As some of you might know I only wash my hair once a month but when I do get down to my wash days I reach for the product that I have entrusted my strands to for years which is VO5 Tea Therapy Conditioner. I really have stemmed the best results in cleanliness sans that ultra-dry feeling. Now I know this is not an all- natural product but VO5 Tea Therapy is a silicone free product. What exactly are silicones you might be wondering? Basically silicones form a thin layer around the hair shaft. Silicones are found in many products and the reason why manufacturers place silicones into their products is because of the smoothing effect silicones can give the hair especially in your hair’s wet state. That SSS feeling (super, slippery, smooth) you experience after washing your hair is the effect of silicone products.

Silicones can prevent the hair shaft from allowing too much humidity to penetrate the hair shaft while keeping intact your own hair’s moisture. The over-all scheme of silicone’s intentions of keeping the hair moisturized are definitely good but in actuality that buildup around the hair shaft can lead to dryness and damage in most cases because of the prevention of moisture from reaching your strand’s cortex.

How do you recognize silicones in products? Basically when you view the ingredients of the product anything ending in cone such as cyclomethicone is a silicone. Now just like anything all silicones are not on equal playing grounds. Some silicones such as dimethicone also known as simethicone are much heavier which means a thicker layer around your hair shaft that leads to more buildup because theses silicones are more difficult to wash out of your hair now lighter silicones such as Cyclomethicones evaporate quickly and leaves that SSS feeling we all love.

Just remember different strokes for different folks. Some people swear by silicones while others may swear at them but whatever your preference may be, below I have included a very long a@S list of silicone free products.

Products free of Silicones (in alphabetical order)

