You might have a panic attack if you found out exactly what you were putting in your hair. That’s right, it’s not just food that you have to worry about as a vegan, it’s hair and body products, too. A quick google search and just a little bit of research on how companies make some of the most popular hair products will utterly disturb, and as someone who cares about these things… that’s not what you want. We’ve done the research for you, and we’re happy to say we can present a few hair brands that are 100% cruelty free!
If you have blonde or silver hair, Oribe should be your go-to for cruelty free hair products. Their high quality products for beautiful color are dermatologist tested, formulated without parabens, sulfates, or sodium chloride, are color and keratin treatment safe, offer UV protection, and are vegan, cruelty-free and gluten free! They offer a Shampoo and Conditioner in regular and travel sizes, and a Radiance and Repair treatment.
Climate change high on your concerns list? Then Kevin Murphy is the brand for you. Their focus is simple: it’s to create high quality vegan products, and in turn to give back to the community in a way that impacts human and environmental issues in a positive way. And, searching for the perfect product for your hair has never actually been easier: all you need to do is go to the web site, input your hair type and desired results in just a few easy steps, and viola .¨ the perfect product will populate.
Chances are you’ve heard about Paul Mitchell. There’s no question about quality .¨ there’s a reason this brand lines the shelves of every hair salon in existence. But, did you know it’s also a cruelty-free brand? They’re a company dedicated to giving back to the community and caring for our planet .¨ two things that most major brands allow to fall by the wayside. Chart toppers that we would recommend include the Marula Oil .¨ a rare oil replenishing conditioner, Tea Tree Special Shampoo and conditioner, and the Paul Mitchel Curls Ultimate Wave.
We love everything about the AG brand. AG is a grassroots company that’s exploded into a major world-wide brand, and it all started with just a husband and wife team working to create simple, completely natural beauty products from their own home. They are completely committed to the integrity of the ingredient, so if they don’t believe in it, they won’t use it. Our favorite product? Their dry shampoo, which works by using tapioca starch to soak up excess oil, and hydrolized silk protein to add moisture and shine.
What’s even better .¨ they are also committed to outreach and giving back through their own “Every Bottle Counts” environmental campaign, and they also support national charities and local charities to their home town. A “Different Standard of Beauty”, indeed.
If you truly care that what you use as a consumer is vegan and cruelty free, don’t settle for hair products that are anything but!