What Are The Benefits Of Using Vegan Shampoo?
The vegan movement brings a lot of positives with it, especially when it comes to your hair care routine. Turns out, nature provides everything your hair needs
Eating more plants does our bodies plenty of good, but is turning to plants in hair care just as beneficial? The answer is a resounding yes!
But before we get into the benefits of going plant-based with your shampoo, conditioner and styling products, you might question why you even need to consider it at all. The reality is, animal derivatives are included in many hair care products.
Shampoos containing ingredients like keratin, collagen and honey, all of which are made from animal byproducts, aren’t vegan. Similarly, while a cruelty-free stamp means the product hasn’t been tested on animals, it doesn’t mean there aren’t animal products in the formulation. So if you’re looking to create a good hair day that doesn’t harm animals, the great news is nature offers effective and kind ingredients. Here’s what to turn to to be kinder to the planet, animals, and provide your hair with the ultimate in beautifying benefits.
Vegan ingredient swaps your hair loves
To smooth away frizz, leave hair glossy, strong and manageable SWAP non-vegan keratin for hemp seed oil
Hemp seed oil is rich in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which lubricate your hair, preventing breakage and nourishing every strand. Try it in Love Beauty and Planet’s Sulfate-Free Hemp Seed Oil & Nana Leaf Shampoo, which offers a scalp cleanse like no other, leaving hair purified, fresh and incredibly glossy.
To fight damage, prevent thinning and help hair grow healthy SWAP collagen for nature’s ‘liquid gold’ argan oil
This Moroccan must-have is full of plant-based fatty acids and antioxidants, so it delivers moisture deep into the strands and helps your hair to maintain it, while also protecting against daily damage, including heat styling. Try it in Love Beauty and Planet’s Sulfate-Free Argan Oil & Lavender shampoo, for nourished, healthier hair that’s less frizzy and smells like a delicate dream thanks to French lavender.
To hydrate hair while also helping to keep your scalp happy SWAP non-vegan glycerin for algae
Algae is an excellent non-animal ingredient that delivers impressive hydration. It’s especially great if you have thick, dehydrated hair. Try it in Love Beauty and Planet’s Blue Green Algae & Eucalyptus Shampoo – an ultra-hydrating formula that leaves hair not only moisturized but revived and rejuvenated. And you don’t want to get us started on that uplifting eucalyptus scent…
To strengthen and hydrate with antibacterial powers SWAP honey for coconut oil
Coconut oil really is one of the best hydrators out there; made up of medium-chain fatty acid lauric acid, your hair soaks it up for powerful moisturization, as well as limiting protein loss (just like honey), improving the structure of your strands.
Try it in Love Beauty and Planet’s Shea Butter & Sandalwood Shampoo or Sulfate-Free Coconut Oil & Ylang Ylang Shampoo. Both will leave hair incredibly hydrated and glossy. Be prepared to field ‘What have you done to your hair? It looks gorgeous!’ comments all day.