Silicone Free Conditioner: The Curly Haired Girl’s Preferred Product

Miriam Herst | 02 November 2017

We’re make a case for taking a closer look at the list of your product’s ingredients and considering silicone free conditioners.

When searching the drugstore’s hair care aisle for fresh bottles of wash and care products, we’re willing to bet that the list of ingredients on the back of the bottle aren’t the first thing you check. If you’re anything like us, you start by looking for brands you love, products that promote strong and shiny strands and you’re more than likely drawn to products with aesthetically pleasing packaging. We’re often the same way (guilty!). But if you take a close look at the the list of ingredients on the back of your bottles of hair product, you might be surprised to see that there are a lot of chemicals listed that you probably can’t even pronounce. Many mainstream hair products are inundated with extra chemicals that will deliver shiny-looking hair but often do more harm than good. Curly haired girls in particular should take note of this phenomenon and consider switching over to a silicone free conditioner.

What is silicone? Does it do more harm than good when it comes to your strands? We’re diving into these questions and giving you the rundown on the benefits of silicone free conditioner for curly haired girls in particular:

Silicone Free Conditioner

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Use a no-silicone conditioner to ensure your curls will be lightweight and bouncy.

Why are silicones included in many hair products?

Silicones are often found in hair care products as they contribute positively to the overall shine of your strands and will make your detangling job much easier. Silicones create a slippery texture helpful in detangling knots and leaving strands with a silky shine. They’re often found in shampoos, conditioners and heat protectants and are most often listed in the ingredients section in forms such as dimethicone or cyclomethicone.

What are the positive and negative effects of silicone?

On the one hand, silicone will leave your hair with a silky and slippery feel. This will make it super easy to comb through and detangle your strands, and will result in new levels of softness and shine in your hair. On the other hand, you’re essentially coating your hair in chemicals, and this can cause some product buildup in your scalp that may end up affecting the health of your scalp, roots and overall hair shaft.

How can girls with curly hair benefit from a silicone free conditioner?

By saying goodbye to these chemicals found in silicone hair conditioner and opting for alternate natural methods of adding shine and smoothness to your hair, you’re taking a step in the direction of healthier hair without sacrificing anything in the beauty department. While the benefits of going a more natural route are tempting for women with hair of any texture, curly haired girls have the added concern of not wanting to use hair products that weigh their curls down. Some forms of silicone can be heavy and counteract any styling you’ve done to your curls, thereby weighing them down and messing with your curl groove. The best silicone free conditioner will keep your curls intact while still hydrating and moisturizing them.

Switching to a silicone free conditioner will give you all of the softness and easy styling benefits that come with mainstream conditioners without weighing your curls down with unnecessary chemicals. Win-win, right?

Which silicone free conditioner is best for you?

If you’re looking for a protective, nourishing and smoothing silicone free option, you’ll want to consider Nexxus City Shield Conditioner. This product will give your strands a veil of protection and create a barrier against the harmful toxins that come with exposure to a city environment. The results? Frizz-free, beautifully balanced and manageable hair.

NEXXUS CITY SHIELD CONDITIONER

Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more classic conditioning product, you will want to check out TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done Conditioner. This conditioner replaces silicones with advanced conditioning molecules and Sea Kelp Extract that add weightless moisture and leave your hair flowing with body and texture.

TRESemmé PERFECTLY (UN)DONE CONDITIONER

Looking for more curly hair tips? Check out the best mousse for curly hair, sans the crunch.