Hair Products Containing Silicone

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All hair needs moisture, but curly, frizzy hair needs an added ingredient to seal that moisture in. Hair products that contain silicone help lock in the products’ hydrating ingredients and add a boost of shine, as well as smooth your hair’s cuticles and fight off frizz. While hairstylist Christo notes that too much silicone can weigh your locks down, using a small amount will make your hair silky and sleek.

Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner

To get smooth and vibrant curls, “Allure” recommends applying a conditioner with silicone like Ouidad Moisture Lock Leave-In Conditioner each time you shower. According to the magazine, Jim Hammer, a cosmetic chemist, states that this product will coat your hair with moisture that lasts all day and help prevent humidity from causing your hair to get puffy and frizzy. The product promises to add conditioners and proteins to every strand, thereby improving the overall look and feel of your locks. It contains prickly pear cactus extract to seal nourishment into the cuticle, and antioxidants like green tea and vitamin B5 help prevent environmental damage, as well as make your hair shinier. The conditioner also contains arnica extract to heal any past damage, fight off flyaways and restore your hair and scalp to a state of health.

John Frieda Frizz-Ease Take Charge Curl-Boosting Mousse

Enhance your hair’s volume and combat frizz with a silicone-based product like John Frieda Frizz-Ease Take Charge Curl-Boosting Mousse, says “Elle.” This product promises to provide hold to your curls while still allowing them to move, and the magazine notes that it will make your hair feel soft and vibrant. It claims to give the bounce back to your hair while its blend of rich ingredients work to fend off frizz and give your hair a healthy shine. It contains panthenol and other conditioners that both prevent flyaways and give your curls a spring, as well as sunscreen to help prevent the sun from damaging your strands. This mousse promises to provide hold without feeling sticky, and it contains no alcohol.

Dove Damage Therapy Frizz Control Taming Cream

According to “Allure,” using a silicone product that seals the cuticle and prevents moisture from creeping in is the key to warding off frizz in medium to thick hair. The magazine recommends applying an anti-frizz cream like Dove Damage Therapy Frizz Control Taming Cream, which contains a nourishing serum that promises to control frizz and make your hair smooth to the touch. It claims to work by first flattening the lifted cuticles that cause frizz and then shielding your strands from the damp and humid weather that can make frizz come back. The cream promises to make your hair easier to style without causing it to feel heavy or leaving a dulling residue.

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