Sunday, September 17, 2017
Cruelty-Free Hair Products (Affordable Options)
Maple Holistics Tea Tree Shampoo
I LOVE this shampoo. It leaves my hair clean, shiny, and it doesn't dry it out. I like the smell of tea tree oil so, of course, I love the smell of this shampoo. The brand, Maple Holistics, specializes in cruelty-free and all-natural personal care products. I will definitely be trying more products by them! (You can get free samples from Maple Holistics here!)
Live Clean Argan Oil Restorative Shampoo and Conditioner
Alba Botanica Conditioners in Coconut and Plumeria
Alba is a popular brand and probably one of the first people run to when they decide to go cruelty-free. Alba's products are hit or miss for me. And every time I get a miss, I want so badly for it to be a hit. I liked these conditioners but wasn't wowed by them. The plumeria scent was my favorite, but I felt like I had to use a lot of product to get my hair fully conditioned. Overall, I would recommend these conditioners if you have short or medium length hair. But if you have long hair or need intense moisture, I would look elsewhere.
Baptiste Dry Shampoo
This one is a bit controversial. Baptiste has claimed they are cruelty-free, yet some sources report that they sell their products in China. (China requires animal testing in order for the product to be sold there.) To be honest, I'm not sure which is true and can't find anything from the brand other than this statement:
"Batiste Dry Shampoo is not tested on animals. While we have no connection to the Leaping Bunny Program, we use a rabbit icon to draw attention to the fact, as stated on the can, that we do not test our product on animals."
So, taking the brand for its word, I've included Baptiste on this list. And it's my favorite dry shampoo. I've tried higher-end brands and I always come back to Baptiste. My favorite scent is Bare. It's very light, clean, and not perfumey at all. The dry shampoo soaks into my hair, leaving it soft, and feeling/looking clean. It's super easy to use, not messy, and there is no fussing with it to get it to work.