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L'Oreal EverSleek Conditioner: Sulfate-Free and Vegan

The $6.99 Vegan Conditioner That Leaves Hair Frizz-Free

Is there anything more annoyingly earnest than a newly made teenage vegetarian? Ask me; I used to be one. "Someday, people will choose to eat less meat and buy vegan products," my self-righteous teenage self declared to anyone who would listen. And while I'm less prone to herbivorous proselytizing these days, there's no denying that vegan beauty products have finally gone mainstream. Case in point: L'Oréal EverSleek Intense Smoothing Conditioner ($6.99) is completely vegan, it isn't tested on animals, and it's available in drugstores everywhere. In addition, it's free of sulfates, parabens, and silicones — three ingredients that some women don't want on their hair. Best of all, though, this stuff leaves hair smooth and shiny without weighing it down. Not much more to say about it than that. If you're looking for a smoothing conditioner for less than $10, go for this one and go vegan at the same time.

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Burkina Burkina 5 years
I agree theclassyanarchist :) We're at the point where animal testing isn't necessary, at least in my opinion. Thats why I stick to vegan homemade shampoo bars :)
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 5 years
AFAIK L'Oreal tests on animals for some products (and every time we post about L'Oreal, people point that out). I do think the company is doing some interesting things (see here) as far as creating lab-grown skin cells for testing. I'd love to see the "no animal testing" go beyond the products that the company makes. With that said, it's all about consumer demand. If people buy vegan (or cruelty-free, or whatever you like) then companies will respond to the demand. If you're looking for vegan/100% eco/organic, this definitely isn't the one for you — the ingredients include synthetics like propylene glycol. But I think that for many shoppers, this is a good first step into the world of vegan hair care. As much as I want to love some vegan/organic hair care lines, it's like anything else: some are good, some are lousy. So if this product line proves that vegan, paraben-free products can work as well as any others, it may convince vegan skeptics to consider a wide range of products. Full ingredient list: Aqua/Water, Cetearyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil/Sunflower Seed Oil, Behentrimonium Chloride, Glycerin, Cetyl Esters, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Parfum/Fragrance, Quaternium-87, Isopropyl Alcohol, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Candelilla Wax/Cire de Candelilla, Propylene Glycol, Olea Europaea Oil/Olive Fruit Oil, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzoic Acid, Citric Acid, Argania Spinosa Oil/Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Triethanolamine.
theclassyanarchist theclassyanarchist 5 years
Burkina, I agree that even though this line may not be tested, it does not make up for all their other lines (and L'Oreal owns many brands!) that do test. I still wouldn't buy this product, but I am tempted to check out the ingredients next time I'm in the drugstore. They say it's 100% vegan, but many products are vegan and are packed with synthetic chemicals. Chips are vegan, but that doesn't mean they're good for you. At some point in history, people thought animal testing was totally necessary (and I just can't agree with that), but regardless of whether I disagree with whether it was right or wrong to ever test on animals, it's to the point now where we're past the basics of skin care and what is and isn't harmful to us. Not only that, many companies allow voluntary testing on humans, which is much better, and the ingredients in many cruelty-free/organic/more natural products are also a lot less harsher than the chemicals used in products that aren't cruelty-free/organic/"natural". :)
Burkina Burkina 5 years
L'oreal is not animal friendly, but apparantly this line is not tested on animals. I don't think it makes up for the rest of their products and practices. Live Clean is my favourite. I love their Argan oil conditioner. All brands that claim not to test on animals can only exist because some other company did the dirty work. They use that information to create their products.
VanessaJ VanessaJ 5 years
I actually tried this conditioner & it broke my back out terribly. I liked what it did for my hair, but not for my skin.
theclassyanarchist theclassyanarchist 5 years
I am just curious - can you post a list of the ingredients? Is it indicated on the product that it is not tested on animals? L'Oreal is a company that is quite well known to not be cruelty-free. Not only this, they do not appear on Leaping Bunny's cruelty-free list, or PETAs. Just curious where you got that information. :) I do agree that vegan products are becoming more mainstream. Live Clean is a great drugstore line of hair products that are completely vegan, Urban Decay has quite the selection of vegan products, and I could go on. :)
awesomepants awesomepants 5 years
Awesome. I'm surprised they didn't think of this before.
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