Are Silicones harmful for hair and 10 Silicone Free Shampoos!
So gals today lets talk about one of the most dreaded ingredients in shampoos the SILICONES!
Silicone-loaded shampoos are great for the temporary illusion of soft, shiny hair, but like all good things here also there is a catch. These products pretending as miracle workers, are actually weighing hair down and drying it out. Silicones are synthetic ingredients that give products a silky feel. It’s the ‘luxurious’ feel you’re fooled into believing is good for your hair. The harmful silicones which you should look into your shampoos are:
- Phenyl trimethicone
For me personally, when it comes to haircare products, silicones work wonders as I have thick curly hair and now chemically straightened. I’ve tried using silicone-free shampoo many times but my hair just never looks as good as when I use shampoo that does contain silicones.
But what we need to understand that silicones can build up on the hair and then you do need to use a good clarifying shampoo about once a week to avoid build-up otherwise your favorite hair conditioner and mask wont show that amazing result after sometime as they are not able to penetrate into the hair shaft because of the silicone bluid up and also weighs down your hair and it will look flat. Now you may ask whats a clarifying shampoo. Clarifying shampoos are those ones which contains sulphates like SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate). They lather very well and clean your hair of all the silicone build up but on the downside your hair may feel dry but if you use a good conditioner and oil you hair before washing it shouldn’t be a problem.
So if you cannot avoid silicone do use a clarifying shampoo but the best would be try to avoid both silicone and sulfate free shampoos. Your hair may feel little dry at the beginning but it will thank you in the long run.
I have tried to compile 10 silicone free shampoos (first two in the list are good clarifying shampoos) for you gals which are available in India (whats the use of listing shampoos which are not available here! ) The ones which have been already reviewed here, I have linked it, just click on the name you will redirected to the review.
Description:- I Love Juicy is an amazingly fruity shampoo for getting your hair really clean. It is genuinely juicy, too, with our vitamin and mineral-packed fruit mixture as a base, loads of cleansing organic papaya and kiwi with citrus oils for shine, toning and fruity fragrance. Washing with a fruit and seaweed mix removes grease and softens the hair. Don’t be dirty, be fabulously fruity.
Ingredients: Water(aqua), sodium alkyl sulfate, ammonium lauryl sulfate,cocamide MEA, propylene glycol,perfume,lemon oil( citrus limonum), freshly juiced papaya(carica papaya) fine sea salt, carrageen an extract( chondrus crispus) sweet orange oil( citrus sinesis) fresh pineapple juice( ananas sativus) fresh kiwi juice(actinidia chinensis) fresh mango juice( mangifera indica),benzyl alcohol,methylparaben,propylparaben.
Can you see any silicone???? No silicones.. yipeee but can you spot sulphates.. i am sure you can, that’s why this will act as a good clarifying shampoo!
Pantene Pro-V Lively Clean Shampoo
Description-Scalp oils, sweat, dirt and yesterday’s styling products weigh the hair down, making it dull and lifeless. Remove daily impurities to give fine hair a clean slate and revitalize it for that fresh, lively bounce.
Main Ingredients: Water, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate…… no silicone here too, same like the above good clarifying shampoo.
VO5 Herbal Escapes Pomegranate & Grape seed Extract Strengthening Shampoo
Description:- Experience the health and vitality of natural herbal extracts in this formula for beautiful hair.
- Bask in the juicy fragrance of ripe pomegranate.
- Moisturising formula with anti-oxidants help to revitalize heat-styled or sun-damaged hair.
- Keeps color treated hair looking great.
Another silicone free shampoo but has sulphates, so this would be a good clarifying shampoo! Its difficult to find a sulphate free shampoo atleast in India!
Description:- Cleanses to leave hair healthy-looking with incredible shine.
- No silicones, no sulphates, no parabens and no colourants
- For normal to dry hair
Yipee this is one the rare silicone sulphate free shampoos available here! but remember gals don’t be disappointed if this doesn’t lather much… it doesn’t contain SLS so obviously it wont lather like your sulphate containing shampoos and doesn’t mean that its not making your hair squeaky clean.
Organic Surge Shine Boost Shampoo
Description:- Shine Boost Shampoo washes away the dirt, impurities and styling product residues that dull your hair. Citrus oils promote shine while natural moisturisers help to smooth and gloss the hair’s surface. Shine boost shampoo gently cleanses and nourishes, leaving your hair feeling soft and healthy with a brilliant, natural shine.Organic Surge shampoo is free from harsh foaming agents that strip hair of its natural oils and can cause scalp irritation. Enjoy the lightweight lather created by naturally-derived ingredients.
