When I decided to go cruelty free, hair care was one of the first areas in my beauty routine I changed up. I instantly turned to one of my favourite brands, Lush and haven't looked back. I love how easy it is for me to shop in Lush, all I have to do is look for the Vegan symbol on the front of the packaging and I'm good to go!
Rehab Shampoo has to be my favourite product I've discovered since going cruelty free. It combines a number of different fruit juices (pineapple, papaya, kiwi and mango) with olive oil, jojoba oil, sea salt, seaweed and peppermint. My hair seems to love this combination: the fruit juices have a gentle clarifying effect, the oils add some much needed moisture and shine and the sea salt gives volume. My hair has been so shiny since using Rehab, without leaving my hair feeling 'slippery'. What I love about Rehab is while giving my hair shine, it is also volumising. Importantly, it leaves my hair smelling delicious - the perfect balance of citrus and peppermint.
I have previously tried a couple of hair conditioners from Lush; if you're a long time reader of MITMU you might remember my obsession with American Cream a couple of years ago; one of the best smelling hair products on the planet but sadly not Vegan. I was recommended Veganese by a member of staff and have since repurchased it three times.
Veganese is not the most heavy duty of conditioners, but is perfect for everyday use. If you have a coarser hair type, it may be a little too light for you . Veganese combines agar agar gel (derived from Seaweed) with rosemary, lavender and lemon juice and oil. Perfect for my fine hair type, Veganese doesn't weigh hair down and works well with Rehab as it doesn't compromise the volume created by the shampoo.
That being said, once a week I like to give my hair a deep conditioning treatment and for the last couple of months I've been using Coconut Oil as an overnight treatment. I heat a couple of tablespoons of coconut oil in the microwave and apply it to the ends of my hair before popping on a shower cap (I never said you were going to look glamorous). I have quite oily hair which is why I avoid my roots, however if you have a drier hair type definitely apply it to the full length of your hair. Coconut oil has been an amazing addition to my hair care, my hair feels stronger, softer and shinier.