If the problem with silicones is that they aren't water soluble and can build up on hair, isn't this also true of natural oils, butters, and waxes?
Silicones are often used in hair care products. Silicones can add shine and gloss to hair, decrease combing friction and tangling, provide conditioning, and act as humectants. We've got tips, articles, how-tos and discussion about silicones. If you follow a no-poo routine, knowing about silicones is important—learn more about the pros and cons of silicones here.