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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
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.