Silicones In Shampoo, Conditioner & Hair Care: Bad For Hair Health Or Overreaction?
One area of hair care drums up a lot of debate: silicones. They’re found in, well, a lot of products. Unless a product is 100% natural oils or specifically claims it is “silicone-free,” it likely has some variation of silicones. (And even then, it might include silicone derivatives.) So why does all the controversy start bubbling up the second you drop the “S” word around hair care and even skin care fanatics? The answer takes some explaining, so allow us.
Often, clean and natural beauty enthusiasts will avoid ingredients because they have been deemed dangerous—or at least questionable—to human health. These are things like phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde resin, and other things you see pop up on many “no” lists. Silicones do not fall under that same level of scrutiny as they are not known carcinogens or endocrine disrupters. “They are also an incredibly safe ingredient to use in skin care and hair care,” says Rachel Nazarian, M.D., of Schweiger Dermatology Group.
Source: Mindbodygreen Lifestyle – Silicones In Shampoo, Conditioner & Hair Care: Bad For Hair Health Or Overreaction? By, Alexandra Engler