Is Silicone-free Shampoo for You?

What is a silicone? Does it really matter if your shampoo contains it? Why? At Herbal Essences, we want to make sure you understand the ingredients we use and those we say "no-no" to when we formulate. Both you and your hair to feel good about using our products.

What is a silicone-free shampoo?

Silicone is an oil-like, cosmetic ingredient found in many beauty products. In haircare, it is a super effective solution to help hair stay smooth, soft, and shiny.

The problem is some silicones work better for hair than others. If you find a silicone containing product to be too heavy, try a silicone-free shampoo or conditioner.

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Everyone’s hair is different.

Whether its silicone or silicone-free shampoo, it’s important to do what’s best for your hair. Try out different shampoos and conditioners to see what makes your hair feel its best. Within our line of bio:renew hair products, there are products made with and without silicone, so you have plenty of options.

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Safety comes first.

At Herbal Essences, safety comes first. Before any ingredient goes into our shampoos and conditioners, we assess its safety and toxicity. If we have any doubts about its potential to cause harm, we consider it a “no-no” and don’t include it in our product formulas. With every preservative and ingredient, even if deemed safe, we work to determine a safe range, backed up by science, to ensure your safety.

Herbal Essences’ bio:renew collection may be for you.

We’ve made the choice to make our bio:renew hair products without several ingredients that we consider “no-nos”. Plus, bio:renew is 90 percent naturally derived with antioxidants that help your hair feel and look healthy. By combining active antioxidants and intoxicating fragrances, we strive to give you more choices and better hair care. Whatever hair product you choose, it’s important to stay true to yourself – and your hair.

*includes purified water and ingredient materials derived from a natural source and subjected to limited processing