VEGAN HAIR CARE REVIEWS
Creating a hair-care routine from scratch might not be a cakewalk, especially if you are looking for vegan and eco-conscious products for curly hair. Most of the ordinary supermarket products are produced by brands involved in animal cruelty. Moreover, they often contain harsh chemicals that may damage the environment and be marine-toxic. However, during these years, many new brands have been created with the purpose of offering ethical and efficient hair products, falling within different price ranges. Below, you can find a list of vegan shampoos, treatments and styling products that are probably worth a try, based on my experience.
This American brand is specialized in producing professional hair-care products at a fair price. It has always been certified cruelty-free by Cruelty-Free International and it is almost entirely vegan. I think that all of their products are generally ‘curl-friendly’, especially this specific shampoo, enriched with Apple and Aloe extract. It helps taming the frizzes and gives you that fresh and clean sensation after every use, even if it is very gentle. Its smoothing action allows you to use less conditioner. You can find it on Love Lula or on The Cruelty Free Beauty Box.
If you are suffering from itchy scalp and you are afraid that a specific treatment could damage or dehydrate your curls, this may be the best solution. Less is More is an ethical business based in Austria, certified B Corp and Peta. Their shampoo is 100% active, so it contains no water: a little goes a long way. Among the many plant extracts in its formulation, we can find Hamamelis and Pea proteins. Although its purifying action is quite immediate, this product is gentle and does not cause any problems when you have to detangle your hair. I usually dilute it with some water before applying it, as it is quite dense.
Abhati is a small ethical and fair business based in Switzerland, founded by the Indian businesswoman Anju Rupal. Their treatments are Leaping Bunny certified and their raw material ethically sourced. I particularly love Mahakali nourishing conditioner because it really works on frizzy hair. On op of that, this product smells wonderfully thanks to the mixture of Ayurvedic ingredients. You can use it both as a mask and as an ordinary conditioner. The bottle contains 300 ml of product, a little goes a long way.
John Master is an American pioneer of organic hair care and offers a wide range of luxury hair treatments. This hair mask is one of the most effective masks I have ever tried. I usually apply it to damp hair before shampoo, waiting for 10/15 minutes. It defines your curls and helps balancing moisture levels. It can also be used as a purifying scalp treatment. It is definitely worth the price.
I consider these two products as a combo, since they work perfectly when used together. There are two ranges of Giovanni hair mousse and gel: the first one is called Eco Chic and is has a very strong hold, while the second one, 2chic Ultra Volume, lifts up your roots and has a lighter texture. I usually buy both, depending on the availability and they are the most efficient vegan styling products so far, even in terms of price.
I had high expectations on this luxury hair mousse, as it contains a lot of interesting actives. Although I usually love their products, this time I was rather disappointed. It may depend on my specific hair type, but I found that this hair mousse was not very moisturising and it had a very light hold. After some hours, my hair had no shape. It is a pity, since this products contains excellent ingredients and smells wonderfully. As said before, it may depend on the curl type. I tried it on wavy hair, but it may be more suitable for thick curls.