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I'm in a shampoo/conditioner rut. I've been working to finish my bottles of animal-tested stuff, and now I'm finally a wash or two away from the end.<br><br>
I want a non-animal-tested shampoo and conditioner, but I really don't want to pay as much as all those brands seem to cost.<br><br>
I've looked on the Leaping Bunny website as well as PETA's living guide. The products are either way too obscure and hard to find, or just really expensive and out of my budget.<br><br>
I've used Kiss My Face's "Whenever" shampoo/conditioner, and I like it. I have really long hair though, and it just goes so fast. I can't afford to buy it regularly, especially in conjunction with the all-natural toothpaste to which I've switched. None of the other similar brands I'm finding seem much better in terms of pricing. I looked at Whole Foods the other day and everything was a small fortune for a little bottle.<br><br>
Help! What do you use?
 

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I use Yes to Carrots, LOVE IT!
 

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I just bought a brand called Naked Naturals that I like. Doesn't look like it's usually inexpensive but if you have any Ocean State Job Lots nearby you could look there. I got it for only 2.00 there. You could also check Trader Joe's for their own brand. I imagine that would't be too expensive.
 

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I gave up and quit shampoo entirely! I use diluted baking soda-1T to 1 cup water. Just pour it from a squirt bottle along my scalp, massage, rinse. I then use apple cider vinegar (same ratio) or reg conditioner diluted.<br>
I have Organix right now, and not 100% it's vegan, but it's not animal tested.<br><br>
Whole Foods does have their own brand that's vegan!
 

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I do the same as silva, works very well for me.
 

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^Just be prepared for a long transition! For me it took maybe 4 weeks of icky hair. After that intial period, it always seemed just right. No more fuzz or frizz, no oily look. Scalp seems to make just enough, and no more oil than needed, so hair stays soft. Shampoos compound the need to shampoo.
 

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I just bought a brand called Naked Naturals that I like. Doesn't look like it's usually inexpensive but if you have any Ocean State Job Lots nearby you could look there. I got it for only 2.00 there. You could also check Trader Joe's for their own brand. I imagine that would't be too expensive.</div>
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I absolutely LOVE Trader Joe's "Nourish" line...around the Nashville area it runs about $2.00 a bottle...I've also used the Citrus {?} one as well but it's not as moisturizing as the "Nourish" line...but they both smell fantastic & are cheap to <a href="http:/win">boot...win/win</a>. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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My Costco Kirkland Shampoo and Conditioner are vegan.
 

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I use Yes to Carrots, LOVE IT!</div>
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I just got the Yes to Cucumber hair care and the Yes to Tomatoes face wash. I think I like it okay...still undecided.
 

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I ended up going with the baking soda and vinegar before I even saw it posted in this thread. I LOVE it. Never going back. It's worlds cheaper and my hair has never looked this good.
 

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i use burts bees its a mainstream brand so they sell it at giant and walmart and stuff it is like 8.00 a bottle but it seems to last me a while and it lathers up nicely so you dont really need alot. and if you use coupons i often find coupons for it. and it smells good except for the one that has beets in the name that ones kind of gross smelling
 

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I just went to Walgreens last night and got a shampoo with a conditioner attached for free for $6.99. the brand name is renpure organics and they don't test on animals. I am not sure if they are vegan or not, but if you have a walgreens near you, i would try it :p Also, look for this "Try me free!" rebate tag on their products. It is up to 6.99. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> I bought two packs and one rang up free, but I dk if that was a weekly deal. I submitted both for the rebates, because it doesn't say that there is a limit of one per household. Hopefully it will work. :p<br>
Good luck on finding a shampoo and conditioner. Wags is a good place to look for natural and nonanimal tested products, but they are a little bit more expensive than Target/Walmart.
 

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Ok, this thread has convinced me to try the baking soda method. I've heard great things about it, I'm just worried about the transition.
 

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Ok, this thread has convinced me to try the baking soda method. I've heard great things about it, I'm just worried about the transition.</div>
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Same here, I'd like to try it. I'm hoping the transition wouldn't be too bad since I only wash my hair like once or twice a week now.<br><br>
Also, does anyone know if the baking soda is okay to use on color treated hair? Or would it take the color out?<br><br>
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^Good question! My hair is coarse, color treated, curly, and I heat style it. In other words, I torture my hair. Will the baking soda be ok?
 

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The whole idea of the baking soda is that it doesn't strip your hair like shampoo, so I think color treated hair would be okay.<br><br>
I was inspired to try baking soda by this blog post: <a href="http://simplemom.net/how-to-clean-your-hair-without-shampoo/" target="_blank">http://simplemom.net/how-to-clean-yo...thout-shampoo/</a><br><br>
I think she addresses its effect on color-treated hair in there somewhere - or maybe it was in the comments? I can't seem to find it again but I'm pretty sure it was addressed somewhere...<br><br>
My transition wasn't too bad, personally. It was a little grungy for maybe a week, because my hair tends to be oily, but after that things balanced out beautifully.
 

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I've been using the baking soda and apple cider vinegar. I'm in the "transition" phase, so I'm not exactly loving it. But I'm going to stick with it.
 

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I can do without detergent shampoo, but conditioner for my dry, thick, long curly hair is a must. I'm so broke, so this is my plan: spend no more than 6 bucks on a CF conditioner and use sparingly. My shampoo is now a glycerin soap bar (Clearly Natural for $1..59, CF). Since it does have some actual soap in it, it I have to do a vinegar rinse to re-acidify it. But it's worth the extra step. I am using up my Suave mousse and bought a can of the new L'Oreal line, which claims to be vegan, but I think I'd like to try a natural brand later. So I guess my total hair cost for a month is $13.17. It used to be $5.75. I guess I can cut back somewhere.
 
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