Hair...we all know that the final touch to any look is hair and nails... If you want to look polished, glamorous and gorgeous you need to look after it and it's not always easy to find vegan options that work as well as what we're used to. However, it's not impossible and lucky for me I have just discovered that I have a local salon using the Organic Colour Systems hair care range...and they are definitely not alone, there are now plenty of places where you can have your tresses trimmed and bouncy blow-dried and wait for it... even coloured without harming a single hair on a baby Beagle's head ;)... yep, that's right they tend to favour Beagles in animal experiments :(
Organic Salon Systems offers a colour line paraben-free, cruelty free, vegan and free from many other toxic chemicals that are commonly found in most professional hair color lines. For a hair or beauty product to be Vegan it means the product contains no animal-derived ingredients, including any ingredients produced by animals. It’s that last clause that differentiates vegetarian and vegan products; vegetarian products contain no animal ingredients, but they may contain animal-produced ingredients, such as honey or beeswax. Vegan products contain no honey, beeswax, or any other animal-produced ingredients.
So far, from personal experience I can list the following 3 salons that use Organic Salon Systems. There are plenty more, but not all of them appear in the salon finder on the company's website for some reason so if you have any more to add send me a message and I will put them up here. If your local salon doesn't use Organics, why not suggest that they try it? Or, buy your own set of products and bring them with you for them to use on your hair. If you don't ask, you don't get!
Aurora Hair and Beauty, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey - http://www.aurorahairandbeauty.co.uk
Q Cut, Kew Gardens, Surrey (Organics products on request only) - http://www.qcutsalon.com
The Rabbit Hole, Goldhawk Road, London - http://www.therabbitholelondon.com