It’s time to review Virgin Hair Fertilizer – a product that’s been really popular lately.
- So does it really grow hair much faster?
- Are those scary side effects stories true?
I tried to dig deep into this product and find out all the hidden details.
So here’s the truth behind you should know.
Note: This review is based on my opinion + research on Virgin Hair Fertilizer.
So Let’s Get To The Review
Full Name: Virgin Hair Fertilizer
Versions: Only 1 pack of 8.8 oz (125 g)
Best Actual Price: Around $6
Cheapest Place To Buy: Amazon is the most comfortable choice
Designed For: Rapid hair growth – according to the label.
However, it also has several additional benefits – like:
- fights against dandruff
- deeply condition dry hair
- prevents breakage
Overall – it’s a product that works best for black women with coarse hair (too strong for normal hair).
My Rating: 6 out of 10
Worth Buying?: Not necessarily – at least I can’t recommend it:
- very weird formula
- too greasy for normal to dry hair (only for coarse hair)
- can be dangerous when applied to scalp
It’s true that it has an excellent price, though.
But even so – I prefer a cheap supplement that worked really well for me (plus that it’s 100% natural).
What I Liked About It
- Excellent price (for all packages)
- Available on most retailers
- Many authentic opinions available online
- Doesn’t have to be rinsed from hair
What I Didn’t Like About It
- Ingredients are really weak overall
- Very intense peppermint smell
- Consistency is really sticky and oily
- Mostly effective on coarse hair (not just dry hair)
- You need to apply it daily
- Can cause side effects on the scalp (due to vaseline)
What Is Virgin Hair Fertilizer?
In short – it’s a cream meant to “fertilize” hair and make it grow faster instantly.
So how exactly does it work?:
- Its formula is based on vaseline (Petroleum Jelly) and Peppermint Oil.
- Vasline moisturizes coarse strands.
- In this way, it improves breakage.
- Peppermint Oil stimulates follicles (if used with scalp massage).
However – that’s the explanation on paper.
Because in reality, Virgin Hair Fertilizer can have the opposite effect on some people:
- increase shedding and breakage
- irritate the scalp
Sure enough – these cases aren’t extremely common, but there are enough complaints.
So is this product really worth using – despite having a very basic formula (that doesn’t even look like a hair cream)?
Now that you know the main things about it, it’s time to analyze it more closely.
#1 – Ingredients (4 out of 10)
In my opinion – Virgin Hair Fertilizer’s formula is quite disappointing:
- Mostly made of vaseline (Petroleum Jelly)
- Not extremely safe (after some sources)
- Main active ingredient is Peppermint Oil
Basically – this cream doesn’t contain any ingredient known for its hair benefits.
Instead, it focuses on greasy substances that will stimulate the follicles either way (any oil stimulates hair growth).
So let’s take a closer look at VHF’s ingredients:
- Herbal Extract – I’m not sure what that is, since there’s no name of a certain herb.
- Petroleum Jelly – moisturizes hair and decreases breakage. 
- Peppermint Oil – promotes hair growth. 
- Lanolin – just like Petroleum Jelly, also moisturizes hair strands.
- Fragrance – no actual benefit.
As you can see – Virgin Hair Fertilizer has about 4 active ingredients.
And out of these, Lanolin and Petroleum Jelly are meant to add a nice consistency (rather than for their hair benefits).
In fact – some sources don’t even recommend applying these 2 on hair (they might be dangerous).
In terms of ingredients, this cream looks pretty bad:
- no classic substances for hair growth
- based on Peppermint oil
In my opinion – adding Peppermint oil alone to your scalp would lead to the same results.
So as I formula, I couldn’t recommend VHF.
That especially because I’m not sure how healthy it is applying lanolin and vaseline on your scalp. I personally wouldn’t do that.
#2 – Smell & Texture (6 out of 10)
Consistency is a really important aspect of Virgin Hair Fertilizer.
So here’s what you should keep in mind before you buy it.
If you ask me, it could smell a lot better:
- Scent is very intense and deep.
- Feels like herbs (most likely peppermint).
- Lasts in the hair until you wash it.
So in my opinion, it’s a pretty distressing smell.
Even though the cream claims to contain fragrance among its ingredients, you can mostly smell the Peppermint oil.
So it is the kind of smell that would bother a lot of people.
There are a few things to complain about here, as well:
- Cream is really thick overall (compared to others).
- Also, consistency is quite sticky.
- Has a transparent color.
Now – since it has a really oily and sticky texture, make sure you only apply it on your scalp.
