Silicones in shampoo are harmful to hair

How harmful are silicones in shampoos for hair and scalp?

A few years ago it was said: Silicone is the cos­met­ic all-rounder. Silicone not only makes the hair look shiny and more vibrant, but also makes the skin appear smoother. Cream tex­tures feel more sup­ple and make-up stays longer.

Silicones have a rel­a­tive­ly large mol­e­c­u­lar struc­ture. As a result, sil­i­cones lie on the hair sur­face,but can­not pen­e­trate into the inside of the cells.

They coat the hair with a lay­erthat makes the hair sur­face appear smoother, shinier and soft­er.

That sounds like Well Or?

Silicones seal the hair and scalp!

Care sub­stances can no longer pen­e­trateinto the hair or scalp. The sil­i­cones seal the scalp like a bath cap.

Factor Hair Activator can no longer pen­e­trate the scalp to stop hair loss.

The effect bounces off the sil­i­cone lay­er!

List of silicones in hair shampoos

When you buy a sham­poo, make sure that none of the ingre­di­ents on the side are includ­ed.

A selec­tion of sham­poos with­out sil­i­cones can be found e.g. at Codecheck

  • Amodimethicone
  • Behenoxy Dimethicone
  • Cetearyl methicone
  • Cetyl Dimethicone
  • Cyclomethicone
  • Cyclopentasiloxane
  • Dimethicone Copolyo
  • Dimethicone Copolyo
  • Dimethicone Copolyol/HWP
  • Dimethiconol
  • Guar hydrox­ypropy­lt­ri­mo­ni­um chlo­ride (a mod­i­fied poly­sac­cha­ride)
  • Hydroxypropyl (a hydrox­y­lat­ed propane residue)
  • Lauryl methicone copoly­ol
  • Polysiloxanes
  • Silicone Quaternium-22
  • Simethicone
  • Stearoxy Dimethicone
  • Stearyl Dimethicone
  • Trideceth-12 (a PEG-based emul­si­fi­er)
  • Trimethylsilylamodimethicone