Adventures in cruelty free hair care brands

After deciding to make a real effort to use only cruelty-free I’ve been trying out quite a range of new brands and products, and today’s post is dedicated to hair care. I’ve always been one to have a variety of shampoos and conditioners on the go at any one time, so my goal is to find a collection of hair care brands that are both cruelty free and do good things to my hair. Here’s what I’ve been using recently:

Percy & Reed – Colour and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner

Percy & Reed conditioner

I’m still using the freebies from Glamour magazine (reviewed here), and I do think they genuinely work. My hair feels lovely after using them. And clearly they are lasting me a long time! 

Will I buy it again?

I haven’t decided whether I’ll be investing in the full priced versions yet as the price puts me off a bit (£14+ for 250ml). I’ll decide based on what else is out there.

Superdrug Raspberry and Macadamia Nut Shampoo and Conditioner

superdrug raspberry and macadamia shampoo

This range is ridiculously cheap (99p for a 300ml bottle! Get in!), plus it smells so good you’ll want to eat it.

However, I don’t think it goes very far. My hair feels nice and clean after washing, but to get it feeling soft and properly conditioned I have to use quite a generous amount of the conditioner. So I’m using a greater amount per wash than I would with other brands and this could result in going through bottles quite quickly. You get what you pay for I guess.

Will I buy it again?

My own strategy tends to be to invest in a decent conditioner over shampoo. Most likely I’ll buy more of this shampoo (and conditioner) for daily use thanks to the price, the smell and the fact it is cruelty free. I may well try the others in the range as well. But I’ll probably also invest in a really good conditioner to have on hand.

Jason Super Shine Apricot Shampoo and Conditioner

Jason Apricot shamppo

I bought this from Naturisimo which sells natural and organic products. Some product reviews have highlighted that this product is not 100% natural, but this doesn’t bother me as I’m more concerned with the animal testing aspect anyway.

Both of these smell very Apricot-y in the bottle, which I liked, but I wouldn’t say the scent lingers on the hair after washing. The shampoo is very runny, and the conditioner very thick, and with both of these I really don’t need to use much. A little seems to go a very long way, so I think that for the price this is great value (£5.59 each inc delivery for 473ml)

The main purpose of these products is to create shine, and I think is much harder to detect a “shine” difference with blonde hair than with dark. I’d like to say I my hair looks glossier though, and it definitely feels thicker and healthier, as well as soft and clean.

Will I buy it again

Yes I’d buy these products again, as they have the same effect as the premium products at a much cheaper price. I’d also consider trying other items from the brand as I like their credentials.

Jason cosmetics

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