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  • Silicone debate saga

    Posted by stacey.brown on February 7, 2024 at 11:07 pm

    So I know there is still much controversy about sillicones and if they are degradable or not and public concerns about the build up of silicones on hair. My question is that since hair follicles go through the growth cycle where they start to shrink and fall away so that new growth can start, wouldn’t this alleviate concerns about silicones building up on hair? Thanks in advance for shedding any llight on this.

    stacey.brown replied 3 weeks, 3 days ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • ketchito

    Member
    February 8, 2024 at 6:05 am

    There’s actuallt not much debate (only between influencers, I believe). Silicones are nor BIodegradable, but they are degradable. There’s quiere some literature about it.

    When it comes to buil-up on hair, it’s either cationic polymers or their coacervates with anionic surfactants which are harder to remove than silicones, especially non charged silicones, which are the most used. Even the carged ones have a way not to build-up due to charge repulsion and their ability to rotate.

    • stacey.brown

      Member
      February 8, 2024 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you ketchito. Much appreciated 😊

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