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Best Vegan Hair Dyes that Actually Work

Here we If you are taking part in Veganuary or always follow a vegan lifestyle, you may sometimes find it difficult to find beauty products that you can use. And, since in January many of us decide to change up our look to bring a bit of cheer to a generally dreary month, where do you find the best vegan beauty products? Well, if you are looking to change your hair color, we have you covered. We have found vegan hair dyes that are not only cruelty-free, but actually work, as well as containing lots of nourishing ingredients for beautiful and healthy hair.

So, here are the 10 best vegan hair dyes for a stunning cruelty-free makeover this year!

1Lime Crime Unicorn Hair

If you are looking for fantastical and fairytale hair color, look no further than the Unicorn Hair range from Lime Crime. The collection consists of a wide range of colors, from the relatively tame Chestnut and Chocolate Cherry to the bold and out there Neon Peach and Jello shades. Covering all colors of the rainbow and some in-between, the Unicorn Hair range comes in two formulations: Full-Coverage and Tint, both of which are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, as well as being ultra-conditioning and damage-free to hair.

The full coverage version contains a higher pigment load to deliver a more saturated color. The brightest color will be seen in bleached platinum to medium blonde hair, with a more tinted effect in dark blonde to light brown hair.  The tint version is less pigmented and will provide just a light wash of color, and therefore best suited to pre-bleached or pale blonde hair. Both the full coverage dyes and the tints work gently on the hair for high shine and will wash out gradually, fading beautifully.

2Tints of Nature

Tints of Nature pride themselves on being an ethical hair care brand, strongly believing that beauty should not come at the cost of animal welfare. Both their permanent and semi-permanent hair dye ranges are completely vegan-friendly and come in a wide range of blonde, brunette, and red shades. 

They are not just kind to animals (no animal testing here) they are also kind to your hair and skin. Their professional-quality formula contains the lowest possible levels of PPD pigments and is free of harsh ingredients like ammonia and sulfates, all whilst providing long-lasting color and excellent coverage of grey. With hair dyes packed full of organic ingredients, your hair will be naturally beautiful.

3Arctic Fox Vegan Hair Dye

Arctic Fox is one of the world’s fastest growing hair color lines, offering bright and vivid shades whilst also donating 15% of their profits to animal charities. The semi-permanent colors range from outrageous primary color to soft pastel shades, which have been formulated to fade within the original color spectrum, This means that you will see the gorgeous tone you love right until it fades completely. 

The 100% vegan dyes contain no PPDs, drying alcohols, or harsh chemicals, so your hair will be shiny and nourished. If you love the Arctic Fox vegan air dye colors but are not quite ready to take the plunge, check out their range of bold and beautiful hair extensions. Easy vivid color whenever you want it.

4Henna Hair Dyes from Lush

Lush is one of the world’s best known cruelty-free skincare and beauty brands, famous for making all of their products from natural ingredients in their ‘kitchens’. They recently released a range of henna hair dye bars in four colors: Chestnut, Hot Chocolate, Indigo-go, and Phoenix from the Flames. The bars contain red henna to add body and shine, and organic cocoa butter will soften and condition, for beautiful glossy locks. Furthermore, henna is completely safe to use, so you can use this natural hair dye as much as you like.

The wonderful thing about henna is that it will develop differently depending on the individual mix of tones in your hair. Plus you can mix the individual henna shades together, so with the vegan hair dyes from Lush your colour can be completely unique to you. 

5Manic Panic Hair Colours

Think of any color in the world and it is almost a guarantee that Manic Panic will have a vegan hair dye that matches it. When it comes to semi-permanent hair color, Manic Panic is so often the go-to brand and it isn’t hard to see why. Incredibly they have over 50 shades which are 100% vegan, ranging from pretty pastels to their ultra vibrant ‘High Voltage’ colors.

The colors will wash out gradually with each wash and will be at their most vibrant when applied to pre-bleached or light hair. With one of Manic Panic’s hair dyes, you will be able to enjoy a bold and beautiful color for around 8 weeks.

6Bleach London Vegan Dye

Bleach London offer a wide range of vegan hair color and hair care products that are also sustainable. The brand went completely vegan as of 2017 and they guarantee that no animal products will be found in any of their products. They include nourishing ingredients such as minerals or natural oils, which will keep the hair moisturized and healthy from root to tip.

They have a wide range of colors, from the fantastical to the natural, as well as a line of toners. Their line of colors includes semi-permanent, hair chalks, color sprays, and color shampoos, and they even have easy-to-use kits for creating your own ombre and beachy highlights at home. If you are interested they also have a great range of vegan make-up.

7Naturigin Hair Dye

If you are looking for a more permanent color then check out the wonderful range of natural colors from Naturigin. Each of their lovely 19 shades provides stunning shine and will cover greys without the use of harsh chemicals. The formula is free of parabens and ammonia, but the brand does recommend investing a good quality deep conditioning treatment as their dyes may be drying to some hair types.

Your hair will certainly not be short on shine with Nutrurigin hair dyes as they are packed with wonderful natural ingredients such as grapefruit peel oil, lemon peel extract, and jojoba oil which will condition the hair, whilst giving a glossy finish. Definitely the go-to vegan hair dye brand for a bright natural color that is long-lasting and multi-tonal.

8Good Dye Young

Good Dye Young is a vegan hair dye brand that was developed by animal lover Hayley Williams of the band Paramore. The brand received the 2017 Libby Award for Best Vegan Hair Dye and it is not hard to see why. All of its semi-permanent colors and hair cosmetics are vibrant and highly pigmented, which are free from PPDs, formaldehyde, and parabens. Furthermore, the colors can be mixed to create your own bespoke shade.

The vegan hair products from Good Dye Young are full of nourishing ingredients, such as bergamot essential oil and sunflower extract to condition and protect the hair.

9Directions by La Riche

The first line of Directions hair color from La Riche had humble beginnings back in 1981 and has since expanded to become one of the most sought-after brands for vibrant vegan hair dyes. The cruelty-free brand has so many beautiful shades covering the entire colour spectrum from more muted dusky colour, to vibrant pop-art shades. The semi-permanent colours will last around 8 weeks and those with longer or thicker hair may need two pots to achieve full coverage.

Directions use no PPDs, peroxide, or ammonia, to ensure that you are getting a safe way to transform your look. Their colours can be blended together to create a bespoke shade, so the only limit is your imagination. La Riche also has a range of complementing hair care products, including colour-lightening kits, and shampoos and conditioners.   

10Punky Colour by Jerome Russell

For a semi-permanent color with real lasting power give the Punky Colour range by Jerome Russell. The 100 vegan hair dye comes in a whopping 21 shades, each of which you can expect to last around 6 months. The highly pigmented shades are free of PPDs and have a hydrating formula that is nourishing and conditioning. Your hair will be bold and beautiful and feel super soft to the touch. 



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