces keratin, a naturally occurring hair protein. Hair products that contain keratin are washed out before they can truly make a difference, whereas Karmatin™ bonds to the hair, resulting in shiny, boisterous locks. I love that Vegamour’s innovative solutions leave hair healthy and nourished.
If you're looking for a holistic routine: Vegamour
Both Vegamour and Rogaine require long-term use for the best results, but Vegamour makes it easy to incorporate hair growth actives into your everyday routine. For example, Vegamour’s range of shampoos, conditioners, dry shampoos, and more in the GRO and GRO+ lines make hair growth maintenance a breeze. Rogaine’s formula has to be used indefinitely to continue to see results, meaning there may be no end in sight for Rogaine users. So, if you’re looking to maintain hair growth results with a line of products rather than just a treatment serum, Vegamour is a better choice than Rogaine.
If you’re looking for an FDA-Approved Brand: Rogaine
While Vegamour’s numbers are impressive–users report 76% less shedding and a 52% increase in hair density–Rogaine boasts FDA backing. For users who feel comfortable with a brand that has been around for decades, Rogaine may be the better choice.
However, Vegamour excels in ease of use. Vegamour's GRO Hair Serum is applied topically to the scalp once per day–easy! Similarly, Rogaine is applied twice per day, but that additional dosage is something extra I have to worry about throughout the day. For me, Vegamour is definitely the more convenient option of the two.
If you want an easy subscription option: Vegamour
Another one of Vegamour’s competitive advantages stems from its subscription model. Rogaine doesn’t offer a subscription model, so you’ll have to be mindful about placing another order before you run out. Conversely, Vegamour’s flexible subscription model–which allows subscribers to choose their frequency and pause, cancel, or update anytime–means that you can focus your attention on your fabulous fuller hair (rather than the technicalities).
The Ultimate Winner: Vegamour
Overall, I definitely think Vegamour is the best option for kickstarting your hair growth journey. Vegamour’s clinically proven ingredients are efficacious, hormone-free, and plant-based, so you can feel good about a clean product while working towards regrowth. I’ve already started replacing my hair care routine with Vegamour’s GRO Collection– it’s by far the best suited to my situation and hair goals.