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The Cruelty Free Shampoos You Need To Introduce To Your Haircare Routine

Cruelty-free, vegan, and halal beauty products are in high demand as the industry starts to focus on sustainability and environmentally kinder skin and haircare solutions. More often than not, when shopping for shampoos, we fail to acknowledge the fine print and may unwittingly be using products that have been tested on animals.

To make the process of finding the right shampoo for you, have curated a list of shampoos (for a variety of hair types) to introduce to your haircare routine, without skimping on quality.

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Malin + Goetz - Peppermint Shampoo (

Malin + Goetz’s hydrating shampoo synthesizes natural peppermint extract with amino acid-based cleansing agents, effectively purifying and balancing all hair and scalp types in comparison to traditionally harsh detergents in popular supermarket brand shampoos. This shampoo is blended to be gentle for frequent use without drying, stripping, irritation or build-up. Mildly foaming, the residue-free formula leaves hair soft and scalps conditioned, with a natural fragrance.

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Oribe - Gold Lust Dry Shampoo (

For all of the days you just don’t have quite enough time to wash and dry your hair, Oribe’s dry shampoo is your savior. Extend your blowout, feel instantly fresher, and prevent any heat damage with this transformative quick fix as it absorbs product build-up, oil, and impurities with translucent powders whilst soothing scalps and restoring strength and softness. It's fragrance-retention technology means Oribe's signature scent stays with you all day.

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Briogeo - Blossom & Bloom Ginseng + Biotin Hair Thickening + Volumizing Shampoo (

Perfect for fine or limp hair, or anyone suffering some hair loss or just flatness in general, Briogeo’s volumizing shampoo provides instant fullness as well as long-term hair-growth benefits. The clean formula is infused with ginseng, biotin and vitamin B5, and stimulates the hair follicle while strengthening the hair from root to tip to promote growth. Sulphate-free, the formula gently – but thoroughly – cleanses without stripping, drying or dulling hair and safe for colour, keratin and chemically-treated hair.

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Davines - Love Curl Shampoo (

For hair that’s curly or wavy, Davines’ Love Curl Shampoo gently cleanses the scalp and your strands whilst hydrating it, leaving your mane soft and light yet volumized. The creamy formula is infused with Noto almond extract, harvested from the farm of Mr. Carlo Assenza in Noto, Syracuse. These particular nuts are packed with hair-strengthening proteins and intensely moisturizing healthy fats, which are capable of hydrating textured hair without disrupting its delicate balance, so that hair is neither stripped nor overburdened. Scented with a refreshing yet indulgent note of green citrus, this is the perfect choice for curly hair.

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Sachajuan - Scalp Shampoo (

An itchy scalp can be one of the most frustrating problems to have, along with dandruff – which is why this clean, cruelty free formula from Sachajuan is a fabulous alternative to commercial anti-dandruff brands. The formula is enriched with anti-fungal riroctone olamine and climbazole which, according to expert dermatologists, are less toxic than regular flake-fighting ingredients. It also includes rosemary oil, menthol, salicyclic acid and ginger extracts then combine to soothe and nourish irritated, scale-prone scalps.

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Fable & Mane - HoliRoots™ Shampoo (

Inspired by Indian hair rituals, Fable & Mane’s HoliRoots Shampoo is a daily hydrating, sulfate-free shampoo enriched with tiger herb and coconut to gently cleanse hair for a silky and soft finish. It is formulated with tiger herb and coconut to cleanse and hydrate for a healthy mane and infused with key ayurvedic extracts to cleanse without leaving hair over stripped, dry, or frizzy. It is vegan, cruelty-free and formulated without silicones.

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Drunk Elephant - Cocomino Glossing Shampoo (

Drunk Elephant’sCocomino™ Glossing Shampoo is formulated with both scalp and hair in mind. A sulfate-free, color-safe blend of coconut-based surfactants creates a gentle, creamy foam that effectively lifts dirt, styling products, and other substances without damaging the hair shaft or stripping color. It is enriched with antioxidant- and fatty-acid-rich oils, such as sacha inchi seed, along with marula and argan, add moisture without weighing hair down. A multi-amino-acid blend adds strength, improves manageability, and gives hair a healthier appearance with visible body and bounce.

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