The goal of going vegan is not only about choosing a dairy-free and meat-free diet plan but also adopting a vegan lifestyle for the entire month, which includes “veganizing” your hair care too. Getting into a healthy haircare routine is just as important as sticking with a fitness and skincare routine.

As we get older, our hairs start to get weak and thin. Environmental pollution, stress, chemicals in haircare products, and heat styling cause irreparable damage to the hair. However, switching to a vegan hair care routine not only protects your hair but is also eco-friendly and sustainable for the environment.

Here are some ways to embrace vegan hair care by switching to a cruelty-free hair care routine.

Use Vegan Haircare Products

One of the most important and effective ways to protect the natural environment, be kind to animals, and take care of your hair is to use vegan haircare products. This is why you should invest in nature-inspired hair care products for your hair, be it shampoo, conditioner, hair mask, or even hair combs.

Hair care products made from plant-based ingredients are good for hair. They have natural oils with anti-oxidant properties that deeply nourish hair and prevent dandruff and dry scalp. They are also free of sulfates and parabens, providing them with a healthy environment to grow.

Vegan shampoos and conditioners are free from animal-derived ingredients. They contain ingredients that are environmentally friendly and mostly biodegradable. Their packaging is made from recyclable materials. They are not tested on animals and have a cruelty-free label. All of these factors make vegan haircare products friendly to the environment.

Eat Biotin-Rich Foods

Biotin is an important vitamin that supports various metabolic functions in our body and converts food into energy. It also builds protein, which is important for healthy skin, hair, and nail growth. Most of the best sources of biotin are animal-based, such as eggs, fish, meat, and other dairy products. If you’ve already switched to a plant-based lifestyle, you might be interested to know some of the best vegan sources of biotin.

There are several natural plant-based sources of biotin that can help you get the right amount of vitamin B-7 your hair needs:

  • Spinach

  • Mushrooms

  • Peanuts

  • Broccoli

  • Sunflower seeds

  • Nutritional yeast

  • Sweet potato

  • Almonds

  • Bananas

  • Avocados

Pamper Your Hair with Vegan DIY Hair Masks

Most commercial hair care products are loaded with harsh chemicals that do more damage than good. A better alternative is to try some effective vegan hair masks using natural items you already have in your home. Here are some rejuvenating vegan hair masks that you must try.

Aloe vera and castor oil hair mask

If you are experiencing skin hair problems like itchy scalp, hair fall, and thin hair, then the mask should be first on your list.


Take two to three tablespoons of fresh aloe vera gel and mix it with one tablespoon of castor oil. Make sections of your hair, and using your fingertips, apply this mask on the scalp working towards the end of your hair. Wrap your head in a hot towel for at least an hour, and then rinse thoroughly.

Coconut oil and oat hair mask

This hair mask made of oats and coconut oil is especially for those with itchy and dry hair scalp. Oats are excellent for mild scalp exfoliation and are rich in B vitamins which help draw water in and penetrate deep within the hair shaft to nourish and heal from the inside out. Plus, coconut oil moisturizes hair deeply and prevents split ends and breakage.


Take ½ cup of oats in a bowl and mix it with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply the mask and gently massage the mixture into the scalp using a circular motion. Wrap your head in a hot towel for at least an hour, then rinse thoroughly.

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