Sulfate-based cleansers are the key ingredient in most commercial shampoo formulas. Sodium Laureth Sulfate is added to a wide range of hair shampoos because it’s cheap, effective, and creates a high foaming lather. However, sulfate-based shampoos have a tendency to irritate your scalp and dry out your hair, making it prone to frizz.
Silicones are added to hair products to control frizz and add luster to your hair. Silicone-containing shampoos and conditioners form a waterproof coating around hair shaft which serves to repel humidity and give your hair a smooth, shiny look. However, silicone-containing products just give you the temporary illusion of healthy hair. The protective film on the hair that prevents moisture loss actually prevents moisturizing ingredients in conditioners and hair treatments from penetrating your hair shaft. Silicones also can build up over time making the hair feel weighed down and waxy.
The first step in protecting your hair from frizz is using a mild, sulfate-free shampoo that cleanses your hair without stripping its natural moisture. To achieve a weightless and bouncy look avoid hair shampoos with silicones that can leave your hair feeling heavy and greasy.
The following is a list of sulfate-free and silicone-free shampoos and conditioners that have a temporary smoothing effect on the hair.
This is a gentle formula that moisturizes and strengthens hair while keeping frizz at bay. It is designed for all hair types but is especially suitable for chemically processed and frizz prone hair. This ultra caring shampoo makes your hair more resistant to humidity and leaves it with a sleek, frizz-free finish.
Bamboo extract keeps hair strong and helps reduce breakage while organic kendi oil locks in moisture and tames frizz and static.
This shampoo is color safe and free of harsh sulfates, parabens, silicones, and sodium chloride.
A team of biomedical scientists based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, invented and patented new molecules that create an invisible shield around each hair strand to lock in moisture-proof smoothness.
Healthy Hair Molecule (OFPMA) blocks humidity, repels dirt and oil and creates healthier hair over time. This molecule polishes hair strands and eliminates frizz-causing surface friction.
PBAE molecule creates a microscopic pattern of thickening dots on every hair strand which helps build body and volume without stiff, sticky resins.
This new frizz-taming technology is clinically proven to be 70% more effective in reducing frizz than silicone- and oil-based hair care products. If you live in a very humid climate or spend time in humid areas, this duo in combination with leave-in conditioner and styling gel can produce great results, making your hair look better-than-usual in these places.
- This shampoo-conditioner set cleans very effectively without stripping the hair
- Reduces drying time and makes your styles last longer
- Leaves hair feeling silky smooth and shiny
- Allows you to go an extra day or two without washing your hair
- Defines and shines the curls making them silky and loose
- Controls the frizz without weighing hair down
- Gives your hair bounce and volume
This combo is designed for curly hair, which tends to be drier and more susceptible to damage than straight hair. These products are formulated with natural ingredients and are free of silicone, parabens, and sulfates. They are color safe and have a pleasant minty smell.
The shampoo doesn’t create rich lather but it efficiently and gently removes dirt, without drying out your hair.
- This set helps keep hair frizz free
- Leaves hair clean, without stripping natural hair oils
- Makes hair softer, silkier, and more manageable
- Leaves curls soft, defined, and shiny
- The conditioner keeps hair hydrated and tangle-free
L’Oreal Paris EverSleek Sulfate-Free Smoothing System
This sulfate and silicone-free shampoo and conditioner set is designed to smoothe unruly, frizzy hair. It is formulated with natural argan, sunflower, and olive oils that penetrate hair to improve texture and control frizz. Both products are safe for colored and chemically straightened hair.
- Gently cleanses hair leaving it softer, shinier, and sleeker
- Controls frizz up to 48 hours
- Leaves hair tangle free
- Makes straightening easier
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