  • Abba Crème-Masque Conditioner
    Abba Moisture Scensation Conditioner
    Abba Nourishing Leave-On Conditioner
    Abba Recoup Conditioner
    Abba Thickening Conditioner
    Abba True Curls Conditioner
    Abba True Curls Activating Tonic
    Abba True Shine Conditioner
    Abba TruMint Conditioner
    Alberto V05 Blushin’ Apple conditioner
    Alberto V05 Free Me Freesia conditioner
    Alberto V05 Extra Body conditioner
    Alberto V05 Kiwi and Lime Squeeze conditioner
    Alberto V05 Moisture Milks Strawberries and Cream conditioner
    Alberto V05 Peaches & Cream
    Alberto V05 Strawberries and Cream
    Alberto V05 Sun Kissed Raspberry conditioner
    Alberto V05 Tangerine Tickle conditioner
    Alberto V05 Tea Therapy Nourishing conditioner
    Aloe Desert Herb Revitalizing Conditioner
    Aubrey Organics GPB Conditioner
    Aubrey Organics Honeysuckle Rose Moisturizing conditioner
    Aubrey Organics Island Naturals Replenishing conditioner
    Aubrey Organics Jojoba
    Auntie Rhubarb Moisture Bomb
    Aussie Conditioner, Mega for Normal Hair
    Australian Organics Extra Body Conditioner for Fine, Limp + Oily Hair
    Australian Organics Nourishing Restorative Conditioner for Dry, Colored or Chemically Treated Hair
    Australian Organics Replenishing Balancing Conditioner For Normal Hair                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Avalon Organic Botanicals Therapeutic Conditioner, Revitalizing Peppermint
    Avalon Organic Botanicals Therapeutic Conditioner, Volumizing Rosemary
    Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Conditioner
    Avalon Organics Conditioner Moisturizing Awapuhi Mango
    Avalon Organics Tea Tree Mint Treatment Conditioner
    Aveda Deep Penetrating Hair Revitalizer
    Aveda Rosemary Mint Conditioner
    Beauty Without Cruelty Conditioner, Daily Benefits
    Beauty Without Cruelty Conditioner, Moisture Plus
    Beauty Without Cruelty Conditioner, Volume Plus for Fine Hair
    Beauty Without Cruelty Leave-In Conditioner, Revitalize
    Biolage by Matrix Conditioning Balm
    Biolage by Matrix Fortifying Conditioner
    Bumble & Bumble Leave-in conditioner
    Bumble & Bumble Seaweed conditioner
    Carol’s Daughter Khoret Amen Shea Butter Hair Smoothie
    Desert Essence Daily Replenishing Tea Tree Conditioner with Organic Tea Tree Oil
    Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner
    Elucence Protective Barrier Balm
    Elucence Extended Moisture Repair Treatment
    EO Coco Chamomile & Honey Conditioner
    EO French Lavender Conditioner
    EO Rosemary & Mint Conditioner
    Frederic Fekkai Full Volume Conditioner
    Frederic Fekkai Technician Conditioner
    Freeman Papaya and Awapuhi, High Tide Volume Conditioner
    Freeman Papaya and Lime, Overboard Shine Conditioner
    Freeman Papaya and Mango, Massive Moisture 3 Minute
    Garnier Fructis (Fine Hair)
    Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Hair Remoisturizer conditioner
    Giovanni Direct Leave-in
    Giovanni Magnetic Restruxturing
    Giovanni More Body – Leave-in Hair Thickener
    Giovanni Nutrafix (reconstructor)
    Giovanni Smooth as Silk conditioner
    Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat conditioner
    Jason Natural Cosmetics Hemp Enriched Conditioner
    Jason Natural Cosmetics Henna Hi-Lites Conditioner
    Jason Natural Cosmetics Lavender Conditioner (Organic Hair Strengthening)
    Jason Natural Cosmetics Natural Apricot Conditioner (Super Shine)
    Jason Natural Cosmetics Natural Biotin Conditioner (Hair Fortifying)
    Jason Natural Cosmetics Pure Aloe Vera Conditioner (Hair Soothing)
    Jason Natural Cosmetics Rosewater Conditioner (Organic Hair Smoothing)
    Jason Natural Cosmetics Natural Sea Kelp Conditioner (Hair Moisturizing)
    Jason Natural Cosmetics Scalp Balancing Natural Jojoba Conditioner
    Jason Natural Cosmetics Vitamin E with A & C Conditioner (Body Enhancing)
    Jessicurl Aloeba Daily Conditioner
    Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner
    John Masters Organics Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor
    John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner
    JOICO moisturizer
    Kenra Color Maintenance Conditioner
    Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
    Kiss My Face Big Body Conditioner, Volumizing
    Kiss My Face Miss Treated Conditioner, Replenishing
    Le Kair Cholesterol Plus Aloe Formula Conditioner
    Living Nature Manuka Nourishing Conditioner
    Miessence B5 Hair Repair Leave-in
    Miessence Shine Herbal Hair Conditioner Modern Organic lemongrass Conditioner (fine hair)
    Modern Organic Glisten Conditioner (Chemically Treated Hair)
    Modern Organic Mixed Greens Conditioner (Normal to Dry Hair)
    Morrocco Method Diamond Mist Conditioner
    Morrocco Method Volumizer Mist Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Aloe Vera Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Biotin Conditioner Gel
    Nature’s Gate Herbal Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Jojoba Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Keratin Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Lavender & Aloe Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Organics Fruit Blend Chamomile & Lemon Verbena Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Organics Fruit Blend Grapefruit and Wild Ginger Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Organics Fruit Blend Lavender & Aloe Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Organics Fruit Blend Persimmon and Rose Geranium Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Organics Tea Tree & Blue Cypress Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Organics Victorian Emerald Cypress Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Rainwater Herbal Awapuhi Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Rainwater Herbal Hemp Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Rainwater Herbal Henna Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Rainwater Herbal Rosemary Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Rainwater Herbal Sea Kelp and Aloe Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Soy Fragrance-Free Conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Organics Fruit Blend Asian Pear and Red Tea conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Organics Fruit Blend Mandarin Orange and Patchouli conditioner
    Nature’s Gate Rainwater Tea Tree Oil conditioner                                                                                                                                                            Nexxus Ensure Acidifying Conditioner & Detangler
    Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner
    No Rinse Hair Conditioner
    Organic Excellence Mint Conditioner
    Philosophy the big blow off, liquid protein hair conditioner
    Prairie Naturals Badlands
    Prairie Naturals Chinook
    Prairie Naturals Harvestmoon
    Progaine Weightless Conditioner
    Pro-Vitamin SYSTEME Intensive conditioner repair creme
    Pure-A-Teas Green Tea
    Pure-A-Teas Lotus
    Redken Fresh Curls Conditioner
    Regis Design Line Olive Oil Conditioner
    Regis Design Line Olive Oil Masque
    Sebastian Instant Conditioner
    Sebastian Slinky Conditioner
    Shikai Color Reflect Daily Moisture Conditioner
    Suave Aloe Vera
    Suave Juicy Green Apple
    Suave Milk and Honey conditioner
    Suave Naturals Citrus Smoothie
    Suave Naturals Conditioner, Juicy Green Apple
    Suave Naturals Conditioner, Tropical Coconut
    TIGI Bed Head Moisture Maniac Conditioner
    TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey conditioner
    Trader Joe’s Nourish Spa Conditioner
    Ultra Swim – Ultra Swim Conditioner
    Timotei Honey and Monoi Conditioner
    Wella Balsam for dry and damaged hair
    Wella Flash Flood Hydrating Vitality Blast
    Weleda Rosemary Phyto Hair Conditioner
    White Rain Energizing Citrus
    White Rain Extra Body conditioner
    White Rain Jasmine conditioner
    White Rain Regular conditioner