What does vegan mean?

What does vegan mean? And what are vegan hair products?

To put it simply, being vegan means refraining from using any animal-related or animal-tested products for a variety of reasons. For example, you could be an environmental vegan, an ethical vegan, a dietary vegan or even a beauty vegan. Veganism is not just a practice. People across the globe have adopted it as a lifestyle, as well. 

These are products derived without using animals for any purpose at any given stage of production. With a steep rise in beauty brands selling an increasing number of vegan hair products, it’s considered good practice to check for certification and read the labels for ingredients used in the products. This should give you a clear idea of whether that particular hair care product is vegan or not.

But with Love Beauty And Planet, you needn’t worry about that. We are 100% cruelty free and vegan, and we don’t test on animals.  Each of our products is independently certified by PETA for veganism. 

Let’s look at some benefits of vegan hair care products:

1. No room for nasties
Vegan shampoos typically contain a minimal amount of harsh ingredients and more natural, hair-loving ingredients. For example, most of our hair care products are free of chemicals like parabens, silicones, and dyes that have the ability to not just damage your hair but also our planet. 

2. Ingredients are derived naturally 
Vegan beauty is generally full of ingredients that are derived naturally, like essential oils and butter extracts. At Love Beauty and Planet, we only pick and choose plant actives that will work in harmony with the vegan and PETA-certified ingredients in our products.

3. 100% plant-based
Just as we explained, being vegan is avoiding products containing animal by-products and the same practice is applied for vegan hair products, as well. For example, animal ingredients such as beeswax, gelatin, keratin and lanolin are replaced with plant-based ingredients, which are better preferred for hair maintenance. 

4. Ethical and responsible 
Switching to vegan hair products, of course along with other vegan beauty products, is a way of making sure that no animals are harmed in the making of products that go on to become a part of your beauty routines. Another bonus is that vegan beauty brands mostly stick to using environmental-friendly alternatives in their packaging as well. 

5. Say hello to hair growth
And if that’s not all, vegan shampoos and conditioners also make for great hair-growth products. The reason behind this is simple — they’re free from negatives that lessen the damage done to your hair by harsh chemicals. 

Vegan hair products vs. traditional hair products

We’ve all heard the myth that vegan hair products are less effective than their traditional counterparts. And it’s time we debunk that myth. Despite being free of regular ingredients used in traditional products, they are still very much effective at washing, cleansing, and caring for your hair.

For example, our Sulfate-Free Onion, Blackseed & Patchouli Shampoo & Conditioner is one of our best-selling vegan shampoos providing premium hair care. On top of being vegan, it also contains natural coconut oil to provide nourishment for your locks and leave them smelling fragrant.

So if you’re looking to go vegan with your hair care routine and opt for more hair-loving and planet-loving products, Love Beauty And Planet’s hair care products are just what you need to look at! Explore all our haircare products right here and pick one that suits you best.