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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 07:30 PM
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I just bought some vegan shampoo.
I didn't know there was such a thing -- thought it applied only to food. Interesting.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 07:36 PM
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1. Well, I can see that. Some products are made with things that
aren't vegan. Most probably are actually.
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Pierre.Suave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 07:36 PM
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2. You got Vegan body lotion...
you naughty girl...

:P
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KitchenWitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 07:38 PM
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3. that is better than Vogon shampoo!
:P
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Believing Is Art Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 07:42 PM
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4. What makes it vegan?
Pesticide-free? No lanolin? No sulfates? I am intrigued. Is it edible?
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 08:02 PM
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6. No animal products, apparently.
I don't think it's edible, though.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 08:06 PM
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8. Honey for instance isn't vegan. Not sure if shampoos are made
with honey, but still an example. I am not the one to ask. Where is lefty of flvegan when you need them?
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yewberry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 09:19 PM
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9. No animal-derived ingredients.
Edited on Wed May-20-09 09:32 PM by yewberry
No, probably not edible. (Bleah, I've tasted soap, even vegan soap, and it's not delicious.) Non-vegan shampoos might have things like guanine, keratin, bee products, oleic acid, placenta...lotsa stuff.

Vegan means a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, nonhuman animals for food, clothing or any other purpose. It's not just a food thing.

(edit: sorry, I used to be tofunut--not known by many, sure, but at least recognizable as a vegan...)
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 07:45 PM
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5. I prefer meat shampoo
almost accidentally used dog shampoo once, but that was it
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 08:02 PM
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7. Does meat shampoo
make your meat soft and silky?
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 09:21 PM
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10. Does it clean your guts when you drink it?
:hide:
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blueclown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 09:23 PM
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11. Most likely it wasn't tested on animals.
Most shampoos are.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 01:20 PM
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16. Every shampoo I have ever bought says it isn't tested on animals.
I wonder which brands still do test on animals. Time for google!
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GoneOffShore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-20-09 09:44 PM
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12. Are you shampooing vegans?
I hear they're hard to catch.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 12:30 PM
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13. Maybe they don't test their product on bunnies.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 12:34 PM
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14. A vegan shampoo will be completely cruelty-free. Meaning
it doesn't contain any ingredients derived from animals/bugs, etc nor will it have been tested on lab animals.

What brand did you get, and more importantly do you like it?
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 12:37 PM
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15. To explain what a personal care product needs to be vegan: no animal products, no animal testing
Edited on Thu May-21-09 12:37 PM by LeftyMom
Typical animal ingredients that show up in shampoos are animal fats, honey or beeswax, lanolin, animal-product derived fragrances, and animal product derived vitamins.

Most of the big commercial brands are not vegan, but these days most grocery and drug stores also carry at least one "natural" line which is frequently vegan.

edit: god damn it, bunny suit boy types faster than I do.
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The Velveteen Ocelot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 07:27 PM
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21. That's what I thought...
I like the stuff. It's "Desert Essence Organics" green apple & ginger shampoo, and it really smells good. It's also wheat and gluten free, which I don't quite understand since you don't eat it (even though it smells nice).
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LeftyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 10:48 PM
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22. Some people have allergies.
I haven't heard of anybody having a contact allergy to either, but continually exposing the body to an allergen could make future reactions worse, so it's a good idea to avoid it as much as possible.
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 01:23 PM
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17. If it ain't got tallow in it, I won't use it
Why do you hate America?
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 01:23 PM
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18. you can eat shampoo?
wouldn't that be cruelty-free rather than vegan . . .

ah never mind, that wormhole was getting too close.
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TommyO Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 01:29 PM
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19. Was it made from real vegans?
Yes, I jest, from The Addams Family:

Girl Scout: Is this made from real lemons?
Wednesday: Yes.
Girl Scout: I only like all-natural foods and beverages, organically grown, with no preservatives. Are you sure they're real lemons?
Pugsley: Yes.
Girl Scout: Well, I'll tell you what. I'll buy a cup if you buy a box of my delicious Girl Scout cookies. Do we have a deal?
Wednesday: Are they made from real Girl Scouts?
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rcrush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-21-09 01:34 PM
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20. What kind of salad are you put it on? nt
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