Some curlies love silicones (also known as “cones”) while many hate them. My hair loves them for about two days and then my hair accumulates product buildup and becomes weighty; a not so great feeling that makes me regret those two days when I was swinging my head like a little girl’s first press ‘n’ curl, but I digress.
WHAT ARE SILICONES
NaturallyCurly Curl Chemist Tonya McKay says that silicones (inorganic) are made up of a backbone of repeating units of silicon bonded to oxygen, with small organic molecules forming a sheath around the outside of the molecule. They are used in rinse-off conditioners, intensive treatment conditioners and leave-in conditioners, where they reduce combing friction, provide an emollient effect, impart gloss, and reduce static charge between hair strands.
You can read the rest of my article over at Naturallycurly.com
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