The mestiza muse

be beautiful. be natural. be you.

Hello There!

I'm Verna,
Your Curly-Haired Friend.

Curly hair is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're going to get. It could be super-defined one day and a frizzy concoction the next day – and it's never exactly the same from one head to another. Our mission is to equip you with the necessary tools for restoring and maintaining healthy locks and celebrating the hair you were born with! 

We only work with and promote products from companies that we trust and feel are good for our consumers to use. We are reader-supported. If you decide to make a purchase through one of our links, we may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.

follow @themestizamuse
Curl care

With extensive experience in the beauty industry, I specialize in writing for curly hair care brands, websites, and magazines.

Not only do I have curly hair, but my children, friends, family members, and even friends who are professional curly hairstylists, each with their unique curly textures.

 You get the point :) 

I also partner with a friend who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and works as an R&D Chemist, ensuring our content is scientifically accurate and help us navigate through the misinformation around curly hair care. 

Hi,I'm Verna

product reviews

Prepare yourself for an unforgettable adventure and make sure to pack these essential items to take with you on your journey.

Great hair goes beyond using shampoos, conditioners, and styling products. Shop my favorite must-haves.

After years of requests, I'm finally sharing my go-to skincare products.

Give your space a quick refresh with these ultimate home decor ideas.



Last Updated on August 15, 2023 by Verna Meachum

Hair products containing silicone are majorly controversial. Some experts claim they are beneficial, while others claim they should be avoided entirely.

Curly-haired people struggle with this because they don’t want to cause damage. But are silicone hair products bad?

Silicones are not inherently damaging to hair health. They are free from toxic chemicals and entirely risk-free for application. They also do not have any adverse effects on your physical health but can cause product build-up in the hair and scalp and require clarifying to remove the residue.

It is always best to do proper research to make informed decisions about products you apply to your hair.

In this post, we will understand silicones in hair products and examine the pros and cons of using them in your curly hair so you can determine if they will work for you.

Understanding Silicone Hair Products

Silicones are a type of ingredient often used in many hair care products. They are generally found in shampoos, conditioners, masks, serums, and hair oils. Silicones are made up of molecules that contain silicon atoms.

Image of silicones in water. Are Silicones in Hair Products Always Bad?

Since silicon is the second most abundant element on Earth, it is no surprise that these ingredients are popular and exist in several products. Hair products routinely contain three types of silicones – water-soluble, non-soluble, and evaporating (also known as volatile). All serve a similar purpose.

One of the primary reasons cosmetics manufacturers use silicones is that they deliver various benefits that can improve product performance. And this is especially apparent for hair products because of what it offers to texture and other aspects. (Discussed in detail later).

Silicones offer long-lasting hydration and emollience and provide a luxurious feel. These ingredients can also act as fillers in liquid formulations while providing a cheaper alternative to the options more prone to oxidation and ultimate spoilage. That means they give products longer shelf life.

Can Silicones Be Bad for Your Hair?

Essentially, silicones are not harmful or damaging to the health of your hair. Silicones do not contain toxic chemicals and are entirely risk-free for application to your hair. They also don’t cause adverse effects on your physical health or skin.

Image of Curly Haired woman looking at the ends of her hair. Are Silicones in Hair Products Always Bad?

But, like most products and items, silicones come with tradeoffs. They can create build-up on the hair shaft, preventing other products from penetrating the hair and dealing with underlying issues.

This can create a “coating” that may make your hair appear greasy and lifeless or silky and shiny but unhealthy.

Silicones may also weigh down your hair with long-term use due to their lubricating qualities, making certain textures like wavy or curly hair limp or flat. I have personally experienced this during my experimentation days.

When there is excessive build-up forming on the scalp, it can lead to blocked pores or hair follicles that cause red bumps.

These bumps can create an uncomfortable sensation, cause itching, and lead to deeper-rooted issues like excessive hair fall.

If you use many hair products containing silicone, you might notice that they may leave your hair dry (especially if you have low-porosity hair) and can become difficult to remove.

