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So-called “Cruelty-free” products have become increasingly popular in the last couple of years, but let’s take a step back and ask, what exactly does it mean when cosmetics, personal care, and household cleaning products are labeled as “cruelty-free”?
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Products that are labeled as “Cruelty-Free” generally means they weren’t tested on animals, however, there is no standard or legal definition as to what is and isn’t allowed to be labeled as “cruelty-free”. So companies can call themselves and their products “cruelty-free” and it can mean whatever THEY want.
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Misleading? — Yes.
Illegal? — No.
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The FDA, responsible for regulating cosmetics labeling in the US, states on its website, “Consumers sometimes ask about use of claims such as “Cruelty-Free” or “Not Tested on Animals” on cosmetic labeling. Some cosmetic companies promote their products with claims of this kind in their labeling or advertising. The unrestricted use of these phrases by cosmetic companies is possible because there are no legal definitions for these terms.”
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Unrestricted Use. No Legal Definition. — “Cruelty-Free” is now being used as a buzzword by marketers wanting to cash in on the trend.
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But not ALL cruelty-free companies are liars and imposters. Some brands are genuinely committed to not testing their finished products and ingredients on animals, anywhere in the world.
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But HOW do we know which cosmetic brands are telling the truth and are truly cruelty-free in 2020?
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❶ Ask brands if their products or ingredients are tested on animals either by the company, their ingredient suppliers or commissioned to a third party and if they allow animal testing when required by law.
❷ Look for @leapingbunnyprogram brands --the most trusted cruelty-free certification program available!
❸ Check @ethicalelephant’s Cruelty-Free Brand Directory List where we have verified each and every brand's cruelty-free status before we list them (link in bio!)
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 Together, we can end animal testing for cosmetics once and for all!
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Thank you for choosing cruelty-free! 🐘 💕

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A quick and easy way to find out if your shoes are VEGAN and whether they were made from animal OR non-animal materials! 👠🌿
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Once you know, you'll never forget! ✨ I've been using this guide for YEARS now and it has saved me so much time and hassle! 💗
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Swipe 👈🏻 to see what each symbol means and which ones are considered vegan materials! 🌱
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List of Cruelty-Free & Vegan Hair Dye Brands

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Shopping for a semi or permanent home hair dye is hard enough but when you factor in trying to find one that’s also cruelty-free and vegan, your options shrink to virtually NONE that’s available at your local drugstore.

That’s because almost all of the hair dye brands sold at the drugstore are from brands that test on animals like Revlon Colorsilk, Nice’ N Easy, and John Frieda.

A list of cruelty-free and vegan hair dye brands has been one of the most asked and recommended shopping guides from my readers and I’ve been putting it off for a while because I was sadly not hearing back from most self-proclaimed “cruelty-free” and/or “vegan” hair color brands when trying to verify their animal testing policy.

I contacted over 30 brands and not even half of them responded back to me. But I’m not going to leave you hanging any longer as I’ve successfully found 7 cruelty-free and vegan hair dye brands! I will update this list with more options as new information becomes available.

List of Vegan Hair Dye Brands

Below is a list of cruelty-free and 100% vegan hair dye and hair color brands that don’t test on animals and don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients.

Arctic Fox Vegan Hair Dye

Arctic Fox Vegan Hair Dye

Price: from $7.99

Arctic Fox hair color is vibrant, long-lasting, semi-permanent, hair dye that is made in the USA. Arctic Fox hair color is 100% vegan, cruelty-free and contain added conditioners. Arctic Fox contains no drying alcohols, PPDs, or harsh chemicals.

Where to buy? Sally Beauty, Hot Topic, Amazon (US), Amazon (CA)


Manic Panic Vegan Hair Dye

Manic Panic Vegan Hair Dye

Price: from $10

Manic Panic is an alternative semi-permanent hair color brand. Their 100% vegan hair dye formula is also paraben-free, ammonia-free, phthalate-free, and made in the USA.

Where to buy? Sally Beauty, Ulta, Target, Amazon (US), Amazon (CA)


Lime Crime Unicorn Vegan Hair Dye

Lime Crime Unicorn Vegan Hair Dye

Price: from $16

Channel your inner unicorn with Lime Crime’s semi-permanent hair dyes. Condition and moisturize with this professional quality hair dye. Lime Crime Unicorn Hair formula is 100% vegan and comes in a variety of vibrant colors and options from tints to full-coverage. 

Where to buy? Ulta, Amazon (US), Cult Beauty, ASOS, Nordstrom, Dermstore


Naturtint Vegan Hair Dye

Naturtint Vegan Hair Dye

Price: from $14

Naturtint vegan hair dye is a permanent hair color that is also ammonia-free and contains natural plant-based ingredients to nourish and protect your hair. “Naturtint naturally better hair color offers a gentle, healthy way to color your hair beautifully.”

Where to buy? Amazon (US), iHerb, Well.ca, Amazon (CA)


Splat Vegan Hair Dye

Splat Vegan Hair Dye

Price: from $8.99

Splat hair color has one of the largest selection of vegan hair dye options. Splat hair color is vegan, cruelty-free, made in the USA and contains a unique formula that will give your hair bold vivid color. “At Splat Hair Color we believe in individuality and self-expression and know there is no “one size fits all”. So we created an array of DIY hair color products so you can decide your color, how long it will last, and if you want to bleach.”

Where to buy? Online, Ulta, Amazon (US), Well.ca, Target, Amazon (CA), Walmart, CVS


Tints of Nature Vegan Hair Dye

Tints of Nature Vegan Hair Dye

Price: from $10.99

Tints of Nature is a certified organic, natural, and 100% vegan hair dye formula. Tints of Nature vegan hair dye is available in 2 options: a semi-permanent Henna Cream formula that is made with natural henna and over 95% naturally derived and 15 certified organic ingredients or a Permanent Home hair dye formula that uses the lowest possible levels of PPD pigments, 75% certified organic and 95% naturally derived ingredients.

Where to buy? Amazon (US), iHerb, Well.ca, Amazon (CA)


Surya Brasil Vegan Henna

Surya Brasil Vegan Henna

Price: from $14

Surya Brasil’s all-natural, toxic-free, and 100% vegan hair dye is a semi-permanent formula that uses natural colors containing vegetable extracts including herbs and fruits from Brazil and India. “Surya Brasil’s henna hair color cream offers a safer and all-natural way to cover your grey or change your hair color, while simultaneously protecting your scalp and coloring, conditioning, strengthening and adding extra shine to your hair.”

Where to buy? Amazon (US), iHerb, Well.ca, Amazon (CA)


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20 Comments
  • Beatrice Ramos
    August 14, 2019

    Hello,

    thank you for informing us about the animal cruelty free vegan products in the market because now I could also dye my hair with one of the animal cruelty free vegan hair dye product and feel comfortable with my new hair color because it is animal cruelty free and vegan hair dye. These kinds of products are the best.

  • ILoveTomatoes
    July 30, 2019

    Do you know of any vegan and cruelty free hair mascaras? I have been looking for something to use to touch up between hair appointments, but I can’t find anything online. Any suggestions?

  • SJ
    June 20, 2019

    Herbatint is Cruelty Free and Vegan, and is sold on Amazon.

    • Vicky Ly
      June 24, 2019

      I’ve reached out to Herbatint numerous times to verify their animal testing policy and unfortunately, I haven’t heard back from them yet! I’ll update this list and add them once I can confirm their cruelty-free status =)

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