Cruelty-Free Hair Dye

December 14, 2010By 29 Comments

Let’s talk hair color! Whether you’re looking to cover up some grays or funk it up a bit, cruelty-free hair dyes are definitely on the market. Although I wish this list were longer, I’m grateful that we at least have a handful of options (if you can think of more, please share in the comments).

  • Herbatint (~$14): If you’re interested in switching to a hair color that’s less harsh (fewer chemicals, no ammonia, paraben-free), balanced with plant extracts and herbs, you should give Herbatint a whirl. They have all the basic shades in permanent and semi and a couple earthy, edgier shades too. I’ve been ogling this particular one… so pretty!
  • Manic Panic ($12): Whether you’re looking to explore your funky wild side with some hot pink luscious locks (I so rocked this in high school and college) or looking for a simpler (and more conventional) brown or black, Manic Panic’s got you covered. Their line of  semi-permanent hair color doesn’t contain ammonia or peroxide, and it actually leaves your hair feeling healthier.
  • Special Effects Hair Dyes ($14.65): I ♥ Special Effects hair dye! This stuff has wicked staying power, and they carry all the same types of cray-cray colors that Manic Panic does. One day, hopefully sooner than later, I plan on Cupcake Pink-ing it up—it’s deliciously gorge!
  • LUSH ($22.95): Looking for totally natural, plant-based henna color? LUSH carries henna bars in red, brown, and black tones.
  • Aubrey Color Me Natural ($13.33): Available shades include dark brown and mahogany, and these dyes are free of phenylenediamine, coal tar dyes, and synthetic chemicals of any kind.
  • Daniel Field (£7.85): Available in a variety of shades, all organic, and mineral-based.
  • Sante Herbal Hair Colors ($12.50): Free from synthetic colorants, fragrance and preservatives. Vegan plant powder with organic henna extract.

If you prefer going to a salon, try these:

What’s you favorite vegan-friendly hair dye?

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  1. Mandy says:

    Will the HerbaTint plum colour go over dark brown hair? I’m allergic to bleach and can’t actually lighten my hair but I’m dieing to go purple.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I called both Aveda and Paul Mitchell and neither are vegan.

  3. Alex Kessler says:

    Hello there! Thank you for publishing this list.

    I’d like to ask, how do you know Daniel Field is cruelty-free? Because it’s not in leaping bunny nor vegan society lists and I didn’t find any information about it’s policy on their website.

  4. Karissa says:

    I personally love Special Effects hair dye. It’s made from all vegetable ingredients and not tested on animals as far as I know. And they have tons of bright colors which is awesome!

  5. Jada says:

    Can anyone recommend a cruelty free, Vegan system to tint eyebrows and lashes?

  6. Icequeen81 says:

    pretty plum :) of herbatint

  7. Keren says:

    Daniel Field is vegan friendly, he does hair dye as well as shampoos, conditioners, and styling products. They are such good quality that I’ve converted several of my non-vegan/veggie friends. They deliver worldwide from the UK.

    http://www.danielfieldmailorder.co.uk/

  8. Sara says:

    I know Revlon has been cruelty-free for years, but that is no longer the case. According to PETA (who I don’t actually support because of their stance on companion animals) for a company to be able to sell products in China, the Chinese government requires animal testing. PETA removed Revlon from their cruelty-free list when they started selling in China. Revlon will not confirm or deny the allegations, which tells me all I need to know. http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/tags/Revlon/default.aspx

    Also, Revlon has never signed Leaping Bunny’s Program: Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics(CCIC) http://leapingbunny.org/action1.php

  9. Elliott says:

    You’re talking about lots of vegan hair dyes, such shame in Mexico companies don’t even know what veganism is and problably if they knew they wouldn’t give a shit

    I’ll try to look for this brands on Texas :)

  10. lyn says:

    Revlon is testing on animals in China, Peta pulled them from the cruelty free list

  11. Amber Roper says:

    1st off big thanks to this site – it’s a wealth of info
    As for vegan friendly salon hair dyes (and products) … Affinage products are vegan and cruelty free.
    There are a few salon owners that care – I know as I’m one of them :) x

  12. Kim says:

    REvlon DOESN’T test on animals BUT does it contain Animal by-products? Thanks!

  13. Monica says:

    I think Punky Color is vegan too. It’s similar to Special Effects and I’ve heard good things about it so it’s worth checking out.

  14. Carrie says:

    What are the downsides to Revlon? Thanks!

  15. Amber says:

    oops! i meant organic color systems, sorry!

  16. Amber says:

    paul mitchell color contains beeswax & lanolin:( scruples color is vegan & so is organic salon systems.

  17. Ditte says:

    Hi.
    I live in Denmark and is looking for vegan blond highlights of really good hairdresser quality. I plan to bring the product to my organic and green hairdresser and have them do the highlights. Do you have any suggestions?
    Best regards, Ditte

  18. AJ says:

    Naturtint is my favorite vegan hair dye by far. It’s much healthier than regular brands, no ammonia, etc. It can be found at Whole Foods, health food stores, and online. Nothing is more natural than henna but it’s just too difficult for me to work with. Love Naturtint!

    http://www.naturesdream.co.uk/index.php

  19. Abbe says:

    Mehandi pure henna and indigo. It’s the best place to get henna and indigo from! http://mehandi.com/

  20. Christy says:

    Yay! Thank you thank you!

    If we wanted to go to salons we can go to ones that use Revlon Professionals, Paul Mitchell, and Aveda, right?

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