Q & A - Silicone Free Shampoo?

Siloxanes are silicone-based compounds that are used for their softening, smoothing, and moistening action. The most commonly used siloxane in shampoo and conditioner decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5). Hair conditioner is a major source of D5 exposure ( up to 162 milligrams per day).

Cyclic siloxanes like D5 are linked to reproductive impairment, liver changes, endocrine disruption, uterine cancers, neurological and immune effects and thyroid enlargement.

When shopping for silicone free shampoos check labels for Dimethicone, polymethylsiloxane, cyclopentasiloxane, cyclomethicone, cyclotetrasiloxane, cyclohexasiloxan, Trisiloxane or any other ingredients that end with the word siloxane.

Some good silicone free options are shampoo bars like

J.R. Liggett Bar Shampoos

Skinny & Co. Chemical Free Shampoo Bar,

Spiraleaf Whiff Shampoo and Shave Bar

Yellow Bird Shampoo Bar.

Keep your shampoo bar dry between uses and it should last 2-3 months.

I found that I don’t have to wash my hair as much and don’t always need to use conditioner with shampoo bars. But if you can’t wrap your head around using soap to wash your hair there are other great silicone free options.

Avalon Organics and Attitude offer silicone free shampoos at reasonable prices.

Carina Organics and Acure Organics Natural Shampoo are good, but more expensive options.

California Baby and Baja Baby are good silicone free options for kids.