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Why Silicone Free Shampoo?
Hey ladies, I recently made a lot of researches on silicon in shampoos. At first I actually wanted to find out why after dying my hair the color was gone within weeks. That’s when I read about silicon in shampoos sort of creates a coating on the hair which doesn’t let hair day stay on the hair at all. It will keep washing out in a short time.
Silicone Names, Types, Disadvantages And Advantages
When I looked at the shampoos that I have I didn’t see the word ‘’silicone’’ In the ingredients. Of course I wouldn’t find that word because the companies don’t want you to find out this easily. Most of their names end with a ‘’cone’’ or ‘’ane’’ such as ‘’Dimethicone’’ or ‘’ Amodimethicone’’.
There are 2 different types of silicones. One silicone type is water soluble and the other one is NOT water soluble. This research helped me find out a lot about what the silicones really do.
We all want shiny and soft hair that is detangled and healthy looking. You can achieve this with either chemicals or without chemicals. The silicone is known to create an amazingly healthy look to your hair making it very shiny and frizz free. For a while at least. What actually happens the silicone creates a coat on the hair preventing any hair treatments to work and preventing hair dye from staying on the hair BUT your hair just feels so good and looks healthy. After a few days or weeks you may notice that your curly hair starts to look weight down and dull.
The advantages of silicone in your hair are the shiny look, frizz free hair and the smooth feeling you get when you wash your hair.
The disadvantages are quite overwhelming. Everytime you wash your hair with a shampoo that has silicone the coating of the silicone on your hair will build up and make it harder to get it out of your hair. Silicones can also lead to hair loss, extremely dry and itchy scalp and cancer. As I mentioned the dying your hair will be useless because it is going to fade very quickly, any hair treatment that will help your hair such as oils won’t work at all because the silicone is sealing up the hair.
Names of silicones
– Dimethicone = not water soluble, helps detangle frizzy hair and create shine
– Cyclomethicone = not water soluble, hardest to remove from hair, creates shine may be also called Cyclopentasiloxane
– Amodimethicone = not water soluble, help detangling the hair
– Dimethiconol = not water soluble
– Phenyl Trimethicone = not water soluble, silicone-oil, helps dry hair look healthy
– Simethicone = not water soluble
– Cyclopentasiloxane = not water soluble, silicone-oil that will help the hair feel soft
– Trimethylsiloxyilicates = not water soluble, hard to remove
– Dimethicone copolyol = water soluble
– Lauryl methicone copolyol = water soluble
– Polysiloxane = water soluble
How to get the silicone out of your hair:
It is not going to happen overnight. It will take a few weeks (4-6) for the silicone to be completely out of your hair. If you need it to be out of your hair faster you can buy a clarifying shampoo which is going to be harsh on your hair but getting out the silicones. I suggest buying a silicone free shampoo which Garnier and L’Oreal or The Body Shop carry.
What will change?
I have heard that women that switched to a silicone-and sulfate free shampoo noticed that the hair looked very dry and dull at first. It was also very tangled and hard to coam through. After a while when the hair gets used to the shampoo the hair started to have a lot of volume and never looked better. You have to remember that it is almost as you are detoxing your hair from all the nasty silicone.
My experience with silicone free and silicone shampoos:
I have had beautiful curly hair. The ends of my hair were really dry and I had to get at least 4 inches cut off but I wanted healthy hair. Once that happened I slowly noticed that my hair looked straighter everyday. I was like o.O what happened to my curls? I thought to myself that maybe the damaged ends of my hair somehow made me have curly hair which is bizarre because I was born with curly hair lol. When I made this research I immediately knew that the silicone totally messed up my hair texture. I am hoping I get my beautiful curly hair back very soon. Thank you reading this long article but I hope you learned a little bit about silicones and since you ladies love my pictures I thought I share some with you and to show you how the silicone made my hair look after a few months ☹ take care xoxo
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Ughh..no curls..no volume…never use sunscreen if you know you are going to take pictures . 🙂