Having scanned all the beauty products in my home with the iVegan and Cruelty-Cutter apps, I am now on a mission to replace the cosmetics and toiletries in my house when they run out with vegan-friendly and cruelty-free items. This led me on a hunt for vegan haircare and cruelty-free haircare products.
About My Hair:
I have shoulder length, very thick highlighted hair. The ends are dry and I have an itchy, dry scalp. I usually get two days between washed before the itching starts and the roots begin to look greasy.
What I Was Using:
My go-to hair washing products were:
L’Oreal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Shampoo, 400ml RRP £4.49
L’Oréal Paris Elvive Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Conditioner, 400ml RRP £4.49
L’Oréal Paris Wonder Water, 8 Second Hair Treatment, 200 ml RRP £9.99
I enjoyed the L’Oreal products. They smelled amazing and left my hair soft and shiny. The Wonder Water was an excellent treatment for my colour treated hair. I recommended it to everyone as I was so impressed with the results. Sadly these were not vegan haircare products.
My New Vegan Haircare Products
My New Vegan Haircare Products
I opted for the Revolution haircare Hyaluronic Hydrating line of products. I have highlighted hair that can be dry. I have also been suffering with a dry, itchy scalp lately, which influenced my choice of products.
Revolution Haircare Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Shampoo for Dry Hair, 250ml RRP £9.00
Revolution Haircare Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Conditioner for Dry Hair, 250ml RRP £9.00
Revolution Haircare Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Scalp Serum for Dry Scalp, 50ml RRP £8.00
All three products contain the below key ingredients:
Hyaluronic Acid – helps to hydrate and maintain moisture
Oat Extract – to soothe and hydrate
Betaine – helps to nourish
Panthenol – improves strength, moisture, and shine.
They are all vegan haircare products which are also cruelty-free, sulphate-free and silicone-free with recycled packaging.
Revolution Hyaluronic Hydrating Scalp Serum Review
The scalp system comes in a small bottle within a cardboard box. It has a long nozzle to help distribute it over the scalp. It has a mild smell and the consistency of a serum.
My scalp is very dry, especially near my ears and along the top of my neck. I get lumps of dry skin forming very quickly there and suspect I have Seborrheic Dermatitis. While this product is not listed as a form of treatment. I felt it was worth a go as the itching drives me crazy in between washing.
Directions for use: The packaging tells you to apply to the scalp and ideally leave it on overnight. I did this, there was no instruction on the amount to use, so I used the whole bottle. I washed it out the next morning and followed with the Hyaluronic Hydrating shampoo and conditioner.
The Results: The serum had a soothing, cool feeling on my scalp. It was oily on my hair, so I wrapped my hair to sleep to avoid ruining my pillows. I washed my hair in the morning, and my scalp felt good and clear.
The day after wash day, my scalp still feels clear and clean.
Revolution Hyaluronic Hydrating Acid Shampoo Review
The shampoo comes in nice packaging with a white and matt rose gold coloured label. The product once again has a very mild scent.
Directions for use: Apply to wet hair and gently massage.
The Results: I used this the first time after the scalp serum. Initially, I didn’t think it was lathering very well and put some more on my hand, but it just needed a few seconds on the hair first. It lathered really well after that.
Upon washing out, my hair was actually squeaky clean; I haven’t experienced that since I was a child. It felt very rough and thick. I couldn’t get my fingers through it. This concerned me initially, but I think it’s because it has no silicone. The end result after conditioning was fantastic.
Revolution Hyaluronic Hydrating Acid Conditioner Review
The conditioner comes in nice packaging with a matt rose gold coloured label. The product once again has a very mild scent. The packaging label is completely rose gold on this one, so you can easily tell the difference when in the shower.
Directions for use: Apply a small amount of the conditioner to wet hair, ideally after the Hyaluronic acid shampoo, for best results. Apply to the ends and mid-lengths and work through the hair.
The Results: The conditioner felt nice and silky going into my hair and seemed to help the feeling left by the shampoo. I left it on while I washed my body and shaved my armpits. Once rinsed, I again had a squeaky-clean feeling along my hair. I combed it once out of the shower, and it felt nice and soft.
Once my hair was dry, it was beautiful and soft. It also feels very light, and the colour is much brighter and blonder than it was before, which is really nice. My hair looks visibly shiny and is very soft to the touch even the next day.
I left my hair unwashed to see how it held up, and it was clean looking four days later. The itching scalp problem has yet to return, and a second wash produces the same beautiful results. I’m really pleased about the scalp treatment. It seems to have been really effective at eliminating the constant itching I had been experiencing after a day or two of washing.
I’m thrilled with the results of these vegan haircare products. It is more expensive than my usual non-vegan shampoo and conditioner, but the results speak for themselves. I guess in this case, you get what you pay for. They feel even better because they are vegan-friendly, cruelty-free and come in recycled packaging.
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