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Silicone free hair care, as it should be

June 14, 2017 2 min read

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 and 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 and some not water soluble meaning that over time hair gets saturated with the product and becomes heavy, lank, & dull. Days between washes get shorter. It locks out moisture, protein and 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.

Do our haircare products need it in order to be effective? Short answer, no.

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 and always follow with 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 and water, strengthen, improve elasticity & soften the strands to stop breakage.

Logistics Status & Pricing Update | 8th Feb 2022

Further to the previous logistics update, the spread of omicron variant continues to play havoc with many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators across the country.

To make logistics even more difficulty the East-West rail line is closed due to significant flooding including to both the Eyre and Stuart Highways, South Australia.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

envirocare earth has always worked our best to minimise delivery costs but as a result of the ongoing issues affecting logistics all online orders will now attract a delivery charge.

FLAT RATES -  WA $15.00, INTERSTATE $20.00.

We encourage you to order in bulk; saving on product, delivery and helping the environment.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated and we hope that normality can return soon.

envirocare earth

Omicron Logistics Status Update | 12th Jan 22

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has further impacted the logistics industry. This includes many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators.

Due to the widespread impact of Omicron infections, our partnered carriers across the network are experiencing both a surge in parcel deliveries and major disruptions to their delivery services. With a significant number of people in self-isolation in accordance with state regulations and public health orders, delivery delays are expected across the network due to driver shortages, depots experiencing temporary closures and/or operating with significantly reduced staff.

This has also created some lags in tracking details being updated on carrier websites.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

envirocare earth