During the cold winter, silky smooth hair can be challenging to maintain. So L’OFFICIEL has developed a guide to natural vegan hair care products. The guide features products by Yarok, OBIA Naturals, and AVEDA. Using these products can help combat the dryness and damage that seasonally-induced climate changes can cause. We’ve included a few of our favourites below.

Everscents hair productsOBIA Naturals

OBIA Naturals provides an extensive line of pH-balanced, herbal-based hair products. Founded by a chemist with extensive experience, OBIA Naturals uses non-toxic and vegan formulas. The company’s products are pH-balanced and herbal-based and feature soothing botanical elements. These ingredients promote healing and protect against dryness, while the plant-based formulas are effective on all hair textures.

The Everscents hair products contain no mineral oil, sulphates, petroleum, silicones, or synthetic fragrances. All ingredients are plant-derived, so they are safe to use even on the most sensitive scalp. Each product is also eco-friendly and vegan. Because Obia is a chemist, she knows which ingredients are harmful to hair.

Yarok

With Yarok organic and vegan hair products, you can leave your beauty routine at the salon without breaking the bank. The brand’s formulas are comprised of pure botanicals, are free of toxins and parabens, and are formulated to be incredibly effective. You can use these products on wet hair for a luxurious treatment that nourishes and conditions your locks without damaging them. In addition, Yarok hair care is suitable for all hair types, and you can even use it on your skin.

The Yarok organic shampoo and conditioner contain only pure water to hydrate and feed your curls. The non-sticky formulas will never leave a residue, even if you have oily or curly hair. And because they are made from natural plant ingredients, they’re also paraben, sulphate, and gluten-free. In addition to the natural ingredients, Yarok organic hair products are cruelty-free.

OBIA Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo

OBIA Scalp Revival Charcotan + Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo is a daily hair wash that effectively combats dry scalp flaking. Its Binchotan Charcoal extract detoxifies and moisturises the scalp while also drawing out impurities. Peppermint, Spearmint, and Tea Tree Oil Complex soothe irritation and reduce itchiness. In addition, Panthenol provides essential nutrients to the scalp and hair.

AVEDA

Aveda, a luxury hair care company, has announced plans to transition its entire line to 100% vegan by 2021. Although it has long been committed to sustainable and clean beauty, it is now taking the next step by making all of its Everscents hair products vegan. Currently, Aveda uses honey, beeswax, silk, and glycerin but will soon stop using them altogether. For now, it has a reputation for high-quality products and consistently receives positive reviews.

The AVEDA Nutriplenish line contains nutrient-powered and superfood-infused products for healthy, luscious hair. Thinner hair may benefit from a lighter formula, while thicker tresses may prefer a richer one. In either case, the results are similar, with lush, healthy hair. You can choose from two formulas: one for normal hair and one for dry hair.

If you’re concerned about your cruelty-free lifestyle, you might wonder how to find and use vegan hair products. You may not have heard about vegan hair products, but they do exist. Curlsmith is one company that makes many great vegan products and doesn’t use animal testing in its product development. They also work with trichologists and other professionals who specialise in curly hair to create products for this particular type of hair. For instance, Curl Defining Styling Souffle is one product that supports your curls by creating a lightweight “cast” on the hair.

Travelling to the USA, you can buy cruelty-free shampoo from Andreas Organic Market. The Australian company makes cruelty-free, vegan, and palm oil-free products. But unfortunately, the company’s supplier no longer guarantees that their ingredients are palm oil-free, which affects some of their products, like their Hydrating Hempseed moisturiser and Red Raspberry Facial Primer. So they’re working to find a new supplier and are currently limiting their zero waste hair product production.

The Official Guide to Vegan Hair Products