Will silicone-free shampoo work for you?

It’s normal for you to ponder 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 some ingredients used in regular shampoos are on 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 to keep doing that 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 haircare products, silicone is considered to be effective in helping your tresses stay manageable, shiny and soft. The need for silicone-free shampoos and conditioners arises because it suits some hair types, but has no effect on others. If you feel that your current hair product is too heavy or doesn’t make your hair shine, switching to silicone-free hair products might do the trick.

Different hair types need different hair products

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

If you notice that your hair looks healthy after using a shampoo without silicone, stick to that product. Our nature-inspired Herbal Essences bio:renew haircare range consists of products formulated both with and without silicone – meaning 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.

If 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 decided to make our Herbal Essences bio:renew hair products without several ingredients that we consider a no-no.

Plus, our bio:renew range is 90% natural origin* with antioxidants that help your hair 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