Men’s vegan haircare can enhance your crowning glory without harming any animals in the process. As more of us step towards a vegan lifestyle, identifying brands and products that align with our personal ethics is important. Discovering vegan haircare brands for men will help you do just that - whilst leaving your hair feeling great in the process! Refreshed for 2023, we've collated 11 of our favourite men’s vegan haircare brands for you to explore.
What is Men’s Vegan Haircare?
As with skincare, vegan men's haircare refers to hair products free of animal derived ingredients. They are also usually cruelty free.
The difference between cruelty free and vegan, is that the one refers to items not tested on animals, whilst the other is products without animal ingredients.
Remember, vegan haircare covers so much more than shampoo and conditioner. Brands like Curlsmith provide stylers, mousse and more products for curly hair (just don't ask for shampoo!!)
Many of the brands that make it into our 2023 list also have vegan skincare for men. Do check out the websites for more information.
The Top 11 Men’s Vegan Haircare Brands to Use in 2022
- Rugged Nature
- Faith in Nature
- Green People
- Duffy’s Brew
- No Ordinary
- 31st State
- Natural Barber Co
- Man Cave
Rugged Nature was founded in 2018 to offer an alternative to heavily perfumed highstreet products. After months of testing and formulating with natural UK ingredients, they created hair waxes. Since then this men’s vegan haircare brand has gone on to expand their range to include hair clay, shampoo bars, and even bamboo combs.
Faith in Nature
Faith in Nature is another family run British company which creates men’s vegan haircare. Their Blue Cedar shampoo is paraben free and SLS free and scented with natural oils. Approved by the Vegan Society this men’s vegan shampoo will gently cleanse your hair and hydrate it at the same time. Alongside their men’s vegan haircare, you’ll also find other toiletries designed for vegan males.
Green People was founded in 1997 when founder Charlotte Vohtz wanted to find products for her child’s sensitive skin. Since then they have gone onto become one of the UK’s most loved natural and organic brands. Their range of men’s vegan haircare contains shampoo and styling products to get you looking on top form! If you like to test products before you fully commit to them, they even have a men’s sample pack for you to do just that!
When you think of men’s vegan haircare your mind probably doesn’t jump to beer infused products, but that’s just what Duffy’s Brew have done. Their shampoo and conditioner is made from craft IPA. Rich in amino acids, vitamin B, and proteins, your hair will be nourished. With added body and volume, you’ll also experience reduced dandruff due to the antiseptic properties of the hops. If you’re looking for men’s vegan haircare that’s a little different, this is the brand for you!
If you’re interested in sustainability as well as veganism, No Ordinary could be the men’s vegan haircare brand for you. With a brilliant range of formulas to suit every hair type, including fine, oily, dry, coloured, and curly hair, you’ll find a shampoo and conditioner perfect for you. Once you’ve finished your first bottle you’ll be able to purchase a refill package instead of a whole new product.
Bulldog is a well known player in the men’s skincare industry, but did you know they create men’s vegan haircare too? Their range of 3 vegan shampoos are created to cover every hair type, from those with a sensitive scalp, to those trying to tackle dandruff. You’ll enjoy how fresh you feel after using these men’s vegan hair products.
Curlsmith is a vegan haircare brand that specialises in products for curl yand wavy hair. An inclusive brand, Curlsmith’s shampoos, conditioners, and hair stylers are perfect for both men and women. As someone with longish wavy hair, I love the Weightless Air Dry Cream. After washing, my hair loses its 'hold' so the air dry cream just gives it some control for a day or two. It's looser and better for my hair than a gel or hair wax.
For those who enjoy having sleek masculine packaged products on show in their bathroom, Aesop is the perfect men’s vegan haircare brand. Aesop has a vast array of hair products, from shampoos to volumise your locks, to conditions that will nourish your strands, and balms to style after washing. You’ll adore both how these men’s vegan haircare products make your hair feel and how sleek they look in your home.
31st State is a brand founded by a mum trying to solve her teen boy’s grooming problems. Their vegan haircare range for teen boys and young men includes a 2-in-1 hair and body wash - for quick on the go cleansing. As well as a hair putty, so whether they’re just going to school or going on their very first date - they’ll look their best!
Natural Barber Co
Natural Barber Co create vegan haircare for men in the UK. Founder Joe Mallory-Skinner struggled with his hair products melting into his eyes as he sweated both on stage and in the gym, so he set out to solve the problem. Today the brand has 2 vegan styling products for men: a hair paste, and a hair pomade. Both products are named after Greek gods and feature cool artwork to watch on their tins.
Man Cave are a vegan and cruelty free brand that focuses on being clean and natural. Their men’s vegan haircare products do not contain parabens, sulphates, mineral oils, or aluminium. You’ll also find that all their packaging can be recycled once you have finished the product. Their haircare range includes shampoos, conditioners, stylers, and travel size hair products ideal for on the go.
Drybar has a massive range of vegan haircare for men and women. I have been drawn to the 'Mr Incredible' dry conditioner that leaves my hair smelling beautiful and feeling that little bit firmer. One of the growing collection of Helen of Troy brands (Curlsmith was a new acquisition last year) I like how almost all the hair product range is vegan and cruelty free.
What is the Future of Men’s Vegan Haircare?
Veganism is on the rise, and so too are vegan focused brands. Whilst there are many incredible men’s haircare brands with vegan products on the market at the moment, there will always be room for more. We can’t wait to see how these vegan products can transform our looks and help us feel our best!
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