Veganuary is when many of us go vegan for a month. This means giving up meat, fish and dairy. However, for those who want to take it a step further, this also means refraining from using products that contain animal derivatives. You might not think that shampoos and conditioners have animal derivatives but look out for keratin, honey and beeswax, all derived from animals. If you want to experience a truly vegan Veganuary, here are our recommendations for vegan shampoos and conditioners.
Suitable for all hair types, this vegan shampoo is free from all nasties like parabens and SLS, and will leave hair clean and moisturised. Contains vitamin E and wheat protein. There is also a conditioner in the same fragrance available.
This is the ideal vegan shampoo for those with colour or chemically-treated hair. It contains 98.6% natural origin ingredients and there is a conditioner to match.
Faith in Nature make amazing products, for instance, this one uses water from the Lake District. It also contains essential citrus and tea tree oils and 100% natural fragrance. Best for normal/oily hair.
Most of Aveda’s products are vegan and all are cruelty-free but we love this one in particular for the smell and the way it leaves your hair. Super-soft and weightless.
Containing organic Muru Muru butter which has been sustainably sourced from Brazil, this vegan conditioner literally sinks into your hair to nourish it and give it a boost of hydration and shine. It also contains ethically sourced rose absolute from Bulgaria and the smell is just divine. Good for colour-damaged hair.
If your hair is dry and needs a rich conditioner to penetrate deep into the hair shaft you can’t go wrong with this vegan one. It contains coconut and aloe vera, two of the most hydrating compounds in nature. Hair is left shiny, smooth and detangled after use.
For thin hair, use this volume-boosting vegan conditioner from Avalon Organics. It plumps up hair using rosemary essential oil, aloe vera, vitamin E, quinoa protein and calendula.
Frizzy hair needs a special conditioner that combats the frizz and dryness whilst hydrating without weighing down the hair. Maria Nila True Soft Conditioner from Maria Nila softens the hair strands while it moisturises and uses argan oil to defrizz.