Unless you’ve been living under a rock, chances are you've heard of veganism. And regardless of what you may feel about a vegan diet, the one thing we're pretty sure you'll get on board with is vegan hair care. No, we're not talking about there being no meat or cheese in your hair products!
Vegan hair care is free of animal derivatives like glycerin, keratin, and nasties in general, along with being cruelty-free too. Plus, vegan hair care holds a ton of benefits for your tresses — so if you're looking to amp up your hair care game, here's why switching to the vegan route can help.
Vegan hair care products are loaded with natural minerals and oils that protect your hair follicles, rather than stripping them of their natural oils. So regardless of whether you have dry hair, coloured hair, frizzy hair, or dull hair — there’s an ingredient for everyone, ranging from coconut oil and murumuru butter to rose and jojoba oil. Each of these natural ingredients are inherently nourishing, and when used without any nasty additives present, they do the best job when it comes to mane nourishment.
02. No harmful chemicals
Our biggest beef with chemical-heavy hair care products, especially conditioners, is that they do the job the first couple of times, but then, because of ingredients like parabens and silicones, tend to weigh down our hair and make our tresses look limp and dull. Since vegan hair care products are free of harmful additives that do long-term damage and instead contain ethically sourced, natural ingredients, you get high quality products that actually do what they say.
03. Don’t irritate the scalp
Since vegan hair products are more natural and mainly consist of non-toxic ingredients, they tend to irritate the scalp less, especially if you're prone to scalp inflammation, flakiness, and dandruff. With clarifying ingredients like tea tree oil, calming ones like aloe vera, and vitamins and minerals for protection, you can rest assured that with vegan hair care products, you'll have a soothed scalp. Plus, vegan hair care doesn’t contain artificial dyes and fragrances, and you know what that means –– no more irritation on your scalp!
Okay, so this one may not technically be for your hair, but it's a very, very important factor when you're seeking out a product. Vegan products are free from animal derived ingredients and also don’t test their products on animals. So, by using vegan hair care products, you're saying a big ‘no’ to unethical pratices like animal testing.