Animal-Friendly Hair Care
My hairdresser, Michelle, despairs of me. She regularly jokes that she gives me my “quarterly blowdry” and begs me to change my cut. But I really prefer something that can just wash and go.
One concession I have made is conditioner. Michelle has told me that if you’re going to spend a little more money on one or the other—shampoo or conditioner—spring for a good conditioner. She actually recommends Rusk, but they test on animals. (She swears that most things don’t anymore, but Rusk specifically says on their label, “Final product not tested on animals”—a mealy mouthed method of saying that the ingredients are.)
So I use Pureology conditioner, which I think is a good substitute. It doesn’t contain any animal products and it’s not tested on animals. I’ve got really fine hair, so I need a light conditioner that doesn’t weigh it down too much, and Pureology does the trick.
For shampoo, I just use Kiss My Face Whenever. It’s vegan and not tested on animals, with a light scent. I tried using their conditioner, too, but I didn’t like it as much as Pureology.
I know there are people who make their own shampoo and conditioner, and I plan to try that out this winter break (when no one but Jason has to see me). But I’m happy with my choices for now. What do you use?
One year ago: Composting at Whole Foods.