Why You Switch To A Vegan Hair Care Routine

You may have noticed a new lifestyle trend this past year. We see it when it comes to the products we use and the food we consume. Veganism is gaining a larger hold in our world, and it isn’t a bad thing.

There are a lot of reasons people decide to change to a vegan lifestyle. Sometimes it’s for ethical, health or environmental reasons — but there really is no bad reason to go vegan. Maybe you have been interested in using less animal products in your daily life, yet you can’t change your diet to do so. Luckily, there are other ways to transition into an impactful lifestyle. A small and simple way to start is in the bathroom with the products you use for your hair. Switching your haircare can be intimidating — especially if you just perfected it — but there are many products that do the same job with no animal products or harmful ingredients.

How can hair products be vegan?

In general, many of our beauty products are made up of animal products, but the ingredient’s name doesn’t scream animal-based. Some common ingredients to avoid when shopping is honey (miel), keratin, hyaluronic acid, beeswax, glycerine and animal hair. Some of these ingredients can be manufactured, so browse the brand’s website to see where certain ingredients are derived from. While many household brand hair products aren’t vegan, it doesn’t mean it can’t be done. There are many great plant-based ingredients in vegan hair products that are worth the switch. 

Why is vegan hair care good for you?

When it comes to healthy hair, our diets and products play a big role. While animal products don’t seem like a terrible ingredient to use health-wise, they can harm your hair growth. Animal ingredients aren’t great for sensitive or condition-prone skin due to the harshness and heaviness it. Besides, plant-based ingredients have more vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to improve and repair your hair. There are only added benefits to making the change.

How to know if the product is vegan

You may have noticed some symbols on the back of beauty products lately implying that they’re animal friendly, but that doesn’t mean they are vegan or cruelty free. When browsing the aisles for your new shampoo and conditioner, look for the leaping bunny to make sure that the product is cruelty free. This symbol is internationally recognized and means that the product was approved by a third party. The Certified Vegan Logo is the symbol to look for to make sure that no animal products were used.

Will vegan products work for my hair?

Yes! There are many alternatives to ingredients commonly sought after that are plant-based. Before purchasing your new products, make sure to look up vegan alternatives to your usual hair products. There are many articles and videos on different products that work well for your hair type.

What are some suggestions?

You can find vegan products at Target, Trader Joe’s, Walmart or Amazon for prices that won’t hurt your wallet. Ethique is a great brand that strives to protect animals and the environment by using only vegan ingredients and compostable paper boxes. Pureology cares about your colored-treated hair and the resource where its ingredients come from. Acure is not only animal free but is also dedicated to cute packaging. Lush is a well-known beauty brand that is all about a healthier lifestyle for the individual and the planet.

Going vegan may seem like a small change that has no great impact on the rest of the world, but the impact that is has on you is big enough to matter. How you feel about the products you use and the results you received impacts you, and that is a big reason to decide to change your products. One person’s choice to buy a product that is certified vegan may not have be astronomical , but if a large part of the population starts to do the same, then companies will listen. As we see now, there has already been an increase in vegan products. All we have to do is make the choice to switch.