On the hunt for products that are good for your locks and good for the planet? We’re always on the lookout for cruelty-free and vegan shampoo and conditioners that do an amazing job and meet our sustainable beauty criteria.

If this is your first time visiting, our approach to sustainable beauty is to look for brands and products that are vegancruelty-free, organic / natural, palm oil free, have ethical ingredient sourcing policies and use thoughtful packaging (which is at the very least recyclable). While we can’t always get every box ticked for every product, this list prioritizes shampoos and conditioners that are VEGAN and CRUELTY FREE.  We hope this is a helpful resource for you!


Acure Organics Hair Product

Acure Organics haircare:
Acure Organics have a decent range of vegan, cruelty-free, palm oil free and organic shampoo and conditioners including specific options for full body, clarifying, ultra hydrating, smoothing, volume and importantly dry shampoo (including options for brunettes). We are trying the Ultra Hydrating range at the moment and so far so good 🖤 All Acure Organics Shampoos and Conditioners are also sulfate and paraben free

About Acure Organics:
Based in the USA, Acure Organics is a family owned business specialising in skincare, hair care and body care products. Their products are cruelty-free, vegan, palm oil free and use as many USDA certified organic ingredients as possible. They also source ingredients from fair trade suppliers where possible and support charities.

Available:    Amazon US  |  Amazon UK  |  LoveLula  |   iHerb  |  Nourished Life Acure Organics


Friendly Soap haircare:
As we write this post, Friendly Soap have 2 shampoo bars: The Lavender & Geranium and the Lavender and Tea Tree. Both are cruelty-free, palm oil free, vegan and 100% natural (free of parabens, sulphates, triclosan and phthalates). They are also made with only a handful of ingredients: Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils, water. We are currently trying the the Lavender and Tea Tree an enjoying it – super foamy, does a great job of cleaning, doesn’t dry out your hair and lasts for ages

About Friendly Soap
Friendly Soap is an award winning soap maker based in the UK. All their products are cruelty-free, 100% natural, vegan and palm oil free. Their packaging is made of recycled materials and is also recyclable. Their products are made using the old school cold press method which ensures there are ZERO by-products

Available:    Amazon US  |   Amazon UK  |  Friendly Soap


Sudsatorium Shampoo and conditioner
*Note we are currently confirming these policies directly with this brand

Sudsatorium haircare:
Sudsatorium have 40+ vegan, cruelty-free and organic shampoo / conditioners to choose from, and they’re mostly made up of creatively named shampoos and conditioners like “Sweet Chai of Mine” and “Okra Winfrey” 🙂 All Sudsatorium products are  made without potentially harmful ingredients, synthetics, synthetic fragrances or preservatives

About Sudsatorium:
Sudsatorium have 200+ vegan, cruelty free and organic products that they sell from their Etsy Store. They put animals, the environment and the communities they source from at the center of their business ethos. They ethically source their ingredients and support small, grassroots charities and projects working on behalf of the environment and conservation, animal protection, and for human rights. They entirely do away with packaging wherever they can and where not possible, they use post consumer recycled materials that are 100% recyclable! 

Available:    Etsy


Green People Shampoo and Conditioner
Note: This brand is 100% Vegetarian and most of their products are Vegan. Their hair care products we checked are 100% Vegan however it’s worth double checking the ingredients before you buy. We are currently confirming policies directly with this brand

Green People haircare:
Green People have a huge range of Vegan and Cruelty free Shampoo and Conditioners that are also SLS free and mostly organic. We tried the 81.3% Organic Quinoa and Artichoke Shampoo and Conditioner, infused with interesting ingredients like Yucca and Marshmallow. We loved this set, the conditioner in particular was so moisturizing and helped a lot with my knotty locks

About Green People:
Green People specialise in organic, chemical free beauty products. They have an impressive range that includes hair care, skincare and makeup. All their products are cruelty-free and organic / natural. They are PETA and Soil Association certified and they source fairtrade ingredients wherever possible. Green People’s packaging is recyclable and they have charitable giving programs

Available:    Amazon US  |  Amazon UK  |  LoveLula  |  Green People


Odylique Gentle Herb Shampoo
Note: This brand is 100% Vegetarian and most of their products are Vegan. Hair care products listed below are all 100% Vegan

Odylique haircare:
Odylique offers the Gentle Herb Shampoo which is ideal for sensitive scalps and the Tea Tree Herb Shampoo. Both are made from ~70% organic ingredients and are totally unique in that you don’t need to use conditioner (the conditioning herbs do the job, if left in for a little longer). These impressive vegan shampoos are also cruelty-free, palm oil free and come in recycled bottles.

