In short, not vegan.
We received an email earlier asking us if the Bumble and bumble Hair Products were vegan. My hair is less than a quarter of an inch long … so I went straight to the source. I emailed Bumble and bumble, and here is the full response.
Dear [Is It Vegan]?
Thank you for taking the time to contact us and for your interest in Bumble and bumble.
As you may not be aware, Bumble and bumble is part of The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. The Estee Lauder Companies Inc. is committed to the elimination of animal testing. We are equally committed to consumer health and safety, and bringing to market products that comply with applicable regulations in every country in which our products are sold.
We do not conduct animal testing on our products or ingredients, nor ask others to test on our behalf, except when required by law. We evaluate our finished products in clinical tests on volunteer panels.
The Estee Lauder Companies fully supports the development and global acceptance of non-animal testing alternatives. To this end, the Company works extensively with the industry at large and the global scientific community to research and fund these
Additionally, we appreciate the opportunity to explain that we do not have a comprehensive list of products that contain or don’t contain certain ingredients. However, if you would kindly provide us with the specific product names with which you are interested, we will be happy to have our chemist check each of them.
Once again, thank you for contacting Bumble and bumble.
Consumer Experience Representative
Global Consumer Communications
So there you have it. Sounds like a company that STRIVES to be animal friendly, but has obviously not got there yet. Verdict: not vegan.