A lot of people complain this cream made their hair fall out even more.
But in reality – that’s probably because they applied it in the wrong manner (on the hair too).
Even so, in terms of consistency – it’s not a product I’m personally into.
#3 – How To Use It (7 out of 10)
Even though it has clear instructions – this cream isn’t so easy to apply.
At least when it comes to its texture (I already detailed this aspect above).
So here’s how you should use Virgin Hair Fertilizer:
- Apply a small quantity on your scalp (the label doesn’t say how much).
- Massage with your fingers to spread it.
- Comb or style your hair as usual.
- Make sure to use it daily.
Now – the directions say you should apply it both on hair and scalp.
But judging after the reviews I read, I say it’s better to use it just on the scalp.
At least if your hair isn’t very dry. Otherwise, due to its greasy consistency – it might actually help.
#4 – Results (7 out of 10)
To begin with – I haven’t used this product myself.
Since I don’t have dry/coarse hair, I was way too afraid to put a vaseline cream on it – no matter how much it would help.
As I can’t speak from experience – I decided to check out all the reviews on VHF I could find.
In this way, you can see the whole picture.
Note: I only included authentic reviews, not general ones.
1. What People Say
Even though there are many satisfied customers, there are enough complaints as well.
So here are the most common thoughts on Virgin Hair Fertilizer (on Amazon):
- Some people say it works really well.
- Others claim it grows their hair better than anything else.
- A few others praise its low price.
- On the other hand, some say it doesn’t work at all.
- Others complain that it made their hair loss a lot worse.
- Some others criticize its bad texture and smell.
- A few say it’s really hard to apply and leaves hair sticky.
However – I noticed that most positive results were from black women with coarse hair.
As their hair is really dry, the vaseline from VHF moisturizes it pretty well.
On the other hand – for a hair that is just a bit dry, that is way too much. So it becomes sticky and greasy.
2. Biggest Complaints
As I said, there were enough negative reviews on this creams.
Most of them were related to:
- Side effects (worsening hair loss, itching, etc.)
- Poor overall effect
- Cream’s sticky texture
But as I said – most complaints were probably from women with normal to dry hair.
In those cases, I surely don’t recommend this product – as it’s way too strong and greasy.
On the other hand, it’s true that it doesn’t work for everyone with coarse hair.
Lots of black women are complaining that it didn’t work, so it’s all a matter of luck.
Even though it has mixed reviews, I wouldn’t recommend Virgin Hair Fertilizer (unless you have really coarse hair):
- not effective for everyone
- enough complaints about side effects
- doesn’t grow the hair from the inside
Instead – my advice is to try a supplement.
It has much better results on the long term and it’s much healthier. Plus – it grows your hair naturally, from the inside.
So that’s the kind of product I always use instead.
#5 – Price (10 out of 10)
Honestly, that’s the biggest advantage of this cream.
It’s true that it doesn’t contain anything special – so it had no reason to cost more than $10.
But even so, I must admit that its price is really good.
1. The Exact Price
Amazon probably has the best offer for this cream.
Besides – it allows you to buy several packs at once. For instance:
- One tube costs $6.29.
- Shipping isn’t included, but it’s free if your order is over $25.
- Two tubes costs $9.99.
- There’s also a pack of 4, which costs $17.99.
So basically – price is excellent no matter which of these packages you chose.
2. Worth The Money?
Now – Virgin Hair Fertilizer costs very little, that’s a fact.
But is it really worth the money? Just think about it:
- Petroleum Jelly costs $1 at most.
- Peppermint Oil is available for under $4.
- The other compounds are also really cheap.
So Virgin Hair Fertilizer has a really low price – but its formula has a pretty low quality, if you ask me.
There’s no major ingredient for hair, basically.
So even though it’s totally worth $6 (or even $10) – I don’t think it has a really good value, in terms of ingredients.
This cream is extremely cheap – which is a big advantage.
But despite being worth the money, I don’t regard it as a valuable choice. That’s my personal opinion, of course.
#6 – Where To Find It (9 out of 10)
Fortunately, Virgin Hair Fertilizer is quite easy to find online.
I can’t tell if it’s available in local stores as well. But when it comes to online retailers, most are selling it:
- Amazon (best offer)
- Ebay (probably lowest price)
- Online pharmacies or smaller retailers
Now – if you ever bought anything from Ebay, you know what a wide range of options/prices it has.
For this reason, you can probably find Virgin Hair Fertilizer for less than $6 there.
However, that doesn’t include the shipping fees (which are usually large).