Narrowing down silicones to only “good” or “bad” doesn’t do it justice. It depends on your hair type, desired outcomes, and which silicones work best.

The bottom line is that silicones are safe but may not always provide the best long-term benefits to your hair care regimen.

It’s also important to note that just because silicones don’t work for you does not make it bad for everyone else and vice versa.

“These silicones don’t exist alone – they are accompanied by other ingredients in hair products. Some ingredients in a product are going to stick to your hair no matter what. It may not be the water-soluble silicone that is to blame, but all the ingredients in a formula together.”

Sciencey Hair Blog

What Does Silicone Build-Up Look Like in Hair?

One of the primary concerns with curlies using silicone products is build-up. This is because curly hair typically requires many more products than other hair types.

From curling creams to masks, leave-in conditioners, to mousses and gels. Curlies apply many products. The build-up is inevitable.

Check out the points in the image below to understand what silicone build-up looks like in your hair.

Image of infographics revealing signs of silicone build up.

If you’re facing any of these signs, looking over the ingredients list on your hair products is a good idea. If silicones are present, you may be dealing with silicone buildup in your hair.

How to Remove Silicone Build-up in Your Hair

Contrary to popular belief, silicones don’t accumulate on the hair permanently since there is only so much surface area for them to bind to.

But if you have build-up and it is causing issues with your hair, there are ways you can eliminate the residue.

Here are some of the things to consider:

  • Switch to silicone-free products to prevent further build-up.
  • Try a chelating shampoo to remove deep build-up.
  • You can clarify your hair with clarifying shampoos to help break down and dissolve heavy oils.
  • Use detergents with sulfates. (Take precautions with these to prevent severe hair and scalp damage, as they can be too harsh).

The Benefits of Silicones in Hair Products

Silicones are emollients that can give hair slip and shine, which helps reduce friction and breakage.

Silicones exhibit a hydrophobic nature, meaning they are repelled by water. As a result, they are water-resistant.

The weight of these emollients is also helpful in locking moisture into the hair shaft, significantly reducing frizzing during high-humidity days.

Silicones can genuinely be a godsend for those with coarser, curlier hair types. They help to make your curls softer and smoother and provide better manageability and styling.

Silicones can also provide an excellent protective barrier for hair that is regularly exposed to heat from styling tools such as flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers.

Silicone myths: “It suffocates your hair.” “Silicones prevent water from getting into your hair, so it gets dehydrated.” To which I say: A) Hair doesn’t breathe; suffocation is not an issue. B) Silicones do keep water out, but they also keep water in.

Sciencey Hair Blog

Should You Use Hair Products Containing Silicone?

If you choose to use hair products containing silicones – as it ultimately boils down to what you prefer – and they work for you, there is no problem.

Silicones can give hair great shine, lubricity, and frizz-free curls during high-humidity days.

However, silicones should be used with caution and in moderation. Try experimenting with silicones to find out what works best for your hair type, as everyone’s needs differ.

Remember that if you use silicones in excess, you may experience hair breakage or dryness due to product build-up.

Additionally, always ensure to clarify your hair if you use them heavily. Finding the correct ratio that works for you is the key to using silicone products.

That way, you can reap the benefits of silicone hair products without drawbacks. 

When to Avoid Silicone Hair Products

If you experience any adverse side effects from silicones in your hair care routine, you may want to avoid further use of those products.

If your hair gets weighed down quickly, you don’t use shampoo during washes, or you don’t like how silicones make your hair feel, silicone-based hair products might not be a good fit for you.

Hair Types and Silicone Products

Silicones may work best for people with dry, coarse, thick, and frizzy curly hair types. They help lock in moisture, smooth cuticles and add a silky slip to hair. Experimenting with silicone products is the best way to figure out if it will benefit your hair type.

People with fine and thin hair may find silicones too heavy, causing their strands to look weighed down or greasy.

High-molecular silicone polymers featuring large molecule sizes and high viscosity do not benefit fine, naturally curly hair. Water-soluble silicones would be a better option.

