Lookout world–a head of shiny, gorgeous hair coming through! If you have dark hair that gets oily after like half a day (hello), then you know that you have to work your schedule and everything you do around when you wash your hair. Going on a hot date? Ok, need to plan to go to the gym before that so I can wash my hair and let it dry so I can look cute for dinner. The toss up is: How do I not wash it everyday?…because every news, book and Instagram post says it’s bad for us (it’s true). So with that said, I wash my hair every other day, and if I’m lucky, every two to three days. But the secret to maintaining a good lookin’ head of hair (aside from an awesome vegan diet), is what you wash it with!
I’ve tried the apple cider vinegar no-poo option, but all that really does is clean your scalp, and leave oily strands behind. It’s also hard to use that kind of no-poo method if you use styling products–and I use heat protectant, hair spray and mousse. Oil joins the party at times.
Back story done. Onto the main event. So what shampoo do I use to maintain some healthy, no split-end hairs? One I recently found, have been using for a while and am loving (it smells amazing and I secretly smell my hair like a creeper hourly).
Hask brand products are new to me. TBH I picked it up at Target because I desperately needed shampoo and it was on sale (mind you, it’s still more expensive than Garnier, Herbal Essences and other popular brands for the amount you get). And to be real, I’m cheap so it’s actually not that bad at just $5.99 regular price. But once I got home and jumped in the shower, I immediately fell in love with the smell. This Orchid & White Truffle scent? UGH. STOP. SO GOOD.
Although I looked at it upwards and sideways before I bought it, I thought, this can’t possibly be VCF. So I looked into it. They’re definitely 100% cruelty-free! From their FAQs section:
“We definitely DO NOT test on animals! That’s terrible… I’m hurt that you even think we do – and my puppy Harley is offended too! We make sure our suppliers and vendors supply safety and regulatory information on our ingredients so we don’t run into any issues. We love our furry friends and would never do anything to harm them! (P.S. We’re glad you’re concerned about this too)”
Since some of their products contain honey, I can’t say that all of their products are vegan, but they seem pretty darn close.
As for the consistency, a little goes a long way I’ve found…which makes the extra bucks worth it in the end. I mean really, $5.99 ain’t bad.
What are your favorite shampoos? I fell in love with one so quickly that I had to share!
2 thoughts on “Vegan & Cruelty-Free Shampoo!”
Hi Samantha, great post! I was in the same boat as you with the vinegar no-poo trial and all I got after 2 months was half the hair I started with…most of it snapped off. Its been horrible. So, to heal the damage, I’ve remained on my natural hair care path. I tried Hask and LOOOOVED it!! However, I saw that it had “fragrance”, which is a curtain for a mile of different chemicals that can be hidden in a product, even of the bottle says “free of this and that”. EWG gives them a terrible rating simply for listing “fragrance” in the ingredients because they can’t tell what that includes. This made me so sad because my hair had never felt so wonderful as when using Hask!!! I did try contacting Hask via email but I assumed they wouldn’t tell me what their fragrance was actually made from. 😉 I’m wondering if in your research (cause I’m exhausted from mine, lol) you discovered that their scents were of natural sources too? Thanks!!
Hi! Good question–that’s something I can definitely look into. Maybe in a next FFO (Face Off Friday) I’ll do a post on scents in products and compare a couple more ‘poos. Stay tuned!
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