Hair care and bathing supplies are usually forgotten when it comes to changing over to a cruelty-free lifestyle. After all, many of us simply don’t have access to decent cruelty-free substitutes, and drug stores are rare to carry any at all. Here, I break down my own shower must-haves and point you in the direction of plenty of places to look and great brands to check out!
Hair Care 💆🏽
Hair care is, in my experience, the toughest. Nearly none of the drug store hair care brands are cruelty-free, and many cruelty-free brands are exceptionally pricey.
I have used Acure‘s shampoo for a while now and have been very satisfied. The shampoos and conditioners run at about $10 each, and can be found at Whole Foods, Target, and Wegmans.
Shaving Cream 💈
Unfortunately, the cruelty-free community is completely lacking in options for shaving cream. I have, however, found a few products worth trying, but they’re definitely more pricy than drugstore shaving creams.
Alba Botanica Very Emollient Cream Shave: Mango Vanilla — $5.04 at iherb.com
Hempz White Peach Rosé and Peony Herbal Shave Gel — $12.99 at ulta.com
Pacifica Coconut Milk Shave Whip — $14 at ulta.com
Kiss My Face Lavender and Shea Shaving Cream — $3.84 at iherb.com
Lush D’Fluff shaving soap — $19.95 at lushusa.com
Body Wash 🍓
There are so many amazing cruelty-free body washes that it’s hard to choose where to begin! I strongly encourage you to go to a Whole Foods and see all of the lovely options, or take a trip to Lush if you need inspiration!
Some of my own personal favorite body washes include Lush’s The Comforter and Yuzu and Cocoa, Dr. Bronner’s Hemp Rose Pure-Castile Liquid Soap, Nourish Organic’s Lavender Mint Moisturizing Cream Body Wash, and Method’s Mandarin Mango Refreshing Body Wash.
Baby Wash 👶🏼
Whether you’re bathing an actual baby or prefer to use baby-safe products for your feminine health, there are tons of options! My personal favorite is Everyone’s Calendula and Oat Baby Wash — it smells nice and fresh and not at all powdery like most baby products. Other baby washes worth exploring include Dr. Bronner’s Baby-Mild Pure Castile Soap, The Honest Company’s Soothing Baby Bottom Wash, Acure’s 4-in-1 Bare Baby Foamer, and Alaffia’s Babies & Up Coconut Chamomile Shampoo and Body Wash.
I hope this helps you look at your shower routine and spot what’s been tested on animals. If you have any suggestions or questions, feel free to leave a comment! Happy scrubbing. 💖