Silicone free haircare - what does it mean?

One of the things we're most proud of at Humdakin is that we don't compromise. That's why it took us so long to develop our new range of hair products - it had to be what we wanted: silicone and SLS free. At the same time, the products had to be effective and leave hair soft. That's why we're so proud of the products we've created - because they do it all.

Silicone-free - What does that mean? 

Silicones are often added to hair products to make hair feel smooth and soft. Here, the silicone is applied to the individual strands of hair, quickly leaving hair looking shiny. But silicone is also water-repellent, which mean it can be difficult to get washed properly out of hair. This makes it difficult for the conditioning properties of shampoos and conditioners to penetrate the hair properly. This can lead to dry, brittle hair and a dry scalp.

To enable you to wash out the silicone, many manufacturers add SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate) to the shampoo. If you're familiar with Humdakin products, you'll know that SLS is already one of the preservatives we avoid as much as possible in all hand care products. SLS is usually added to shampoos to remove the silicone residue and SLS is also what we know as the foaming agent in many products, and therefore also makes the shampoo foam. While SLS is suspected of causing allergies, it is a powerful agent that strips hair and scalp of the natural oils that protect hair fibres and scalp. It leaves the scalp out of balance and can result in dry, oily hair.

So by switching to a silicone-free shampoo, you'll end up with more nourished, soft and shiny hair in the long run. At Humdakin, we've added wheat protein, which is the secret to beautiful hair. It's rich in amino acids, which have a positive effect on hair. They help to strengthen the hair and its structure.

Therefore, you can choose Humdakin hair products that are without compromise on effect and ingredients. We hope you will love them as much as we do.

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