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Cruelty-Free & Vegan Hair Product Brands

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Cruelty-Free and Vegan Hair Brands

When I was switching all my products to cruelty-free, I was disappointed to learn that some of my favorite hair product brands like Organix, John Frieda, and Tresemme test on animals!

But I quickly discovered a new range of cruelty-free hair product brands and surprisingly, most of them had a full line of vegan haircare products! Finding cruelty-free and vegan shampoo/conditioner was rather easy but when it came to looking for vegan hairspray, mousse, gel, hair masks, and other hair treatments, required more effort.

To save you hours of research, here’s a list of 10 cruelty-free and vegan hair product brands! If you want more options for vegan shampoo/conditioners, check the list at the very bottom of this post!

Cruelty-Free & Vegan-Friendly Hair Product Brands

The following cruelty-free brands offer several vegan hair products including shampoo, conditioner, hair styling and treatment products. Please note some of the brands mentioned below are not entirely 100% Vegan, but I made sure to only include brands that have at least several vegan hair products.

Andalou Naturals (100% Vegetarian) Hair Products

Andalou Naturals (100% Vegetarian)

Almost all of Andalou Naturals’ shampoo, conditioners, hair spray, and balms are vegan with the exception of their Argan & Sweet Orange shampoo & conditioner which contains Manuka honey.

Available Online, Amazon, iHerb, Well.ca

Aubrey Organics Hair Products

Aubrey Organics

I would say about 75% of Aubrey Organics’ hair products are Vegan. Some of their non-vegan products may contain lactalbumin (a milk protein), glycoprotein (derived from oyster shells), lanolin, or egg protein. Aubrey Organics offer several Vegan shampoo, conditioners, hair gel, mousse, hairsprays, and treatments.. they also offer trial/travel size too!

Available Online, Amazon, iHerb, Well.ca

DermOrganic (100% Vegan) Hair Product Brands

DermOrganic (100% Vegan)

DermOrganic vegan hair products are frequently used at professional salons. Even better, all DermOrganic shampoos, conditioners, treatments, hairspray, styling gel, and everything else are 100% Vegan!

Available Online, Amazon

Desert Essence Hair Product Brand

Desert Essence (100% Vegetarian)

Desert Essence has countless shampoo and conditioners that’ll help moisturize, strengthen, clean, or protect your locks! They now also have some vegan-friendly hair styling products. Desert Essence uses small amounts of honey and beeswax in some of their products so be sure to read the list of ingredients before buying.

Available Online, Amazon, iHerb, Well.ca

EVOLVh (100% Vegan) Hair Product Brand

EVOLVh

Some of EVOLVh salon quality hair products are vegan-friendly! You’ll also be happy to hear that all of EVOLVh products are made using 90% or higher organic ingredients. You can find just about anything to help keep your tresses healthy and happy!

Available Online, Amazon, Petit Vour, Vegan Cuts

Giovanni (100% Vegetarian) Hair Product Brand

Giovanni (100% Vegetarian)

Almost all of Giovanni hair products are vegan with the exception of their Magnetic product line which contains lactoferrin. Giovanni has one of the largest selection of salon quality vegan hair products! I’ve tried half a dozen of their products to date and I’ve loved each one.

Available Online, Amazon, iHerb, Well.ca

LUSH Hair Products

LUSH (100% Vegetarian)

Most of LUSH shampoo, conditioners, and hair treatments are Vegan with a few exceptions that contain honey, beeswax, and free range eggs. I especially love the idea of their Shampoo bars!

Available Online

Pacifica (100% Vegan) Hair Products

Pacifica (100% Vegan)

Pacifica recently came out with a range of vegan hair products which included shampoos, conditioners, hair styling and treatment products. They’re currently only exclusively available at Ulta, and if you’re in Canada… you can also find them at Well.ca!

Available Ulta, Well.ca

Paul Mitchell Hair Products

Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell is a cruelty-free professional salon hair product brand and I was pleasantly surprised to learn most of Paul Mitchell hair products are vegan! You can easily spot which ones are vegan on their website when viewing each specific product page.

Available Amazon, Find a Salon

Yarok (100% Vegan) Hair Products

Yarok (100% Vegan)

Yarok hair products are all vegan and includes a variety of shampoo, conditioners, treatments, and styling products. Yarok also primarily uses certified organic ingredients so they’re definitely a fab option for consumers wanting a vegan and greener selection!

Available Online, Amazon, Petit Vour


Vegan Shampoo Brands

Cruelty-Free & Vegan-friendly Shampoo & Conditioner

Not all of us need hair styling and treatment products so I’ve included cruelty-free brands below that have vegan-friendly shampoo and conditioners!

