Silicone-free shampoo: why (and how) we use it?

Shampoo shelves now offer more and more products without silicone. But what can we expect from them and how do they differ from classic shampoos? the answers.

Flexible, shiny and smooth hair: This is generally what everyone expects from a shampoo. Until now, silicon-rich products were mainly available in the market.

The illusion of shiny hair

But what exactly is it? Silicon is a synthetic component Oil derivatives. These ingredients Gives the impression of shiny hair health : Soft and easy lengths Shiny styling … but over time the hair suffocates. Hair looks healthy on the surface but severely damaged. Because, with silicone, hair isn’t Don’t really feed, care doesn’t penetrate Not in the hair fiber. its accumulation Also at the scalp level Very problematic because it promotes Excess sebum and oily hair. To make matters worse, silicones are a TRUE environmental disaster. non-degradable These ingredients are found in The sewage is very polluted. It is estimated that Today they need between four hundred and five hundred years to decompose.” says Fatima Ndiaye, a jeweler at Tipology.

Silicone-free shampoos: What are the benefits for hair (and the planet)?

In the face of this bleak picture, more and more manufacturers introduce Silicone-free shampoo. Compared to the classic product, they will lighten the hair fiber without smothering it under layers of silicone. The result: volume, lightness, and no risk of hair becoming greasy too quickly. In terms of efficiency, you should know that there are alternatives to silicone that allow this It is easy to detangle and smooth the hair and respect the environment.

It is for Whole vegetable guar gum. But beware, if it is for everyone, you should choose the specific product for its texture or problem. Which means, feel free to seek advice from a trichologist. Because poorly formulated silicone-free shampoos (and there are some on the market) can make hair dry and rough. “You can use it at the same frequency as a silicone shampoo, but not every day. As with any shampoo, daily washing will result in strong production. sebum It will anoint the scalp and extremities.” Carol Briaux, director of research and development at Nature and Strategy, adds.

Finally, a little tip for deciding which ingredients to avoid in shampoos: all those marked with suffixes Dimethicone and Eloxan. For example dimethicone or cyclopentasiloxane. Other ingredients to avoid ! Vaseline, cerezine, or liquid paraffin.

Now it’s up to you to monitor the posters for sporting dream hair and saving the planet.

Thanks to Fatima Ndiaye, moderator at Tipology and Carole BREUX, Director of Research and Development at Nature and Strategy.

the shopping:

  • “10 Ingredient Shampoo”, from Tipology, Price 11.00 250 ml
  • René FURTERER BOTTLE-PUMP Naturia Gentle Micellar Shampoo 400ml Recommended Retail Price: €11.90
  • Klorane Solid Mango Shampoo (in the form of soap), 7.65 € (6) for 200g
  • Radiance Nutrition Shampoo Organic Camellia Oil for Dry Hair Silicone Free, Paraben Free, Dye Free or Soap Free, Jardins d’Apothicaire €4.49 for 250ml
  • Fleurance Nature Purifying Shampoo, Nettle, 200ml, 5, 90 €

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