As you read this list of my Top Ten Cruelty-Free Shampoos, bear in mind that I dye my hair on a regular basis, so I have focused on some colour protect shampoos. Currently my hair is blue, and has been for months. That may be irrelevant, but I just had to tell you, because I lurve mah blue hair!
This list is in no particular order, though I have marked what I believe to be the top two of the list.
Cruelty-free options: Tints of Nature Shampoo
Personal favourite: Tints of Nature Shampoo. Contains almond, sunflower and jojoba oil. Not all Tints of Nature products are cruelty-free. Always check the labels.
Cruelty-free options: Giovanni products are all 100% cruelty-free! Yay!
Personal favourite: Tea Tree Triple Treat Invigorating Shampoo. This shampoo gives a nice tingling sensation when being used, which is just so lovely.
5. La Riche Directions - this brand also makes the top two. In regards to colour protection, Directions comes in at number one, but comes second to Davroe in terms of the end result: smooth, sleek, and pretty!
Cruelty-free options: Colour Protecting Shampoo, Colour Protecting Conditioner, Pre Colour Shampoo
Personal favourite: Colour Protecting Shampoo
La Riche Directions also sells lots of gorgeous hair dyes.
Surprise contender: L'Oreal Although L'Oreal doesn't make the list, I wanted to share information about their new cruelty-free ranges.
Please stop shaking your fists at me! Just hear me out first! L’Oreal has just released new ranges of shampoos, conditioners, and other hair treatments, which are marked as vegan and cruelty-free, ie no animal testing. I wanted to add L’Oreal to the list simply to inform people that there is some progress! It’s fantastic, though it’s completely understandable if you still don’t wish to buy from L’Oreal. They still have animal testing conducted for their other products. So whether you still consider this a win, as part of L’Oreal’s ‘openness to change,’ or not, I just wanted to let my readers know, in case you’d like to support L’Oreal’s new cruelty-free ranges. Who knows, the greater the demand might mean bigger change for this company. Just remember that every purchase you make is a vote for more cruelty-free alternatives.
If you are interested, have a look for the EverPure and EverStrong ranges at your local supermarkets.
Cruelty-free options: Hemp Oil Shampoo
Personal favourite: Hemp Oil Shampoo
Not all Melrose products are cruelty-free. Read the labels to be sure. Cruelty-free personal care options available here RRP $11
So the men don’t feel left out, though, why you lovely men can’t use the aforementioned brands is beyond me, I have included one especially for you. There's even a Gaia Made for Men Overnight Bag! and I am genuinely jealous about that too.
All Gaia products are cruelty-free! Yay!
Shampoo starts at RRP $11.95
"Where do I buy these awesome products?" I hear you ask. Well, you can buy direct from the companies by clicking on the links I have provided above, or you can go through distributors. Check out the links below.
Vegan Beauty The Cruelty-Free Shop
And many of them are just hiding in plain sight. Try Coles or Woolworths for Organic Care.
Some Go-Vita stores are stocking Tints of Nature, David Babaii, and Gaia Made for Men.
Keep your eyes open!
Other recommended products: Hair treatments Tints of Nature Seal & Shine Leave-in Conditioner
Tints of Nature Reconstructing Treatment
De Lorenzo Instant Rejuven8 The Ends
Thank you :) I needed to pick up something mainstream and the l'oreal was in stock. Always will where I can buy all products etc from those who set out from the get go as vegan / ethical / eco. However there are odd occasions when your only choice is mainstream and it's important to encourage the large corporates to do the right thing. It didn't have the bunny logo though so would be good for them to get involved in knowledgable labelling. Thanks again :) Will send a request to their services dept.
Love your articles. Surprises me too about L'Oreal & don't know if I'll support them, however there are so many more cruelty free alternatives out there than a few years ago. Thank you for recommending some brands I had never personally heard of before. (-: