Silicones in hair products

Silicones we avoid within the CG Method. Silicones are synthetic substances with a wide range of uses. Silicones can be compared to liquid rubber or plastic. It creates a kind of layer around your hair that makes your hair water repellent. This makes your hair look healthier and shinier at first glance, but actually it doesn't do much for your hair and is best avoided.

What are silicones?

Silicones (such as paraffin (wax), Vera microcirstallina, petrolatum) are found in many different products such as pacifiers for babies and baking molds, as well as in some types of glues and sealants. 
Because silicones create a layer around your hair, it is "sealed," so to speak. As a result, ingredients from a conditioning shampoo or conditioner, for example, can no longer reach your hair and thus cannot nourish it. This is why we do not use silicones within the cg method. 

How do you recognize silicones in an ingredient list? 

You recognize silicones on the ingredient list by the words ending in '-cone', 'conol', '-xane' and '-col' such as:
  • Cetearyl Methicone
  • Cyclopentasiloxane
There are also water-soluble silicones. You can use these within the CG Method. These do not cause build up, but can be removed with water. These are water-soluble silicones:
  • PEG-8 Dimethicone and other silicones beginning with PEG
  • Dimethicone Copolyol
  • Lauryl Methicone Copolyol
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein (Hydroxypropyl Polysiloxane)

What happens when I use a shampoo with silicones? 

At first your hair seems to get shiny and you can get through it well with your brush, but silicones accumulate. This happens when you start using a product with silicones for an extended period of time. Your hair will start to look duller and it will feel heavier. This is due to the build-up of silicones. This will cause you to wash your hair even more often and you will end up in a vicious cycle. 
With us, you can be sure that your hair care is free of silicones. Discover
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