By nature, many silicones are very hydrophobic, meaning they don't wash out easily, leaving hair feeling heavy and greasy at the end of the day.
We’ve found that when hair looks and feels greasy, it means that you need to wash and style it more. This leads to extra stress on the hair and far more damage over time. We call this the cycle of damage.
It’s smart to reconsider these hydrophobic silicones, for example: Dimethicone and Dimethiconol.
The best option is to find an alternative that doesn’t build up on hair. All Revelry Hair Co products are Silicone free.
How to SPOT SILICONES on an ingredients list
"I recommend staying away from all silicones, or as I call them, ‘silly-cones.’ Common names [for silicones] are Cyclomethicone, Dimethicone, Methicone, Amodimethicone, Dimethiconol, Cyclomethicone/Cyclopentasiloxane.
If you see anything that sounds like a ‘silly-cone,’ avoid it. If you're not sure, you can always do a little research to see what that ingredient is.” —Shai Amiel
“Amodimethicone (also look for ‘amo,’ ‘amine,’ or ‘amino’) is common in leave-in conditioners and can leave the hair feeling heavy and weighed down.
“Dimethicone is the most common to come by and cheapest silicone, as well as being the hardest to remove.
This simple ingredient added to most hair care for cosmetic benefits is the one that can be the most detrimental to the health of your hair overall.
All Revelry hair Co products contain a cutting edge natural silicone replacement called Lexfeel. This allows the hair to breath, remain soft, shiny and ultra light weight so hair stays healthier and cleaner for longer!
Info via Naomi Nachmani