Vegan Haircare

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Do shampoos and conditioners typically contain animal products?

You might be surprised to learn that they do. So for people leading a vegan lifestyle, finding haircare products that don’t contain these ingredients can be a challenge. Vegan alternatives are few and far between, but at Lush we’ve made a commitment to providing animal-friendly options.

Shampoos and Conditioners

For years, our inventors worked on a conditioner formula that was both vegan and effective, and the result was Veganese. Instead of using lanolin (a waxy substance made from sheep’s wool), we replaced it with seaweed for a wonderfully softening effect on the hair. And since its creation, we’ve added Jungle, Big Solid Conditioner and Happy Happy Joy Joy to our list of vegan alternatives. When it comes to shampoo, you’ll find that most of ours are vegan, including our shampoo bars. No matter what your hair situation is, just look for the V (for vegan) symbol and pick the one that’ll work best for your locks. And if co-washing is your thing, check out Avocado Co-wash (coming soon), which cleanses and conditions in just one step with fresh avocado and cocoa butter.


It’s not just shampoos and conditioners that contain animal products, but many hair gels have them too. Often made with beeswax and lanolin, our inventors tried loads of different incarnations before arriving at just the right formula. Dirty Styling Cream is brilliant for a sleek hold, while Mr Dandy’s Hair Candy is a lightweight styling cream that’ll add volume and hold to your hair without weighing it down.

Veganese Conditioner in use

Veganese conditioner in use


Taking care of your hair doesn’t have to be a challenge either. Our vegan haircare treatments will help keep those locks and your scalp in tip-top shape. And if coloring your hair is your thing, our cruelty-free henna hair dyes will give you the rich color you want. Each color is blended with henna, essential oils and deeply conditioning cocoa butter, so your hair will be left looking and feeling fabulous.

Not Just Haircare

We’re enormously proud of the vegan products we’ve created, and our commitment to creating cruelty-free cosmetics that have never been tested on animals extends to all of our products. Everything we make is vegetarian, but next time you’re searching for something vegan, just look for the V symbol. It can be found on nearly 85% of Lush products from bath and shower to skin, hair and makeup!

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