Vegan conditioners don’t include any ingredients derived from animals or animal byproducts, ensuring that your hair care product is made from materials that don’t endanger animal welfare.
Here are the best vegan conditioners, for all kinds of different hair types.
– Best OverallThe Honest Company Calm Lavender Conditioner
The Honest Company’s Calm Lavender conditioner is made with hypoallergenic botanicals and essential oils, including moisturizing shea butter, jojoba, argan and coconut oils, plus calming chamomile and calendula. What it does not contain are synthetic and polluting ingredients like silicones, parabens, and phthalates.
The Truly Calming Lavender Conditioner has been certified as a biobased product by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as a bio-based product, which means its ingredients are comprised of agricultural and other renewable, natural materials.
A solid all-around conditioner, its gentle enough for use with children, making it our top all around choice for most hair types. The Honest Company’s conditioner is also available in fragrance-free, Sweet Almond, and Sweet Orange Vanilla varieties.
– Best BudgetAlaffia Coconut Conditioner
Vegan products often bear premium prices, but Alaffia’s Everyday Coconut Conditioner is an affordable way to introduce vegan ingredients to your hair care routine. This conditioner is made from ethically-traded virgin coconut oil and ginger for gentle moisturizing. It is also free of parabens, phthalates and synthetic dyes and fragrance.
Alaffia’s products include ingredients from the manufacturer’s free-trade agreements with communities in Togo, West Africa. A portion of profits return to The Alaffia Foundation, a non-profit that works to advance education, sustainable living, and gender equality in the communities of its African partners.
Alaffia is Fair For Life certified, which attests to corporate transparency and responsibly-sourced ingredients. Allafia is also a Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), and certified as a minority-owned, managed and controlled business.
– Best Leave-InArtnaturals Argan Leave-In Conditioner
Leave-in conditioners are growing in popularity, and Artnaturals’ leave-in conditioner lets you moisturize and detangle without needing another shower. Although great for any hair type, leave-in conditioner particularly useful for dry, damaged or frizzy hair.
Artnaturals Argan Oil Leave-In Conditioner uses argan oil, which is derived from the kernels of the Moroccan argan tree. The complex oil includes a number of components with purported health benefits, including antioxidants and proteins beneficial to skin. Research suggests that argan oil is particularly good at protecting against UV damage from the sun.
In addition to argan oil, the Artnaturals leave-in conditioner contains peppermint oil, rosemary oil, and green tea extracts, for a combination with a soothing scent that’s stimulating on the scalp. It also contains jojoba oil, which helps moisturize your skin and control oiliness.