Cover Try these vegan and cruelty-free hair brands this year. (Photo: @rahuabeauty/Instagram)

Looking for cruelty-free brands to treat your hair? From Original & Mineral, to Kevin Murphy and Rahua, we're listing the best vegan haircare products to try now

Going green and following a vegan diet is big business––for all the right reasons. From vegan beauty products, to vegan desserts and even vegan bubble tea, there's a lot on offer to make living a more sustainable life much easier.

If you're wanting to extend your green credentials to include the hair products you're using, we're listing the best cruelty-free and vegan hair products that aren't just great for the environment, but also for your hair.

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Original & Mineral

Original & Mineral or O&M for short is an Australian hair brand that brings together nature and luxury. Their hair care line uses native Australian ingredients such as Lilly Pilly, Banksia Flower and Tasmania Sea Kelp among many others. The brand is certified by PETA as cruelty-free.

We recommend the Detox Shampoo as it helps cleanse the scalp, getting rid of any sebum build-up. The Frizzy Logic Shine Serum is also worth a dry as it helps tame your hair especially when it's humid.

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Olaplex

Olaplex is proud of their humble beginnings—conceived in a California garage and since then have grown exponentially worldwide. Their grassroots approach won the hearts of many, paving the way for "bond-building" haircare.

Their products go well with coloured hair but anything from their No.3–7 line-up is recommended. If you're looking to get your first taste of Olaplex, try the No.3 Hair Perfector for its reparative treatment while the No.6 Bond Smoother is a styling creme made to cure frizzy hair and flyaways.

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Briogeo

Briogeo is founded by Nancy Twine with a mission to create a natural hair care brand to fill in the gaps in the market. With the help of her grandmother beauty recipes and chemist team, Briogeo Hair Care was born—a combination of "Brio" an Italian word that means "vibrant and full of life" and "Geo", a Latin word that means "of Earth and nature".

Briogeo's approach to "back to basics" is a refreshing choice in the market. We recommend their Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Super Moisture Shampoo which helps strengthen hair as well as their Don’t Despair, Repair! Conditioning Mask which helps prevent hair breakage.

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Le Labo

Le Labo might be more known for its candles and perfume but they actually have a body, face and hair line too. Their minimalistic designs are a treat to any Instagram feed but Le Labo also takes pride in their creation as highlighted by their manifesto including their belief in that the soul of a fragrance must come from the intention with which it is created, among many others.

The best products to try is their Le Labo Hinoki Shampoo that offers a rich a deeply nourishing shampoo experience or their scrub shampoo that has a cooling menthol effect that invigorates your scalp.

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Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy founded this eponymous hair brand and rightfully so, with his work has graced the covers of major publications. Murphy trained in London then returned to Australia and quickly became one of the country's most sought-after stylists. Because of Murphy's own commitment to the environment and living creatures led him to create a wide range of vegan-friendly products.

There's a lot of products to choose from but we recommend the Young Again Treatment Oil to keep your locks healthy and conditioned, Balancing Wash Shampoo to retain colour save your hair from heat damage caused by styling as well as the Crystal Angel Hair Treatment to add moisture to your hair.

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Zatik Naturals

Zatik Naturals champions the high-quality, multi-functional formulas from potential botanicals used in its products, taking pride in using non-GMO bio-renewable and organic sources. Each product is made used the finest methods for its naturally distilling extracts.

No matter which product you use, it's all organic and vegan. We recommend getting their Olive and Black Seed Healthy and Shiny Shampoo and matching conditioner.

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Aesop

Aesop established itself as premier wellness brand since its inception in 1987 with products to formulate skin, hair and the body packed with the finest quality using plant-based ingredients. But that extends to their design and packaging too opting for sustainable design that extends to every aspect of their workings.

Our Aesop recommendations include the Rose Hair & Scalp Moisturising Masque to restore vitality and shine to your hair, the Shine Hair & Beard Oil to strengthen out dry, frizzy hair and Violet Leaf Hair Balm to tame away flyaways.

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R+Co

R+Co is lead by a collective of forward-thinking hairstylists in the business and boasting hairdressing knowledge and experience so you know their line-up of products always have a little extra touch. Right down from the packaging to the fragrance were specifically designed to evoke a feeling.

An array of hair products will leave you spoiled for choice. To get the first feel of their products, we suggest trying the Bel Air Smoothing Shampoo to boost the moisture and shine of your hair, Television Perfect Hair Mask to prevent dryness and frizz and High Dive Moisture + Shine Crème to enhance your hair's natural texture.

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Rahua

Rahua's products are well-known for their pure ingredients backed by its founder, renowned hairstylist, Fabian Lliguin. As an environmentalist, he visited the Amazon rainforest and realised he was surrounded by women with lustrous long hair...and their secret? Rahua oil. Lliguin and his wife, fashion designer Anna Ayers joined hands to launch the Rahua brand, drawing on the wisdom of its people.

More than 500 families from the Quechua-Shuar, Archuar and neighbouring tribes work with the husband-and-wife duo to cultivate Rahua oil. There's so much to recommend from their stellar line-up but you can never go wrong with the Classic Shampoo, Hair Elixir and Omega 9 Hair Mask.

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