Animal Testing: The Truth.

We Were Asked:

I was wondering if your products for hair have been tested on animals? I don’t see any information on this. Thanks.

We Answered:

First of all, we are not the manufacturer. We are a company that purchases products from manufacturers, distributors, and professional beauty supply houses. We, (ourselves) have no say in any sort of animal testing, nor are we for or against the act of animal testing.

Many manufacturers do not disclose animal testing information. This can make it very hard for people to decipher who do, and who do not test their products on animals.

What you have to understand is that at some point, the majority of your products have been animal tested. There are many loop holes to actually admitting that a manufacturers products are animal tested.

For instance, a company can say they do not test on animals, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true. A manufacturer may not do the animal testing. Instead, ingredients are tested on animals before they’re made available to consumers. By testing an ingredient to see its potential greatness or harm, a company can say they did not test a product on animals. It’s not the product they tested, it’s an ingredient. This is just one of the loop holes.

At one point and time, most ingredients in hair products have been tested. That can mean everything from people to rats. However, most manufacturers will not test an ingredient on an animal twice, meaning once it’s done, it’s done.

While you must realize that ingredients are tested on animals, you must also realize this: Manufacturers are also contributing to alternative solutions! Manufacturers contribute money, research, and time into finding alternative ways to test their products and future ingredients for the health of your hair.

Out of 8 popular Hair Care Product names here at Stuff4Beauty, only one of them has any record of animal testing. L’Oreal is the only company that has record of animal testing. Does that make L’Oreal a bad company? By all means, no! It means that they have admitted to testing ingredients for their products with animals. Many other companies have done this also, but are reluctant to admit so.

Biosilk, Catwalk, Matrix, Paul Mitchell, Rusk, Aquage, and Pureology claim to not test their products on animals.

What do you, as hair care product users think about Manufacturers and animal testing? Do you know of any additional loop holes? What companies are working for alternatives? How do you personally feel?
Let us know, leave your opinions!

If you ever have a question on whether a specific product was tested on animals, you can always call the manufacturer for more details!

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