Cruelty-Free Hair Products

Cruelty-Free Hair Care

I know that I have talked about my hair care in a few other posts before – HERE and HERE. The last I wrote about it, I was in a relationship with ACV as conditioner. I’ve made some changes since then, and wanted to share some of my current fave hair products. Changing my beauty supplies over to cruelty-free took some time, but it is very easy – especially if you are a Target shopper (aren’t we all?)

Target is great about having sections dedicated to all-natural, cruelty-free (mostly, not always – always check for the bunny!) products – from home and beauty. Today, we’ll focus on hair care in particular, because I feel like that is where a lot of people have questions. Whole Foods is also a great source for a lot of these products, and there are not always as expensive as you may think. I find that it is still affordable, and if something seems high, check the sticker price on Amazon, too!


My hair feels (and looks) healthier than ever. Cruelty-free, natural products for the win.

Okay, enough rambling. Onto the products:

#1: Giovanni Cosmetics 2chic Ultra-Volume Shampoo and Conditioner, Tangerine & Papaya Butter. This is my absolute favorite go-to for both shampoo and conditioner. First, it smells like a tropical getaway in your shower, so bonus points there. Despite its luxurious, thick consistency, it left my hair feeling light. AND, it was the first shampoo that actually let me skip a wash in-between without having to use dry shampoo. I was actually shocked how soft and clean my hair felt 2 days later! I try my best to avoid washing every day, so that alone makes this my favorite. You can find it on Amazon HERE. They also sell this brand at Whole Foods, and the price does not vary by much – and sometimes they have coupons!

NOTE: I also recently tried the same 2Chic line, but their new Pineapple and Ginger scent. I still prefer the one above, but this one smells amazing and is great for anyone with dry hair.

#2: LUSH No Drought Dry Shampoo. As I mentioned, if you don’t like to wash your hair everyday like me, then a dry shampoo is necessary to keep from feeling too grimy. I love this dry shampoo because it blends well in my dark hair, and smells like lime. I bought mine at the LUSH store to avoid shipping fees, but you can find it HERE or on Amazon.

#3: Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo and Conditioner. I really like Giovanni products, can you tell? I actually keep this shampoo on hand to use in-between washes with the Tangerine and Papaya Butter. I like how the Tea Tree oil leaves a tingly/fresh feeling on my scalp. It is a much thinner consistency than the other, so it isn’t as luxurious, but I can’t complain. And tea tree oil does wonders for your hair. Find it on Amazon HERE. I actually found mine at a local TJ Maxx or Marshalls – and it is much cheaper!

#4: Tara Smith Base Serum. I received a sample of this in my Vegan Cuts beauty subscription, and I became an instant fan. This vegan serum really helps tame the frizz on a humid day, and a little goes a long way. Find it on her website, HERE.

#5: Alaffia Authentic African Black Soap, Tangerine Citrus. I love this because it comes in a huge bottle and lasts forever – plus, it doubles as hair and skin care. It’s also fair trade. It’s on Amazon HERE, or at your local Target or Whole Foods.

#6: Alba Botanica Hawaiian, Coconut Milk Shampoo and Conditioner. I know, there are a lot of different shampoos are here, but these are the 3 that I rotate through, so why not? I just restocked this (they have them at TJ Maxx for cheap and Target!) I love that it smells like coconut – very warm and tropical for the upcoming cooler months. I also love that the conditioner goes a long way – more than Giovanni products. It’s nourishing and I can’t wait to start these up again. I know I said Giovanni was my favorite… but… as I keep talking about this… ah! I can’t choose. This is my favorite brand for winter, and Giovanni is my favorite for summer. There, that works. You can find it online HERE.

So there you have it – my current hair care supply. ACV was wonderful and all, but that smell started getting to me. I still do a wash every once in a while to strip my strands of any junk, but I find that the above have been working best for me.

If you have something you swear by, please share! I always love trying new products. xx bianca