Guest Post by Toasty Writes
Something I hear from a lot of people who have decided to go cruelty-free is how difficult it is to find haircare.
And trust me, I get it. It’s taken me a long time to find products that work for my hair, let alone cruelty-free products that work for my hair.
(Just for context: I have difficult hair: fine, flyaway, frizzy. It has a wavy-ish texture that sometimes looks quite undone and beachy, and other times just looks like a complete and utter mess.)
Today I’m sharing some of my favourite cruelty-free hair products, in the hope I can give you some ideas!
Yes To make perhaps the most accessible cruelty-free haircare on the high street —
they’re a great place to start. Their coconut conditioner is my absolute favourite because it smooths down the ends of my hair and leaves them soft and moisturised, not stringy or weighed down.
The shampoo, on the other hand, is a little too heavy for my roots but might work really well for someone who has thicker hair. I use it to wash my make-up brushes with, so it wasn’t a complete waste of money! With both the shampoo and the conditioner costing £5.99 for 280ml, you won’t be breaking the bank if you decide to give it a go (and there are other products in the haircare range, too).
This brings me nicely to the shampoo I do use most of the time, Evolve Superfood Shine Shampoo. The bottle I own is a sample size and I strongly recommend getting mini versions of hair products if you can, especially if you choose to buy from a website like Love Lula or Naturisimo. They are both excellent places to find cruelty-free products but the range in prices can vary hugely, and I feel much better splashing out if I know something works for me.
Superfood Shine is a foamy shampoo that gently cleanses the hair and doesn’t cause irritation on my scalp. It also gives my hair a lovely healthy sheen, more than living up to its name.
Once a week I like to really detox my hair and get rid of any build-up, which is where the LUSH Big Shampoo comes in. It contains sea salt, which gives your roots a huge boost, but can be quite drying if used too often, which is why I stick to once a week. That said, the coconut oil does go a long way to soften the hair (and the lemon and lime juice make it smell so fresh! Definitely a favourite of mine).
I’ll admit, I rarely bother to do anything much with my hair other than wash and go. On the odd occasion I do use heat styling, I reach for Swell Ultimate Protect & Renew Serum when I want a sleek look. It isn’t too heavy but really helps to smooth the hair and I love that it contains heat protection, too.
If I want to play up the wavy texture in my hair, I use a couple of light spritzes of Intelligent Nutrients Volumizing Spray. This non-crispy formula helps to give waves subtle definition and lift, without adding too much gunk. I’ve been reaching for it over the summer months and don’t see myself stopping now the weather’s getting colder!
What do you like to use on your hair? Have you tried any cruelty-free haircare products?