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You may be surprised to learn that there is actually plenty of cruelty-free and vegan shampoo and conditioners available at your local drugstore. The challenge is figuring out which brands are cruelty-free and vegan.
So to help you find and shop for vegan shampoo at Target, Walmart, or whichever drugstore you frequent, I’ve created this list of affordable cruelty-free and vegan haircare brands!
In this product guide, you’ll discover from a list of cruelty-free hair brands and vegan shampoo that I would recommend.
All of the brands mentioned in this product guide do not test on animals and are included in our Cruelty-Free Brand Directory.
Although some of the brands mentioned may not be entirely 100% vegan, I noted which ones offer a range of vegan hair products and how you can figure out which of their products are vegan or not.
As a bonus, most of these cruelty-free shampoo brands are also sulfate-free! I’ve indicated which ones are vegan and sulfate-free.
Cruelty-Free & Vegan Shampoo
ACURE has a nice range of cruelty-free and vegan shampoo and conditioners for all hair types including normal, curly/wavy, dry, and color-treated hair.
All ACURE hair products are paraben-free, sulfate-free, mineral-oil-free, petrolatum-free, and formaldehyde-free.
All ACURE hair care products are 100% vegan.
Where to buy: Target, Amazon
HASK hair care products feature responsibly sourced and exotic ingredients from around the world. They have a collection of shampoo and conditioner with a color-safe formula, however, not all HASK products are vegan, find a full list of HASK vegan products here
HASK hair products are free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, and aluminum.
Where to buy: Ulta, Target, CVS, London Drugs, Walmart, Rexall, Amazon
Live Clean’s shampoo and conditioner are mild and gentle, with a rich foaming lather made with plant and naturally derived ingredients. Most Live Clean products are vegan, check the back of the packaging label and it should say ‘Pure Vegan’.
Live Clean hair products are paraben-free, phthalate-free, phosphate-free, silicone-free, DEA-free, SLS-free, and petrolatum-free.
Where to buy: Walmart, London Drugs, Target, Walgreens, Amazon
Kristin Ess is a celebrity hairstylist and colorist, offering her own line of affordable luxury haircare and hair styling tools.
Not all Kristin Ess‘s hair products are vegan, check product descriptions, and packaging for details.
Giovanni’s salon-inspired cruelty-free shampoo, conditioner, and hair products offer high performance and ingredients inspired by pure botanical.
Almost all of Giovanni’s shampoo and hair products are vegan with the exception of their Magnetic collection, find more information about Giovanni’s vegan products here.
Giovanni hair products are paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, and mineral-oil-free.
Where to buy: Walmart and Amazon
Cake’s vegan shampoo and conditioner will leave your hair smelling like a batch of freshly baked cupcakes or muffins! This Canadian haircare brand is cruelty-free and 100% vegan.
Cake hair products are Paraben-free, Sulfate-free, and Phthalates-free.
All of Cake Beauty’s hair care products are 100% vegan.
Where to buy: Walmart, Walgreens, Ulta, Shoppers Drug Mart, Amazon
Hempz vegan shampoo and conditioner are enriched with 100% pure natural hemp seed oil to help limit heat damage & preserve moisture.
Hempz cruelty-free shampoo and conditioners are paraben-free and gluten-free. Hempz does have some sulfate-free formulas, but check product descriptions or packaging for details.
All Hempz hair care products are 100% vegan.
Where to buy: Walmart, Ulta, Amazon, Target.
Derma E has a range of cruelty-free and vegan hair care products and I especially love their vegan shampoo for dandruff. Derma E’s Scalp Relief Shampoo has helped soothe and treat my dry, flaky, and irritated scalp.
Derma E products are formulated without parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, petrolatum, sulfates, mineral oils, artificial colors, or artificial fragrances.
All Derma E hair care products are 100% vegan.
Where to buy: Walmart, Target, Shoppers Drug Mart, Amazon
Noughty haircare range is packed full of goodness and contains no parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, or silicones. They have a selection of shampoo and conditioners for all hair types and concerns including dry & damaged and color-treated.
All Noughty hair care products are 100% vegan.
Where to buy: Ulta, London Drugs, Amazon
Eva NYC is a Brooklyn-based cruelty-free haircare brand with an array of vegan shampoo and conditioner including their Clean It Up Shampoo which gently cleanses, strengthens, and nourishes hair and it’s also safe for color, keratin, and Brazilian-treated hair.
Eva NYC hair products are free from parabens, phthalates, artificial colors, mineral oil, and gluten.
All Eva NYC’s products are vegan with the exception of their Tone it Down collection which contains hydrolyzed keratin.
Where to buy: Ulta, Amazon, Target, Walmart, Amazon
Sukin vegan shampoo and conditioners are free from sulfates, silicones, and harsh chemicals that can dry out and strip your hair and scalp. I’ve been using Sukin’s Hydrating Shampoo for my dry hair and I love this stuff!
Sukin products are formulated without sulfates, parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oils, silicones, triclosan, petrolatum, DEA, EDTA, and synthetic fragrances.
All Sukin hair care products are 100% vegan.
Where to buy: Target, Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall, Amazon
Not Your Mother’s
Not Your Mother’s is an affordable cruelty-free haircare brand with mostly vegan options, find a list of Not Your Mother’s non-vegan products here.
Want cleaner ingredients? Try Not Your Mother’s Naturals Collection which is formulated without sulfates, silicones, parabens, dyes, and gluten.
Where to buy: Walmart, Target, Ulta, Amazon
For affordable, salon-quality, cruelty-free hair care products, I recommend Paul Mitchell shampoo and conditioner.
Although not all Paul Mitchell’s products are vegan, they do offer some vegan options, find a list of Paul Mitchell vegan products here.
Where to buy: Walmart, Ulta, Target, Shoppers Drug Mart, CVS, Walgreens, Amazon