Love Beauty and Planet brand vegan hair conditioner.

Vegan Hair Conditioner: Top Cruelty-Free Brands

You won’t have any problems finding an excellent cruelty-free brand of vegan hair conditioner. A number of companies make vegan conditioners that sell at every price point.

If you are seeking an excellent low-cost product, you can stop reading here and just click through to Love Beauty & Planet’s Volume and Bounty Thickening Shampoo & Conditioner or their Hope and Repair Shampoo & Conditioner. You’ll get a twin-pack of vegan cruelty-free shampoo and conditioner for less than many companies charge for the conditioner alone.

Why Do Hair Conditioners Often Contain Animal Products?

Shampoos and conditioners contain mostly the same ingredients. The one notable difference is that conditioners replace their detergent ingredients with oils, since the point of conditioners is to add back the natural oils that shampoos strip from the hair. These oils can be either plant or animal based. If they’re plant-based they typically come from coconuts or oil seeds. If they’re animal-based they are usually rendered fats taken from slaughterhouses.

Animal fats are in no way superior to plant oils when it comes to conditioning hair, but they are much cheaper. That’s why the cheapest hair conditioners are rarely vegan.

Vegan & Cruelty-Free Hair Conditioner Products

Here are the bestselling vegan conditioners carried by Amazon.com:

For further reading: please see our vegan beauty guide and our animal ingredients list.

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