Regrowing and retaining hair is no small feat. You’ve got a lot of factors working against you that affect the density of your hair: age, genes, and environmental damage. Because having a full head of hair remains an important part of our appearance, it might be tempting to turn to potent hair loss products that offer a “quick fix” to the problem, but do you really know what’s in those popular hair growth treatments? These formulas often contain chemicals like finasteride and minoxidil, which, while FDA-approved, are known to have potentially harmful side effects. Here’s what you need to know about these two popular hair loss ingredients — and safe alternatives like 100% vegan hair serum.
What Is Finasteride (Propecia)?
One of the few FDA-approved alopecia treatments, finasteride was originally prescribed as a treatment for male prostate enlargement and certain cancers. Some patients noticed their hair growing out as a result of using finasteride as part of their treatment plans, and the pharmaceutical companies jumped at the chance to share this discovery with the world. Because finasteride was consumed as a small pill, it avoided some of the side effects of typical foams–namely greasy hair–while blocking DHT (or dihydrotestosterone, an endogenous androgen sex steroid and hormone thought to cause hair follicles to miniaturize) and stimulating hair growth. But complaints about finasteride followed shortly, with side effects ranging from sexual issues to depression, and even suicide. Furthermore, to this day, women who are pregnant or considering becoming pregnant are not supposed to use the treatment, or even encounter a broken pill ever! It is unclear how long the drug will stay in one’s system and the risk of birth defects is enough for the brand itself to give women fair warning.
What Is Minoxidil (Rogaine)?
Like finasteride, minoxidil was also intended for something far different than hair growth–blood pressure management. And while it initially might cause hair loss, it eventually brought hair back, fuller. Sounds great, right? But that’s not all they discovered. Side effects of minoxidil, which is the primary ingredient of Rogaine and is never used in any VEGAMOUR products, includes burning or itchy eyes, difficulty breathing or chest tightness, headaches, weight gain, or dizziness and the list goes on.
Finally, An Effective Hair Loss Treatment Without Side Effects
At VEGAMOUR, we had a radical idea. To create a hair loss solution that was actually designed to be a hair loss solution, and even better, a hair loss serum that is natural and safe! We knew there were plant-based actives that could achieve similar results. We were elated to learn that our clean formula could actually outperform our chemical competition!
VEGAMOUR offers its signature hair serum either as a Volumizing Hair Serum or Volumizing Hair Foam. How do you choose between the Spray or the Foam? It’s totally up to you! Both formulas contain the same plant-based-but-powerful formula, it’s entirely a matter of personal preference. Order today and apply daily for visible results within three months!
How Vegamour Hair Growth Treatments Work
Our hair serums feature bio-active phytomolecules that naturally open up and restore the communication channels between your dermal papilla and your follicles, enabling hair growth stimulation. The longer your follicles receive these signals, the more time they have to grow and volumize. The more active follicles you have, the denser your hair becomes. Simultaneously, our formulas are strengthening the roots, for less fall-out or breakage. It’s a win-win!
- Red Clover & Mung Bean - combats the negative effects of DHT on hair growth and strengthen the follicle
- Turmeric Root - increases the length of the anagen (growth) phase of the hair
- Nicotiana Benthamiana - strengthens and increases the density of existing hair, while reducing hair loss from combing and washing
We know hair thinning and loss is stressful. Why worry about scary side effects from a treatment? Shop around, but know you can always shop safe at VEGAMOUR.