Why Use A Silicone Free Shampoo?

Why use a Silicone Free Shampoo?
Why use a silicone free shampoo?

Recently, I got a few mails from people asking me why I consider silicone as a con in most of my reviews. So, I just thought of summing up the harmful effects of silicone in your products! Here are the Silicone types, Names of Silicones and the benefits and the disadvantages of Silicones along with how to get rid of silicone from your hair...

 Most of the hair products contains Ingredients written that end with  "cone" or "ane", for example, "Amodimethicone" or "Dimethicone". Most of the silicones have such names as the shampoo brands would love to trick us to get their products sold! Basically, there are 2 kinds of Silicones, one is soluble in water while the other type of silicones are insoluble in water.

Silicones are known to make your hair very shiny, healthy looking, frizz free, soft, shiny and detangled. This is because what silicones do is that they create a coating on the hair that prevents working of other hair treatments. But they do give you hair that just looks healthy, but in reality, silicones make the hair dull, dry and damaged in the long run. Silicones cause hair damage.

Silicones make hair look temporarily shiny and healthy but damage the hair in the long run...

Advantages of Silicone in your hair-

1) Smooth hair
2) Shiny hair
3) Soft hair
4) Healthy looking hair
5) Frizz and tangle free hair

Disadvantages of Silicone in your hair-

1) Damages the hair in the long run
2) Creates a coating, that is hard to remove
3) Can give you a dry scalp and hair
4) Itchy Scalp
5) May give you cancer
6) Does now allow any oil or hair treatment to work

Silicones do not allow any hair treatments or hair oils to work on your hair!

 Names of the Silicones, you need to know and stay away from-

Dimethicone → Insoluble in water, detangles hair, controls frizz and adds shine
Amodimethicone → Insoluble in water, detangles the hair
Phenyl Trimethicone → Insoluble in water, silicone-oil, adds a healthy look to the hair
Dimethiconol → Insoluble in water
Simethicone → Insoluble in water
Lauryl methicone copolyol → Soluble in water
Cyclopentasiloxane → Insoluble in water, silicone-oil that makes the hair soft
Trimethylsiloxyilicates → Insoluble in water, difficult to remove from the hair
Dimethicone copolyol → Soluble in water
Polysiloxane → Coluble in water
Cyclomethicone → Insoluble in water, Most difficult to remove from the hair, adds healthy shine to the hair, also known as Cyclopentasiloxane

Getting rid of silicone from your hair-

Buy clarifying shampoo to get rid of silicones from your hair...

Buying a clarifying shampoo may help to get rid of the silicone from your hair strands. The clarifying shampoos may not be so gentle but it does remove the silicones! Also, switch from your old shampoo to a silicone free shampoo so that the silicone buildup on your hair gets removed! After switching on to sulphate and silicone free hair care products, your hair may feel dry at first and not so shiny too but with the passage of a few weeks, your hair will start to look naturally shiny and voluminous! So, go and try a shampoo sulfate free and experience a joy you hair would have never experienced before! :D

So, do you prefer a silicone and sls free shampoo for your hair care?

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43 comments:

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  2. Very useful information Arpi <3 Thanks a lot!

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    1. Thank you Jyoti :)) I am glad you liked the post ^_^

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  3. nice post arpita...i want to use SLS free shampoo but I am not using now!

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  4. i mean right now im using shampoo with sls!

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    1. Thank you Rachna :)) Woops! Do switch to a silicone free shampoo for healthy and natural looking hair ^_^

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  5. Very informative post, I have not yet tried SLS free shampoo yet.

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    1. Thank you Subha! The Body Shop has a few SLS free shampoos :)

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  6. Very informative post..can u tell some silicone Free Shampoo...I will highly appreciate. .This is one of the useful post...Thanks for sharing arpi...

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    1. Thank you Tej :D :D Here are some SLS and silicone free shampoo suggestions in India-

      Silicone free shampoos-

      Lush I Love Juicy Shampoo
      Pantene Pro-V Lively Clean Shampoo
      The Bodyshop Rainforest Shine Shampoo
      Organic Surge Shine Boost Shampoo
      L’occitane En Provence Volumizing Shampoo
      Giovanni Root 66 Max Volume Shampoo
      Lass Naturals IHT 9 Hair Regrowth Shampoo
      Organix Brazilian Keratin Therapy Shampoo
      Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo

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    2. Aww..thank you soo much sweethrt :):*

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    1. Thank you so much Radha :D I am glad you found the post useful :)

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  8. I know I should start using sls free shampoos but what to do :'( my hair looks like a bird's best if I do! :p but nonethless a very great post!!

