If you're still on the fence about using silicones on your Type 4 hair, check these out.
Not everyone is on the "never use silicones" bandwagon. After all, products containing ample amounts of silicones are often the best and most cost effective when it comes to detangling, conditioning and getting rid of frizz with application. And while silicones certainly don't deserve the insanely bad rep they receive in the hair care world, they are still not water-soluble, meaning they still aren't good for your hair. If you are still on the fence, though, about whether or not to use or toss out your silicone-trodden products, here are the top 10 reasons you should get ingredient snobby when it comes to your hair.
To be fair, it isn't actually the use of silicones that is so bad for your curls. It is the fact that because they are not water soluble, you must use sulfates in order to rid your hair of them so they don't weigh it down and cause frizz (Surprise, silicones are just a frizz band aid!). Sulfates are what produces suds in our products including in shampoos. Sulfates, though, dry out your hair, strip it of its natural oils and cause frizz and over all damage in the process.
All in all, the less you use silicones, the less you need to use any type of sulfate. Cool.