Silicone is a synthetic polymer made up of silicon, oxygen and other elements, most typically carbon & hydrogen. Silicone is generally a liquid or a flexible, rubber like plastic, & has a number of useful temporary properties, such as high heat resistance which makes it perfect to lay the cuticles on the shaft of the hair down to create a sleek effect & to aid in getting the tangles & knots out of your hair. Silicone loves the curling iron, the straightener and the hair dryer; it gets shinier and sleeker with heat. This then makes it welded in effect to the hair shaft and stops all beneficial treatments being effective. In essence you are wasting money on product! It’s not working due to the silicone coating layered onto the hair shaft.

Silicone coats the hair...suffocates it really... some silicones are water soluble & some not water soluble and over time hair gets saturated with the product and becomes heavy, lank, & dull. Days between washes get shorter. It locks out moisture, protein & any beneficial conditioning products as it cannot penetrate the barrier that silicone creates. If you colour your hair you will need to do it more often.

If you see Dimethicone/cyclomethicone/amodimethicone/cyclomethicone you are using silicone, it goes by many names, but it is likely silicone is present if the unreadable name ends in –cone or -one.


Take the time to get rid of the build up of silicone by using envirocare Silicone Free Shampoo & Silicone Free Conditioner for 2-3 weeks (without using any other hair product that has silicone in it). To hasten the process you can add some good quality vinegar to the rinse water. No need to use expensive clarifying shampoos to rid your hair of the build up of silicone....just continue to wash with envirocare Silicone Free Shampoo & always use envirocare Silicone Free Hair Conditioner.

 Once you have washed your hair without silicone in your shampoo and conditioner for a few weeks (or even immediately depending on the build up you have) you may notice that your hair is ‘lighter’, has more volume & feels better. The hemp, coconut & olive oil in envirocare Silicone Free Shampoo & Silicone Free Conditioner will do wonders for your hair: replace moisture, retain protein & water, strengthen, improve elasticity & soften the strands to stop breakage.