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    1. hehe :P :P Nono, at first it will look dry but after a few months, everything would be fine :)) Use a natural oil to control the dryness :))

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  9. Very informative post Arpita, it's just awesome and thanks for sharing the name of shampoos also that is silicone free.

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    1. Yahooo! I am so glad you liked the article Arzoo :)) Thank you so much ^_^

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  10. i use sls/silicone free shampoos!

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    1. WOW! That's so amazing Supriya :D Really great that you keep your hair in a good condition by not using silicone based shampoos :))

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  11. Nice post dear :) I have switched to sls free shampoo for quite a time now.
    am using lass naturals IHT9 shampoo & conditioner..Its working great on my hair :)

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    1. Thank you Anu :D :D WOW! Now, I have to try it out :)) Thank you so much for telling me about it.... :))

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  12. Very useful information Arpi <3 Thanks a lot!

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    1. Thank you so much Rakhshanda :)) Glad the article helped :D

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  13. thanks for sharing this useful info with us :)

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  14. Nice informative post hun...Would switch to sulphate-free shampoo ASAP :) <3

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    1. Do switch to a silicone free shampoo dearie :)) Would make a huge difference :)

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  15. my god.. never knew abt this silicone factor. nice and informative post Arpita :)

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  17. Oh I dont know that!! Thank you for shared!
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  18. After reading this I am more conscious of what I am getting for myself and will look out for silicon-free shampoo in the future, really lovely post (: x

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    1. DO use a silicone free shampoo to maintain your hair even properly Birdie :D

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  19. Hair transplant in bangalore

    Try the following easy tips at home and see how effective they are in reducing hair loss!
    1. Hot oil treatments: Take any natural oil - olive, coconut, canola - and heat it up so that it is warm, but not too hot. Massage it gently into your scalp. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for an hour, then shampoo your hair.
    2. Natural juices: You can rub your scalp with either garlic juice, onion juice or ginger juice. Leave it on overnight and wash it thoroughly in the morning.
    3. Get a head massage: Massaging your scalp for a few minutes daily will help stimulate circulation. Good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Circulation may be improved through massage by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base.
    4. Antioxidants: Apply warm green tea (two bags brewed in one cup of water) on your scalp and leave this mixture on for an hour and then rinse. Green tea contains antioxidants which prevent hair loss and boost hair growth.
    5. Practice meditation: Believe it or not, most of the times, the root cause for hair loss is stress and tension. Meditation can help in reducing that and restore hormonal balance.

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  20. Hair transplant in bangalore

    Try the following easy tips at home and see how effective they are in reducing hair loss!
    1. Hot oil treatments: Take any natural oil - olive, coconut, canola - and heat it up so that it is warm, but not too hot. Massage it gently into your scalp. Put on a shower cap and leave it on for an hour, then shampoo your hair.
    2. Natural juices: You can rub your scalp with either garlic juice, onion juice or ginger juice. Leave it on overnight and wash it thoroughly in the morning.
    3. Get a head massage: Massaging your scalp for a few minutes daily will help stimulate circulation. Good circulation in the scalp keeps hair follicles active. Circulation may be improved through massage by using a few drops of lavender or bay essential oil in an almond or sesame oil base.
    4. Antioxidants: Apply warm green tea (two bags brewed in one cup of water) on your scalp and leave this mixture on for an hour and then rinse. Green tea contains antioxidants which prevent hair loss and boost hair growth.
    5. Practice meditation: Believe it or not, most of the times, the root cause for hair loss is stress and tension. Meditation can help in reducing that and restore hormonal balance.

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  21. I stopped using a silicone heat protectant ( Cyclopentasiloxane ) 3 months ago due to major breakage (3inches of breakage) from a one time use of flat ironing ,right after I switched to silicone free heat protectant still continue flat ironing . After 3 months,my hair is still breaking off and feels like a build up .Is it possible that silicone has spread over to the new growth ? I am now clarifying my hair , the softness and some bounce is slightly coming back but still have a long way to go .

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    1. Firstly, get rid of the silicone already present from your hair And Scalp by using a good clarifying shampoo, free from sulphates and silicones.

      Secondly, stop using flat ironing and all for sometime.

      Thirdly, Oil your hair with natural oils everyday before going to sleep.

      Fourthly, Always use sulphate and silicone free shampoo And Conditioner.

      I think the hairfall will reduce for sure :) But if problem persists then it would be time to see the dermatologist :))

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