We’re here to help you find your favourite new haircare brand.
We know what’s important to you these days when looking for new cosmetics; so, we’ve done our research on the best haircare brands on the market that are free from cruelty, and some are free from parabens, silicones and sulphates as a bonus. Just like you, we want only the best for your prized possession – your hair.
We’ve dug deep to unearth all the dirty secrets of the haircare industry, and give you real, honest advice about what is ACTUALLY good for your mane – and which brands share this philosophy.
Let’s get started!
This luxury vegan haircare brand believes that ‘nature is the best beauty artist of all’, and have released a range of shampoos, conditioners, waxes, dry oils, nourishing sprays and more, in beautiful bottles that’ll look lovely in your bathroom.
Their vegan formulas are cruelty-free, paraben-free, and enriched with several vitamins and nutrients for lusciously healthy-looking hair. They also go to lengths to ensure their ingredients are ethically sourced. What’s not to love?
The Body Shop
Famed for its natural and cruelty-free skincare, haircare and makeup products, The Body Shop has an extensive range of hair solutions to suit everyone.
Here’s a small glimpse into their product ranges:
- Ginger shampoo with essential oils for flaky scalps
- Green tea cleansing hair scrub for a super deep-clean
- Creamy and nourishing banana range for damaged hair
- Grapeseed hair serum for glossy smoothness
And much more! The Body Shop’s diverse use of plant power in all their products is impressive, and no product disappoints. They’re a favourite in the UK for a reason. What’s more is that the vast majority of products are vegan as well as being forever against animal testing (some products contain honey).
This certified cruelty-free brand don’t work with sulphates and use smart keratin formulas to strengthen and repair damaged hair. The brand was founded by celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin, who famously works with the Kardashians, the Hadids, Chrissy Teigen, Hailey Baldwin and more.
Their website lists some of their bestselling products as their Memory Mist heat protection spray, dry shampoo foam, hair oil, treatment masque and wave spray. Treat your hair to some celeb-endorsed luxury.
Paul Mitchell create premium, salon-style products that care for the environment. The brand supports many charitable organisations including Reforest’Action and Waterkeeper Alliance. They’re also proudly cruelty-free, and were the first beauty brand to announce they don’t test on animals or endorse the practice back in 1980!
Here’s a selection of popular Paul Mitchell products (the range is huge, so may take you a while to find your favourite!):
- Clarifying shampoo
- Ultimate colour repair shampoo, conditioner and mask
- Forever blonde range
- Frizz-fighting range for curly hair
- Extra-body finishing spray
- Super strong liquid treatment
- Plus loads more!
This company is approved by the Leaping Bunny program, which certifies cruelty-free cosmetics. Liz Earle are revered for their miracle skincare products, but also offer a small range of haircare solutions too!
They offer three options of conditioner: for normal hair, dry/damaged hair and fine/oily hair, to suit most hair types. There’s also a catch-all Botanical Shine shampoo for all hair types, and a nourishing hair oil to prevent split ends and protect against styling heat.
Just some of the naturally active ingredients included in the hair range:
- Coconut oil – moisturising and smoothing
- Vitamin E – antioxidant
- Patchouli essential oil – soothing and calming
- Aloe vera – cools and softens
- Meadowfoam seed oil – conditions and smooths the hair shaft.