List of Silicone-Free Shampoos: Ask IMBB

by jomol on April 21, 2012 · 90 comments

Ask IMBB Gang

Ranjana J. asks:

Hello Beautiful Ladies,

After reading the informative article by Sahar on “Why use a Silicone Free Shampoo,” I readily went and checked out all the shampoo bottles I have. I was in for a shock as none of the shampoos (except one) I have are silicon-free. So, I decided for the benefit of all of us here to make a list of shampoos that do not contain silicone and those that contain silicones and need to be avoided. Please mention the name of the shampoo and the silicone it has. For your benefit, Sahar has mentioned the list of silicons in her article.

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Kimi April 21, 2012 at 11:23 am

Jomol..you first tell the one shampoo that you have and is silicone free!! :toothygrin:

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jomol April 21, 2012 at 11:28 am

Kimi…..I know that TBS shampoos and Enliven shampoos are silicone free :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: now you tell :woot: :woot:

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Kimi April 21, 2012 at 11:34 am

I’ll have to go and check..will come back in a moment!! :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs: :specs:

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Kimi April 21, 2012 at 11:38 am

All my shampooos have cones Jomol!! :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: :headbang: except for DM Balea Seidenglanz shampoo!! ..The good thing is those “conies” are going to get over soon, but now I am gonna dump them off before time!! :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller: and start using this DM Balea one regularly!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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jomol April 21, 2012 at 11:54 am

Kimi….Loreal repair shampoo which I love also has parabens :headbang: :headbang:

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Kimi April 21, 2012 at 12:14 pm

DM BAlea doesn’t have parabens..they use sodium benzoate instead..but it does have SLS!! :(

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Akshatha April 22, 2012 at 9:02 am

JOmol ji…

Enliven is not completely silicone free… It has a silicone named PEG/PPG-20/6 Dimethicone.. But this one is water soluble… i really love this shampoo… but its has sulphates and parabens… :cry:

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Arja April 21, 2012 at 11:40 am

Vlcc soya conditioning shampoo :P
Aveda Scalp Benefits Balancing Shampoo
Burt’s Bees Baby Bee Shampoo
Neutragena Triple Moisture Cream Lather Shampoo

Now the prob is most of them arent available in india :/

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Kimi April 21, 2012 at 11:41 am

:methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks: :methinks:

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Rima April 21, 2012 at 11:47 am

TBS Rainforest shine shampoo doesnt have parabens,colourants,sulpates,silicones!!!!i love it!!

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Ranjana April 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

:yes: :yes: :yes:

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Ranjana April 21, 2012 at 11:53 am

Pantene pro-v shampoo nourished shine, L’Oreal Total repair 5, Dove dryness care shampoo, Dove moisturising conditioner, Dove shine therapy conditioner, Sunsilk lusciously thick and long shampoo..all have Dimethicone or amodimethicone :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:
Now the only shampoo left with me without any silicone is Sauve..& its not available in India :(( :((

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Rima April 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm

how sad that these widely available products which claim to make hair healthy are not silicone free!!! :(( :(( :scream: :scream:

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Ranjana April 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm

I was surprised Dove shampoos too come under this list :(( Have been using them for long and love them…but now will have to shift to probably TBS or VLCC :haanji:

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Riti April 21, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Oh No! :headbang: :headbang: that explains why mt hair is looking so straight lately :( I thought they wee getting healthier !

