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You might think that having Hollywood-ready hair is out of reach if you aren’t a celebrity (with a personal stylist and access to all of the best hair products). However, that isn’t true! In fact, many celebrities swear by cruelty-free and vegan hair care products that are both affordable and accessible to all.

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We did lots of research to peek into the secret lives of celebrity’s hair care routines and found out the products that take their hair from drab to FAB! Here are a few celebrities and the vegan hair care products that they swear by for beautiful tresses – all day long.

Beyoncé’s Cruelty-Free Hair Secret

Beyoncé Dancing at a Concert

Of course one of the most powerful women in music is vegan! It’s the best way to go for all-over health that keeps you ready to sell out stadiums all over the world. We can still learn a thing or two from Beyoncé and her cruelty-free hair care routine.

Here are Beyoncé’s must-haves for woke-up-like-this natural hair: sulfate free shampoo and a hot vitamin E oil mask. Sulphate-free shampoo helps to protect curl patterns and texture while a hot oil mask with vitamin E moisturizes natural hair without weighing it down.

Cassette Curl Shampoo + Superseed Oil Complex

R + Co
  • Flax seed and Chia seed extracts (Superseed Oil Complex) to add moisture and shine, without leaving hair greasy and heavy.
  • Aloe leaf extract delivers ultimate conditioning benefits
  • Rice Protein locks in moisture and helps prevent breakage
  • No sulfates, parabens, petrolatum or mineral oils
  • Gluten-Free
  • Vegan, cruelty-free
  • 8.5 fl oz / 241 mL
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Nourishing Hair Repair

Macadamia Professional
  • With omega-rich oils: macadamia, argan oil, and vitamin E
  • Reduces hair breakage by 82%
  • Reduces blow dry time and provides UV protection
  • Vegan, cruelty-free
  • 4.2 fl oz / 125 mL
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Ariana Grande’s Vegan Hair Secret

Ariana Grande with Beautiful Hair

If you’re an Arinator (Ariana Grande superfan), you already know that this world-famous pop singer is serious about veganism. She loves all animals big and small, so she makes sure that every product she uses (and eats) is vegan cruelty-free – that includes her hair care products!

It’s no secret that the Thank U, Next singer uses extensions to get her signature high pony look but after a long night of performing, her natural locks need some TLC. What does she use? Coconut oil and lavender! Ariana douses her natural hair in coconut oil to nourish the strands and drops a bit of lavender essential oil onto the top of her head – it helps to promote hair growth, has calming effects, and smells amazing, too!

Fractionated Coconut Oil

Handcraft Blends
  • 100% pure and natural coconut oil
  • Improves scalp health, fights infections and fungus, supports hair growth
  • Vegan and cruelty-free
  • 16 fl oz / 473 mL
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Handcraft Lavender Essential Oil

Handcraft Blends
  • 100% pure lavender essential oil
  • Premium therapeutic grade
  • Cruelty-free
  • 4 fl oz / 120 mL
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Jennifer Lopez’s Cruelty-Free Hair Secret

Jennifer Lopez Live

There’s no doubt that Jennifer Lopez has some of the most beautiful hair in Hollywood. Not only is her hair always gorgeous, she can rock practically any look! As a singer, dancer, actress, is there anything that JLO can’t do? It seems doubtful!

To top it all off, JLO is also a vegan who loves a bargain – a celeb after our own hearts! In between running from place to place, JLO always keeps a secret stash of dry shampoo. One of her (many) stylists, Lorenzo Martin said that the triple threat loves Freeman Beauty’s psssst! Dry shampoo.

Dry Shampoo Cloudberry

  • Absorbs excess oil and adds instant volume to any hair style
  • Extends blowout and color life
  • Cruelty free
  • 5.3 oz / 150 g
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Jessica Chastain’s Vegan Hair Secret

Actress Jessica Chastain @Comicon 2015

Oscar-nominated & Golden-Globe winner Jessica Chastain started her journey into veganism in 2007. Her first step toward veganism came from a pretty simple yet essential consideration. One day, she was “really low on energy (…) A friend of mine had a two-week vegan food delivery program she wasn’t going to use so I used it, and immediately I just had more energy than I’ve ever had… I said okay, I’m going to just listen to my body now.”, she told W Magazine in a 2017 interview.

When talking about her vegan hair care routine, we think she is right from the root to the tip! During a 2018 interview for Vogue UK, she said “I don’t like to strip the oils out of my hair. And maybe because I like to stay out of the sun I wear a hat a lot which probably protects it. Sometimes I go to sleep with a hair mask on, or coconut oil. I love coconut oil. I leave it on to really sink in.” And God knows that here. @VeganHairGrowth, we love vegan organic coconut oil too!

Coconut Super Power Deep Conditioning Damage Control Mask

  • Coconut oil, sunflower seed oil and moringa seed extract for exceptional hydration
  • Without parabens or phthalates
  • Vegan and cruelty free
  • 6 fl oz / 177 mL
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Miley Cyrus’ Vegan Hair Secret

Miley Cyrus Showing Beautiful Vegan Hair and Smile

Miley has had pretty much every hair style, cut, and color we can imagine. The most popular look that she sports, however, is a bleach-blond bob that definitely takes some extra love to keep healthy! If you’ve been a fan of Miley Cyrus’ for a while, you know that she’s a HUGE animal lover, and has many pets of her own at home! For this reason, the young pop star follows a vegan hair care routine, too. And her secret weapon? Apple cider vinegar.

