Silicones: why are they used in hair products?
To improve damaged hair:
Hair that is dull, brittle or with split ends benefits from silicones, as they give the hair a healthier look.
Silicones improve the hair’s structure by evening out its outer layer with a coating.
This coating brings shine to the hair thanks to its reflecting effect. The hair looks more lustrous and smooth.
To protect the hair:
By coating the hair, silicones become a protective layer. They help defend the hair against external aggressions, such as blow drying, combing, etc.
To reduce drying time:
Volatile silicones can be used in shampoos in order to reduce drying time.
There are more applications of silicones in hair products, such as enhancing hair volume and giving more hold to the hair in hair styling products.