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Silicone-Based Hair Products: Yay Or Nay?

Oh, those silicone-based hair products! There are so many opinions, myths, assumptions and untruths flying around about this type of hair treatment. It boggles the mind how so many different opinions and supposed "facts'' bombard you every day about a simple hair care product. Today, we are setting out to dispel all the rumors and myths and introduce you to some of the hard facts regarding silicone-based hair care products.

After this, you will be able to make your own educated decision as to whether or not they’re right for you. Without further ado, let's take a look at silicone hair products and what they're all about.

Silicones – What Are They?

Silicones are man-made or synthetic polymers that have hydrophobic properties. What does that mean? By creating an impenetrable seal, they help retain moisture. There are many different forms of silicone, not all of which would you use on your skin, hair, etc. An example of a silicone you would never dream of using on your hair or body would be sealing caulk. This product is used around windows in buildings.

Fortunately, hair products use other types of silicone – mostly dimethicone, amodimethicone, cyclomethicone. These silicones are significantly less heavy, sticky, and thick. They do not damage or strip hair and they are not toxic. Quite the opposite is true, in fact. By creating a protective layer around the shaft of your hair, silicones shield your strands from damaging elements.

The Reaction of Silicone on Your Hair

Around your hair cuticle, a waterproof, thin coating is formed by silicones. While preventing moisture from penetrating the shaft of your hair (this causes frizz) the coating also keeps your hair hydrated from within. Silicones also protect your hair from damage caused by hot irons, blow dryers, and other heat styling tools. Their glossy, slick texture leaves your locks smooth, soft, and tangle free. Silicones are typically contained in frizz fighting conditioners and shampoos. Additionally, you will find silicones in strengthening and softening serums.

Safely Using Silicones

Now we’ll get down to it – you may have heard nasty rumors about the safety factor where silicones are concerned. Here's the bottom line: They do not cause hair shaft damage. Silicones are perfectly safe. Even though they’re man-made, they are safe for the environment and safe for humans. What's more, they have incredible smoothing and moisturizing capabilities, are exceedingly effective at fighting frizz, can protect hair from damage by heat, improve manageability, and add shine.

Where to Find the Best Silicone Hair Products

At RAM Atelier, LLC, we carry pure silicone products for hairstyling of a superior nature. If you would like frizz-free, shiny, and soft hair, there's nothing like our pure silicone products. You will find no fillers in our products for a very good reason. We want to make hairstyling a breeze and for our products to have the maximum possible effect on your hair.

Whether you have coarse, fine, colored, relaxed, wavy, curly, or straight hair – Simply Stylin’ products will help you have shiny, healthier hair for longer periods of time.

Got questions? You can phone us at 972-769-9753 or email us at

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