Veganuary has gained significant popularity over the past two years, with 350,000 people expected to take part this January. But going vegan, even for one month, affects much more than just your diet. Vegan hair care and beauty are essential considerations for anyone looking to temporarily or permanently follow a vegan lifestyle in 2020 – and we’re here to help.
Veganuary is an annual challenge to go vegan for the whole of January. It began life in the UK back in 2014 and has since gained significant popularity alongside other monthly challenges such as Dry January and Stoptober.
There are many positives to adopting a vegan lifestyle, even for just one month of the year. Being more aware of the products going into and onto your body, veganism can help you to adopt a healthier lifestyle, while also benefiting the planet too.
Your hair care routine may have been the last thing on your mind when planning a vegan January, but the majority of hair and beauty products contain animal-derived products. For example, honey, beeswax, carmine, keratin, shellac, gelatin, and even animal hair (brushes, we’re looking at you) are all found in everyday products and styling tools.
Accordingly, you’ll need to switch to vegan hair products and makeup that use natural and synthetic alternatives to animal-derived products. Our favourite vegan haircare range is the Redken Nature+Science range, which is also paraben, sulfate and silicone-free.
While veganism is much more do-able in 2020, there are some curveballs to watch out for when adopting this new way of life.
Organic, natural and cruelty-free products all have their benefits, but they’re not necessarily all vegan-friendly. When picking a vegan shampoo, conditioner or styling product, ensure it specifies that it is vegan-friendly or, if it doesn’t, use a vegan ingredient checker to find out for yourself.
If your Veganuary turns into a more permanent lifestyle choice, then it’s essential to ensure that you’re receiving adequate nutrition, especially when it comes to calcium, vitamin D, B12 and omega 3s. These can lack in a vegan diet which is why you may want to top up with supplements or use a macro tracking app such as My Fitness Pal.
To adopt a truly vegan lifestyle, it’s important that the products you use are animal-friendly before, during and after you use them. This includes protecting natural habitats and environments by using biodegradable tools and containers.
Finally, you’ll want to ensure that you use a vegan hair and beauty salon that offers vegan-friendly products for use before, during and after treatments. That includes hair products, beauty treatments and makeup.
And that’s how you do vegan hair and beauty.
Mack Hair and Beauty salon is a salon in Rugby offering a variety of vegan hair and beauty products for anyone adopting a vegan-friendly lifestyle this year. To find out more, get in touch today. .