100% Pure
Acure Organics
Alba Botanica
Auromere
Avalon Organics
Beauty Without Cruelty (100% Vegan)
Deep Steep
EO Products
Hugo Naturals (100% Vegan)

JASON
Kavella (100% Vegan)
Kiss My Face
Live Clean
Mineral Fusion
Nature’s Gate
Sudsatorium (100% Vegan)
Sukin (100% Vegan)
Yes To

I’d love to know, what are some of your favorite cruelty-free and vegan hair product brands?


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18 Responses
  • Chantalle
    October 5, 2017

    Do you have a list of shampoo/conditioner that are sulfate and silicone free as well?

    • Vicky Ly
      October 6, 2017

      Hey Chantalle, I haven’t created an official list of cruelty-free, vegan, sulfate-free, and silicone-free shampoos yet but I’ll be sure to take note and publish a list for you soon! =)

  • Meg
    September 23, 2017

    Arbonne is also vegan, cruelty free, as well as non-gmo. They have a regular line, as well as colour safe line of products.

  • Nicole
    July 24, 2017

    Kavella hair care is 100% vegan and is cruelty-free also.

    • Vicky Ly
      July 25, 2017

      Thanks for the suggestion!

      I haven’t heard of them before you mentioned them and they got back to me very quickly and they verified their no animal testing policy with me so everything checks out and I’m thrilled to add them to this list, thanks to your suggestion, Nicole!! =)

  • Penelope
    July 13, 2017

    Davines are also doing eco friendly vegan hair products, please add them to your list!
    Also high street brand OGX (in the U.K.) is cruelty free but do you know if it’s vegan? Thank you

    • Vicky Ly
      July 13, 2017

      Oh nice! I’ll look into Davines and verify their animal testing policy and potentially adding them to this list, if everything checks out!

      Unfortunately, I wouldn’t consider OGX cruelty-free because they are owned by Johnson and Johnson, a corporation that test on animals and they also state that they test on animals when “required by law” Here’s an article that explains it: http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/news/organix-no-longer-cruelty-free/

  • mevis
    June 18, 2017

    Could anyone tell me if Lush is really cruelty free?
    They have two official websites in China.
    http://lush.vase-shop.com/

    https://lush.tmall.hk/shop/view_shop.htm?spm=a230r.1.14.12.upD9sC&user_number_id=2181865505

    Thank you.

    • Vicky Ly
      June 20, 2017

      LUSH is cruelty-free.

      There are two cases where brands can sell to China without having their products tested on animals.
      1. If they sell and ship their products directly to Chinese consumers off of their website and where their products are not physically being sold in a retail store in Mainland China.
      2. If they are ONLY distributing or selling their products in Hong Kong. Although Hong Kong is part of China, they have different political laws and in Hong Kong, they do not follow China’s animal testing laws.

      So LUSH is allow to have a website for their customers in China while remaining to be cruelty-free because they are shipping their products directly to their customers’ home and therefore these products do not have to registered in China.

      And LUSH can have a retail store selling their products just as long as it’s in Hong Kong.

      Hope that clears things up for you! =)

  • Angélique
    June 9, 2017

    You can also add Kevin Murphy !
    Their products are awsome . Kinda expensive (regarding styling especially) but really worthing it !

  • Shannon Slaubaugh
    March 31, 2017

    Hi all. Was wondering if anyone knows of a cruelty free shampoo and conditioner that is jasmine scented?
    Also, does anyone know if Dove is a cruelty free brand?

  • Ashley Ward
    January 20, 2017

    Hello! I’m so glad I found this website, will definitely help with my transition into a vegan lifestyle. Thank you so much for all of the hard work you put into your website. I’m not 100% positive, but I think the Pureology hair care brand is 100% Vegan.

  • MANGO
    November 15, 2016

    I don’t understand .. EVOLVH is 100 % Vegan ?… But silk amino acids is listed in their ingredients from their
    ULTRAREPAIR RECONSTRUCTING MASQUE .

    • Vicky Ly
      November 17, 2016

      Hi Mango,

      Hmm.. that’s very interesting! I made sure I did my research when compiling this list and didn’t noticed silk amino acids in their hair masque! How frustrating! =(

      I’ve sent them an email to verify if it is indeed true that this non-vegan ingredient is in their hair product. On their website, it says “Our products are sulfate, paraben and sodium chloride free. They are also vegan, containing no animal products” and that should be changed to say “SOME of our products.” ughs. Thanks for catching that, I’ll be sure to update this post so I don’t cause any more confusion!

  • Erika Kochis
    September 11, 2016

    MalibuC & Verb haircare should be on this list too ?

  • Erynn Irene
    August 30, 2016

    The LUSH shampoo bar is my LIFE. It is the most amazing this I have purchased. My other shampoos got tossed for this.

  • Mabel
    August 29, 2016

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I would like to find a good quality and vegan brand name hair color to dye my hairs. Do you have any suggestions.

    Thank you for your attention and your help.

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