The truth about silicone in your hair products - PART 1

Everything you need to know about - and avoid - when it comes to Silicone (the plastic-y polymer) yes plastic!

Given the popular inclusion of silicone in most hair care products, we thought it might be helpful to run you through the reasons why we DON’T use it in any Revelry Hair Co products & why we’re passionate about the long term results that can be offered by removing it completely from your products. That goes for skincare alike.

Here is the backup to properly break down the synthetic ingredient and what it’s really doing to our hair.

THE BASICS

Silicones are a large class of materials - not one item. They can usually be recognised by names ending in ‘cone.’

In hair care, they are primarily used to lubricate/condition and to add shine.

“Silicone is almost like rubber or plastic. It is used as a sealant against water and even air. It is not a natural ingredient and its side effects are bad for our hair.

It gives hair the illusion of shine, but it is not the shine we want - it is a fake shine from the plastic.

The shine we want is when the cuticle layer is sealed and light reflects off the hair. This only happens when hair is properly hydrated and kept as healthy as possible.

“Silicone will weigh the hair down, making it limp, lifeless, and with time, very dull. It prevents moisture from penetrating the hair shaft and becomes like a magnet for dirt and other ingredients. So in essence, we get a good shine for a couple of days, but over time it will attract more buildup on the hair.

With time it will dry the hair out because it won’t allow in the conditioner and it ends up sitting on the surface. Due to lack of moisture, the hair will become very brittle and could lead to frizz and breakage.” - Shai Amiel, Celebrity Hairstylist & Owner, CAPELLA Salon.

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