Not all shampoos and conditioners are created equal. But rest assured because we’ve curated a list of some of the top vegan shampoos and conditioners for all hair types. Whether you’ve got curly hair, frizzy hair, oily hair, or all of the above—we’ve got you covered! And take your hair care regimen to the next level with these helpful hairwashing tips.
Vegan Haircare: How To Wash Your Hair The Right Way
Trying to achieve *the* perfect hair day? Same. Well, you’ve first got to perfect your shower routine. First and foremost, make sure you don’t overwash your hair. Washing your hair too many times each week can actually cause your locks to become too oily. Try washing your hair less frequently, about three times per week.
In order to get bouncy locks, you should use filtered, lukewarm water (this means steering clear of the boiling-lava-hot water we all love so much!).
Showerhead filters can help remove water impurities like chlorine, heavy metals, and rust—which are not only hard on your hair but on your skin, too. You should also gently massage water and shampoo/conditioner through your hair (i.e., no heavy scrubbing!).
Lastly, make sure you choose a shampoo and conditioner that’s suited for your hair type.
The Best Vegan Shampoos and Conditioners for Every Hair Type
Stock up on our top picks below and say goodbye to bad hair days and hello to luscious locks!
1. For Straight Hair
If you’ve got straight locks, True Botanicals’ nourishing vegan shampoo and conditioner can work wonders on your hair. Formulated for all hair types, the products are packed with antioxidants and feature citrus and floral notes, leaving your hair hydrated not only hydrated but smelling its best, too! Stock up on True Botanicals Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner.
2. For Curly Hair
Tame your unruly curls with Noughty’s Wave Hello Curl Defining Shampoo and Conditioner. The products gently cleanse your hair, leaving it ultra-moisturized, while defining your curly locks. The shampoo and conditioner feature vitamin-rich sea kelp extract and avocado oil to condition and tame your unruly mane.
3. For Frizzy Hair
Banish frizz with Acure’s simply soothing shampoo and conditioner. Featuring coconut water and marula oil, these products are formulated to leave your hair smooth, shiny, and frizz-free. In addition to being vegan, they are free from sulfates, parabens, mineral oils, and formaldehyde—and, of course, they’re cruelty-free. Shop now.
4. For Dry Hair
Vegan and cruelty-free company Love Beauty and Planet has it all: lotions, body butters, deodorants, and a myriad of hair care products that are all perfectly suited for every hair type. If you suffer from dry hair, the brand’s sulfate-free shea butter and sandalwood vegan shampoo and conditioner are just what you need to restore your hair to its natural shine. (They even carry a matching scented body wash!) The company’s new sulfate-free blue-green algae and eucalyptus shampoo and conditioner, which are contained in bottles made with 100 percent recycled ocean-bound plastic, will also leave your hair ultra-moisturized and smelling fresh.
5. For Damaged Hair
Spend too much time applying heat to your hair? Have you overdone the bleaching? If yes, you can say buh-bye to damaged hair with Lush’s Rehab shampoo. It features a blend of herbs and fruit juices, including juniper berry, peppermint, rosemary, and lavender oils, to give your locks some serious TLC. It will leave your hair smelling great, too! Shop now.
6. For Color-Treated Hair
Dyes and bleach can leave your hair looking fried and extra crispy! Give your hair the tender loving care it needs with Intelligent Nutrients PureServe Color Saving Shampoo and Conditioner. Not only do the plant-based products support long-lasting color, but they also remove scalp buildup without stripping your hair of their much-need natural oils. The shampoo and conditioner also help to protect your mane from environmental pollutants like smoke and smog.
7. For Fine Hair
Thin hair can leave you feeling self-conscious and your hair looking subpar at best. Thankfully, Blossom Pure Haircare—an all-vegan, clean haircare brand—has just what you need to leave your hair looking full and vibrant and you feeling confident and ready to take on the day. Try the brand’s peppermint and tea tree dry shampoo and texturizing powder. The weightless dry shampoo works to remove dirt and grime while boosting your hair’s volume. It features nourishing ingredients like lavender oil, rice protein, aloe vera, and German chamomile. Shop now.
8. For Coily Hair
Umberto Giannini is a favorite among vegans—the company is cruelty-free and it boasts countless vegan products that are free from animal-derived ingredients. It is also popular with those who have gorgeous, coily locks. Try the brand’s Coily Curls Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner Duo. The vegan shampoo and conditioner are formulated to keep your hair frizz-free, all while moisturizing and taming your curls. The products also feature nourishing ingredients like coconut oil, argan oil, and shea butter.
9. For Oily Hair
Greasy hair can be a buzz kill. Say goodbye to unsightly, oily hair with Desert Essence’s lemon tea tree shampoo and conditioner. The clarifying, vegan shampoo and conditioner feature lemon peel extract, yucca cactus, and Australian tea tree oil to balance your scalps natural pH. The products are also free from artificial dyes and fragrances.
10. For Dandruff
Dandruff can make wearing your favorite little black dress impossible. Thankfully, Avalon Organics carries vegan anti-dandruff medicated shampoo and conditioner to restore your scalp to its very best. The duo is specially formulated with aloe vera and salicylic acid, as well as tea tree, chamomile, and essential oils to help treat and prevent dandruff. The medicated shampoo and conditioner help to control the itching and flaking that are commonly associated with the unsightly skin condition. They also nourish and condition your hair to leave your locks moisturized and radiant.
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