Friday, November 27, 2009

I know people say silicones are bad for hair but.......?

but do you think just one silicone in a conditioner is bad (like amodethicone)? i want to grow my hair really long but i want it to be healthy as well, not coated if you know what i mean. thanks so much!

I know people say silicones are bad for hair but.......?

In the beginning silicones give the hair a shiny, sleek look, but they can eventually coat the hair and seal out the moisture hair desperately needs. Silicones can only be removed by harsh sulfate shampoos which are drying to the hair. Some hair is completely fine with amodimenthicone, it depends on the person. So try out your conditioner and if you get product buildup, switch to a new one. It may also depend on how far up on the list of ingredients it is (the closer to the beginning the greater the amount of an ingredient). If you're washing your hair with conditioner only it's best to stay away from silicones. They are listed with the ingredients and generally end in -ane, -cane, -one, or -cone. Silicones with the words PEG in front of them have been modified to be water soluble and are OK to use with just conditioner washing. I hope this wasn't too long and that it helps!

A lovely list:

Amodimethiconenot soluble in water by itself

Amodimethicone (and) Trideceth-12 (and) Cetrimonium Chloridemixture that is soluble in water in the bottle

Behenoxy DimethiconeSparingly soluble in water

Cetearyl methiconenot soluble in water

Cetyl Dimethiconenot soluble in water

Cyclomethiconenot soluble in water

Cyclopentasiloxanenot soluble in water

Dimethiconenot soluble in water

Dimethicone Copolyolwater soluble

Dimethicone copolyolwater soluble

Dimethiconolnot soluble in water

Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein Hydroxypropyl Polysiloxanewater soluble

Stearoxy DimethiconeSparingly soluble in water

Stearyl Dimethiconenot soluble in water

Trimethylsilylamodimethiconenot soluble in water

Lauryl methicone copolyolwater soluble

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