About Odylique:
Odylique by Essential Care has a comprehensive range of products including makeup, skincare and haircare available. They’re also Leading-Edge on our sustainability scoring, with their products being cruelty-free, organic and palm oil free. Majority of their huge range of products is suitable for vegans. They boast accreditations with PETA, Naturewatch Foundation, Soil Association and Fairtrade. They also have an impressive list of charities that they support like the Pink Ribbon Foundation, the Woodland Trust; East Anglian Air Ambulance and St Nicholas’ Hospice. You can read more about Odylqiue in our brand guide here

Gentle Herb Shampoo:  LoveLula  |  Odylique
Tea Tree Herb Shampoo: LoveLula  |  Odylique


Miessence Hair Care Shampoo and Conditioner
Note: This brand is 100% Vegetarian and most of their products are Vegan. Hair care products listed below are all 100% Vegan

Miessence haircare:
Miessence have a small but nevertheless impressive range of organic, vegan and cruelty free shampoo and conditioner including their Dessert Flower and Lemon Myrtle Shampoos and their Shine Herbal Conditioner. These products are made mainly of organic ingredients so when using these, it may take a while for your hair to detox where your hair may feel dry and knotty. Miessence also recommend their Hair Clarifying Rinse (which we have tried) to help with this detox process

About Miessence:
Miessence was the world’s first certified organic cosmetic and skincare range. All their products are organic, cruelty-free and vegan (with the exception of a handful that contain organic beeswax). Miessence are 110% carbon negative, use renewable wind energy and only source ingredients from fair trade protected growers. Their packaging is made of recycled materials and is also recyclable. You can read more about Miessence in our brand guide here

Available: Miessence


Mukti Shampoo and Conditioner
*Note we are currently confirming these policies directly with this brand

Mukti haircare:
Mukti offers a lovely Botanique Shampoo and Conditioner that is 100% vegan, cruelty free, infused with organic ingredients and is free of harsh detergents. This dynamic duo is gluten, nut, wheat and silicone free and is safe for colour and chemically treated hair

About Mukti:
Mukti has a gorgeous range of 100% vegan and cruelty free products including haircare, skincare and bodycare. All their products are 75%+ organic and the remainder is naturally derived. As a result, their product range is free of nasty chemicals. Their glass packaging is both reusable and recyclable and all their other packaging is recyclable too

Available:    Amazon US  |  Savue Beauty  |  Nourished Life  | Mukti Organics


Ecostore Shampoo and conditioner
Note: Ecostore have gone the extra mile to ensure their palm oil is truly ethically and sustainably harvested. Read about it here.  Note: This brand is 100% Vegetarian and most of their products are Vegan. We checked that all their hair care products are 100% Vegan however it’s worth double checking the ingredients before you buy. We are currently confirming policies directly with this brand

Ecostore haircare:
Ecostore’s entire range shampoos and conditioners are vegan and cruelty free and there are a number to choose from based on your hair needs. We have been using these shampoos and conditioners for years and find them to be remarkably effective. Most recently we tried the dry/damaged/coloured shampoo and conditioner and highly recommend them

About Ecostore:
Based in New Zealand, Ecostore is a multi-award winning brand that was launched in 1993 in an eco-village. They have a huge range of home and body products including haircare and skincare. All their products are natural, cruelty-free and vegan (with the exception of a small few that are not vegan) and contain genuinely sustainable palm oil. They are constantly looking to innovate, for example, they are now used sugarcane packaging. They also use renewable energy and source their ingredients ethically. You can read more about Ecostore in our brand guide here.

Available:   Ecostore USAEcostore Aus  |  Ecostore NZ


Note: Dr Bronner’s have gone the extra mile to ensure their palm oil is truly ethically and sustainably harvested. Read more here 

Dr Bronner’s haircare:
Dr Bronner’s is one of our favorite brands. Their 18-In-1 range of vegan and cruelty-free liquid soaps is made of gentle organic ingredients (including pure castile soap) which makes it suitable for a range of purposes including as a shampoo. This makes this soap incredibly versatile and excellent for travelling. We used this as our soap, our shampoo and our laundry detergent whilst travelling on our honeymoon and it worked really well. Dr Bronner’s also has a conditioning rinse and styling cremes which can be used together as a conditioner / leave in conditioner

About Dr Bronner’s:
Dr Bronner’s are one of the most sustainable brands around. Their large range of skin and haircare products are organic, cruelty-free, vegan and contain palm oil that is genuinely sustainable and ethically sourced. Dr Bronner’s is a B Corp company, they have and innovative approach to fair-trade and their packaging is made of post consumer recycled materials and it’s recyclable. They also support a range of charities. You can read more about Dr Bronner’s in our brand guide here

Available:    Amazon US  |  Amazon UK  |  Nourished Life  |  Dr Bronner’s


Yarok Hair Shampoo and Conditioner

Yarok’s haircare:
Yarok has a small but good looking range of cruelty-free and vegan shampoo and conditioner catering to different needs (volumising and moisturising). The entire range is made of organic and natural ingredients and is free of alcohol, paraben, sulfates, chemicals and gluten

About Yarok:
Founded by Mordechai Alvow who is many things including a Certified Aromatherapist and Celebrity Hairstylish, Yarok specializes in natural, cruelty-free and vegan haircare. These vegan haircare products are “formulated exclusively from organic, wild crafted and otherwise responsibly harvested plant ingredients that are are handpicked for their medicinal and sensory benefits, and are sourced from pristine locales around the world”. 3% of all Yarok’s profits go directly to benefiting Pachamama Alliance and protecting the Amazon Rainforest

Available:    Amazon US  |  Amazon UK  |  Nourished Life  |  Yarok

Our list of the best vegan and cruelty-free shampoos and conditioners we've been able to find so far #crueltyfree #vegan #sustainable

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