Stay away from silicones
Avoid silicones that are often found in poor quality hair care because these will make your hair drier and frizzier.
Michael said: “Cheap harsh cleansers strip the hair leaving it vulnerable and hydrophobic silicones leave the hair shaft dehydrated and fragile.
“So many styling products contain harmful silicones and plasticizers. If hair looks rough and frizzy and by wrapping each strand in a cling-film mask it can look silky and shiny, who would say no to that?
“Not enough people yet understand that this creates an addiction to chemical additives that whilst making the hair look lovely today, damages it further, so necessitating more of the cosmetic product next time.
“Silicones are like drugs for hair. They can provide a happy glossy veneer today but are rotting the hair from the inside.”
You’ll rarely see the word silicone on an ingredients list, but lookout for the following scientific names of the most common Silicones in hair and beauty products, including Dimethicone, Cyclopentasyloxane, Methicone, Amodimethicone, Phenyltrimethicone, Cyclomethicone, Divinyldimethicone, Dimethiconol, Dimethicone Copolyol.