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Ritu R April 21, 2012 at 11:55 am

matrix opticare shampoo has dimethicone…..so that’s out of the league….i have no other shampoo :tremble: :tremble:
i’m waiting for others’ responses now…. :shutmouth: :shutmouth: :shutmouth:

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Ritu R April 21, 2012 at 11:57 am

garnier fructis fortifying shampoo also has dimethicone…..found it somewhere in the cabinet…. :chewnails: :chewnails:

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jomol April 21, 2012 at 11:57 am

Matrix, VO5, shampoos and Khadi shampoos are also paraben free…..here’s another interesting article by Samantha on silicones http://makeupandbeauty.com/ingredients-shampoos-conditioners-significance/

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Ranjana April 21, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Jomo are you sure about VO5..?? I have one with me..but never used it because of the “minty” smell it gave :yuck:

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jomol April 21, 2012 at 12:15 pm

Ranjana…..in her article, Samantha had mentioned about it being silicone free….personally i have never tried….but I am sure about the TBS rainforest range being silicone free :yahoo:

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Ranjana April 21, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Jomo just re-read Samantha’s article. Yess VO5 looks promising :) :) I will give it a try since its silicone-free :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Jabberwocky April 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

I have tried VO5 and it is pretty good. :yahoo: Admittedly, it does cause a minor hairfall problem in the beginning because it’s silocone free but later, it makes the hair quite healthy. :pigtail: :pigtail: :D Ooooh, and they have this range with strawberry and cream fragrance which makes your hair smell ohmygodaciously delicious. :love: :love: :love: Immediately after using that shampoo and conditioner is the closest that I have come to eating my hair. :silly:

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jomol April 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Ranjana/JW…..time to try VO5 :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Ranjana April 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm

“eating my hair” :toothygrin: :toothygrin: will surely try it Jabberwocky :haanji: :haanji:

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Ranjana April 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm

Ooops..i meant will surely try the VO5 shampoo :P :P
Jomo..yess VO5 time :high5:

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Ekta April 21, 2012 at 1:35 pm

But the VO5 that we get at big bazaar has silicones !!! Are there spl silicone free ones??? This is so weird !!! Even the herbal brands like fabindia, himalaya add cones !!!

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Ekta April 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Why moderation????

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Jabberwocky April 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm

I don’t know about the VO5 ones from Big Bazaar, Ekta. I got a cousin of mine to get me some from abroad after I read Samantha’s article and they were silicone-free. :|

Raji April 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm

JW.. i got VO5 ones and i had a feeling that they are causing hair fall so i stopped using them.. may be i should try it again for some more time and see…

Mugdha April 22, 2012 at 12:09 pm

VO5 and Sauve are the cheapest shampoos in USA…Around 1$…. I have used both and they have caused mayhem to my hair, mom’s, all 4 roomies, and most people I know…..American friends say they use that for bubble bath…..I have used strawberry and cream shampoo by V)5 and green apple by Sauve…..

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Sara April 22, 2012 at 5:18 pm

the V05 products mentioned in that article are conditioners. The v05 conditioners don’t contain silicones but the V05 shampoos probably do.

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oopsii April 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm

now I dont have a bottle of Nyle with me…..but i’m sure its silicon free….it cheap, available at every ‘kinara’ store….i used it all through my school and most of my college.,…kept my hair healthy and nourished…..but now i cant use it coz it ruins straightening :cry:

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Rima April 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm

u sure its silicone free???then i have to get nyle…i used to use it whn i was a kid… :)) :))

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oopsii April 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm

the review is here on IMBB….search it up :)

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oopsii April 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm
Jabberwocky April 21, 2012 at 12:49 pm

Nyle isn’t silicone-free, Oopsii. It has mentioned “Silicone quaternium-20″ in its ingredients list. :| :| :|

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supriya April 21, 2012 at 1:21 pm

does nyle give a full list of ingredients.. coz i knw a while back they didnt.. i used to use it in school and college, but now it gives me hair problems like dryness.

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Ekta April 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm

Nyle also has silicones :spank:

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Sukanya April 21, 2012 at 12:07 pm

I too agree with Rima! The body shop’s rainforest range of shampoos, conditioners and hair butter are totally devoid of any silicones, parabens, colorants and sulphates!

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Laxmi April 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

Sukanya, TBS rainforest moisture conditioner has sulphates but the shampoo has no sulphates..

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Surabhi April 21, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Guys.. me off to a small vacation..!!! :D :D :D happy weekend..

