Published by PETA.

There’s just something sublimely satisfying about dyeing your hair a vibrant shade of red in the middle of a cold, gray winter or bright blonde at the height of summer. Fortunately, there are many hair colors available today that aren’t tested on animals to help you achieve the perfect look. Rabbits, mice, and other animals can’t consent to the experiments that they’re subjected to in order to test some products. Make sure that the products you choose aren’t harming any animals. No matter whether you prefer an all-natural vegan hair dye, a quick pick-up box from the drugstore, a semi-permanent color, or a salon service, there is definitely something for everyone.

Try one of these vegan hair dyes from brands that don’t test on animals:

Manic Panic

If you’re looking for semi-permanent hair color without ammonia or peroxide, look no further. Manic Panic has wild and tame colors—whatever fits your mood.

Lime Crime

Lime Crime’s semi-permanent hair color is adorably called Unicorn Hair, and comes in 13 magical shades.

Paul Mitchell

Free of animal tests since the company began in 1980, Paul Mitchell is a pioneer in the world of cruelty-free beauty. Find a salon that uses Paul Mitchell hair dye.

Aveda

This PETA Business Friend carries a large selection of hair-care products and hair color for professional use. Click here to find an Aveda salon near you.

Shea Moisture

You can find this company’s products at Target stores, which carry 12 shades—huzzah!

Tints of Nature

Free of ammonia and parabens, Tints of Nature’s hair color is infused with plant-derived extracts and vitamins C and E.

Green Hare Mud

This company offers seven shades of vegan, nontoxic dye and a selection of aftercare products.

Primary Syn

This 100 percent vegan hair color line for professional use features semi-permanent and permanent color from a single tube.

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Developlus

This vegan hair color brand offers various lines, including professional-grade traditional colors, washable fun colors, correctives to bad dye jobs, and more.

Good Dye Young

This cruelty-free line of hair dye, developed by Hayley Williams of the band Paramore, features numerous shades of semi-permanent hair color and temporary hair makeup.

Arctic Fox

This entirely vegan brand uses no drying alcohols, PPDs, or harsh chemicals.

Henna

Lush Henna Hair Dyes

These henna colors are blended with essential oils and cocoa butter, so your hair will be conditioned and feeling fabulous after use.

Henna Color Lab

This company’s organic vegan henna hair dyes bond with your hair (as opposed to chemically coating it), while Ayurvedic herbs condition the hair and scalp. The company also carries hair dye specific to beards!

Morroco Method Int’l

All of Morocco Method’s henna hair dyes are sulfate- and gluten-free and use no synthetic chemicals.


For a full list of hair dye companies that don’t test on animals, see our cruelty-free database and choose your desired product type from the pull-down menu.