My hair has always been unruly, frizzy and poofy since I was a kid. It's been 25 years. And I've lived in a high humidity country my entire life and I've always had to deal with unruly hair.
I had my hair permanently straightened (where I'm from, we call them "rebond") before I was a vegan (permanent meaning will last me almost 8-10 months). And now I kinda have to do it again because I always end up pulling my hair back into a ponytail whenever my hair gets really messy and I now have a few bald spots in my forehead (they're not THAT noticeable from afar, but I'm still a bit self conscious about it).
Are there any vegan brands that I can bring to the salon to get my hair straightened? But the type of products that won't make my hair look like a bunch of sticks. They used to use L'Oreal on me but L'Oreal obviously isn't vegan. Any tips please?
Not sure if this is available where you are:
I don't know where you live, but there's Suncoat makes vegan products.
The website for North America:
You may also find some of the products in the Animal Aid (UK) shop (5 rows down):
I may be in the minority here...
But what about just cutting it really short, and using straight clip-in hair extensions if you want some length to style?
Ever thought of dreadlocks? I love that I can just wash them once a week and never think about them in between. *is lazy*
I didn't know anything about styling or straightening either!! But thanks to a friend of mine who offered to straighten my hair once, I loved the new look and new I had to start myself. I use a ceramic straightner (at first I was totally afraid of it and thought I'd burn myself to bits lol) and I've gotten used to it now. It's not 20 minutes everyday if you take a shower every other day like me. :) I use dessert essence hair defrizzer and heat protectant. It comes in a squirt spray bottle and it just helps to protect it I think. At least you'd know you be striaghtening your hair the vegan way.
My roommate has super frizzy hair and she also straightens it every other day, though not with vegan products.
Rusk Thermal Shiny Str8 is vegan (I have an e-mail from the company stating that it is). I've been using their Anticurl + Kerashine Conditioning relaxer (also vegan) for years, and finally decided to bite the bullet and try a permanent straightener. This stuff works wonderfully well. My hair is as straight as if I was born with it.
If you'd like any tips on using either of those products from someone who's been doing this at home for years, just say so. I freely admit that I either omit/modify some of the steps or use slightly unconventional application methods (slap it on, no special combs, shampoos, etc.).
I love this permanent straightener -- it's been weird getting used to actual straight hair after fighting with it for years, but I love it.