I once wrote a post on all the strange animal ingredients that make their way into cosmetics and toiletries ( you can read the post here ), majority of these household name brands also test on animals – often they state they do not, however they sell in China who require it by law. But fear not! There are lots of lovely brands out there who retain their integrity by not selling in these territories and use plant power to produce outstanding products, its easy to have a cruelty free bathroom stash with a little bit of research…
So here are 9 hair product brands that are not tested on animals (neither ingredients nor finished product), do not contain animal ingredients and are easily available in the UK.
I love Dr Organic, they do a whole range using different active ingredients, including Rose Otto, Aloe Vera, Coconut, Lavender and Virgin Olive Oil.
Not all of the products are vegan – they do a Manuka honey and Royal Jelly range which of course isn’t – but any of the other hair care options are free of animal products.
- Available from Holland and Barrett, Whole Foods
- Approx £5.49 for a 250ml shampoo (often on buy 1, get 1 half price at Holland and Barrett)
Not all of the products are vegan, (some contain lanolin and beeswax, find out more about these ingredients in a recent post I wrote here) but they have a list of vegan products available here – these vegan haircare products are: Oat replenishing shampoo, Oat replenishing treatment, Oat replenishing conditioner, Millet nourishing shampoo, Wheat balancing shampoo, Revitalising hair tonic, and Rosemary Hair oil.
- Available from the Weleda website , Holland and Barret and Naturisimo with free delivery
- Approx £7 for 190ml bottle
All of the Giovanni hair products are vegan except the Magnetic shampoo, conditioner, power treatment, styling gel and styling wax.
- Available from Whole Foods, the Skin nutrition website (20% off at the moment) and Holland & Barrett
- Approx £7.99 for 250ml shampoo
The whole range of these hair care products are vegan friendly, (as well as Sulphate free Paraben and DEA free), the active ingredients include coconut oil, ginseng and hemp seed oil . The full range includes shampoos, conditioners, leave in treatments, oils and serums.
- Available from Holland & Barrett
- Priced around £7 for 342ml bottle
Majority of Neals yard products are suitable for vegans, some contain sustainably-sourced, organic honey, beeswax or propolis but these are clearly labelled.
- Available from Neals Yard stores nationwide and online
- Priced around £11.50 for 200ml
The range includes Yes to Blueberries, Yes to Cucumbers, Yes to Coconut and Yes to carrots – each with different properties according to hair (and skin) type. These are all vegan, although some of the skincare range does contain beeswax and honey – these ones clearly labelled.
- Available from Boots, Holland & Barrett, Asos
- Approx £5 for 500ml
I love Sukin! All of the products are Australian made with ingredients that are naturally derived, cruelty free and vegan. All formulations are 100% Carbon Neutral, biodegradable and grey water safe.
- Available from Holland & Barrett and the Sukin website
- Approx £10 for 500ml
8. Paul Mitchell
Majority of the Paul Mitchell range of products are vegan – besides the hair color lines and strengthening shampoo line which contain beeswax and silk proteins.
- Available from hair salons nationwide and Look Fantastic (with free delivery)
- Approx £20 for a 200ml shampoo
All Avalon products are vegan – with exception of the lip balms which contain organic beeswax. The range includes peppermint revitalising shampoo & conditioner , lemon clarifying shampoo and conditioner and rosemary volumizing shampoo and conditioner.
- Available from Holland and Barrett
- Approx £5 for 325ml shampoo
10. Faith in Nature.
All of the Faith in Nature products are vegan friendly.
Which are your favourites, have we missed any off this list?
As always, please let us know what you think!