Silicone free shampoos: is your hair care routine balanced?
Just as a good facial cleanser is the foundation of any effective skincare routine, a perfectly balanced shampoo is essential when caring for and styling your hair. Recently, there’s been some discussion about what exactly goes into your hair cleanser, and how those ingredients affect the condition of your strands. One ingredient you might have been hearing quite a lot about lately is: silicone.,
This synthetic polymer is a popular compound used in a variety of hair care products, from smoothing serums to hydrating shampoos, for its ability to lubricate and polish hair. It works by coating the strand, creating a seal against water and air, helping to prevent frizz while smoothing the hair shaft. This coating also gives hair a slippery, almost velvety feel making for easier detangling, whilst imparting a covetable, mirror-like shine. While it is a very useful and effective ingredient, it may have a tendency to build upon your hair strands if not properly removed.