Happy Veganuary! We love dedicating the month of January to those choosing a more eco-conscious route: becoming vegan. While many may think this movement is just for people who are strictly vegan in every facet, it’s open to all who want to try to make a change in their lifestyle, whether it be through food, beauty, fashion, or even hair care. No matter how closely you follow veganism, we fully support those who want to make sure their hair routine is completely animal and cruelty-free. To celebrate Veganuary, we want to help others create their own vegan hair routine!
Check out these products and tips to help make this lifestyle change foolproof and certified vegan. Read on:
Perfect Your Vegan Hair Routine
What to avoid when building your vegan product lineup
Need a little help determining which products are vegan-friendly? We’ve got you covered. For many brands, bottles will usually indicate if they’re vegan, but if you want to be extra sure, make sure to look out for ingredients like beeswax and honey—these are no-nos if you’re going vegan. Another symbol to look out for is the cruelty-free bunny, which lets you know there was no animal testing used in the making of the product.
Find the perfect shampoo and conditioner duo
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: if you’re looking for a vegan and eco-conscious brand to trust your locks with, then look no further than Love Beauty and Planet. This January, we’re excited that this vegan and cruelty-free line has some new hair innovations that also allow you to make eco-friendly purchases, too.
Try out the classic Love Beauty and Planet Coconut Water & Mimosa Flower Shampoo and Conditioner, a duo that creates body and strength for fine hair, or Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Shampoo and Conditioner to add vibrancy for color-treated hair.
The best part is that both of these duos come in refillable packaging, so you can feel good about repurchasing over and over.
Make sure to use a vegan brush
This one might come as a shock, but some brushes are indeed not vegan. Some brushes are made with boar bristles, which is a no-go. No fear, if you want that smooth and healthy shine boar bristle brushes provide, there are vegan boar bristle brushes! Any brushes that are made with hair are not vegan, so double check before making that purchase.
Protect your hair while heat styling with a natural oil
Sometimes finding a heat protector with the vegan seal of approval can be challenging. If you really want to keep it natural, then why not use a natural oil in your vegan hair routine as your heat protectant? Oils like almond, grapeseed, and even shea butter have high smoke points. This means you can use them for protection from hot tools. If you want a more “legit” version backed by a brand, then go for Love Beauty and Planet Rose & Almond Natural Oils Infusion.
Get your style to last longer with a vegan dry shampoo
For those days in between washes, dry shampoo is a holy grail product. Soak up your oils with a few spritzes of Love Beauty and Planet Murumuru Butter & Rose Dry Shampoo. Not only is it vegan, but it smells absolutely delicious, too!
Make sure your salon plays by your rules, too!
After going through all this trouble to create a vegan hair routine, it’s important to make sure no one ruins that for you. Consult with your stylist and colorist to make sure that the products they use in the salon are also vegan and cruelty-free!
Those are our top products and tips to help you round out your new vegan hair routine. Taking the plunge and committing to this lifestyle shouldn’t be a challenge! Luckily, many brands are making it an easy and fun transition.