Miley’s colorist, Justin Anderson, says that apple cider vinegar is a must-have secret weapon for anyone with colored hair that wants to keep it healthy. Washing your hair everyday strips the hair of natural, protective oils, but lots of people crave that clean feeling they get after they wash their hair. Apple cider vinegar helps to rise away product and dirt while still leaving natural oils on the hair to keep it soft and smooth!

Apple Cider Vinegar Biotin Shampoo & Conditioner

Pura d'Or
  • With biotin and 14 other natural active ingredients
  • USDA Certified Biobased (75% / 87%+)
  • Made with renewable energy (solar power)
  • Vegan, cruelty-free
  • 2x 16 fl oz / 2x 473 mL
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Jessica Alba’s Honest Company

Jessica Alba at TechCrunch Disrupt - San Francisco 2012

Last but not least, this celebrity is an exception in the list. Actress Jessica Alba is vegetarian, not vegan! She co-created with Brian Lee a successful eco-friendly consumer good business called The Honest Company that we love here @VHG! The company gathers two brands: Honest, more targeted to babies, and Honest Beauty, which gathers a collection of 45 skin care and make-up products. Containing more natural ingredients and fewer harsh chemicals, thus safer for babies or people suffering from a sensitive scalp, most hair care products from Honest are cruelty-free, and some of them 100% vegan.

According to Jessica Alba, “haircare is sensual”. When designing the products, she first “really wanted the scent profiles to feel warm—almost good enough to eat”. Indeed: sweet orange, vanilla, “Apricot Kiss” and more yummy fruity ingredients so that you enjoy even more taking care of your hair…!

Apricot Kiss Deeply Nourishing Hypoallergenic Conditioner

  • Plant-based, enriching & lightweight conditioner
  • Made with argan oil, shea butter, jojoba protein, and quinoa extract
  • Without SLS, sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, formaldehyde donors, MEA, DEA, or TEA
  • Cruelty-free
  • 10 fl oz / 296 mL
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Sweet Orange Vanilla Conditioning Detangler Spray

The Honest Company
  • Made with argan oil, shea butter, jojoba protein, and quinoa extract
  • Naturally softens and nourishes hair
  • Separates strands and eliminates fly away hair
  • Without parabens, dyes, sulfates, silicone, synthetic fragrances or formaldehyde donors
  • Vegan & Cruelty-free
  • 4 fl oz / 118 mL
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Emeli Sandé’s Vegan Hair Secret

If you saw the remake for The Great Gatsby, you heard that gorgeous cover of Beyoncé’s Crazy In love, right? It was smooth, soulful, and reimagined Emeli Sandé, a neo-soul singer from Glastonbury. Her signature look on stage was typically marked by a blonde pompadour, but the vegan artist has decided to let her natural hair shine, instead.

Her hair took quite the beating from chemical processes that bleached and straightened her hair, so the most important part of her vegan hair care routine is a hydration mask that was formulated specifically for curly hair.

No.5 Bond Maintenance Conditioner

  • Protects and repairs damaged hair, split ends, and frizz by re-linking broken bonds
  • No sulfates, paraben, phthalates or phosphates
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan, cruelty-free
  • 8.5 fl oz / 250 mL
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Natalie Portman’s Cruelty-Free Hair Secret

Natalie Portman Smiling and Holding Tor's Hammer

Natalie Portman has come a long way since her bald-headed days (see: V for Vendetta) and now, as a busy mom of two, she keeps her vegan hair care routine simple. She doesn’t wash her hair every day, but when she does, she uses a volumizing shampoo and conditioner with rose extract.

Rose extract not only smells AMAZING, but it has wonderful anti-inflammatory, soothing, and anti-itch properties. Perfect for people who have a sensitive scalp, like Miss Portman.

Rose Oil Hair Shampoo

L Luseta
  • With rose oil to promote healthy scalp and hair growth
  • Cruelty-free
  • 16.9 fl oz / 500 mL
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Alicia Silverstone’s Cruelty-Free Hair Secret

Alicia Silverstone Beautiful Vegan Hair

Just because she played the iconic role of Cher in clueless doesn’t mean that this girl doesn’t have a clue. Alicia Silverstone has been following a vegan lifestyle since 1998 and continues to advocate for the animals by speaking out against animal cruelty and choosing only products that are natural, vegan, and not packed with chemicals – only the best for this starlet’s hair!

That being said, Alicia loves Giovanni’s 50/50 Balanced shampoo and conditioner to keep her low-maintenance mane healthy and totally cruelty-free. Why 50/50? Because the formula has the perfect balance of ingredients that will cleanse and purify your hair while leaving it soft and moisturized. Aside from being a cruelty-free hair care product, the best part about this pair is that it’s super affordable!

50:50 Hydrating Clarifying Shampoo & Calming Conditioner Set

  • Vitamins, nutrients, and proteins to increase hair strength and vitality
  • Hydrates and balances pH perfectly
  • USDA certified organic ingredients
  • Cruelty-free
  • 2x 8.5 fl oz / 2x 473 mL
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You don’t need to be super-famous or have your own personal stylist to enjoy the benefits of these vegan hair care products. All of these are really accessible and affordable. To go further and discover other vegan hair care products, make sure you also take a look at our complete guide on the best vegan and natural oils for hair growth!

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Amie A.

Creative hairdresser, vegan consumer and writer