That’s why I believe Amazon has a much better offer:
- prices are really good for all packages
- shipping is free for orders over $25
So you can buy this cream whenever you want to shop for anything else on Amazon (if you want to get free shipping).
At this point – I think it’s the best choice.
Coming up, I will try to answer the most common questions about Virgin Hair Fertilizer.
Note: I might repeat something I already mentioned, but it’s easier to spot here.
1. How often you should use it?
According to the label – you should apply it daily, for best results.
2. How long lasts 1 tube?
I haven’t used this product myself, so I can’t really tell.
But from what I read – it should last more than 1 month.
Surely, it also depends how much cream you apply daily.
3. Can I take it with other drugs?
Since it’s a topical product, it’s pretty safe from this point of view.
So you can ask for your doctor’s advice before using it – but it’s not a must, in this case.
4. Are there any side effects?
According to some reviews I read, they’re pretty common (compared to other creams).
These side effects include:
- hair loss and breakage
- itchy scalp
5. How fast should I notice an improvement?
Some people claim they could see results in as little as one week.
But medically speaking – it’s impossible that hair grows so fast. So those reviews are surely fake.
However, VHF seems to work pretty fast.
So I say you should use it for at least 1 month before you expect any changes.
#8 – Final Conclusions
I will try to sum up my opinion on Virgin Hair Fertilizer (in 3 ideas)
1. Really Cheap
Compared to other topical product – VHF has a really low price.
And that’s available for any package you buy.
So it’s the kind of product affordable for any kind of budget.
2. Mostly Vaseline
As I mentioned in the beginning – this cream has a pretty weird formula:
- based on Petroleum Jelly (vaseline)
- the main active ingredient is Peppermint Oil
- really sticky and greasy consistency
Basically – VHF is vaseline mixed up with a few drops of essential oil.
I couldn’t possibly praise this kind of formula.
3. Might Be Dangerous
According to some articles – vaseline and lanolin aren’t safe to apply on the scalp:
- can block follicles
- promote bacteria multiplication
- may cause scalp infections in the end
Since there are enough people complaining of side effects, these claims might be true.
It’s also true that it doesn’t happen to everyone.
But I personally wouldn’t use this kind of substances on my scalp – nor products based on them. Better be safe than sorry!
My Verdict – Is Virgin Hair Fertilizer Worth It?
Short answer: Hard to tell.
It’s definitely worth the money – since it only costs $6 per tube.
But I personally would think twice before using it:
- Ingredients alone are really weak.
- Cream is very greasy and sticky.
- Some users complain about hair loss and breakage after using it.
- Some sources say its ingredients can be dangerous on scalp.
Also – unless you’re a black woman with coarse hair, I wouldn’t recommend it.
It’s simply too strong and too sticky to help your hair. Instead, it will over moisturize it – so it will look really greasy.
What do I prefer using instead? A supplement.
I’m a big fan of certain hair supplement – because in my case, they worked better than anything else:
- Grow hair naturally (from the inside)
- Effects appear very fast (1-2 months in many cases)
- Work for both men and women, with all types of hair
- Really good price
So instead of using a greasy topical cream and taking the risk of side effects – I prefer to go for a natural supplement that works even better.
But obviously – what you choose is all up to you. So hopefully you take the right decision.
1 – https://www.healthline.com/-health/vaseline-for-hair
22 thoughts on “My Review: Virgin Hair Fertilizer (2023) – Does It Work?”
Thank you for this in depth review of Hair Fertilizer but I think this is a scam. By friend has been using it and it only made her hair dry and really frizzy. That’s the opposite of what it claims. We were both going to try it but I ran into a couple of issues with my ordered so I had to delay it till my next payment month. Right now I think it was a smart decision, I had pretty dry hair so if this cream works for me as it did for my friend, I’d better stay away from it. Any advice on what I could use? I would rather go with a cream but I’m starting to give supplements more thought, at least they won’t dry my hair out.
Hi Alena, thanks for your feedback on Virgin Hair Fertilizer.
Though I never tried the product myself, I looked into a lot of different reviews about it. However, none mentioned the issues of your friend. In fact, most people said this cream made their hair really greasy. That’s why your friend’s hair becoming dry is pretty weird.
Anyway, everyone reacts differently to a product, so it is possible. But since it’s pretty rare, I doubt you would have the same problem. As I said – Virgin Hair Fertilizer doesn’t usually make hair dry, it actually makes it oily.
