Cruelty free hair care by Green People
  • Eco & ethical
  • Shampoo & styling

The best cruelty-free, vegan shampoo & conditioner for your hair

New to vegan hair care? Read on to discover everything you need to know about making the switch to our plant-based, 100% vegan shampoos and conditioners.

Von Hannah Mepham

5 Minute read

New to vegan hair care? Read on to discover everything you need to know about making the switch to our plant-based, 100% vegan shampoos and conditioners.

How can a vegan diet affect hair health?

The number of people following a vegan diet is increasing year on year yet few vegans consider the impact following a vegan lifestyle could have on the health of their hair.

Healthy hair is reliant on a specific set of nutrients including; essential fatty acids, vitamins A, B, C, and D and the minerals Calcium, Zinc, Iron and Copper. Without an ample supply of these nutrients the volume of blood supplied to the scalp can be compromised and this can result in the hair feeling greasy, dull and flat.

Those following a vegan diet can be at risk of missing out on some crucial dietary vitamins as well as Calcium, Iron and Omega-3 fatty acidsi. For this reason, it is important that vegans care for their hair using plant-based hair care that’s enriched with essential oils known to strengthen hair follicles and encourage healthy hair growth.

What makes our vegan shampoos so good?

Every product in the Green People hair care range is approved by the Vegan Society and PETA. This verifies that our hair care does not contain any animal derivatives and affirms that our products are 100% cruelty free. But what makes our vegan shampoos and conditioners so effective at keeping hair healthy?

  • They are entirely free from silicones, parabens and harsh synthetic detergents like SLS, a skin-irritating ingredient which can denature hair proteins
  • Our ultra-gentle, pH-balanced formulas preserve weak and brittle hair’s delicate acid coating
  • Each shampoo is made with natural, plant-based humectants so that hair is less vulnerable to dryness and split ends
  • With the exception of our Scent Free range, all Green People hair care is enriched with essential oils which help stabilise sebum production and encourage the grown of healthy, shiny hair

    Discover our best-selling 100% vegan shampoos



    Not sure which vegan shampoo and conditioner is best for your hair? An easy way to find your ideal shampoo is to check the ingredients list and match the plant extracts and essential oil to your hair type.

    Best vegan shampoo for dry or damaged hair

    Sandalwood is the ideal essential oil for rejuvenating dry, damaged hair. This rich natural oil is thought to support the hair protein keratin and has even been linked to stimulating hair growthii.

    Sandalwood is a key ingredient in our Intensive Repair Shampoo and, to deliver an extra strong protein-punch, we combine it with Quinoa. This hair-smoothing natural protein is known to protect hair colour and adds strength and volume to weak, brittle hair.

    Best vegan shampoo for oily hair

    Has switching to a greener lifestyle left you with greasy roots? Look for hair care containing Lavender.

    A key ingredient in our Irritated Scalp Shampoo, this soothing, inflammatory plant helps bring scalps that are over-producing oil back into balance. Another benefit of this plant-based ingredient is its sweet natural scent. This cannot be tolerated by headlice so is a great natural way to keep nits at bay.

    Best vegan shampoo for frizzy hair

    Frizzy hair lacks moisture not oils, so be sure to wash your hair with a Moisturising Shampoo.

    For extra hydration select a shampoo with a high concentration of Aloe Vera. Noted for its soothing properties, Aloe Vera contains mucopolysaccharides which combine with water to provide intense hair hydration. Rich in essential nutrients and amino acids Aloe Vera also helps to balance the scalp’s natural pH levels and restores shine, strength and lustre to the hair.

    Best vegan shampoo for dandruff prone scalp

    If you are prone to dandruff, opt for a shampoo containing antibacterial essential oils like Rosemary and Tea Tree. Used in our Green People for Men No. 10 Itch Away Shampoo, these anti-inflammatory essential oils have strong antibacterial properties and gently cleanse and relieve itchy, flaky scalps.

    Best vegan shampoo for UV damaged hair

    Spend a lot of time outdoors? Exposing your hair to pollutants & UV-light can increase the likelihood of free-radical hair damage but you can protect your hair from pollution by using a shampoo containing Artichoke.

    A key ingredient in our Quinoa & Artichoke Shampoo Artichoke extract is highly antioxidant and can reverse hair damage caused by exposure to UV radiation. This natural plant ingredient also helps smooth hair shafts so that the hair looks soft, sleek and shiny.



    As well as hair care, we also offer a large range of feel-good, ethical skin care products. Get started with our vegan, cruelty-free face washes and cleansers

    Are you seeking a vegan shampoo and conditioner to match your diet? Join the conversation at @GreenPeopleUK .

    Related articles

    Best hand luggage beauty buys for summer holidays
    Sun & travel

    Best hand luggage beauty buys for summer holidays

    In this post, we explain the UK’s latest hand luggage liquid rules and help you choose travel-friendly organic toiletries that you can pack with ease.

    Von Hannah Mepham


    9 Minute read

    sls free shampoo
    Clean beauty

    What is SLS-free shampoo & is it good for my hair?

    If you have an itchy or flaky scalp, one of the simplest things you can try is washing your hair with an SLS-free shampoo.

    Von Alexandra Julian


    4 Minute read

    prickly heat
    Skin care

    Essential guide to prickly heat

    We look at what prickly heat is, what causes it and how to choose a sunscreen for skin prone to prickly heat.

    Von Alexandra Julian


    8 Minute read

    Read more articles

    1,500+ Five star reviews

    Read all Reviews
    "One of the best companies I have ever dealt with in my 63 years on this planet!"

    Jan B.

    Verified Buyer

    "Have fallen in love with this product range. They are lovely to use and they work!"

    Carole G.

    Verified Buyer

    "You guys are amazing, continue to love the brand, excited to order from you again!"

    Maitreya L.

    Verified Buyer

    "Super quick delivery, ethical packaging and beautiful products."

    Nat J.

    Verified Buyer

    "I love every product I have tried from Green People, and the customer service has always been excellent."

    Maria H.

    Verified Buyer

    "So glad I have found an ethical supplier with great products!"

    Susan B.

    Verified Buyer