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Kimi April 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Happy Vacation Surabhi!! :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom: :pompom:

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jomol April 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm

Happy Vacation Surabhi :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Sneha April 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Thanks for the wonderful information ladies. But I still have a question for Serums, even though we avoid silicone shampoos, but most of the serums consist of silicone. Do you have any suggestions for silicone-free serums?

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sneha April 21, 2012 at 8:42 pm

TBS grapeseed glossing serum …no silicones :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Rama April 21, 2012 at 12:21 pm

I believe the biotique haircare range is silicon free..

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Jabberwocky April 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm

Biotique has shampoos too? I never knew! :shock: Are they good?

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Rama April 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

yep..they are real goodies..you can give a try..esp the green apple & the biosoya..

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Jabberwocky April 21, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Thankee! I will give them a try. :D

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Deepshikha April 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm

Am going to buy TBS Rainforest today itself.My kerastase shampoo has silicones :headbang:

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Jismi April 21, 2012 at 12:33 pm

:shocked: :shocked: even kerastase?? :zombiekiller: :zombiekiller:

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Deepshikha April 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Yes :waaa:

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Anamika April 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm

how is kerastase? I was looking for it..but didnt find it :worship:

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Nidhi April 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm

I guess trichup range is also free from all bad ingredientes

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Riti April 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm

All my shampoos have them :'( ..3 herbal essences (dangerously straight,breaks over ,tousle me softly),Pantene,Dove,Head & Shoulders ,Sunsilk!
I have nothing without Silicones ! :(
Please suggest guys! And my hair doesn’t work well with most shampoos so if they have trial packs it would be great!

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jomol April 21, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Riti….rainforest by TBS, try that…its without silicones and also VO5 ones :yes:

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Deepshikha April 21, 2012 at 12:40 pm

Jomu…why ignoring me ?? Not even saying hi to me :waiting:

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jomol April 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm

isdepkaha……hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:

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Riti April 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm

Will do…But they have one for damaged hair ??
Thanks a lot :) :puchhi:

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ginny April 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm

heyyyyy deepishka….hieeee…hieee….hw r u???

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ginny April 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm

girls…..i have a horrible experience with herbal essence

it makes my hair grey..god..i used that coconut wala..blue bottle..shampoo and conditioner..
now using drama clean..

noticed one grey hair first month..this month month 3 :waaa: :waaa: :waaa:

so gonna buy tbs shampoo…today..just today evening :makeup: …am gonna buy it and i hate herbal essesnce :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

u know wat one of my frens got herbal essence on my words..she has also got grey hair it seems :headbang: :headbang: she was like :pan: :pan: coz she only completed half of the bottle :shock: :shock:
now she is using no tears jhonson and jhonson shampoo

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Laxmi April 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm

OMG.. :shock: grey hair using herbal essence.. :spank: Ginny, TBS moisture shampoo is good.. i m using it.. :))

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ginny April 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm

yes laxmi bad experience :headbang: :headbang: …me gonna buy it today..evening…i have dandruff :waaa: so will buy ginger anti dadnruff shampoo :yahoo: :yahoo:

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ginny April 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm

laxmi…

got tbs ginger shampoo…soooooooooooooooooo happy…will use it tomo….

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Riti April 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm

Hello Hydration ?? I thought it was nice :( I don know whether it gave me gray hair or not but I do have some :'(

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ginny April 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm

god…riti…yes that hello hydration..i finished 2 bottles of that..thought it will mositurise my hair:-(

now i have half a bottle of drama clean remaining and half bottle of hello hydration condioner..but i don have guts to use it:-( dunno whether it ll suit ur hair..but it dint for me and my fren

u know what after wahing my hair..it ll be soooooo soft…i fell in love coz of that…but now…nowayyyyy :shocked: :shocked:

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Riti April 21, 2012 at 2:26 pm

Ya :| :| :| I know Hair feels so soft and smells heavenly :( But no more HE for me now :'(

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Parita April 21, 2012 at 1:20 pm

can someone tell me where can i find VO5 shampoos n conditioners online?