Thinner hair often has more natural oils that travel from the scalp down to the hair strands, so overuse of silicone-laden products can weigh down this specific hair type, making it look lifeless and heavy.

Monitor your hair when applying silicone products and know the difference between water-soluble and non-soluble silicones to ensure you’re using the correct type of silicone for your hair type. (Discussed in later points).

How to Identify Silicones in Hair Products

Silicones are a common additive in many personal care products and have been used since the 1950s. They can be found under different names, such as cyclopentasiloxane, dimethicone, or trimethylsilylamodimethicone.

They are usually identified by their general chemical structure, Si – O – Si – O – Si. Non-soluble ones cannot be penetrated or eliminated by using just water. And evaporating silicones vanish from the hair after some time.

Silicones generally end in:

  • -cone
  • -conol
  • -col
  • -xane

Water-Soluble Silicones

Water-soluble silicones are a type of silicone that is soluble in water. This means it can dissolve in water and exist in a homogenous solution.

They are often used as co-emulsifiers, which means that they help to stabilize emulsions and help to prevent the separation of oil and water.

Water-soluble silicones are easy to remove from hair with only water. They are renowned for their ability to lend a lustrous shine and conditioning effect.

They are also used as thickeners and emollients. They can help improve product texture and feel smoother on the skin and hair.

Examples of Water-Soluble Silicones

If any silicone name has the abbreviation “PEG” or “PPG” in front of it, it is a water-soluble silicone and will cause build-up on the hair. Here are some examples:

  • PEG-7 Amodimethicone
  • PEG-12 Dimethicone
  • Dimethicone copolyol
  • Dimethicone PEG-8 Phosphate
  • Hydrolyzed Silk PG-Propyl Methylsilanediol Crosspolymer
  • Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein PG-Silanetriol
  • PEG-12 Dimethicone
  • Silicone Quaternium-8

Water-Insoluble Silicones

Water-insoluble silicones are crafted to shield the hair shaft with a protective coating, reduce frizz, and make the strands feel softer. They remain on the hair until they are removed using a specific cleanser.

They can also be challenging to remove with the wrong hair care products and cause a scalp or hair shaft build-up.

Examples of Water-Insoluble Silicones

  • Amothethicone
  • Behenoxy Dimethicone Cetearyl methicone
  • Bis-Phenylpropyl Dimethicone
  • C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer Cyclohexasiloxane
  • Cyclomethicone
  • Cyclopentasiloxane
  • Dimethicone
  • Dimethiconol
  • Disiloxane
  • Phenyl Trimethicone
  • Trisiloxane
  • Trimethylsilylamodimethicone
  • Trimethylsiloxysilicate

Hair Textures That Should Avoid Silicones

Silicones, as versatile ingredients in hair products, exhibit varying compatibility with different hair types.

Coarse, thick, curly, and dry hair textures tend to derive the most benefits from silicones. These compounds effectively lock in moisture, combat frizz induced by humidity, and lend a polished shine by creating a protective barrier around the hair strands.

Conversely, individuals with ultra-fine, thin, or straight hair should exercise caution when using silicone-containing products.

Excessive silicone use can weigh down these hair types, leading to a greasy appearance. Moreover, individuals with Afro-textured hair should be prudent with silicones, particularly non-soluble variants.

Prolonged use can lead to moisture blockage, resulting in dryness and brittleness over time. As a general guideline, periodic use of silicone-free products can help prevent build-up and maintain hair health for all hair types.

Silicone-Free Shampoos and Conditioners

If you want to avoid silicones in your shampoos and conditioners altogether, here is a list to help get you started:

Silicone Free Shampoos

Aveda Be Curly Shampoo

Ingredients: Aqueous (WaterAquaEau) ExtractExtrait Aqueux:Aloe Barbadensis Leaf, Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Babassuamidopropyl Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Galactoarabinan, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Palmamidopropyl Trimonium Methosulfate, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Dehydroxanthan Gum, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Cocamidopropyl Pg-Dimonium Chloride Phosphate, Alcohol Denat., Maltodextrin, Fragrance (Parfum), Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Eugenol, Geraniol, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid, Sodium Gluconate, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Benzoic Acid.

