How many times have you been to your hairdresser only to get an ear bashing about the fact that you’re using supermarket hair care products that supposedly coat your strands in silicone?
Now, before you banish all your budget brands from your bathroom, let’s get the facts straight – yes some silicones can be bad for your hair, but like most things in life, not all silicones are bad silicones.
Some variants (such as dimethicone, or simethicone), can heavily coat your strands, preventing nutrients from penetrating, and making your hair a nightmare to colour (one of the reasons why stylists can’t stand them).
Others however (such as cyclomethicone), can have a positive impact, reducing the porosity of your hair, enabling it to lock in moisture, leaving it looking and feeling smoother and shinier.
And just because your shampoo and conditioner are from the supermarket, doesn’t necessarily mean they’re packed with nasties (it doesn’t always pay to be a brand snob, remember!).
Take the new TRESemmé NATURALS range for example. The products are all free of dyes, and are formulated with USDA Certified Organic sweet orange, aloe vera, and avocado extracts.
The Nourishing Moisture Shampoo is also made up of naturally derived polymers and contains lower levels of sulfate, while the Nourishing Moisture Conditioner is free of all harmful silicones. They’re guaranteed to leave your hair gorgeous, at a totally affordable price.
Which do you prefer - salon or supermarket hair care brands?