Believe it or not, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde lied to you. Finding companies that donâ€™t test their cosmetics on animals is harder than it should be. Itâ€™s not impossible, though! Hereâ€™s a list of 10 exceptional hair care products that happen to be cruelty-free.
1. Macadamia Oil Deep Repair Masque – $23. This is my all-time favorite hair treatment. Iâ€™m drafting a letter to my congressman to see if I can legally marry it. Just buy the travel size, thoughâ€”you can get a good six uses out of it for about $4.
2. Lush Big Shampoo – $26.95. The downside with most Lush shampoos is that they donâ€™t lather well, but Big makes up for that by leaving your hair (and hands!) satiny smooth. Completely vegan and completely worth it.
3. Herbacin Herbal Shampoo Balance – $7.99. This shampoo was designed specifically for oily hair, and itâ€™ll leave you smelling like delicious ginger.
4. Paul Mitchell Hold Me Tight Finishing Spray – $20. This hairspray dries quickly, doesnâ€™t leave build-up on your scalp, and doesnâ€™t contribute to any animal deaths. Iâ€™m into it.
6. Lush Veganese Conditioner – $19.95. Iâ€™ll admit that I chug the Lush Kool-Aid, but this product seriously lives up to the hype. Itâ€™s made from (and smells like) lavender, and it doesnâ€™t contain animal products of any kind.
7. Ambiance Volumizing Dry Shampoo – $15. This powder dry shampoo comes with an applicator, so youâ€™ll finally get to imagine youâ€™re using a shaving cream brush in an old-timey barbershop. Score.
8. Pureology Fortifying Heat Spray – $29. This primer doesnâ€™t have a strong smell and doesnâ€™t weigh your hair down, and it does an A+ job of protecting your strands from heat styling damage.
9. Malin + Goetz Cilantro Hair Conditioner – $22. This leave-in conditioner rocks. If itâ€™s your dream to smell like a Chipotle (which, letâ€™s be real, is definitely on my long-term goal list), this product has your back.
10. The Body Shop Ceramic Styling Hairbrush – $12. Made from renewable bamboo, you can buy this brush and know youâ€™re not making the world worse. Be careful if you have damaged hair, thoughâ€”itâ€™s a little rough.
If youâ€™re interested in making an effort to purchase more cruelty-free beauty products, give these ones a shot. Animals, your hair, and Elle Woods will thank you.