List of Silicone-Free Shampoos: Ask IMBB

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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.


90 thoughts on “List of Silicone-Free Shampoos: Ask IMBB

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

      1. 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:

    1. 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… 😥

  2. Vlcc soya conditioning shampoo 😛
    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 :/

  3. 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 :(( :((

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

      1. 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:

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

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

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

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

      1. Ranjana… 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:

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

          1. 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: 😀 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:

                1. 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 !!!

                    1. 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. 😐

                    2. 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…

    2. 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…..

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

  5. 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 😥

      1. Nyle isn’t silicone-free, Oopsii. It has mentioned “Silicone quaternium-20” in its ingredients list. 😐 😐 😐

    1. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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?

  8. 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!

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

    it makes my hair grey..god..i used that coconut 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 😯 😯
    now she is using no tears jhonson and jhonson shampoo

      1. 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:

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

  11. 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 ll be soooooo soft…i fell in love coz of that…but now…nowayyyyy :shocked: :shocked:

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

  12. 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:

  13. 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:

  14. 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:

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

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

  17. 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:

  18. 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 :((

  19. 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! 🙁

  20. 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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