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Mitali April 21, 2012 at 3:33 pm

its available on medplusbeauty :)

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Mitali April 21, 2012 at 3:36 pm

bt only the shampoo :|

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Ranjana April 21, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Hi parita, U can get VO5 at medplusbeauty.com but right now they have only one type with them :( You can easily get them at Big Bazaar stores.

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Parita April 21, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Thanks Mitali and Ranjana!

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Ekta April 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Loreal argan oil shampoo and conditioner are silicon free !!! :yes:

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Sukanya April 21, 2012 at 1:42 pm

TBS banana shampoo has no cones as far as I remenber also a khadi

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Rashmi April 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm

my loreal liss ultime is silicone free :yahoo: :jiggy1: . . .but has parabens :smug: , and very strangely it doesnt lather well even when it has SLS :chewnails: :chewnails:

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Payal April 21, 2012 at 2:38 pm

just today i bought the tbs rainforest balance shampoo and conditioner which is totally free of silicones, sulphates, colourants and also parabens!!!!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: Was using fab india avocado shampoo but it was just yesterday after reading sahar’s post and checked, i found it has dimethicones….. :spank: :spank: :spank:

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Rati April 21, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Forest essentail ones are silicone free.

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Sital Sharma April 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm

how about khadi??? is its safe??. as all of them are siliconed.. :yuck: :yuck: AND I seriously recommend everyone not to use L’OREAL TOTAL REPAIR 5.. it doesn’t repair rather damage your hair.. :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:

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Rashmi April 21, 2012 at 3:50 pm

my loreal liss ultime is silicone free . . .but has parabens , and very strangely it doesnt lather well even when it has SLS

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Samantha April 21, 2012 at 6:42 pm

I dislike VO5 shampoos. Too drying for me. I love their conditioners, though. And yes, they are silicone free :D

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Dr shilpi April 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm

helo girls,anybdy have any idea abt loreal proffessional range?
BTW i m using segals solutions range of shampoos n conditioners, totaly herbal,no sulfates,silicones n parabens! Yay! :yes:

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Dr shilpi April 21, 2012 at 9:06 pm

why moderation?

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jes April 21, 2012 at 9:56 pm

Try Dhathri Dheedhi shampoo ..it has been reviewed here…its a herbal shampoo http://uae.makeupandbeauty.com/dheedhi-hair-care-herbal-shampoo-review/ts a shampoo which can be used daily check out the review here…..i have been using it for more than 2 years

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Akshatha April 22, 2012 at 9:15 am

Am using Enliven Shampoo.. it does have one silicone, which is water soluble.. But its has parabens and sulphates…
There is himalaya daily care gentle shampoo, that is free from silicone, paraben and SLES.. I’ve no clue on how good it is..

http://makeupandbeauty.com/himalaya-herbals-protein-shampoo-gentle-daily-care-normal-hair

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Bee April 22, 2012 at 10:26 am

Omg I’m getting so freaked out reading all this
All my shampoos have those cones too :((. I got loccitane mini shampoo now will use at only :( or get something after extensive research. And herbal essences left my hair white too :((

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Richa April 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

Giovanni shampoos are Silicon and Paraben free… they are available in health and glow stores…

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Preeti April 22, 2012 at 11:57 am

Matrix conditioners are “cone” free. However the shampoos do contain dimethicone. I saw at a salon yesterday that they’ve come out with a paraben-free range as well. However those shampoos also contain cones! :(

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shwetha April 22, 2012 at 12:43 pm

hello…..Bioteque……bio henna leaf shampoo doesn’t hav silicone

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Preeti May 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

Just discovered that Himalaya has come out with a new range of shampoos which are SLS, paraben and silicone free! :) Not sure if they are planning to come out with similar conditioners too. Lets wait n watch.

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