Realising that many big-name beauty brands still test on animals, and also that many of those that are cruelty-free still use animal ingredients within their products, can be a very disheartening moment. It may feel like it takes the skills of a private investigator to figure out which brands and products are vegan and truly cruelty-free, but put your Sherlock caps away, we’re here for you!
Here’s a list of cheap to low-mid-range budget vegan hair care items that were found in the Guildhall Shopping Centre Superdrug. All brands are cruelty-free, meaning they don’t test on animals, and each product is also vegan. The majority of the selection here is Superdrug’s own brand, as they’ve proven themselves to be brilliant at labelling items as suitable for vegans and, considering the price you pay, there is a decent quality to their products.
From left to right of main line-up (second photo):
- Superdrug Extracts Raspberry and Macadamia Conditioner
- Superdrug Extracts Raspberry and Macadamia Shampoo
- Cheap and cheerful, Superdrug offer a collection of nicely scented shampoos and conditioners under their Extracts range.
- Superdrug Hair Therapy Cleansing Conditioner for Coloured Hair
- Noughty Rise and Shine Shampoo
- Superdrug Hair Therapy Oil with Argan
- Superdrug Style Expertise Salt Spray
- Superdrug Style Expertise Hairspray
- Although it won’t hold against particularly British weather, and a fine balance of the amount you use is needed otherwise you’re left with a slightly sticky effect, it does do a good job for the price you pay.
- Superdrug Hair Therapy Oil with Coconut
- Superdrug Hair Therapy Argan Oil Mist
- While I can’t agree with Superdrug’s claim that it gives hair a dazzling shine, it definitely leaves hair feeling softer and it has a lovely subtle scent. But the main reason I keep buying this is because it helps to control fly-aways – if your hair has a habit of taking on a fun static effect easily, a spritz of this will help to weigh it down nicely.
- Superdrug Cocoa Brownie Dry Shampoo
- Check out the reviews on Superdrug’s website for the most divisive dry shampoo you’ve ever seen! The colour can settle on skin, but it comes off easily with a wipe of some tissue. I recommend spraying it in short bursts prior to applying your make-up, and brushing it through. This won’t be for everyone, but it seems to be a godsend for some, and does give good colour coverage to roots. It could be a 1 or 5 star product depending on your needs – at £1.99 it’s not much of a risk, but you have been warned.
- COLab Dry Shampoo Tropical
- COLab Dry Shampoo Fruity
- COLab make a great range of dry shampoos that also work brilliantly as texturising sprays, giving great hold before and after you style your hair. If you’ve got thinner hair, COLab’s products will help to give it body without any of the white residue and very little of the stickiness you get from most dry shampoos.