However, it also depends of your hair’s consistency. If it’s coarse or kinky, I doubt it will get oily. But unless you’re a black women with that hair type, I don’t normally recommend this product. It’s simply too powerful for normal to dry hair – so maybe that’s why your friend’s hair reacted so badly to it. It was probably too strong for her hair type.
Regarding your question – I’m not really sure what’s the reason why you want a hair supplement.
Are you dealing with shedding? You’re simply trying to grow out your hair? Or you’re getting thinner hair? Here’s what I can recommend:
1) For shedding – use green tea infusion to rinse your hair. As it blocks DHT excess (one of the top cause of shedding), it can decrease or even stop hair loss in a few months. Apple cider vinegar is also helpful.
2) For hair growth – using turmeric spray or any oily substance helps (as long as you also massage your scalp). Besides, this thorough guide might be more helpful.
3) For thinning hair – choose a product based on Horsetail, as that’s the best herb against thinning hair.
4) A hair supplement should help with both hair growth and shedding. Also, if you choose the right product (something with Horsetail) – it will also decrease your thinning. There’s actually a product specialized in thinning hair, but I don’t really recommend it (not the best choice for the price). But obviously, it’s up to you.
In case you’re interested in a good supplement for a lower budget, check out Folexin (which is my top recommendation, due to low price).
Hope this helps.
I like this cream, it has a really nasty consistency but it moisturizes my hair better than Shea butter (that’s my fav by the way). I’m just using it for about 10 days so it’s too early to tell if it grows hair or not. But I would only use it to keep my hair hydrated, it’s so good! Maybe it doesn’t work for white women but for us African American it’s a God sent at these money!
Hi Ronnie, thanks for your feedback on Virgin Hair Fertilizer. If you have kinky hair that is constantly dry and frizzy, I agree that it’s a great product. It’s actually designed for your type of hair, so it’s normal that it’s so effective.
And you’re right – it’s a real bargain at these money.
I’m only curious whether it makes your hair grow faster or not. Opinions are mixed at this chapter (even among black women). So I would love to hear your future experience with this product.
Hello Ms Olly, do you know if this product works for men? I have kinky curls and it’s been over a year since I’m trying to grow them, without much success. I’m looking for a product that will help, this Fertilizer is really cheap so this is what I want, not to be spending much money. I’m not losing any hairs, just I want to grow it faster. I heard something about blocking DHT products, would these help more? I don’t think this Fertilizer blocks any DHT right?
Hello Andrew. Virgin Hair Fertilizer is designed for coarse hair, both for men and women. So it should be effective in your case, as much as it would be for a women.
Now – its effectiveness depends from case to case. Some users say it works wonders, others say it’s totally useless. So you will have to try it for yourself to see. But at this price, it surely won’t be a hole in your pocket. Since your hair is normally dry and frizzy, this cream should be just fine (it’s way too greasy for normal hair).
Regarding DHT blockers, you are a bit misinformed. Substances that block DHT are actually meant for hair loss, as this DHT hormone causes hair loss (mostly in men). Actually, it’s the main cause of hair loss and thinning in about 90% of cases in men. A pretty high per cent of women also suffer from it, but there are many other causes (compared to men).
So since you don’t have any hair loss, you don’t need any DHT blockers. You’re right, Virgin Hair Fertilizer doesn’t have anything to do with DHT. Herbs are usually DHT blockers – Saw Palmetto is the best one, then there’s Green Tea, Turmeric or even Apple Cider Vinegar.
But as long as you’re not dealing with hair loss, there’s no point worrying about DHT blockers – as you don’t need that. Juts try Virgin Hair Fertilizer and see whether it helps or not.
Thanks a lot for your insight on this product! Here’s what I can tell: it’s too strong for fine or straight hair, even for some types of curly hair. Smell is too strong, effect is too intense so it weighs it down a lot. That makes it look much worse than before. I think it’s not a coincidence that it’s meant for black women, never heard a white customer saying he/she loved it. For the price I think it’s a good investment, though using it is kind of messy and tiresome. For a low budget, it might be excellent though. Thanks for taking the time to write this detailed review!
Hi Alicia, thanks for your feedback on Virgin Hair Fertilizer. I’m not sure if you used it or not, but that matters less. Many women who used this product told me the same things as you did. It’s meant for black women with kinky curls. In other cases, it’s either too strong or it has no effect on hair. So I would surely not recommend it for white women, despite its great price.
Thanks for reading my review!
You should reevaluate your wording. You have never used the product yourself, and you’re writing for black women about “…a product that works best for black women with coarse hair (too strong for normal hair).”
Because black women don’t have “normal” hair?? Wow.
