Whether it is making a conscious choice to lessen your carbon footprint and affect on the environment, or ethical values, it is no wonder we are starting to see an increase in popularity for vegan and cruelty-free haircare. It can have benefits outside of environmental impact too! Depending on your hair type, you may find the more natural products are better suited to your hair. So the question of the hour: are vegan products good for your hair?
There isn't really a simple answer to this question. But, if the question you are asking is, are these vegan products going to damage my hair? The answer is no. Vegan products are the more natural route of your typical hair care, so the question is really, does my hair need more chemically derived ingredients or is it able to survive with natural ingredients?
Generally speaking curly or frizzy hair tends to do best on naturally derived ingredient haircare as it doesn't strip natural oils as harshly. That's not to say that vegan haircare won't work for straight hair either - you may find that if you have quite dry hair, your hair needs to retain its natural oils more. It can be a game of trial and error when it comes to what works best for your hair so to help you get started in your vegan haircare journey, we've picked out a few of our favourite vegan and cruelty-free brands and products below.
AG Hair Natural Balance Shampoo is formulated with over 98% plant-based and naturally-derived ingredients. AG Hair’s Balance sulphate-free shampoo gently cleanses the hair and scalp. Organic apple cider vinegar naturally closes the hair cuticle for additional shine and organic argan oil and aloe vera help further smooth and moisturise.
Shop the full AG Hair vegan range here.
*Select items only in this range are vegan, not all products.
Davroe Smooth Senses Anti-Frizz Shampoo & Conditioner give softer, shinier, healthier hair. The moisture rich and balancing shampoo and conditioner with blueberry are formulated to soften, smooth, and add luminous shine to normal and dry hair. They defend against humidity to reduce frizz and contains rice and quinoa proteins to help repair, strengthen, and protect the hair from the inside out.
Shop the full Davroe vegan collection here.
Olaplex No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner is a highly moisturising reparative conditioner that eliminates damage and frizz while increasing shine and strength with every use. It leaves hair easier to manage, shinier and healthier with each use. plus it protects and repairs damaged hair, split ends, and frizz by re-linking broken bonds. It is colour-safe and will strengthen and leave your hair stronger than ever.
Shop the full Olaplex vegan collection here.
NAK Hair Hydrate Detangle Mist is a weightless detangling mist designed to hydrate and protect the hair from structural wear and tear. It assists to restore moisture balance, improves strength, elasticity and styling manageability. With their vegan complex of coconut oil, aloe vera, hydrolysed rice protein and pear extract.
Shop the full NAK Hair vegan range here.
ORI Lab Gloss Serum is a luxe oil-serum hybrid, designed to smooth frizz and nourish hair strands for the perfect blow-dry finish. Infused with beauty boosters of camellia oil, vitamin E & marula oil which assist to hydrate hair without heaviness, enriching strands with a healthy high-gloss shine. It provides exceptional smoothing protection for all hair textures, seals frayed ends and damaged cuticle layers to prevent breakage, buffering hair from temperature extremes and humidity, creating exceptional styling softness for the perfect blow-dry finish.
Shop the full ORI Lab vegan range here.
So whether you have dry, frizzy hair that needs that extra bit of natural moisture, or if you're vegan yourself, you can find a haircare range to suit your needs at Price Attack. Shop our full range of vegan haircare here or head in-store for expert advise.