When I went plant based with my diet last year, I started to think about everything I was using in my daily life and how cruelty free and natural it really was. Haircare is an area I’m now really happy with so I thought I’d share my favourite products and tips.
Shampoo and conditioner
I received a Liz Earle gift set for Christmas 2016 from my parents – with the shampoo and conditioner included. I’d never really spent much on my haircare before, just going for whatever brand was on offer. But when I started to use the Liz Earle haircare products, my hair was so much softer and shinier, I now religiously use the Liz Earle shampoo for all hair types and conditioner for dry hair. In the past my hair could get quite frizzy, so I would use straighteners most days to sort that out, but I can’t even remember the last time I used my straighteners now!
The Liz Earle Botanical Shine hair oil is also really lovely. I put a tiny bit on the ends of my hair whilst it’s still damp after washing and I now no longer get any split ends!
Note that the majority of the Liz Earle products are vegan (ie. no animal products are used) and cruelty free (ie. no testing on animals). However, some of their products contain beeswax, propolis and/or manuka honey, so those of course aren’t vegan – remember to check the ingredients if you want to ensure the product you’re buying is vegan.
Coconut oil is amazing for so many things. And it’s also a fantastic cruelty free, natural and zero waste option for a hair mask. I do a coconut oil hair mask every couple of months and leave it on for half an hour or so before washing it out. Beware, you’ll need to wash your hair a couple of times to get all of the coconut oil out.
Other than that, I rarely blow-dry my hair or use straighteners anymore, which also helps to keep my hair in good condition and is better for the planet!