Will silicone-free shampoo work for you?

It’s normal for you to ponder over questions such as “What is silicone?” or “Does it make any difference if my shampoo contains silicone?”

At Herbal Essences, we believe in keeping you in the loop about why we use certain ingredients in our hair products, and why there are some ingredients used in regular shampoos that find a place in our ‘no-no’ list. Because in the end, whatever hair product you choose, the sole intention is for it to take good care of your hair and keep doing it for a long time.

What is a silicone-free shampoo?

Silicone, which is widely used in beauty products around the world, is an oil-like, cosmetic ingredient.

When it comes to hair care products, silicone is considered to be an effective solution in helping your tresses stay manageable, shiny, and soft. The need for silicone-free shampoos and conditioners arise because it magically suits some hair types, but does not have any effect on others. If you feel that your current hair product is too heavy or doesn’t make your tresses shine, switching to silicone-free hair products might do the trick.

Different hair types need different hair products

The most important thing that you can do for your hair is to find out what works best.

If you notice that your hair appears healthy after using a shampoo without silicone, stick to that product. Our Herbal Essences bio:renew haircare range consists of products made both with and without silicone. This means that there are options to choose from for all hair types.

Safety is the first priority

At Herbal Essences, we make your safety our highest priority. Before using any ingredient in our shampoos and conditioners, it is assessed for safety and toxicity.

In case we have doubts regarding an ingredient's side effects, we add it into our ‘no-no’ list and do not use it in our product formula. Even if every preservative and ingredient is safe, we work to scientifically determine a safe range to ensure your safety.

Herbal Essences bio:renew collection may be for you.

We’ve made the choice to make our Herbal Essences bio:renew hair products without several ingredients that we consider 'no-no'”.

Plus, bio:renew has a 90% natural origin* with antioxidants that help your hair to feel and look healthy. By combining active antioxidants and intoxicating fragrances, we strive to give you more haircare choices. 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