Aveda Be Curly Shampoo, 8.5-Ounce Bottle
$28.78 ($3.39 / Fl Oz)
Grab it Here
09/21/2023 04:10 pm GMT

Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal & Coconut Oil Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo

Ingredients: Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Lauroyl Methyl Isethionate*, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Glyceryl Stearate*, Glycerin*, Microcrystalline Cellulose*, Cocamidopropyl Betaine*, Sodium Methyl Oleoyl Taurate*, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate*, Hydrogenated Castor Oil*, Lithium Magnesium Sodium Silicate, Panthenol, Xylitylglucoside*, Charcoal Powder*, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil*, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil*, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil*, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil*, Anhydroxylitol*, Bisabolol, Menthyl Lactate*, Xylitol*, Polyquaternium-7, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Dehydroacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Fragrance (Parfum), Citric Acid*, Sodium Hydroxide.* Coconut, vegetable, or plant derived.

Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub

Ingredients: Sodium Chloride, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Aqua (Water), Butylene Glycol, Cocamide Mea, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Saccharide Isomerate, Hydrated Silica, Bisabolol, Menthyl Lactate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Parfum (Fragrance), Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Salicylate, Linalool, Limonene, Citronellol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Butylphenyl Methylpropional, Evernia Furfuracea (Tree Moss) Extract, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate.

dpHue ACV Shampoo

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Sodium C14 – 16 Olefin Sulfonate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Glycerin, Apple Cider Vinegar, Cocamide Mipa, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Trisodium Ethylenediamine Disuccinate, Peg-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Polyquaternium-10, Peg-150 Distearate, Polyquaternium-7, Acetic Acid, Panthenol, Maltodextrin, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance (Parfum).

Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Shampoo

Ingredients: Aqua (Purified Water), Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, *Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, *Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, *Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Menthol, Glycerin, *Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Oil, Lauryl Glucoside, *Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate, *Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Sodium Lauryl Glucose Carboxylate, Decyl Glucoside, Polyquaternium-7, Polysorbate 20, Fragrance , *Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Panthenol (Pro-Vitamin B5), Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Potassium Sorbate, *Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, *Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Extract.*USDA Certified Organic.

Kinky Curly Come Clean Shampoo

Ingredients: Purified Water, Organic Mandarin Orange Fruit, Organic Marigold Flower, Organic White Willow Bark, Organic Sea Kelp, C14-16 Olefin Sulfonate and Cocamidopropyl Betaine (Coconut Derived), Phytic Acid, Citric Acid, Sea Salt, Phenoxyethanol and Natural Fragrance.

Pureology Strength Cure Shampoo

Ingredients: Aqua/Water/Eau, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinate, Coco-Betaine, Glycol Distearate, Glycereth-26, Decyl Glucoside, Coconut Acid, Sodium Hydroxide, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Isethionate, Citric Acid, Ppg-5-Ceteth-20, Sodium Chloride, Divinyldimethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Polyquaternium-7, Amodimethicone, Polyquaternium-10, Carbomer, Acrylates Copolymer, Peg-55 Propylene Glycol Oleate, Propylene Glycol, C11-15 Pareth-7, Hexyl Cinnamal, Benzoic Acid, Laureth-9, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Linalool, Tocopherol, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil/Olive Fruit Oil, Camelina Sativa Seed Oil, Trideceth-12, Salicylic Acid, Helianthus Annuus Seed Extract/Sunflower Seed Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Magnesium Nitrate, Benzyl Alcohol, C12-13 Pareth-23, C12-13 Pareth-3, Hydrolyzed Vegetable Protein Pg-Propyl Silanetriol, Limonene, Arginine, 2-Oleamido-1,3-Octadecanediol, Poly (Linseed Oil), Benzophenone-4, Phenoxyethanol, Citronellol, Ci 14700/Red 4, Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Sorbic Acid, Haematococcus Pluvialis Extract, Magnesium Chloride, Methylisothiazolinone, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Potassium Sorbate, CI 15510/Orange 4.

