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I am looking for a good vegan shampoo and conditioner, so I'd like to know what your favorite brands are! What do you swear by for healthy manageable hair? Are there any products you wouldn't use again?

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Lush - http://www.lush.com/ Thier labels state which ones are vegan vs vegetarian
Aubreys - http://www.aubrey-organics.com/ Thier labels state which ones are vegan vs vegetarian
Castille Liquid Soap (as a shampoo) diluted with water or tea and some oils added (but I have super dry hair)
What's lush shampoo like? I've never tried it... Love lush soaps and bath stuff and charity pot cream is always on my desk
 

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I use Dr organic shampoo and soap...Holland and Barrett sell it...it is vegan and not tested on animals :)
 

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Yay! a haircare thread! I have super-long (mid butt/upper thigh) length hair. Its really healthy too.
I think that the best haircare is gentle treatment, not getting it caught in bag straps, yanking a brush really hard through it, roughing it up with hot tools, or letting it down when its windy.

I use inexpensive products not tested on animals, Currently in my bathroom-

v05 kiwi lime squeeze conditioner
white rain energizing citrus shampoo (I only wash my SCALP. Not the whole head of hair)

I also use frizz buster serum (also not tested on animals) from my ears down on damp recently washed hair. Olive oil/coconut oil would work too. I detangle with a super wide tooth comb from the ends up.

On days I dont wash my hair, (I dont everyday) I use-
detangler by white rain (watermelon scent),
and set my bangs with white rain hairspray.
 

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Yay! a haircare thread! I have super-long (mid butt/upper thigh) length hair. Its really healthy too.
I think that the best haircare is gentle treatment, not getting it caught in bag straps, yanking a brush really hard through it, roughing it up with hot tools, or letting it down when its windy.

I use inexpensive products not tested on animals, Currently in my bathroom-

v05 kiwi lime squeeze conditioner
white rain energizing citrus shampoo (I only wash my SCALP. Not the whole head of hair)

I also use frizz buster serum (also not tested on animals) from my ears down on damp recently washed hair. Olive oil/coconut oil would work too. I detangle with a super wide tooth comb from the ends up.

On days I dont wash my hair, (I dont everyday) I use-
detangler by white rain (watermelon scent),
and set my bangs with white rain hairspray.
I love coconut oil. It use it as a pre-shampoo treatment. My hair is soooo shiny with it.

I never heard of white rain. What are their products like?
 

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BEER! Seriously, washing your hair with dark beer is better than any shampoo or conditioner. Most beer is vegan too. The low alcohol content gently cleans the dirt/excess oil while the hops is nourishing and will make your hair shiny and soft. So long as you rinse well, it doesn't leave a smell either. I don't even drink alcohol, but I do use beer for my hair, and have been since I was about 12. I wash my hair with beer once a week and rinse it (no product, just rinse under plain water in the shower) maybe 2-3 times a week (not daily) which allows the natural, healthy oils to keep my hair nourished and healthy. I also don't use chemicals (styling products, dyes ext...) or heat on my hair. I let it air-dry and use a plain brush (one of those with all the 'spikes' that each have a ball on the end, don't really know what 'kind' of brush that is lol, looks like this-http://www.dx.com/p/large-panel-natural-wooden-airbag-massage-hair-health-care-comb-wood-black-207308?tc=USD&gclid=CjwKEAiAodOlBRDCjr-UlJDjtVUSJABR7fxy_PBj5x7Uk1JvcGg-Hgwr1upmvNcpFf0UXRicz_lCNBoCurXw_wcB#.VLYbpL64nC8). Proof you don't need a bunch of chemicals rubbed all over your head every day before toasting your hair? (this is from last summer):

 

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BEER! Seriously, washing your hair with dark beer is better than any shampoo or conditioner. Most beer is vegan too. The low alcohol content gently cleans the dirt/excess oil while the hops is nourishing and will make your hair shiny and soft. So long as you rinse well, it doesn't leave a smell either. I don't even drink alcohol, but I do use beer for my hair, and have been since I was about 12. I wash my hair with beer once a week and rinse it (no product, just rinse under plain water in the shower) maybe 2-3 times a week (not daily) which allows the natural, healthy oils to keep my hair nourished and healthy. I also don't use chemicals (styling products, dyes ext...) or heat on my hair. Proof? (this is from last summer):

Nice hair ;)
 

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I use Dr. Bronners liquid castile soap usually. For years I just used tea tree or lavender essential oil, vinegar, and water, but in more recent times have gotten busier and lazier. I have VERY thick but very short hair (pixie short) so I don't need a lot of care for it. Just the basics. I do not use dyes, hairspray, or other stuff. I used hair dye many years ago before becoming vegan and it stripped my hair of color and caused me to break out.

Very rarely I might use vitamin E oil if my hair is extremely dry but this is like two or three times a year. Including nuts/seeds in my diet regularly helps my hair immensely, as do leafy greens.
 

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I use Dr. Bronners liquid castile soap usually. For years I just used tea tree or lavender essential oil, vinegar, and water, but in more recent times have gotten busier and lazier. I have VERY thick but very short hair (pixie short) so I don't need a lot of care for it. Just the basics. I do not use dyes, hairspray, or other stuff. I used hair dye many years ago before becoming vegan and it stripped my hair of color and caused me to break out.

