Is Head & Shoulders cruelty-free in 2022?

Is Head & Shoulders cruelty-free?

Whenever one has dandruff or itch on one’s scalp, most of the time people suggest Head & Shoulders. Since I seem to have both, I was many times suggested this brand. However, it never worked on my scalp. Maybe it’s not meant for my condition. I am partially relieved that it does not work on my scalp as I would not want to depend on a brand that is not cruelty-free.

Is Head & Shoulders certified cruelty-free?

No, PETA lists Head & Shoulders as an animal testing brand. So Head & Shoulders is not certified cruelty-free.

Is Head & Shoulders owned by a certified cruelty-free parent?

No, Head & Shoulders is owned by Procter & Gamble (P&G). PETA lists Procter & Gamble as an animal testing brand.

What is Head & Shoulders’ cruelty-free status?

As previously stated by PETA Head & Shoulders is a brand that supports animal testing. So Head & Shoulders is not cruelty-free.

Which brands should I support instead?

If you are looking for a brand that is serious about its anti-animal-testing policy. Check my list of brands that are against animal testing.

Source: Head & Shoulders Animal Testing Policy and Mainland China Website as at 22.3.2020 


(a.k.a. Fiona Henschel) Malta-born blogger. I have been blogging during these last 6 years on my cruelty-free lifestyle including recipes, beauty and makeup products that I discover, receive, buy and try.