I love my hair. It is one of my favourite features. It’s mainly my natural colour now, but I’ve put it through a lot in the past. It’s been bleached and dyed about 13 different colours. Depending on what mood it’s in, it can be wavy, straight or slightly curly. Sometimes all three at once! Which can make it easily tangly. I also have psoriasis, which affects my scalp quite badly from time to time. So this means that my hair can appear dry and frizzy if I don’t take care of it properly, and I have to be really careful about the haircare products I use and make sure that they won’t aggravate my scalp. Of course, they also have to be vegan and cruelty free!
There are a few products I’ve been using recently that I love, and have been leaving my hair looking healthy. I’m lucky enough to work close to the Superdrug Vegan popup shop in Shoreditch, so I walked over there after work one evening. I picked up this Black Castor & Shea Shampoo and Conditioner, which include black castor oil, shea and plant keratin. These are specially formulated for dry frizzy hair, and so are perfect for me.
I’ve been using these for a few weeks and I really like them. My hair is looking healthier, and is actually softer and more manageable too. I love Superdrug. They have a really wide range of cruelty free products, suitable for vegans from haircare, to skincare to make-up. Most of their products are available across all of their shops, but it’s nice to have the option to go to a vegan shop where I don’t have to check all of the labels and can be safe in the knowledge they are vegan friendly. They are also really reasonably priced. I believe these were on offer at a third off when I bought them.
I’ve also been using this Forest & Shore Hallelujah Hair Oil. It is full of a variety of healthy oils, which work together to moisturise, repair and protect your hair. It’s completely natural, and certified organic. I use it after every hair wash on the ends of my hair. I also do a full over night hair mask every couple of weeks. This makes my hair feel and look really healthy. It also works wonders for my scalp. My scalp can be really dry and itchy, due to the psoriasis. This actually soothes the itchiness and moisturises my scalp. It has taken away some of the soreness which can occur. It’s not going to cure my psoriasis, but it definitely helps ease symptoms.
I used to be really scared of using oils, as I thought they would leave my hair looking greasy. However, it’s never left my hair looking or feeling greasy or dirty. This is a bit pricier, at £15 a bottle. However, this bottle will last ages. I only use 2 or 3 drops on the ends of my hair, and a few more if I’m doing a hair mask. I’ve been using it regularly for a few months and, as you can see, I’ve barely made a dent in the bottle.
These products together have worked wonders for my hair, and made me love it even more. What are your go to cruelty free haircare products? What brands do you love?