Very rarely I might use vitamin E oil if my hair is extremely dry but this is like two or three times a year. Including nuts/seeds in my diet regularly helps my hair immensely, as do leafy greens.
I use Dr.Bronners as well (honestly for pretty much all body care *and* household products). I used to do no poo, for about three years, and even wrote a few blog posts on the subject. But in that third year my hair got super fragile and amount of tweaking my method helped, so I switched over to Bronners. We also like it in our home because we are working towards being more zero waste, and I can refill the bottles. Up until recently we were using the bars in the shower, but now that someone in town has the liquid refills we are over to the bottles. I may be a *little* Bronners obsessed...
 

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I use LUSH's New! shampoo bar and Earthly Delight conditioner. My hair is between ankle and floor length. I also use coconut oil after washing and use a detangling spray as needed while combing. The Earthly Delight conditioner truly detangles my hair like nothing else has.
 

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I use Dr.Bronners as well (honestly for pretty much all body care *and* household products). I used to do no poo, for about three years, and even wrote a few blog posts on the subject. But in that third year my hair got super fragile and amount of tweaking my method helped, so I switched over to Bronners. We also like it in our home because we are working towards being more zero waste, and I can refill the bottles. Up until recently we were using the bars in the shower, but now that someone in town has the liquid refills we are over to the bottles. I may be a *little* Bronners obsessed...
lol!

Yes, I too use it for lots of stuff...cleaning, dishes etc. I bring it when I travel and stay with others too. And I too love that you can refill it at some stores. My local Whole Foods Coop has that option. A little goes a long way and one bottle of that stuff will last me a few months. the writings on it are a little strange lol but I like their soap. And it's fair trade too! And no palm oil or alcohol (which dries out my hair).
 

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I love coconut oil. It use it as a pre-shampoo treatment. My hair is soooo shiny with it.

I never heard of white rain. What are their products like?
White rain is a bargain brand here in the US who doesnt use animal derived ingredients/test on animals. The shampoo has sulphates, but its fairly diluted, so I find it to give a gentle lather and leaves my hair soft, not dry.

My favorite part of the brand is the scents, which are really fresh and light. The shampoo makes my hair smell like grapefruit juice. The conditioners I have tried from this brand tend to be thick, and work well.

The detangler is marketed to kids, and my kids use it, and the matching shampoo. The shampoo is extra watery-diluted, so it makes a very mild cleanser. My kids like it!

The hair spray comes in a coordinating scent to the shampoo, so sort of grapefruity. they have an unscented one too.

I use Dr. B's tea tree on my face :) I can only use plain soap on most of me, face included. My skin is too sensitive for most of the stuff on the market. I have tried some "natural" shampoos in the past, and other bargain brands, but I can get really painful/itchy scalp hives from things. I do best with mild, clear shampoos that rinse totally clean.
 

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BEER! Seriously, washing your hair with dark beer is better than any shampoo or conditioner. Most beer is vegan too. The low alcohol content gently cleans the dirt/excess oil while the hops is nourishing and will make your hair shiny and soft. So long as you rinse well, it doesn't leave a smell either. I don't even drink alcohol, but I do use beer for my hair, and have been since I was about 12. I wash my hair with beer once a week and rinse it (no product, just rinse under plain water in the shower) maybe 2-3 times a week (not daily) which allows the natural, healthy oils to keep my hair nourished and healthy. I also don't use chemicals (styling products, dyes ext...) or heat on my hair. I let it air-dry and use a plain brush (one of those with all the 'spikes' that each have a ball on the end, don't really know what 'kind' of brush that is lol, looks like this-http://www.dx.com/p/large-panel-nat...1upmvNcpFf0UXRicz_lCNBoCurXw_wcB#.VLYbpL64nC8). Proof you don't need a bunch of chemicals rubbed all over your head every day before toasting your hair? (this is from last summer):

I dont know how to post a picture yet, but my hair looks like kiwis, only copper/reddish with bangs in the front. I do all my own haircare, even the trimming.
 

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I use Dr. Bronners liquid castile soap usually. For years I just used tea tree or lavender essential oil, vinegar, and water, but in more recent times have gotten busier and lazier. I have VERY thick but very short hair (pixie short) so I don't need a lot of care for it. Just the basics. I do not use dyes, hairspray, or other stuff. I used hair dye many years ago before becoming vegan and it stripped my hair of color and caused me to break out.

Very rarely I might use vitamin E oil if my hair is extremely dry but this is like two or three times a year. Including nuts/seeds in my diet regularly helps my hair immensely, as do leafy greens.
I love this stuff. I use it as my primary shampoo also. I love that castile soap fufills my psychological need for a lather that non sulfate shampoos don't have.
 

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Great thread! I bookmarked the Dr. Bonner's website and I just ordered a few bars of the castile tea tree soap. I have a lot of issues with skin rashes and I'm always forgetting to use tea tree oil. This seems like the perfect solution.

Djuna
 

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I do conditioner-only washing. Currently I'm using the fragrance free conditioner from earthscience. I bought a gallon of it because it came out to be the most inexpensive per ounce conditioner that meets my requirements.

I wanted to like the conditioner from Everyday Shea as it's a good price for a fair trade product but it was too drying; however, some people say their body wash is a good low-poo option.

I used to use White Rain but they've started using ingredients that aren't compatible with co-washing.

My favorite leave-in conditioner is Giovanni's but Beauty Without Cruelty makes a good one too.
 
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