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Is Hair Dye Vegan-Friendly? 

by Fabian Jackson

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Not sure if your hair dye is vegan-friendly and cruelty-free? Keep reading to find out all you need to know.

Is hair dye vegan?

Unfortunately, hair dye isn’t always vegan. A large number of mainstream hair dyes are tested on animals, and some contain animal derivatives, making them inappropriate for vegan use.

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The two most common animal-derived products in hair dyes are squalene and vitamin A, both generally sourced from fish, or shark liver oil.

Is hair dye cruelty-free? 

As mentioned before, lots of hair dyes are either tested on animals or contain individual ingredients which are animal-tested. 

How to find vegan and cruelty-free hair dyes

Vegan and cruelty-free products are usually labelled as so, but it’s always worth checking the small print on boxes or company websites. Here are some of our favourite vegan hairs! 

What next?

If you’re on the hunt for vegan-friendly hair salons and colour experts then check out our guide to our favourites across the UK here.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!


Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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