I am terrible. I’m supposed to be saving, not spending, but a trip to the hairdresser had me leaving with a couple of new products. My justification was that I saved so much by colouring my own hair that I deserved it. Very logical. Anyway, these are the two items that my hairdresser recommended.
Toni & Guy salons use their own brand of products called label.m and from the limited research that I’ve done it is completely cruelty free! Yay! Unfortunately I can’t seem to work out whether or not they use animal derived ingredients or not. The thickening cream doesn’t seem to though. Wella on the other hand, is even harder to figure out, yes the parent company does test, but there seems to be no definite proof that Wella do too. However, my stance is that if a company doesn’t have much to say on the subject it’s really very likely that they aren’t innocent. Unfortunately I’m a buy before I think kind of person and I haven’t quite got the hang of buying completely vegan and cruelty free products. However, label.m have a very similar product that I may switch to next time.
My initial thoughts on the label.m Thickening Cream is that it is freaking amazing. I wish I felt comfortable swearing on my blog because I would. I love it that much. I’ve only used it myself once as it’s a heat activated cream and that means thoroughly blow drying my hair for it to work. Which is effort. But lately, I feel like I’ve lost a lot of hair and you may think that I have a lot of hair, but the strands themselves are quite fine. So I feel like my hair has thinned out so much! I love this for just adding that weight back in and making it feel so luscious! My original thought would that it would be like a traditional hair mousse and it’s one of those things that you think won’t make much of a difference, I certainly didn’t, but it really does. I 100% recommend this at this point.
The Wella Luxe Oil Reconstructive Elixir is a product that I’m not quite in love yet but I am still liking. I tend to find that with these hair oils there isn’t a lot of noticeable difference between them all. The main thing I notice is the smell, and oh wow, this smells good. It’s something that I was recommended to help maintain the health of my hair, especially as it’s so long and fine, it tangles really, really easily. I have definitely noticed that my hair seems shinier and healthier. So, it’s a product I will continue to use for now.
What’s your favourite cruelty free hair products?
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