Silicone Free Hair Oil Products: All Natural

Hair oils are popular because they provide immediate help with dry and brittle hair. The hair immediately feels smoother and shines, and you can easily slide your fingers through it.

However, even products that call themselves “all-natural” might use synthetic silicone oil. In this article we shed a light on silicones in hair oils and present you a couple of products that are absolutely silicone-free.

For hair shampoos, silicones have been criticized for years and more and more manufacturers offer shampoos without silicones. For many hair oils, however, silicone oils remain the essential ingredient.

When used silicones usually appear at the top of the list of ingredients, i.e. they have the largest share in the product. One can recognize silicones easily by terms that begin with “cyclo” or end with “-cone” or “-xanes”, such as:

  • cyclopentasiloxanes
  • cyclohexasiloxanes
  • cyclohexasiloxanes
  • cyclotetrasiloxanes
  • phenyl trimethicones or
  • amodimethicones.

Silicones are often used because they give the product the desired consistency without greasing. The silicone oil spreads quickly on the hair’s surface and makes it smooth and supple, without making it looking greasy.

A greasy look can easily happen with vegetable oils if you can not find the right dose. On the other hand, silicones form a film around the cuticle layer of the hair, filling up fragile areas, but artificially without really providing any hair care.

The silicone sheath impedes the penetration of care substances and also causes problems when dyeing and tinting, because the color can no longer penetrate the hair fibers.

From an ecological perspective silicones are also more than questionable. They are difficult to biodegrade and, as nitrogen and phosphorus-containing sewage sludge, can return to the agricultural fields as fertilizer and thus enter into our waters.

If you want to use a hair oil without silicone, you should not just pay attention to terms such as all-natural, organic, Macamedia oil, Argan Oil or Monoi Oil in the product name. Take a closer look at the list of ingredients to identify silicones.

If you look more closely at the ingredients of the hair oils of well-known brands, you will unfortunately notice that they often contain silicone and / or paraffin oils.

Here are y few examples: Scroll down until you find List of ingredients: Dove Pure Hair Oil* or Garnier Hair Care Fructis Triple Nutrition Marvelous Oil Hair Elixir*.

Even bio claims on the packaging do not always ensure that only organic oil is used. You are on the safe side if you use a certified organic hair oil.

Majestic Pure Moroccan Argan Oil for Hair

Cold pressed Moroccan Oil with no additives. 100% Organic For Scalp, Hair, Body & Nails

VoilaVe Pure Organic Moroccan Argan Oil

USDA and ECOCERT certfied. For Skin, Nails & Hair Growth

100% Pure Nature’s Moisturizer by Ancient Greek Remedy

Blend of Olive, Lavender, Almond and Grapeseed oils with Vitamin E. Day and night Moisturizer for Skin, Dry Hair, Face, Scalp. Safe for Kids and Baby skin care.

All Natural Hair Growth Oil by Hair Thickness Maximizer

That’s a silicone free Hair Oil for Growth. Enhanced with Jamaican Black Castor Oil, Jojoba, Argan, Refined Rosehip, Cayenne Extract, Pomegranate Extract, Alfalfa Extract, Spearmint, Rosehip Extract, Ginkgo Biloba Extract, Lemongrass, Tea Tree, and Peppermint. Made in the USA

Boost Hair Oil by Terrajuve

This is a 100% all organic hair growth oil. It’s made of organic Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Lavender Essential Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil, Cedarwood Essential Oil, and Thyme Essential Oil.

All the products above are paraben free, paraffin free, phthalate free, gluten free, dairy free, cruelty free, non GMO, and do not contain petroleum or mineral oil derivatives.

Conclusion

If you are looking for a silicone free hair oil. You need to take a deep look at the list of ingredients.Even if it claims to be all natural it still might include silicones. You can easily identify silicones in hair oil products if you watch out for -xanes and -cones on the list of ingredients

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