Disclaimer: This review is made on silicone-free hair. Those who are still using silicone-based hair products may not get the same experience. Also, different hair types and scalp condition may give different results.
Hello, lovelies~ I don't wanna jinx it, but I may have found a drugstore shampoo that doesn't contain any silicone in it and loving it. As some of you may have already know, I am determined to avoid silicones in my hair care routine. Thus, the ever lasting search for non-silicone shampoo. I've used this shampoo for a month now and here is what I think of it.
PackagingThe shampoo is packaged in a transparent plastic bottle with the label plastered on the surface. At first, I thought the cap was the type where I push to open, but it turns out to be a flip cap. You got me there, Pantene. ^_^
IngredientsThough it may be free from every form of silicone there is known to man, there are still some ingredients that I feel is better to left out. One of the many things would be Fragrance, which is a potential sensitizer and probable cause of irritant contact dermatitis.
Although it is free from parabens (for those wanting to avoid it), it uses Methylchloroisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone as preservatives. These ingredients may be categorized as sensitizers (irritant), but it is less irritant if found in soaps, shampoos and other products that needs to be rinsed after use. It still contains sulfates, but, hey, let's take this one step at a time, shall we?
ConsistencyRight out of the bottle, the shampoo is a transparent, thick, gel-like fluid. It lathers up easily most probably because of the sulfates.
How I Use ItI squeezed about a teaspoonful of shampoo on the palm of my hand. I, then, continued to lather them on my hand with a few drops of water. Making sure that no shampoo is wasted on the floor, I usually lather it above my head, so if there are a few drops that dripped, it would be on top of my head.
After that, I applied the lather on my scalp only and massaging it gently for a minute. With whatever is left on my hands, I smooth it out to the ends of my hair and rinsed it all away. With this method, I feel that the ends of my hair won't get too dry. My scalp is oil-free, while the ends of my hair is not bone dry.
PerformanceThis shampoo is able to make my hair grease free for 1.5 days or around 36 hours. Usually, if I were to wash my hair at night, it would already be greasy at around noon the next day, which is around 18 hours. I like the fact that it doesn't feel harsh on my scalp and hair. I can easily comb through my hair after I towel dried it without encountering any tangles in my hair.
|Took the picture right after I woke up. The frizz is caused by my way of sleeping, which is tossing and turning on the bed.|
OverallI would recommend this to people who is looking for an affordable silicone-free shampoo to clarify their hair either once a week or as needed. With continued use, I do feel that it made my hair grease-free a lot longer with softer, more volumized hair.
|18 hours since I washed it. It still looks fresh!|