iving veganuary ago again this year? Perhaps this time around you’re looking to extend your plant-based way of life beyond your diet?
The good news is it’s easier than ever to go plant-based in other aspects of your life because there are plenty of new skincare and haircare brands formulating premium products that are also free from animal-derived ingredients and by-products. Bonus points for the fact that many are also taking a more sustainable approach to beauty.
Here are the vegan haircare brands to have on your radar for 2022.
EarthKind creates nourishing eco-friendly shampoo bars which have been expertly formulated by trichologist and cosmetic scientist Tony Maleedy and are packed full of vegan-friendly ingredients that are gentle on the scalp. Each bar is made using coconut-derived cream cleansers blended with plant extracts and oils which work into a rich lather, while all being free from silicones, sulphates and plastic.
The self-care range for your scalp. Founded by husband and wife duo Laura and Kieran Tudor after Laura’s own struggle with hair loss during a period of extreme career burnout, the pair have drawn on Kieran’s 16 years as a hair stylist to create a range of products which are supposed to help combat the effects of stress on the hair. There are supplements and scalp treatments; containing skincare ingredients like salicylic acid and tea tree to exfoliate a dry flakey scalp; and a calming shampoo which is designed to soothe an inflamed scalp with aloe vera and chamomile, best used with the brand’s squishy scalp massager.
Sustainable Italian haircare brand Oway uses biodynamic agriculture methods that follow the phases of the moon and avoid chemical substances to produce its high-performance hair baths and elixirs using natural products at its Bologna-based farm. You may have spotted the brand at your favourite London hairdressers, with salons like Blue Tit and Buller & Rice housing refill stations where customers can top up their favourite Oway products using the original glass containers. Every product is formulated with concentrated plant-based and biodegradable ingredients and smells divine.
Hero product: The Oway Glossy Nectar (£16) is a rebuilding elixir that imparts serious shine on dry or damaged locks — the lightweight formula does wonders on fine tresses that require TLC but don’t want to be weighed down, while the Thermal Stress Protector (£32.50) is a great pre-styling treatment.
London-based boutique hairdressers Taylor Taylor, which has bouji salons with cocktails on tap in Shoreditch, Portobello and at Liberty’s, has its own line of salon-approved unisex products which are all vegan, cruelty free, and free from parabens, sulfates and triclosan. The edit includes a shampoo bar, hair primer, salt spray, styling cream and hair mask which has garnered a loyal following among beauty editors.
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