10 vegan hair product brands to check out for cruelty free locks

10 vegan hair product brands to check out for cruelty free locks

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.

1. Dr Organicvegan shampoo conditioner hair care uk cruelty free not tested on animals beauty

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)


2. Weledavegan shampoo conditioner hair care uk cruelty free not tested on animals beauty

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


3. Giovannivegan shampoo conditioner hair care uk cruelty free not tested on animals beauty

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


4. North American Hemp Companyvegan shampoo conditioner hair care uk cruelty free not tested on animals beauty

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



5. Neals Yardvegan shampoo conditioner hair care uk cruelty free not tested on animals beauty

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


6. Yes to …vegan shampoo conditioner hair care uk cruelty free not tested on animals beauty

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


7. Sukinethical vegan hair care brands beauty blog eco uk

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 Mitchellethical vegan hair care brands beauty blog eco uk

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


9. Avalonethical vegan hair care brands beauty blog eco uk

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!



  1. Riss
    6th January 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Which would you say is your favourite range for your hair type please?

    • Roxy
      6th January 2016 / 2:53 pm

      I am using Yes to Carrots at the moment but its for normal hair and not quite moisturising enough, I should have got the Blueberries one, I’m going to try that next. I really like Dr organic – the Coconut or Moroccan oil ones but also DermOrganic – not on this list but was one of my first posts (here) ages ago. Randomly came across it in TK Maxx but you can get it online, it was really good and I think would be great for your hair xx

      • Riss
        6th January 2016 / 3:13 pm

        Cool thanks – i tried Yes to Coconuts S&C a couple of months ago but it didn’t do my hair any favours at all unfortunately… I’ll keep an eye out in TK Maxx for the DermOrganic :0)

  2. Lisa Birks
    3rd September 2016 / 10:41 pm

    Avalon organically is a lovely range, gentle and soothing! Love the cleanser and facial scrub

    • Roxy
      17th February 2017 / 4:56 pm

      Hi Lisa, thank you for your comment. I haven’t tried it yet but it does look lovely. Will make sure I get it next time around, I’m currently using Sukin which is also fab!

  3. Clara
    16th September 2016 / 10:43 pm

    By vegan do you just mean not tested on animals or do you mean doesn’t contain any animal products or both? I have been vegan 2 months now so pretty new to it all and have recently just discovered my cheap shampoo has reminents of dolphin in it & animal fats.. Ewww! Desperately in need of a product free from that!!

  4. 18th September 2016 / 10:29 pm

    Thanks for all the detailed suggestions, I want to try out the Giovanni range- I’ve heard so many good reviews!

    • Roxy
      24th February 2017 / 2:01 pm

      Fab, thanks Sally! :)

  5. Debbie Arnold
    28th March 2017 / 4:46 pm

    Hi , I am looking for Paul Mitcham hair colours I am fair . Where can I find them. Please

  6. 25th February 2018 / 7:14 pm

    Roxy, thanks for the article post.Really thank you! Great.

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