I would not have thought about my shampoo and conditioner being an issue with silicone and dimethicone, but sure enough, it’s in most of them out there. The search was on and what I found wasn’t cheap. Below are the brands that are silicone free and my personal favorite silicone / dimethicone free shampoo.
When purchasing my silicone free products:
- Order from Amazon so I can earn my 5% back
- Shop from Ulta so earn points that I can use on future purchases. Also, Ulta will have various sales, e.g., buy 2 get 1 free and when they do, I will stock up on my products to save money. Click here to read my article on how to save money at Ulta.
- Some products can be purchased at Target and if you have the RedCard you can save 5% on your purchase if you use your RedCard. Also, if you wait until Target offers their spend $20 and receive a $5 gift card sale, you can save a little this way too.
AG Hair Natural Balance Apple Cider Vinegar Sulfate-Free Shampoo
Even though it’s not rated too well on Amazon, this is my favorite silicone free shampoo. (Note, the ratings are betting on the Utla website.) I absolutely love the smell and my hair feels amazing afterward.
- View AG Hair Natural Balance Apple Cider Vinegar Sulfate-Free Shampoo on Amazon
- View AG Hair Natural Balance Apple Cider Vinegar Sulfate-Free Shampoo on Ulta
AG Hair Natural Balance Apple Cider Vinegar Sulfate-Free Shampoo Ingredients
Water (Aqua, Eau), Potassium Cocoyl Glycinate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate, Decyl Glucoside, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Acacia Concinna Fruit Extract, Balanites Aegyptiaca Fruit Extract, Gypsophila Paniculata Root Extract, Vinegar (Organic), Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit Extract (Organic), Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit Extract (Organic), Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract (Organic), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Seed Extract, Panicum Miliaceum Seed Extract, Linum Usitatissimum Seed Extract, Olea Europea Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract (Organic), Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil (Organic), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus (Lemongrass) Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary) Oil, Sodium PCA, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Peptide, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Panthenol, Tetrasodium Glutamate Diacetate, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenethyl Alcohol, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Mentha Virdis Leaf Oil, Triethyl Citrate.
- View Biolage Nourish on Amazon
- View Biolage Nourish on Ulta (link to conditioner as of right now the shampoo is in the store only)
Biolage Nourish Ingredients
Aqua/Water/Eau, Cetearyl Alcohol, Brassicamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Cocos Nucifera Oil/Coconut Oil, Benzyl Alcohol, Parfum/Fragrance, Sclerotium Gum, Tartaric Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Salicylic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Kaolin, Tocopherol, Coumarin, Linalool, Caramel, Glycine Soja Oil/Soybean Oil.
Everyone Balance Shampoo is the natural solution for healthy, shiny, bouncy hair. Clary sage and tea tree oils gently soothe itchy scalps, while the quinoa protein and coconut extract strengthen and replenish your hair’s natural moisture levels, giving your hair the balance it craves.
Everyone Balance Shampoo Ingredients
Purified Water, Cocamidopropyl Hydroxysultaine, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Glycerin, Lauryl Glucoside, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate, Coco-Glucoside, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Sodium Lauroyl Glutamate, Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl, Panthenol, Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein, Sodium Hyaluronate, Coconut (Cocos Nucifera) Fruit Extract, EO Essential Oil Blend [Juniperus Virginiana Oil, Salvia Sclarea (Clary Sage) Oil, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Maleleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Vetiveria Zizanoides Root Oil, Boswellia Carteri Oil, Cedrus Deodara Wood Oil, Backhousia Citriodora Leaf Oil[, EO Organic Herbal Blend [Organic Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Organic Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Organic Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, and Organic Camelia Sinensis Leaf Extract], Citric Acid, Sodium Phytate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Potassium Sorbate, Tocopherol.
I ordered this as a cheaper alternative to my favorite silicone-free shampoo mentioned above but I haven’t opened the bottle yet. Once I use it, I will report back my preferences.
Living Proof Full Shampoo is a gentle, yet thoroughly cleansing shampoo that helps to transform fine, flat hair to look, feel and behave like naturally full, thick hair. Powered by Living Proof’s patented Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA), Full Shampoo is the first step to:
- Removing residue for natural fullness and body
- Helping to repel dirt and oil to keep hair cleaner, longer
- Preparing hair for maximum fullness
Full Shampoo is ideal for fine, flat hair. It is sulfate-free and silicone-free. Safe and formulated for color and chemically treated hair. The Full System transforms fine, flat hair to look and behave like naturally full, thick hair.
Living Proof Full Shampoo Ingredients
Water (Aqua, Eau), Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Peg-150 Distearate, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Peg-120 Methyl Glucose Dioleate, Fragrance (Parfum), Hexylene Glycol, Peg-40 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Peg-25 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Panthenol, Citric Acid, Disodium Edta, Methyl Gluceth-10, Magnesium Nitrate, Alcohol, Polyquaternium-7, Tris (Tetramethylhydroxypiperidinol) Citrate, Sodium Chloride, Ppg-33-Buteth-45, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Hedychium Coronarium Root Extract, Yellow 5 (Ci 19140), Propylene Glycol, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Sodium Benzoate, Magnesium Chloride, Blue 1 (Ci 42090), Methylisothiazolinone, Medicago Sativa Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Butylphenyl Methylpropional
When I first started my search I asked an African-American sales lady in the store to help. She smiled and informed me that most products made for “ethnic hair” are almost silicone-free, etc.
Complex Includes Sulfate-free Shampoo, Gentle Nourishing Conditioner & Revitalizing Masque to Safely Hydrate Scalp, Protect Color & Moisturize.
- View Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Shampoo on Amazon
- View Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Shampoo on Ulta
- View Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Shampoo on Target
Shea Moisture Superfruit Complex Shampoo Ingredients
Water, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Stearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Chloride, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Panthenol, Biotin, Glycerin, Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil, Fragrance (Essential Oil Blend), Tocopherol, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Extract, Euterpe Oleracea Fruit Extract, Psidium Guajava Fruit Extract, Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Cinnamidopropyltrimonium Chloride, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Citrate, Citric Acid, Ipomoea Batatas Extract*Certified Organic Ingredient
- View TRESemmé Expert Selection Shampoo, PERFECTLY (UN)DONE on Amazon
- View TRESemmé Expert Selection Shampoo, PERFECTLY (UN)DONE on Ulta
TRESemmé Expert Selection Shampoo, PERFECTLY (UN)DONE ingredients
Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Chloride, Macrocystis Pyrifera (Kelp) Extract, Fragrance(Parfum), Citric Acid, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Polyquaternium-10, PPG-9, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone