When people first think about going vegan, they tend to look at their diet first - but actually, it might be easier to make other lifestyle changes before you look at the food you’re eating. And starting with hair care could be the perfect way to get your new cruelty-free way of life going.

But where to begin with vegan hair care? Researching different brands and getting to know the various ingredients that go into both vegan non-toxic products and non-vegan items you can find on shop shelves. That way, you’ll know what to look for and what to avoid.

You’ll want to steer well clear of the likes of phthalates, parabens, fragrances and preservatives as these can pose possible health risks. Remember that everything you put on your skin and in your hair will be absorbed by your skin - and straight into your bloodstream.

Certain toxins in some products can be bad for the environment too, contaminating water and potentially having an impact on marine life - so switching to all-natural products is beneficial for all.

You’ll also need to find yourself a good hairdresser that only uses non-toxic products or vegan and cruelty-free ones - just like us here at Tint Hair Salon. We only stock natural, vegan-friendly, sustainable and ecological products, knowing that we can make a difference to our customers while being aware of the impact we’re having on the planet at the same time.

And don’t forget that your diet can have an impact on hair health. There are lots of vegan foods that can give you the mane of your dreams… such as omega-3s and protein, both of which you can find in chia seeds, which are simple to introduce at mealtimes. Just check them in a smoothie and away you go!