Silicone Break Down
Slicones are made up of synthetic oils that can add temporary shine, luster, and reduce frizz. The problem with silicones is that these unnatural oils can coat the hair and seal out moisture which is terrible for ethic
Silicones may be too heavy for fine or limp hair, and produce a greasy look, knowing your hair type helps you focus on the best ingredients to use. The top ingredients to look for in conditioner include emollients, humectants, proteins, and moisturizers.
Silicone Hair Product Check Off List
These particular silicone ingredients build up on the hair and will require a surfactant-based shampoo to remove them.
Avoid using products with ingredients whose name end in -cone like:
Water- Soluble Non- Building Silicones- are water-soluble, lightweight silicones that provides very little buildup. It is often used in conditioning shampoos.
SILICONE BREAK DOWN
Cyclomethicone- evaporates and won’t build up on your hair. It gives a silky, smooth feel and leaves the hair with incredible slip when wet and is found in both leave-on and rinse-off products.
Dimethicone Copolyol- is a water-soluble, lightweight silicone that provides very little buildup. It is often used in conditioning shampoos.
Amodimethicone- (or silicones that have “amo”, “amine” or “amino” in their name) is a different kind of silicone that is chemically modified to stick to your hair better. That means it conditions well but it can also be more challenging to remove. Amodimethicone is commonly used in leave-in conditioners.
Dimethicone -dimethicone coats hair, providing great shine and conditioning to the hair. However, because it’s so water insoluble, it can be difficult to remove. Additionally, this heavy coating is more likely to attract dirt and pollutants from the air, making the hair feel weighed down. Dimethicone is often found in serums and other leave-on products.