Ingredients: Aqua (Water)*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine*, Sodium Coco-Sulfate*, Decyl Glucoside*, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate*/Lauryl Glucoside, Coco-Glucoside*, Phenoxyethanol/Benzyl Alcohol/Potassium Sorbate, Citrus Grandis*, Citrus Medica Limonum*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis*, Aqua*/Sucrose Laurate/Alcohol, Glycerin (Veg)*, Sodium Chloride*, Tocopherol*, Citric Acid*,Citral, Linalool, Limonene. *naturally-derived ingredient. Naturally occurring within essential oils.
Another winner here, silicone, SLS & paraben free!
L’occitane En Provence Volumizing Shampoo
Description:- This silicone free shampoo does not weigh down hair and brings volume, shine and lightness – helping to rebalance scalp and improve cutaneous micro-circulation. It brings strength, softness and vitality.
- No uncertified organic ingredients
- NO SLS!
- No Parabens!
- No Mineral Oil!
- No Artificial Colours!
- No Phthlates !
- No Famaldehyde!
- No Propylene Glycol!
- No Triethanolamine!
What do you want more. Total winner! If you go through the ingredient list you will find Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate. It may look like the harsh sulfate but they are much different. Its a large molecule surfactant derived from coconut and palm oils. Helps keep a rich luxurious lather. That’s why ana found this shampoo lather well even when it doesn’t contain SLS.
Lass Naturals IHT 9 Hair Regrowth Shampoo
Description:- IHT 9 Hair Regrowth Shampoo which is SLES, Paraben & Phthalates free, intensively nourishes balding scalp and stimulate hair follicles which in turn starts growing healthy hair without any side effects. This means that hair follicles which are weak gets activated because of the rare and highly effective Indian herbs present in the shampoo
Ingredients- Plantapon SF*, Rose Water (Rosa Damascena), Dehyton KT* (Cocoamidopropyl Beatine), Lamesoft PO 65* (Coco Glucoside & Glyceryl Oleate), Bhringraj Ext. (Eclipta alba), Jatamansi Ext. (Nardostachys Grandiflora), Fenugreek Ext. (Trigonella Foenum Graecum), Neem Ext. (Azadirachta Indica), Shikakai Ext. (Acacia Concinna), Ritha Ext. (Sapindus Mucorosai), Amla Ext. (Emblica Officinalis), Aloe Vera Ext. (Aloe Barbadensis), Saw Palmeto Ext. (Serenoa Serrulata), Henna Ext. (Lawsonia Inermis), Cocoa Ext. (Theobroma Cacao), Lemon Ext. (Citrus Limon), Citric Acid, Genapol LT, Potassium Sorbate.
Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo
Description:- Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo is an alluring blend of antioxidant rich coconut oil along with lush keratin proteins to strengthen and soften the hair, while avocado oil and cocoa butter smooth the cuticle for straight, strong, tresses, adding a brilliant glow and luminescent shine. This rich sulfate and sodium chloride free formula smoothes and strengthens your curly or wavy tresses.
Organix shampoos claim to be silicone, parabens, SLS free and are very famous abroad. Keratin is only one type, they have a wide range of shampoos, check out their website here http://www.organixhair.com/. They are available in India at some online shopping sites and beauty centers. If you get it grab it asap and send me one too.
Description:- With West African shea butter, natural source vitamin E, shine-boosting apple and orange extracts plus naturally derived cleansers, our shampoo gently cleans without stripping to leave hair soft, shiny and smooth. Contains no sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate.
Wet hair thoroughly, massage into a rich lather from root to tip – a little shampoo goes a long way.
Naturally active ingredients include natural vitamin E, west african shea butter to moisturise plus apple and orange extracts boost shine
Check the ingredient list in the review… no silicones, no SLS!
So there goes the 10 silicone free shampoos. Just keep in mind gals that using this shampoos or any silicone-sulfate free shampoos wont make your hair feel silky smooth. At first your hair might feel dry but if you diligently use it you will see improvement in your hair texture, hair fall, itchy oily- dry scalp and dandruff too.
I really hope this list will be helpful to you gals.
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