As vegans, we have a lot of elements to consider when shopping for shampoo. Are the brands cruelty-free? Do their products contain any animal-derived ingredients? If you shop at Target, there are plenty of critter-friendly vegan shampoos to choose from...
Scroll through our faves below...
1. Acure Curiously Clarifying Lemongrass & Argan Shampoo
Hair that smells and feels super clean is one of life's little pleasures. Acure is a leader in all-vegan products and a proud member of the Leaping Bunny Program against animal testing. Acure's Curiously Clarifying Lemongrass & Argan Shampoo gives a deep-down sudsing without sulfates, parabens or silicone, and with added aloe, it won't dry your hair out.
2. Yes To Detoxifying & Deep Cleaning Charcoal Shampoo
Yes To makes several shampoos that are vegan like Yes To Detoxifying & Deep Cleaning Charcoal Shampoo. It boasts 98% natural ingredients that scrub away oil and any leftover hair gels or sprays with total efficiency. Believe it nor not, charcoal will leave your hair shiny and squeaky-clean.
3. Jason Kids Only Extra Gentle Shampoo
Kids and adults with serious sensitivities can use this vegan shampoo. Its tearless formula includes organic aloe and calendula flower extract for gentle washing. Nearly everything Jason makes is vegan, which is very convenient for us since Jason shampoos are so easy to find at Target.
4. Every Man Jack 2-in-1 Anti-Dandruff Shampoo + Conditioner
Doing double duty as shampoo and conditioner, Every Man Jack 2-in-1 cuts down on time and clutter in the shower. It's designed to take care of dry flakies and pamper your hair and scalp. If winter's got your hair a little parched, this could be what you need to bring back the moisture.
5. SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo
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This shampoo is the ticket for soft locks. It's kind to brittle hair that's been stripped of oils, and it's completely vegan, made with sugar beets, aloe vera and sea kelp. Scented with Japanese honeysuckle flower, it's as gorgeous-smelling as it is moisturizing. Just be sure to check a bottle of SheaMoisture shampoo to make sure it's vegan as some of the brand's shampoos aren't.
6. Pacifica Salty Waves Texturizing Shampoo
There are lots of products that claim to turn your tresses into beachy waves, but according to reviewers, this stuff really works. Pacifica is one of the best-loved vegan mane and beauty companies at Target for delivering on promises. If you're going for that piecey look with volume and absolutely no frizz, try this shampoo.
7. Camille Rose Naturals Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse
Spicy and sweet, this Sweet Ginger Cleansing Rinse infuses ginger, aniseed oil and castor seed oil for a zesty but conditioning shampooing. It's recommended for curly hair that suffers from dryness without proper treatment. Watch out for other Camille Rose Naturals hair products, though, as some contain honey.
8. Paul Mitchell Color Protect Shampoo
Having stood up against animal testing for decades, Paul Mitchell is a long-time champion of animal rights. Keeping dyed hair healthy with jojoba and rosemary extracts, the Color Protect Shampoo gives you a luxurious lather while helping to maintain vibrant hair color. It's good for all hair types, so anyone can use it.
9. DevaCurl No-Poo Original
Curly girls, this is your shampoo, or rather, your No-Poo. The "no poo" craze, which was all about washing your hair with items from your kitchen like apple cider vinegar and baking soda, was popular with some, but not everyone. If you weren't into what it did for your hair, give DevaCurl No-Poo Original a shot. It's specially designed to resolve frizzies and accentuate your curls, leaving them bouncy and shiny. And yes, it's totally vegan and cruelty-free.
10. Pureology Hydrate Shampoo
If you experience lots of breakage, Pureology can help. The company offers some excellent vegan products for color-treated hair, like the Hydrate Shampoo. Its plant-based AntiFade Complex appears to be a long list of ingredients, some of which are natural and some of which aren't, but they're all vegan. People swear by this stuff, so whether you're male or female with long, short, curly, wavy or straight hair, you might be interested in picking up a bottle at Target.
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