I have been dying my hair for the majority of my life. I went vegan almost 12 years ago. Since then, I have been making sure the hair dye products I use don’t contain animal ingredients (for example silk, lanolin, beeswax, etc.) and also that they are cruelty-free.
Hair dye and bleach have been a struggle for me because most of the products on the market either test on animals at some point during (or after) their production or contain an animal ingredient of some sort. I hope that someday more products come onto the market that haven’t been tested on animals and contain no animal ingredients.
Without further ado, I give you some vegan & cruelty-free hair dye options (that you don’t need a license to get your hands on!) and videos if you want to see them in action.
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(WARNING: I am not a professional or a hairdresser, I just enjoy dying my own hair and have a lot of experience doing so.)
Splat Hair Bleach (gifted) I loved this bleach kit, it is easily found in stores. Available at CVS, Target and Walmart.
Splat Naturals Hair Dye (gifted) Loved this formula, it’s easily found in stores and made my hair so vibrant and soft! Available at CVS, Walmart and Ulta.
Good Dye Young Hair Dye (gifted) I used the shades Narwhal and Blue Ruin. They are VERY INTENSE. They stained just about everything from my shower to my ears to my legs but hey my hair looked amazing! Available at Sephora.
Manic Panic Bleach Kit (gifted) I’ve been using this one for years, it is widely available, comes with everything you need to bleach your hair even if you are on the go, including a brush and gloves. Tried and true and will continue to use it. Available at Ulta, Hot Topic, Sally Beauty and many other retailers.
Manic Panic Hair Dye (gifted) Another tried and true product I’ve been using for years and will continue to purchase. Available at Ulta, Hot Topic, Sally Beauty and many other retailers.
Some more products and brands not included in video
Overtone they have a lot of products for a range of hair types and colors, including color that can be added to dark hair without bleaching it first. Splat Complete Hair Dye Kits I haven’t used the kits myself but I seem to find them every time I walk into a drugstore, which is amazing! It’s nice to have vegan and cruelty free products that are readily available. Available at CVS, Ulta, Walgreens