Ready for a hair makeover? There are tons of companies that don’t test on animals, so getting your dream hair color should never come at the cost of an animal’s well-being. Whether you prefer an all-natural dye, a box grabbed at the drugstore, a semi-permanent color, or a salon service, there is definitely something for everyone.

Check out these awesome cruelty-free hair-color brands that are vegan-approved:

Do It Yourself

Arctic Fox

This entirely vegan brand uses no drying alcohols, PPDs, or harsh chemicals.

????? Photographer : @yeahpauline #purplehair #articfox #articfoxpurplerain #bluehair

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Color Oops

When coloring hair at home, there’s always the risk that the color may not be exactly what you were hoping for. Fortunately, for those who end up with a funky shade they’re not willing to rock, Color Oops gently removes permanent and semi-permanent hair color.


This cruelty-free line of hair dye—developed by Hayley Williams of the band Paramore—features nine shades, plus a “fader” to achieve on-trend pastels. Order now through the goodDYEyoung website.

Green Hare Mud

This company offers seven shades of vegan, nontoxic dye and a selection of aftercare products.

Lime Crime

Lime Crime’s semi-permanent hair color is adorably called Unicorn Hair and comes in 13 magical shades.

Manic Panic

Manic Panic will satisfy your creative urges with all the colors of the rainbow —and some that you didn’t even know existed.

Shea Moisture

You can find this company’s products at Target stores, which carry 12 shades—huzzah!

Currently fading to black… let me tell you curly cuties something @zarajustina put me up on the @sheamoisture hair color system. Its ammonia free and has no sulfates so I feel comfortable using it while pregnant. I've always felt like black hair looks more healthy and has a shine that's unmatched! In applying the color my hair looks better already. Previously I had honey highlights which were cute but hard to maintain. With soon to be two babies age 2 and under I need one singular hair color I can touch up from time to time. Even while applying my hair feels super moisturized. The kit came with the hair color, shampoo, conditioner, slider, gloves, brush and applicator bottle. Everything your hair needs. #haircolorwhilepregnant #pregnancy #motherhoodinmotion #selfcare #blackhair #changeisgood #healthyhair #happymama #goodcurls #kinkyhair #curlycuties #naturalhair #naturalhaircommunity #sheamoisturecolorsystem

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Splat specializes in vivid hair colors that will have heads turning. The company offers a variety of products that are available in most drugstores and Walmart. Not into dyeing your hair permanently? Luckily, Splat Hair Chalk can give you the color you want with zero commitment. You can wash it out whenever you want.

Tints of Nature

Free of ammonia and parabens, Tints of Nature’s hair color is infused with plant-derived extracts and vitamins C and E. We love the “Colour Guide”  that displays every shade. looks stunning in her 4M mahogany colour ?? #tintsofnature #happyhair #shinyhair #mahoganyhair

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Henna Color Lab

This company’s organic vegan henna hair dyes bond with your hair (as opposed to coating it chemically), while Ayurvedic herbs condition the hair and scalp. The company also carries hair dye specifically for beards.

Henna day is the best day. #haironfire #arielhair #hennahair #hennacolorlab

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Lush Henna Hair Dyes

These henna colors are blended with essential oils and cocoa butter, so your hair will be conditioned and feeling fabulous after use.

I did a thing to my hair. #lushhennahairdye #superredhair

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Morrocco Method Int’l

All of Morrocco Method’s henna hair dyes are sulfate- and gluten-free and use no synthetic chemicals.

Salons and Barbershops

Save yourself the time and trouble of coloring your own hair—go to the salon! Many use cruelty-free products. You can call your local salon or barbershop and ask which product line its stylists use. Both Aveda and Paul Mitchell are cruelty-free companies that also have their own salons throughout the U.S.


Paul Mitchell

Primary Syn

This 100 percent vegan hair-color line for professional use features semi-permanent and permanent color from a single tube.


With a line of hair color called Deepshine Color, Rusk offers a wide selection of color and aftercare products, like this useful root touch-up product, Deepshine Color Touch Up.

If you ever have any concerns about whether or not brands are tested on animals, check out our cruelty-free database. If you still aren’t sure, shoot us an e-mail and we’ll help you figure it out. Now get out there and spread some color!

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