Before anything else, let's bust some myths. Silicones on beauty products get a bad rap, but these so-called "dangers" of using silicone have been debunked by cosmetic chemist, Michelle of Labmuffin. Silicones help smooth out the frizz and add shine to your locks. These benefits are the common reasons we spot them in most hair care products. Although it is a synthetic ingredient, it's okay to use a product with silicone, and it's simply a matter of preference. You do you!
If you're part of the group that prefers silicone-free shampoos, we totally get you. Some silicone shampoos (not all) may weigh hair down because they may be hard to rinse off the tresses. Plus, silicone-free formulas give an airy effect on the hair, especially during summer or on hot, humid days. Girls who follow the Curly Girl Method also favor silicone-free hair care products because these formulas enhance the curls and lift the roots.
In my personal experience, my hair looks more bouncy and voluminous whenever I wash my locks with a silicone-free shampoo. It's perfect for when I have bangs because my fringe never looks too "bagsak" or feel "malagkit."
Intrigued? Here are some silicone-free shampoos worth washing your hair with!
SHOP: Best Silicone-Free Shampoos To Try For Bouncy, Healthy Hair
1. TSUBAKI Premium Volume & Repair Shampoo
Pinays used to hoard this in Japan because of its hair-repair and nourishing abilities, and now Tsubaki is here in the Philippines! This variant has soy protein, royal jelly, and camellia oil to tame the frizz without weighing the hair down. Its silicone-free formula revives lifeless hair and restores its bouncy volume.
(Mini review: It smells super good, and it makes air-dried hair look blow-dried! Insane, right?)
2. Dove Botanical Silicone Free Shampoo for Damaged Hair Restore
This shampoo takes a fragrant experience to a whole new level: It has dissolvable petals that keep your lock smelling great, even in hot weather! The lightweight formula gently lifts the roots and makes the hair look healthy.
(Mini review: As someone who has short hair, this has saved me time getting ready. I don't need to use a hair dryer to get rid of tikwas. After washing with this shampoo, my bob looks voluminous and flyaway-free.)
Botanical Silicone Free Shampoo for Damaged Hair Restore, P399, DOVE, Lazada
3. Colors by Zenutrients Shampoo
Aside from being sulfate- and silicone-free, this shampoo has blue ternate flower extract to gently tone the orange tones in colored hair. ICYDK, blue shampoo is best for brunettes to bring out a classy, rich brown hue. The azure tones cancel out reddish and orange tones.
Colors by Zenutrients Shampoo, P189, ZENUTRIENTS, Lazada
4. Kérastase Spécifique Anti-Irritation Shampoo
An itchy scalp needs instant relief and the use of gentle formulas. This hypoallergenic formula gently cleanses, soothes, and moisturizes, leaving your sensitive scalp feeling instantly relaxed and itch-free.
Spécifique Anti-Irritation Shampoo, P1950, KERASTASE, Lazada
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.