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#1 Old 01-13-2011, 08:59 PM
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I personally am not big on hairsprays, gels, etc...I like more natural products for my hair. But I have a vegan beauty blog, and I always get a bunch of questions on some affordable vegan styling products. I don't know what to tell them, as most affordable brands test:/ I also don't want to recommend supporting knock-off brands, as those products have benefited from the research behind animal testing. Any recommendations you can give me? I live in the midwest U.S. for reference, so it needs to be something I can find at CVS, Walgreens, Target...etc...Or be able to order online for cheap.
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#2 Old 01-13-2011, 09:04 PM
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Yes To Carrots [Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Blueberries] are all vegan, inexpensive and available at drugstores and supermarkets.

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thanks for the recommendation, but I didn't see any hairsprays/styling products on their website? I will definitely check out the shampoos and conditioners though thank you!
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Agreed on the White Rain. Hella cheap.

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thank you sooo much for the white rain recommendation! I know that people can find that pretty much anywhere, I really appreciate it! I'll let my subscribers know
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If you're in a city, you might be able to get Whole Foods' own brand products, which are cheap. Not too cheap, but Paul Mitchell is mostly vegan and in lots of drugstores.

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I live in Iowa, so no whole foods where I live:/ I will check out paul mitchell though and check through ingredients and such. Thanks for the tip!
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All Alberto Culver brands and Salon Selectives.

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Does anyone know of a vegan hair dye that they like?

(I am looking for brown/black)

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I'm not sure if its vegan, but I've used Revlon hairdyes in the past. I've chosen to go back to my normal color. I know manic panic is vegan, but I don't know if they carry normal colors or not.
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Henna?

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I actually bought some henna stuff (Light Mountain) but a friend of mine told me that they know someone who tried henna and as it started to fade and come out it turned a horrible orange color until it grew out. Now I am afraid to try it...

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someone on the forum said prevanna haircolor was vegan...you may want to look into that?
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someone on the forum said prevanna haircolor was vegan...you may want to look into that?

thanks!

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All Alberto Culver brands and Salon Selectives.

Alberto-Culver was recently acquired by Unilever Hopefully those brands will continue to not test anything on animals. Also, they make some things that are not vegan, e.g. containing gelatin, keratin, or silk.

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you are very welcome! Let me know how you like it!
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I found out that white rain gets their ingredients tested by a third party Its so difficult doing cruelty-free research! I recommend everyone check out leapingbunny.org..its the most accurate list of found as of yet.
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I actually bought some henna stuff (Light Mountain) but a friend of mine told me that they know someone who tried henna and as it started to fade and come out it turned a horrible orange color until it grew out. Now I am afraid to try it...

Did your friend ever use hair color? I use henna I get from an Asian store, direct from India, Reshna brand. It's pure henna powder. I mix it with enough hot water to make a thin paste, with about 2 T. white vinegar (I forget why I add vinegar, I read to on the web.). I have dark brown, with white coming in, and old hair that's been previously colored a bit lighter. On the colored ends, it's real red, but on my natural dark brown it's just deep auburn and the white hairs are brighter.
I really love it, even though it smells for the first week. I don't think it fades at all, and I've used it about every 2 months.
Cost about $3.00 for 3 applications!

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Did your friend ever use hair color? I use henna I get from an Asian store, direct from India, Reshna brand. It's pure henna powder. I mix it with enough hot water to make a thin paste, with about 2 T. white vinegar (I forget why I add vinegar, I read to on the web.). I have dark brown, with white coming in, and old hair that's been previously colored a bit lighter. On the colored ends, it's real red, but on my natural dark brown it's just deep auburn and the white hairs are brighter.
I really love it, even though it smells for the first week. I don't think it fades at all, and I've used it about every 2 months.
Cost about $3.00 for 3 applications!

Wow, sounds good. Thanks!

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Did your friend ever use hair color? I use henna I get from an Asian store, direct from India, Reshna brand. It's pure henna powder. I mix it with enough hot water to make a thin paste, with about 2 T. white vinegar (I forget why I add vinegar, I read to on the web.). I have dark brown, with white coming in, and old hair that's been previously colored a bit lighter. On the colored ends, it's real red, but on my natural dark brown it's just deep auburn and the white hairs are brighter.
I really love it, even though it smells for the first week. I don't think it fades at all, and I've used it about every 2 months.
Cost about $3.00 for 3 applications!

I have a very similar routine, I've been using henna for years and I looooove it.

I also recommend Lush hair products.
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#22 Old 02-17-2011, 03:17 AM
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Hair care products with harmful chemicals are really not good, they damage the hairs very badly. It is always better and safer to use hair care products which are absolutely free from harmful chemicals. Organic hair care products have been proved as very good and effective.
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