Your hair care routine especially with a lot of heat is abusing your hair. And only few persons have found out which ingredients they should avoid and what ingredients help and protect the hair, and give them a great look.
The ingredient we like to discuss in this article are the silicones. Silicone are plastic polymers which are used everywhere for sealing. In haircare products like conditioners or conditioner silicone’s are widely used.
It provides a beautiful slip and shine, it can also help smooth and straighten hair.
Given the popular inclusion of silicone in hair care goods, however, we thought we’d bring in some information what silicon is really doing to our tresses.
THE POSITIVES OF SILICONES!
Silicone’s have favorable side effects as well.Silicone’s are able to make hair that look damaged, feel like it’s healthy. They protects the hair, by making it smooth and bright by ‘waterproofing’ each strand. Silicone’s have different names and can commonly recognized by names ending with “cone”.
THE BIG NEGATIVES
Silicone’s are artificial and mineral oil based. One of the main purpose is to apply it for sealing against water, like in your bath room. The side effects of this artificial layer is immense. It only give the hair the illusion of shine, but it is a fake glow from plastic. This is not what we want, we like the hair properly hydrated and naturally healthy.
The silicone cover will weight-en the hair and make the hair lifeless and the volume of your hair will go away because of the extra weight. Over the time the silicone cover will act like a magnet for dirt as well.
In short time it helps for the look but over the time your hair will get dry and that will get you frizz and if you are unlucky to breakage.
The hair will get dry, because the silicone barrier on your hair, will keep the proteins as well as vitamin’s from getting in the hair, which will weaken the hair additionally.
THE “Builtup” EFFECT
The silicons do not wash out easy from your hair, so that the silicone will add layer by layer each time you will use it. Over time the weight of the layers will get to heavy and your hair will feel greasy.
When you are not happy with your hair you will even wash and style your hair more adding extra silicone to it. This is called the cycle of damage.
Especially carful you have to be if you have curly hair, For your curly hair the silicone will be a huge problem. Silicone stucks on the curls and weighten them additionally.
All the volume and lift will go because of the additional weight which gives a lousy look. Curly hair and no volume, be careful !!!
Water-soluble silicone has the meaning that it is able to dissolve in water and is easy to wash out of the hair and doesn’t leave a heavy buildup.
Cyclomethicone is the silicone most used ingredient in haircare products. This will do everything silicone promises to do, but won’t leave heavy buildup to your hair.
Have a look for everything ending on “cone”. Have especially a look for “Dimethicone” they are the most hard to remove from your hair.
CHOOSING YOUR PRODUCT.
It is best to do a little research before you buy a haircare product like a conditioner for yourself. Good information you may find under …..
First check out the element list and study the ingredients of the product. Don’t trust everything they say on the ingredient list. It’s best to have a look at the ingredients to see what’s inside the bottle.
On the ingredient list the products mentioned first have the highest percentage, means more volume in the product itself.
OUR SUMMARY !!!
This days there are many silicone free hair care goods on the market. We prefer and recommend not only goods without silicone’s ,all natural are the products I love to use.
They are a little bit more costly but do not make compromises on the health and beauty. For the health of your hair and your beauty you should only try to give the best to your body. Vegan products with no silicone cost only a little more and are the perfect hair care products for long time success.