Suave Naturals Daily Clarifying Shampoo

Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Cocamide MEA, Ammonium Chloride, Fragrance (Parfum), Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Tetrasodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Tocopheryl Acetate [Vitamin E Acetate], Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, PPG-9, Blue 1 (Cl 42090), Red 33 (Cl 17200).

Silicone Free Conditioner

Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner

Ingredients: aqua, cetyl alcohol, alcohol denat., organic shea butter, wheat germ oil, honeysuckle extract, organic aloe leaf juice, glycerin, organic jojoba seed oil, organic rosehip seed oil, grapefruit extract, tocopheryl acetate, fennel fruit extract, hops extract, melissa leaf extract, chamomile extract, soybean oil, carrot root extract, beta-carotene, witch hazel water, angelica extract, chrysanthemum flower extract, magnolia flower extract, ascorbic acid. 

Aubrey Honeysuckle Rose Conditioner | Restores, Hydrates & Replenishes Dry Hair | Rosa Mosqueta Rose Hip & Argan Oils | 75% Organic Ingredients (11 oz)

Ingredients: aqua, cetyl alcohol, alcohol denat., organic shea butter, wheat germ oil, honeysuckle extract, organic aloe leaf juice, glycerin, organic jojoba seed oil, organic rosehip seed oil, grapefruit extract, tocopheryl acetate, fennel fruit extract, hops extract, melissa leaf extract, chamomile extract, soybean oil, carrot root extract, beta-carotene, witch hazel water, angelica extract, chrysanthemum flower extract, magnolia flower extract, ascorbic acid. 

Grab it Here

Aveda Rosemary Mint Conditioner

Ingredients: WaterAquaEau, Cetyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Water, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, VinegarAcetumVinaigre, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Wheat Amino Acids, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Lactic Acid, Fragrance (Parfum).

Aveda Rosemary Mint Conditioner, 8.5 Ounce
$21.85 ($2.57 / Ounce)
Grab it Here
09/21/2023 03:45 pm GMT

Curls Coconut Sublime Conditioner

Ingredients: Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol (coconut derivative) Stearalkonium Chloride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Certified Organic Coconut Oil (coco) *, Panthenol, Certified Organic Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Certified Organic Anthemis Nobilis (Roman chamomile) Flower Extract, Certified Organic Camellia Sinensis (green tea) Leaf Extract *, Certified Organic Gardenia Tahitensis (tiaré) Flower Extract *, Methylheptyl Isostearate, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Benxophenone-4, Potassium Sorbate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Fragrance, Caramel.* Ingredient from organic farming.

Curl Junkie BeatuiCurls Argan Daily Conditioner

Ingredients: Water/Aqua, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Cetyl Esters, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Virgin Coconut) Oil, Panthenol, Stearamidopropyl Dimethylamine, Yucca Leaf Extract, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Melissa) Leaf Extract, Propylene Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Iodopropylnyl Butylcarbamate, Fragrance/Parfum, *Benzyl Benzoate, Citric Acid. *Fragrance Component.

Eden Body Works Peppermint Tea Tree Conditioner

Ingredients: Water (Aqua, Eau), Cetyl Alcohol, Stearalkonium Chloride, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Simondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Panthenol, Lactic Acid, Polysorbate 60, Sorbic Acid, Dipropylene Glycol, Eucalyptol, Camphor, Maltodextrin, Disodium EDTA, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide.

Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner

Ingredients: Aqua (Water), Cetearyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Powder, Lecithin, Hydrolyzed Oat Flour, Equisetum Arvense (Horsetail) Extract, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Laurus Nobilis (Bay Laurel) Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Leaf Extract, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Leaf Extract, Arctium Lappa (Burdock) Root Extract, Althea Officinalis (Marshmallow) Root Extract, Origanum Vulgare (Oregano) Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Extract, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Leaf Extract, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Leaf Extract, Cinnamal, Citral, Eugenol, Geraniol, Citronellol, Limonene, Linalool, Benzoic Acid, Dehydroacetic Acid, Phenoxyethanol.

