Last week we talked about the dangers of silicone. This week, we’ll talk about how to get rid of it, from your hair and from your life.

Silicone has built-up in your hair when you notice your hair looks greasy, lacks volume, and feels heavy. Luckily, all you need to do is give your hair a good wash. Before you do that, check the ingredients list on your shampoo. Which type of silicone has it been using? (It’ll end in “cone” or “siloxane”)

Dimethicone is the most likely to cause build-up. While the silicones that begin with “cyclo” are the least likely.

Now, in order to combat build-up use shampoos that don’t contain silicone, but steer clear of ones that contain Sodium Lauryl Sulphate. That’s an ingredient that’s extremely harsh on your skin and can lead to a vicious cycle: strip your hair of its natural oils, and make you go back to using silicone-based shampoos.

Once build-up has been cleansed out of your life, stay silicone-free!

  1. Avoid ingredients list that contains chemicals that end with “cone” or “siloxane”.
  2. Use oils for your hair instead, such as Moringa Oil or Sacha Inchi Oil. They are much safer and are healthier ways to getting your hair that soft, silky freshness -- without the nasty build-up!


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