Curious about which haircare brands are vegan and cruelty-free? There are so many brands on the market it can be difficult to know which brands are truly cruelty-free and vegan. Tons of brands claim to be cruelty-free and vegan when they aren’t. Let’s first do a rundown of what the terms mean.

What does vegan mean?

  • Vegan simply means a product has no animal by-products in it. This can apply to food, clothing, beauty products, and many other products.

What is cruelty-free?

  • Cruelty-free means a product hasn’t been tested on animals. This includes everything from the beginning stages up to the final product. It also means a brand is not selling its products in a country where they are required to be tested, by law.

What is the difference between vegan and cruelty-free?

  • A product can be vegan but not cruelty-free and vice versa. Many cruelty-free products still contain animal byproducts. Some products can be vegan and not include any animal byproducts, but still be tested on animals.

What are some nonvegan ingredients?

  • The most common nonvegan ingredients in beauty products include beeswax, lanolin, carmine, fur, and silk. Other ingredients could be animal-derived as well so it is always a smart idea to ask the brand to verify if a product is vegan. Even if a product looks vegan, if there are any questionable ingredients, it is always smart to ask the brand to verify.

Refer to the page “What is Vegan and Cruelty-Free?” for an even further breakdown of the term cruelty-free.

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Here are some haircare brands that are cruelty-free and also totally vegan!!

Acure

AG Hair

Aveda*

Cake Beauty

Derma E

Eva NYC

Good Dye Young

IGK

Lime Crime

Pacifica

R + Co.

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*Parent company tests on animals

Curious about more vegan haircare options from cruelty-free brands? Check out my other vegan lists for more vegan haircare options from cruelty-free companies.

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Jessica started creating content in 2014 to help consumers with finding the best in vegan and cruelty free including beauty, food, lifestyle and fashion.

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