It’s not impossible to find cosmetics companies that don’t test on animals. Here’s a list of 10 great cruelty-free hair products.
Believe it or not, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde lied to you. Finding companies that don’t test their cosmetics on animals is harder than it should be. It’s not impossible, though! Here’s a list of 10 exceptional hair care products that happen to be cruelty-free.
1. Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Masque. This is my all-time favorite hair treatment. I’m drafting a letter to my congressman to see if I can legally marry it. Just buy the travel size, though—you can get a good six uses out of it for about $4.
2. Lush Big Shampoo. The downside with most Lush shampoos is that they don’t lather well, but Big makes up for that by leaving your hair (and hands!) satiny smooth. Completely vegan and completely worth it.
3. Herbacin Herbal Shampoo Balance. This shampoo was designed specifically for oily hair, and it’ll leave you smelling like delicious ginger.
4. Paul Mitchell Hold Me Tight Finishing Spray. This hairspray dries quickly, doesn’t leave build-up on your scalp, and doesn’t contribute to any animal deaths. I’m into it.
5. The Balm En Root Dry Shampoo. This dry shampoo is Paraben- and sulfate- and cruelty-free. Badass.
6. Lush Veganese Conditioner. I’ll admit that I chug the Lush Kool-Aid, but this product seriously lives up to the hype. It’s made from (and smells like) lavender, and it doesn’t contain animal products of any kind.
7. Ambiance Volumizing Dry Shampoo. This powder dry shampoo comes with an applicator, so you’ll finally get to imagine you’re using a shaving cream brush in an old-timey barbershop. Score.
8. Pureology Fortifying Heat Spray. This primer doesn’t have a strong smell and doesn’t weigh your hair down, and it does an A+ job of protecting your strands from heat styling damage.
9. Malin + Goetz Cilantro Hair Conditioner. This leave-in conditioner rocks. If it’s your dream to smell like a Chipotle (which, let’s be real, is definitely on my long-term goal list), this product has your back.
10. The Body Shop Ceramic Styling Hairbrush. Made from renewable bamboo, you can buy this brush and know you’re not making the world worse. Be careful if you have damaged hair, though—it’s a little rough.
If you’re interested in making an effort to purchase more cruelty-free beauty products, give these ones a shot. Animals, your hair, and Elle Woods will thank you.