🥬 Going Vegan for Your Hair? Brands for You to Know

Jun. 11, 2020
The haircare industry is going vegan
The shift to ethical, eco-friendly and cruelty-free consumerism is being felt throughout the cosmetics sector. One area where we’re seeing a real sea-change is haircare. We combed the Internet to look at four of the most popular ranges making waves with their vegan hair products.
Together Beauty
More beauty brands are becoming increasingly focussed on creating ethical products. Together Beauty is a prime example, claiming that their products come with no added sulphates or parabens, are gluten-free, 100% vegan, colour-safe and cruelty free.
Created by award-winning New York hair stylist Sam Brocato, Together Beauty has brought together professionalism and high performance with an unequivocal ethical message.
Dreamer is Sam’s attempt to cram as much ‘beauty’ into ‘beauty sleep’ as possible. This 99% natural ‘while you sleep’ repair masque is infused with blue sage to hydrate hair and replenish lipids, so when you wake refreshed, so does your hair, glossy and silky to the touch. 
You can become a real life sleeping beauty by splashing out $28 for a 6.7 oz. tub of this magical concoction. 
Vegan hair colouring might seem like a new idea, but hair dye brand, Naturtint, has been reducing the amount of chemicals that go into their hair colours for the past 20 years. And while there is still some chemicals, such as hydrogen peroxide and PPD, no animal products are used in the manufacturing process (carried out to the highest Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) standards by Laboratorios Phergal in Madrid, Spain).
As you’d expect of a company that’s been in the game for so long, there’s a huge range of hair colourings on offer here, along with aftercare and styling products. If you are looking for a snazzy new hair colour, then there’s plenty of advice to help you find the right shade. 
Naturtint’s range of hair colourings aren’t as ‘out there’ as other brands we looked at, so these should appeal to those looking for a more conservative choice of hues. Of course, by using natural vegetable dye as colouring agents, this makes the brand attractive to those seeking to be more environmentally friendly, as well as those looking for a vegan option.
As every parent knows, children have a habit of changing their minds. So when one daughter asked permission to dye her hair a bright pink colour, her father, less than impressed by the list of chemicals in a standard hair colouring product, decided to create his own range of natural semi-permanent hair colourings. And so Iroiro was born.
Given the customer demographic, Iroiro’s hair colourings are more than just a bit out there, coming in a wide range of brilliant pastel colours ranging from electric yellow to deep purple, so there’s something to keep the biggest weirdo in your family happy. And as they’re semi-permanent, it’s easy to change to a more conservative hue in the event of an upcoming job interview. 
Before perusing the Iroiro’s Neon range, it’s recommended that you put some sunglasses on, these are about as bright as hair colourings get. But, free of chemicals and rich in vitamins and minerals, along with a pleasant yuzu-cranberry fragrance, these should satisfy parents and teenagers alike – especially since they’re semi-permanent.
It’s worth pointing out too, that instead of plastic bottles and jars, Iroiro has managed to reduce their carbon footprint by 70% by packaging their products in eco-pouches. Very clever.
Arctic Fox
Founded in 2014 by beauty guru Kristen Leanne and her partner Ryan Morgan, Arctic Fox might sound as it comes from the far north, but in fact hails from sunny south Cal. Like Iroiro, this is a semi-permanent brand coming in an eclectic range of garish hues. 
Again, these are 100% vegan, cruelty-free brand, containing no harsh chemicals. Additionally, the company claims to actively assist in preventing animal cruelty and donates to a number of animal welfare charities. 
The star here is undoubtedly the colouring range. Two years of research has gone into the development of Arctic Fox resulting in a product that, according to the literature, is formulated to ‘fade within the original colour spectrum’. The idea is, as the colour fades, the shades retain their tone. 
Customers can also create their own custom colour with the aid of a diluter known as Arctic Mist.
A hair-raising choice
With the brands here, we’ve only scratched the surface when it comes to the vegan hair products. Like hair itself, the number of vegan hair brands out there is growing fast. Whereas, in the past incorporating fewer animal ingredients and chemical ingredients seemed almost impossible for a truly effective hair product, especially colourings, the demand for vegan hair fashion is there and manufacturers are responding. 
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