Still not sure about vegan beauty? Here are some of the amazing benefits of vegan shampoo and conditioner to show why adding vegan beauty products to your hair care routine is a great idea:
1. No nasties
Vegan shampoos typically contain fewer harsh ingredients for your hair and more ‘free-from’ ingredients. For example, our Love Beauty and Planet Shampoo Collection is sulfate-free and free of manmade chemicals like parabens, silicones, and phthalates that can damage your hair (and the planet).
2. Naturally derived ingredients
Vegan beauty products are more likely to use ingredients that are naturally derived, like essential oils and butter extracts. Over at Love Beauty and Planet, we choose plant actives to work in harmony with our vegan-certified ingredients in our products.
As we explained earlier, being vegan means avoiding products containing animal by-products and the same goes for vegan shampoo and conditioners. Animal byproducts – ingredients including beeswax, lanolin, gelatin, and keratin – are therefore replaced with plant-based ingredients, which are often a better choice when treating and maintaining your natural hair.
4. Ethical practice
Using vegan shampoo and conditioners (and indeed all vegan beauty products) ensures that no animals were harmed during the production of products used in your beauty and hair care regime. Vegan beauty brands and brands that try to incorporate vegan beauty products in their ranges also tend to choose more environmentally friendly alternatives in their packaging too. You can read more about how we at Love Beauty and Planet do this in our Packaging Story.
5. Vegan shampoo is great for hair growth
If being animal and planet-friendly weren’t good enough reasons, vegan shampoos and conditioners are also great for hair growth. This is because they are more likely to be free from harsh ingredients which damage your hair.