Hi Sha, I actually meant that black women have frizzier hair than white women (these usually have softer hair – which I labeled as “normal”). I will definitely have to change the adjectives from my review, as I’m definitely not trying to offend anyone.
Black women have coarse hair, compared to regular hair texture. That’s why Virgin Hair Fertilizer works best for them. I didn’t mean that they don’t have normal hair, that was surely not my point.
Sorry for the misspelling.
This product has destroyed my hair! I ordered from Amazon and was drawn by the idea that is moisturizes dry hair, mine used to be very frizzy.
Well all it did was burning it!!!
I let it sit for 5 minutes and I could feel there was something wrong, though I only used it on my roots. I tried to rinse it and my ends were just ruined, they were twice as frizzy and looked almost like cooked. I contacted Amazon and they agreed to refund me and send me another bottle, but I’m too afraid to put this on my hair once again. Either I have gotten a fake product or this is really a scam! How can a moisturizing product burn hair???
Hi Marcia, I’m really shocked to hear about your problems with Virgin Hair Fertilizer. I personally think there was something wrong with the product you used – as this cream should never ever damage any hair type so badly.
First of all – this product is meant to be applied without being rinse. So normally, it should have stayed in your hair. However, the fact that you rinsed it should have prevented the damage (especially if you only let it sit for 5 minutes). That’s why I don’t really understand how it affected your hair so badly.
Have you asked Amazon if the product was real or not? Honestly, you should have told them about your hair damage – as this is not normal in a product that is meant to do the opposite.
I completely understand that you don’t want to use the cream again, even if it’s a new product. I would do the same, if I were you. So here’s what I advise you:
– Use some hydrating hair masks/conditioners in every wash. This will help hydrate and repair your hair (though only partially).
– Rinse your hair with green tea infusion, that will strengthen and moisturize the ends.
– Start using a supplement designed to grow/nourish hair. If you’re not dealing with any hair loss, you can go for a hair vitamin (Hairfluence or BioSil are both good options). In case your hair falls out (even a bit), it’s better to choose a supplement based on herbal extracts, combined with vitamins. These are my top recommendations for this year (you have more options, depending on your budget).
Please let me know how your hair gets in the future. But normally, it should get better with every month.
I’ve experienced an allergic reaction to this product. It breaks my face out severly and I get sore throat, because it also contains sulfur which I’m allergic to.
Thanks for your feedback, I’m really sorry to hear this. I hope you managed to find something better for your hair in the meantime.
Virgin Hair Fertilizer wasn’t a good thing for me, I think it is for those with really dry and course hair.. I have 2b/3b hair and I tried it and till this day this stuff is too greasy for normal hair, from my experience. I tried it and its too Strong for me…I’m so mad because I bought some big tubes and wasted my money on a product I can’t use…
Another one is Shea Moisture coconut and Hibiscus line, it make hair feels so soft and moisturize and manageable but the oil is so strong it is make me nauseous. But again I love what it does to my hair, it’s so soft but I will go back to the Queen Jamaican black castor oil line no problems with it… thanks for listening….
Hi April, thanks for sharing your experience with Virgin Hair Fertilizer. I agree with most of the things you said, but there’s only one part I don’t understand. How can it make you nauseous since it’s a topical product? You’re not taking it by mouth, so it makes so sense that it gives you a nauseous sensation. It’s the first time I hear this regarding a topical product, honestly.
This product stinks no wonder it’s so cheap. You get what you pay for, which was nothing. Yeah right makes your hair grow – not ..makes you lose hair. Zero stars I rate this product.
Thanks for sharing your experience with it, I’m sorry to hear it didn’t help at all.
Don’t waste your money. There is absolutely NOTHING in this formula that is scientifically beneficial to hair. People are buying it just because of the hype and the name. Look for products containing high quality fatty acids like Coconut, Olive, and Avocado oils. These are the oils that actually penetrate the hair shaft to strengthen hair.
Thanks for your thoughts about Virgin Hair Fertiliser, Shellys, I’m not a big fan of this product either, but I did have some previous users that swore by it, so it did work for some people.
This product exterminated my long bouncy vibrant hair. My hair is dead. I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone. I have now resorted to wearing a wig and will get a sewin to bring my length and look back. It has been difficult to see my hair this way. Yep it cost 5.99 to kill my glory!!!!!!
Hey Linda, I’m really sorry to hear this. Yes, I had a lot of readers complaining about similar issues, so I definitely don’t recommend it unless your hair is very coarse and thick. Hope your hair starts to get better slowly.