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Which is the best vegan shampoo for me?

Which is the best vegan shampoo for me?
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With 'free-from' beauty set to become a key trend for 2019, we are taking a look into the best vegan shampoos to help you 'clean up' your haircare routine.

Gone are the days where vegan formulas didn't live up their non-vegan counterparts; thanks to the technological advances and research made in beauty, these formulas are truly groundbreaking and provide incredible, if not better results for your hair.

Which are the best vegan shampoos?

No matter your hair type or concern, we have made it easier than ever to find the right vegan shampoo for your needs. Discover our edit below.

Best for damage: Grow Gorgeous Rescue and Repair Shampoo

If you have damaged or dehydrated locks in need of some TLC, you will love the Grow Gorgeous Rescue and Repair Shampoo & Conditioner Duo.

The shampoo is made from a blend of 80% natural ingredients, such as cupuassu butter, amino acids, bamboo extract and Sea Satin™, which help to replenish moisture and strengthen damaged fibres and split ends.

Unlike other repair shampoos, this doesn't feel heavy in the hair at all, and instead leaves it soft and super bouncy. Plus, it has the same amazing scent as the other products in the Grow Gorgeous range, so will leave your locks smelling beautiful.

Best for blondes: Pureology Strength Cure Best Blonde Shampoo

Blondies, rejoice! Pureology's Strength Cure Best Blonde Shampoo has been specially formulated to repair and care for blonde hair, all while maintaining a vegan formulation.

If you have any unwanted yellow or brassy tones in the hair but don't want to use a harsh purple-toning product, you will love this shampoo. It reveals icy and fresh locks without compromising on hair health, shine and softness.

Best for clarifying: Paul Mitchell Green Tea Tree Special Shampoo

Kind to bunnies, the planet and your hair, Paul Mitchell's Green Tea Tree Special Shampoo combines lavender, peppermint and tea tree oil to help clarify and purify your locks.

Perfect to use if you have product build-up in your hair, or if you just want to remove impurities without stripping away essential moisture. Free from parabens, it's also suitable to use on coloured hair and won't cause dullness if you have highlights, lowlights or bleach.

Best for colour: Bleach London Live Forever Shampoo

If you have coloured locks, you will love Bleach London's Live Forever Shampoo. Both cruelty-free and vegan, the shampoo is infused with UV filters that help to shield against colour fading and damage caused by the sun and pollution.

The shampoo gently cleanses without feeling heavy, and thanks to its botanical-enriched formula helps to make your hair super shiny, luminous and healthy.

Best for dullness: Aveda Cherry Almond Shampoo

Aveda is a leading manufacturer of shampoos, conditioners and hairstyling products[1] and thanks to its naturally-derived formula, Aveda's Cherry Almond Shampoo helps to restore shine and luminosity to dull and fatigued hair.

Both cruelty-free and vegan, the shampoo is also silicone and gluten-free, and contains no nasty chemicals. Cherry blossom and sweet almond nourish the hair without weighing it down. Expect long-lasting and super healthy results.

Best for dehydration: Shea Moisture Coconut Oil Shampoo

If you suffer from dehydration or dryness with your hair, you need Shea Moisture's Coconut Oil Shampoo.

Free from all the common chemical nasties that can exacerbate dryness (parabens and phthalates), it instead contains nourishing coconut milk, shea and virgin coconut oils and Acacia Senegal that help to repair the hair and infuse it with moisture.

Created for curly hair types, it works wonders on afro hair to keep it super moisturised and healthy.

Best for travel: Christophe Robin Hydrating Shampoo Bar

If you're travelling and don't want to compromise on the vegan element of your haircare routine, you will love Christophe Robin's Hydrating Shampoo Bar.

Made with 100% natural ingredients, including aloe vera, glycerin and castor oil, the shampoo bar lathers up in the same way as a liquid. It won't leave your hair dehydrated thanks to its super hydrating yet weightless formulation.

It's also great to use daily if you have fine hair as it doesn't contain any silicones so won't cause build-up and limp locks.

Best for on-the-go: A'kin Dry Shampoo

If there are some days you can't stomach washing, drying and styling your locks, you will love A'kin's Dry Shampoo.

Banishing excess oil and greasy locks in a few quick spritzes, the dry shampoo doesn't make the hair feel dry or chalky. It contains natural botanical extracts such as argan and millet seed oils to nourish, while rice shampoo and bamboo powder eliminate impurities.

Alongside being vegan, it's also free from parabens, sulphates, silicones and mineral oils.

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