What Does Silicone do to Your Hair?

For most of us, the ultimate good hair day would include silky, shiny, healthy looking locks.

No frizz, plenty of body and bounce and not a split end in sight. There are endless amounts of hair products on the market to help us make these dreams a reality, but working out which ones are actually beneficial, and are not damaging our hair in the long run can be really tricky!

Choosing the right products is key, and in the case of hair, sometimes less is more. By putting product after product in our hair, we are often coating the hair and making it harder for essential nutrients and moisture to reach the hair shaft. We end up with build up that is hard to remove, adding weight to our hair which leaves it looking limp and flat. When our hair is not nourished and taken care of, it can become brittle and weak, leading to dryness, damage and breakage.

Making sure you know exactly what ingredients are in your hair products is vital

One of the most commonly used ingredients in hair products is Silicone. Silicone creates a shine and adds a slippery feeling to your hair. It can help smooth and straighten hair, and also gives it a soft, conditioned feel. Sounds great right? In actual fact Silicone, a cheap polymer made by a similar process to that of plastic and rubber, is a man-made chemical used as a sealant against water and air. It gives your hair the illusion of shine, but it’s an artificial shine created by the silicone that is coating your hair. A real, healthy shine comes from well-nourished and hydrated hair that is being treated from the inside out. Silicone usually goes by names that end in “cone” such as Dimethicone, Amodimethicone, Stearyl Dimethicone or Cyclomethicone. Commonly found in conditioner, but also shampoo and other hair styling products, this cheap, synthetic ingredient can do more damage than good.

5 Reasons you don’t want silicone in your hair...

  • Some silicones are water resistant and therefore hard to wash out. Over time silicone builds up in your hair adding extra weight and making it limp and lifeless.
  • Essential nutrients and moisture are prevented from reaching the hair shaft because they can’t get through the barrier that has been created.
  • Silicone can cause hair to become dry and brittle which leads to breakage.
  • Whilst Silicone adds an instant shine, it is not nourishing the hair from the inside out and ensuring the long-term health of your hair.
  • Silicone can cause build up on the scalp which can lead to dryness and irritation.
Intensive Repair Shampoo - Dianne Caine Australia

Intensive Repair Shampoo

$24.95 AUD
Description

A powerful blend of antioxidants and moisturising agents assist to soothe and help rebuild the cellular structure of the hair. Provitamin B5 helps to prevent hair damage caused by overheating, whilst helping hair appear thicker. Organic Gotu Kola Extract helps to stimulate the circulatory system allowing more oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to the scalp. Organic Pomegranate Extract, rich in essential fatty acids, helps to hydrate dull strands, leaving the hair with a natural gloss.

Application

Apply to wet hair and massage into the scalp. Rinse thoroughly and follow with Intensive Repair Conditioner. As with all skincare, if irritation occurs, please discontinue use.

Full Ingredients

Aqua, Cocamidopropyl Betaine (coconut-derived), Lauryl Glucoside (plant-derived), Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate (plant-derived), Vegetable Glycerin, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Extract*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract*, Glyceryl Caprylate, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Parfum (phthalate-free), Citric Acid. *Certified Organic

Key Ingredients

Gotu Kola Extract (Organic) is well known in Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine as a treatment for hair loss. This herb helps to strengthen hair follicles, whilst nourishing the scalp. It also promotes blood circulation, to allow vital nutrients into the scalp, resulting in volumous, strong and healthy hair.

Pomegranate Extract (Organic) possesses enormous antioxidant activity and is rich in essential fatty acids, which helps to strengthen dull strands, leaving your hair with a healthy natural gloss.

Provitamin B5 is enriched with highly moisturising and softening properties, penetrating readily into the skin and hair. Provitamin B5 helps to provide moisture and shine to the hair, and reduces split ends. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory by stimulating the skin's healing processes.

Sizes

250ml
Weight: 267g
Height: 186mm
Width: 48mm

500ml
Weight: 552g
Height: 198mm
Width: 75mm

1L
Weight: 1054g
Height: 240mm
Width: 82mm

 

Intensive Repair Conditioner - Dianne Caine Australia

Intensive Repair Conditioner

$25.95 AUD
Description

A deeply hydrating formula designed to help revive and repair dry and damaged hair, with Abyssinian Oil, Provitamin B5 and Quinoa Protein. Organic Marshmallow Extract, high in plant protein, aids to soothe a dry scalp whilst helping hair appear fuller. Organic Pomegranate Extract, rich in essential fatty acids, helps to revitalise dull strands, leaving hair smooth and shiny.

Application

Apply after using Intensive Repair Shampoo, work the conditioner through your hair, paying special attention to the ends. Leave for 2-3 minutes then rinse. As with all skincare, if irritation occurs, please discontinue use.

Full Ingredients

Aqua, Behentrimonium Methosulfate (Colza Oil), Crambe Abyssinica Seed Oil (and) Phytosterol Esters, Coco-Caprylate, Cetearyl Glucoside (and) Cetearyl Alcohol, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine (Brassicaceae oil derived), Vegetable Glycerin, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Coco-Glucoside* (and) Glyceryl Oleate*, Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein, Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Extract*, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract*, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol (and) Sorbic Acid, Parfum (phthalate-free), Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Citric Acid. *Certified Organic

Key Ingredients

Abyssinian Oil is extracted from the Crambe Abyssinica seed. It contains an abundance of both Linoleic and Linolenic Acids. Linoleic Acid, an Omega 6 fatty acid, aids hair regeneration. Its light nature and its fatty acid chain profile make it highly resistant to heat, making it an excellent oil to use as a pre-hair straightener treatment or before blow dry, leaving your hair with bounce, shine and above all healthy.    

Marshmallow Extract (Organic) is high in plant protein, helping to promote hair growth and shine whilst helping to heal split ends and soothe a dry scalp.

Pomegranate Extract (Organic) possesses enormous antioxidant activity and is rich in essential fatty acids, which helps to strengthen dull strands, leaving your hair with a healthy natural gloss.

Provitamin B5 is enriched with highly moisturising and softening properties, penetrating readily into the skin and hair. Provitamin B5 helps to provide moisture and shine to the hair, and reduces split ends. It also acts as an anti-inflammatory by stimulating the skin's healing processes.

Quinoa Protein from the super-grain, Quinoa, has a high protein content, providing exceptional skin hydration, skin softening and emollient properties. Quinoa Protein penetrates the hair shaft, working from inside to help strengthen and repair. It has a high mineral content  to avoid the production of dandruff, helping to soothe the scalp, soften strands and detangle.

Sizes

250ml
Weight: 275g
Height: 186mm
Width: 48mm

500ml
Weight: 551g
Height: 198mm
Width: 75mm

1L
Weight: 1051g
Height: 240mm
Width: 82mm

Dianne Caine Australia’s Intensive Repair Shampoo and Conditioner are not only silicone free, but also contain no sulfates, parabens, PEGS, Phthalates or mineral oils. What they do contain is a combination of certified organic and natural ingredients that are designed to help revive and repair dry and damaged hair.

Organic Pomegranate Extract, rich in essential fatty acids, helps to revitalise dull strands, leaving hair smooth with a natural gloss. Abyssinian Oil, and Quinoa Protein are both deeply hydrating, whilst Provitamin B5 helps to prevent hair damage caused by overheating.

Everything you need for beautiful, shiny, healthy hair is right at your fingertips.


Try them today
, your hair will love you for it! 

"I have tried ‘natural shampoos’ before with not the best results, but this intensive repair shampoo ticks all the boxes. It leaves my hair clean and fresh & very manageable." - Lyn

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