Why should you incorporate vegan shampoo into your haircare routine
We live in a diverse world where different people follow different lifestyles. Everything around us – food, clothing and even beauty products – is created to suit our way of life. If you are a vegan, you can extend this lifestyle to your shower routine with a vegan shampoo! Vegan hair products are an excellent way of giving back to your planet and being gentle on the environment, animals and your hair.
What is a vegan shampoo?
To put it simply, a vegan shampoo does not contain any ingredients that are sourced from animals – these products aren't tested on animals, either.
Why does it matter to you and your environment?
Vegan shampoos are formulated using natural-origin ingredients that don't come from animals and aren't tested on animals. These nature-inspired shampoos contain a higher quantity of natural or organic ingredients, which is good for your hair.
Another benefit of using vegan hair products is that they are good for the environment as well. The ingredients that go into vegan shampoos and conditioners are mostly biodegradable and environmentally friendly, and the packaging is often made from recyclable materials, too. All of these combined makes vegan haircare products good for the environment.
How to check if your shampoo is vegan or not?
To find out if a hair product is vegan or not, here’s what you can do:
Not tested on animals: vegan hair products are not tested on animals. In other words, these products are cruelty-free.
Free of animal by-products: products must be free from animal-derived ingredients to be considered vegan.
Benefits of using a vegan shampoo
Vegan shampoos make use of naturally derived ingredients that are good for your hair. These nature-inspired hair products give you healthy hair and even protect it from damage. The benefits of vegan haircare products are:
They contain minimal additives: vegan shampoos and conditioners usually go easy on additives. In fact, these hair products contain naturally sourced ingredients that are nourishing and take care of your hair and scalp. Make sure to check the ingredients on the label!
Nature-inspired: vegan shampoos are formulated with plant-based ingredients. These naturally derived ingredients mimic the nourishing properties of nature and give desirable results.
Good for your hair: vegan shampoos give you healthy hair. The natural-origin ingredients used in creating these haircare products contain nourishing properties and give your hair a thorough cleanse. Vegan shampoos give your hair the care it needs and create a healthy environment for your hair to grow.
Herbal Essences is recognised by PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, as a cruelty-free vegan brand. Herbal Essences and PETA have shared scientific beliefs that require non-animal alternative tests and have partnered for decades to encourage the use of such testing methods. The PETA bunny logo on our bio:renew shampoos and conditioners indicates that our products are cruelty-free and vegan (make sure that you check the packaging to find the variant’s that’s vegan).
Moreover, Herbal Essences shampoos and conditioners are formulated using REAL, naturally sourced botanicals as endorsed by The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – a world-leading expert on plants. Harness the power of real botanicals in your shower and witness nature’s ability to transform your tresses into a beautiful and strong head of hair.