The Best Vegan Hair Dyes

As many of us know, a lot of hair dyes contain harmful chemicals, animal products, or have been tested on animals. Many ‘traditional’ hair dyes contain toxic chemicals such as ammonia and peroxide which can cause irritation to the skin, eyes and lungs. Unfortunately, these sorts of chemicals can have an adverse risk on pregnant women and those with health issues. Thus, the Best Vegan Hair Dyes and natural alternatives are the way to go!

There are a plethora of cruelty-free, natural hair dyes available for every hair type so you can look good and feel great knowing that nothing has been harmed in the process. We have devised a list of the best vegan hair dyes around.

To read more about harmful chemicals in hair products, refer to our solid shampoo article.

Some of the Best Vegan Hair Dyes

Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell’s brand has always been completely against animal testing. This has meant that the brand removed their products from the Chinese market as animal testing is mandatory there. The brand also vows that all their hair dyes are vegan. So, it’s animal-friendly and ethical!

LUSH Henna Hair Dyes

As most of us know, LUSH is completely against animal testing and most of their products are vegan, their henna hair dyes being one of them. Their hair dye blocks are completely unique and users can mix blocks to get the colour they desire. Hence one of our favourite!

Lime Crime

Lime Crime’s semi-permanent hair dye range ‘Unicorn Hair’ is 100% vegan and cruelty-free and offers vibrant, bold, full coverage dyes.

Green Hare Mud

Green Hare Mud is a natural and cruelty-free brand. Their hair dye range offers colours for every hair type and desire. Finally, the brand completely affordable.

the best vegan hair dyes

Many of these natural hair dyes contain henna as one of their main ingredients. Henna is a reddish-brown dye made from the leaves of tropical shrubs. It is grown in Africa, northern Australia and southern Asia.

Originally, henna was used in the deserts of India, as the colouring of skin seemed to help those living in the deserts feel cooler. Read more here.

It is now dominantly used to colour the body, mainly in patterns (mehndi). We also use it to colour hair because it is completely organic, natural and has many benefits.

Henna Hair Dye Benefits

  • Gives you a rich colour (especially as a red hair dye)
  • Smooths hair
  • Conditions hair
  • Locks in nutrients
  • Effective treatment for dandruff
  • Strengthens hair by building a protective layer

These are just a few henna hair dye benefits, Fashionisers provides a broad overview of the benefits and risks of henna hair dye which is definitely worth the read!

Although henna is beautifully natural, users must ensure that they carry out a patch test before trying henna. Indeed, the product can be harmful to some skin types.

Written by Rebecca Jones