MopTop Daily Conditioner


NYC Curls The Curl Conditioner

Ingredients: Ingredients: Water (Aqua), Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Esters, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glycol Distearate, Fragrance (Parfum), Behentrimonium Chloride, Phenoxyethanol, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Peg-100 Stearate, Benzyl Alcohol, Chlorphenesin, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Cetrimonium Chloride, Disodium Edta, Olea Europaea Fruit Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Citric Acid, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice Powder, Polyquaternium-59, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Extract, Humulus Lupulus Extract, Chamomilla Recutita Flower Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Extract, Melissa Officinalis Leaf Extract, Sodium Hydroxide, Citral, Limonene, Hexyl Cinnamal, Geraniol, Linalool, Eugenol.

NYC Curls The Curl Conditioner (12 oz)
$18.99 ($1.58 / Fl Oz)
Grab it Here
09/21/2023 04:05 pm GMT

Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner

Ingredients: purified water, organic aloe vera gel, behentrimonium methosulfate (and) cetearyl alcohol (emulsifier derived from colza oil), honey, virgin hemp oil, coconut oil, vegetable glycerine, hydrolyzed silk, citrus essences, fragrance, optiphen (preservative).

Oyin Handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner, 8.4 Ounce
$13.99 ($13.99 / Fl Oz)
Grab it Here
09/21/2023 04:00 pm GMT

Righteous Roots 2 in 1 Conditioner

Ingredients: Purified Water, Cetyl Alcohol, Butyrospermum Parkii ( Shea) Butter, Behentrimonium Chloride, Stearyl Alcohol, Citrus Paradisi ( Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetrimonium Bromide, Simmondsia Chinensis ( Jojoba ) Seed Oil, Adansonia Digitata Oil ( Baobab Oil), Panthenol, Melaleuca Alternifolia ( Tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Urtica Dioica (Nettle) Root Extract, Menthol, Mentha Piperita ( Peppermint) Oil, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol.

Righteous Roots 2 in 1 Conditioner
$22.00 ($2.75 / Ounce)
Grab it Here Learn More
09/21/2023 02:55 pm GMT


Now you know that silicones are not bad for your hair. Instead, they are beneficial for some curlies and a helpful product in your routine. Remember that overuse can lead to build-up, resulting in damage. Always follow trial and error and find what works best for your locks!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


I had to listen to what my hair curls are finally ready to take in some moisture again!!!


- renee, Stylist Liaison

- renee, Stylist Liaison

“I truly couldn't have gotten through this without her knowledge, advice and support...after suffering from Hygral Fatigue and getting tons of advice @themestizamuse.”

“@themestizamuse: for ESSENTIAL information you will NEED TO KNOW in order to see results.”

See how easy the topics are to find on her page (a few posts screenshot)? There is no topic Verna hasn't covered.

- dominique P, wavy hair enthusiast


- dominique P, wavy hair enthusiast

“I have learned a whole heap of knowledge from @themestizamuse.”

Inspiring hair tutor, grateful for what she offers the Curly Community in authenticity, passion, and knowledge.

- zoe F, Producer & Host of The Curl Squad


- zoe F, Producer & Host of The Curl Squad

“I was so excited to embrace my curls and take better care of them. As I started to dive in, I immediately became overwhelmed with the information.”

I read books and tried doing things because "that's what I'm supposed to do," but it didn't always work and I didn't understand why. I'm so grateful for Verna and her blog. Her info. actually helped me understand more of the science of why some methods helped and what products or ingredients to use and why. Anyone that compliments my hair and wants to start a curly journey, I tell them to start here. My hair is so much healthier and I'm so happy with it.

- stephanie, Curly hair enthusiast


- stephanie, Curly hair enthusiast

Our Manifesto

“One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now”

- Paulo coelho

Skip to content