So I need to find some vegan products which sounds easy enough BUT I have to use specific types of hair lotion since its difficult to find anything strong enough to somewhat contain my hair. I’m mixed race and have the stereotypical ‘black’ hair even though it’s not black… this means its very frizzy in places and is difficult to remove it (you end up looking like it rained heavilly if you grease it in the morning it’s that bad so instead I cover it before going to bed and it’s decent in the morning) and breaks so easilly that it cannot be washed more than once every three months if that.
So what I’ve normally used and grew up on are:
– Luster’s pink original oil moisturiser hair oil lotion (pink bottle and is normally only found in hair shops specific for black people)
– Treseme shampoo + conditioner and the ocasional frizz control stuff which never actually works
And there is another one but I can’t remember the name, it’s a green opaque bottle though.
There’s a little catch though. Where I’m living right now there are no black hair shops at all since its lacking in racial diversity so I have to be able to find it in supermarkets or health shops such as Boots. Plus I live in England so I may not be able to find everything you can possibly think of though I might be able to buy online.
Lush has some really nice shampoos and conditioners, plus they make them for different hair types! & There’s an option on the sidemenu you can click so that it shows you only the vegan options (they’re also marked with a V). I have some of their conditioner, and some of their liquid shampoo, and a shampoo bar, and they all work extremely well (as do their toner & face washes & masks that I’ve tried). Plus they’re actually pretty cost effect because they work really well so you only have to use a little bit of product and they last a really long time. I would maybe try the Trichomania bar which is described as “Trichomania Coconut cream shampoo and conditioning for dry locks” it’s only $9.95, or Blousey which is described as a “gentle, non-stripping shampoo” for $25.95 (it seems expensive, but they really do last a long time! I bought a shampoo bar and a tub of their Big shampoo and I still have a lot left and they’ve lasted forever! I just alternate between the two and it works really well, they’re the first shampoo products that I’ve really loved!) But they also have Rehab a ‘shampoo treatment’ which has great reviews, and a dry shampoo that is supposed to be good, so I would really just check out the site. Sorry for this rant, aah, I just really like they’re products hahah.
I had a look at the site and that stuff is pretty expensive, considerably more so than I’m using right now. I wouldn’t mind paying it out if I knew it did work but as I’m not sure I can’t really afford it especially since I’m on a student budget.