Cruelty Free, Vegan, Natural Shampoo || AA Skincare - StephLeaMead

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Cruelty Free, Vegan, Natural Shampoo || AA Skincare

Heeeyyy guuuyyss!
Want to know about the new cruelty free, vegan, all natural ingredients shampoo that I'm using at the moment? (if not, this may not be the best place for you to be... just sayin')

I whip my hair back n forth.... Blue hair, no less... 
So since turning vegan, I always make sure that the products I use aren't tested on animals. I didn't like using animal tested products before, as I just don't think it's necessary to harm animals if you don't need to, but I wasn't so hot on it like I am now.
I used to use Aussie most of the time, but they test on animals so that's a no go now! It's super stressful finding hair care brands that don't test, and are still healthy for your hair, yet I've managed to find one for myself, and you... (I know, you're welcome)


AA Skincare have a range of hair care products, including these two shampoos which I've tried and tested for you. I've used their Rosemary, Safe & Burdock lift and repair shampoo (shown above), which is supposed to nourish and protect your hair, and also their Peony, Bay & Brahmi nourishing shampoo (shown below) which promises to nurture and sooth your hair.

When I smelt these shampoos in the bottle, I was so apprehensive about using them because it brought back those beautiful memories of having my hair doused in head lice lotion back in my primary school days. The strong scent of tea tree is definitely apparent in both shampoos that I've tried, although thankfully, that smell does not remain when you wash your hair! Phew.
Afterwards my hair smelt absolutely amazing, and my boyfriend couldn't stop smelling it and telling me how good it smelt. He explained it as that smell you get when you walk into a LUSH shop, mixed with Aussies sweet bubblegum scent and your favourite flowers. So, pretty good, then? Haha.


The shampoos themselves are clear in colour, and hold a gel like consistency, which means a little goes a long way! It's super easy to lather up in your hair, and you get that great, fresh smell hit your nose straight away. I love it!

After washing my hair with both of these shampoos a fair few times, I can definitely feel a difference in the texture. It feels healthier and stronger, and I've even noticed a difference when I've been brushing it. No more tugging near the ends to get through the knots, or annoying breakage falling on my clothes. Who would've thought all natural ingredients would help this much? Not me, but yay!

When my hair had noticeable changes to it, I thought I'd check on their website for how it works... Was it a coincidence, my subconscious telling me my hairs better, or is there a reason... Well there's actually active ingredients in each shampoo such as Burdock Root Extract which hold amino acids and calcium, and this helps promote hair growth and strength. This definitely explains why my hair felt so good, afterwards!

The green shampoo that I used also has Sage Essential Oil which is a good source of zinc, potassium and vitamins such as B and C, which also helps to keep your hair in healthy shape. Bonus!

I don't normally rave about a product so much, but this literally does exactly what it says on the tin. (well, bottle...) and I'll definitely be re-purchasing! Vegan, cruelty free and keeps my hair feeling and looking great, what more could I want?

If you want to check these out, look at their website here. They also do a range of skincare, gifts and deodorants which I've not yet tried, thought I want to! (I'm yet to find a great cruelty free deodorant, if you know of any let me know in the comments!)
http://www.aaskincare.co.uk/ourproducts/hair-products/rosemary,-sage-burdock-lift-repair-shampoo-detail

http://www.aaskincare.co.uk/ourproducts/hair-products/peony,-bay-brahmi-nourishing-shampoo-detail

Thanks for reading, I hope you guys enjoyed it! Let me know of any cruelty free hair care that you like! Have you tried anything from AA Skincare before?

StephLeaMead X