While we all yearn the feeling of having silky and shiny hair that is ultra smooth as you run your fingers through after shampooing and conditioning, the reality is that these products may be damaging your mane in the long run as they contain an extremely harmful ingredient – silicones.
The giveaway on the ingredients list stipulated behind any product are words ending with “cone” such as “dimethicone”. What this polymer does is that it coats the strands of hair in a waterproof film that masks the hair’s underlying conditions, whether it is damaged, coarse, dry or curly.
Just like concealer for the face, silicones temporarily masks the hair’s imperfections, except it also prevents real nourishing ingredients to penetrate the hair and even stumps the production of the hair’s natural oils from hydrating the hair shaft. With that said, it’s about damn time we give our hair some real love by switching to silicone-free products.
If you’re looking for an affordable option that does the job, we’d suggest Lux Luminique, Japan’s number one non-silicone hair label that is available in three variants, Damage Repair, Relax and Smooth, and Volume Shine, that combines healthy ingredients such as macadamia oil and argan oil with cutting-edge haircare technology.
Lux Luminique promises to strengthen the scalp as well as the hairs from within while offering anti-entanglement properties and nourishment for airy, light, healthy and manageable hair. Oh, did we also mention that these shampoos and conditioners smell heavenly thanks to its indulgent fine fragrances?
Lux Luminique shampoos and conditioners are now available for purchase throughout Malaysia via Watsons stores or Watsons.com.my for RM39.90 per bottle.