7 Vegan Hair Dye Brands for Lockdown Locks

Posted by on May 19, 2020 | Permalink

Let’s face it: lockdown has been going on for long enough to make some of us desperate for a change – so why not switch up your hair colour?

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It’s the perfect time to get creative, safe in the knowledge that even if we end up with bright-orange tresses and that wasn’t what we were going for, we probably won’t be seeing many other people for a while anyway. Luckily for those of us reaching for the bottle of hair dye, there are many cruelty-free brands offering loads of colours to play with, so we can get the look we want without harming anyone in the process.

Whether you prefer an all-natural dye or a semi-permanent colour, there are vegan hair dye brands for everyone:

Vegan Hair Dye Brands

Bleach London

Bleach London will make your wildest hair dreams come true – the brand even sells vegan, cruelty-free bleach!


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@fuhzz with #GreenJuice and #Rosé 💚💕inspired by our #BleachHairParty ✨

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Arctic Fox

This entirely vegan hair dye brand uses no drying alcohols, paraphenylenediamine, or other harsh chemicals.


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A little neon and a whole lotta diluted Poseidon is ALL we need to get us through! 💙 @goldencherryy is out here blessing all y’all’s feeds with this stunner. 🤩 Recreate it and go werrrrrk honey! 💃🏼⁠ ⁠ #afposeidon #afarcticmist #bluehair #arcticfoxhaircolor #dyeforacause

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Lime Crime

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


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🦄🌈 Your hair should be magical, #UNICORNHAIR does the trick 🌈🦄 #BeHueUR

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Paul Mitchell

Cruelty-free since the company began in 1980, Paul Mitchell is a pioneer in the world of animal-friendly hairstyling.


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True Blue Baby, I 🖤 U! Head to your local Paul Mitchell salon to try something new! Stay on top of the trends and add a violet or blue ash undertone to your hair. Each shade leaves your hair with exceptional shine! ⁠ .⁠ .⁠ .⁠ 📷 @paulmitchell ⁠ #PaulMitchell⁠ #crueltyfree⁠ #vegan⁠ #hairdresser⁠ #hairstylist⁠ #salonowner⁠ #livebeautifully⁠ #salonsuccessuk⁠ #pmturns40⁠ #bblogger

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SheaMoisture vegan hair dye products work for every hair type and are available in shades including a luscious brown and a fiery red. Please note that while all the company’s products are cruelty-free, some do contain animal-derived ingredients, so be sure to check the ingredients list before purchasing.


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Talk about goals !😍 This beauty is serving face and curls! #SheaFam, what are your hair goals this year? 👀 📸: @zainahli

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Lush’s handmade henna hair dyes add shine and colour and contain no nasties.

Manic Panic

If you’re after semi-permanent hair colour without ammonia or peroxide, look no further. Manic Panic has both wild and gentler colours – go for whatever fits your mood.


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Now that you’ve got your hair dye picked out, here are a few things you can do while you’re waiting for the colour to take hold: