Hair care is so much more than shampoo and conditioner. Hair care is just as serious and varied as skincare, with just as many ways to target and treat any problems you might have. Hair and skin products are related in another way: the hair products you use can have a major impact on the state of your skin.
People are starting to be more aware of the effects that silicones, dimethicone in particular can have on the skin. Dimethicone is the ingredient in conditioners that gives the hair a silky, slippery feeling. In skincare, it makes the product easy to smooth out and makes the product feel perfectly powdery. Dimethicone can make your skin look great, but sometimes it can lead to breakouts. It gives the skin a blurred, poreless look by forming a barrier over the skin. It makes sense that this type of ingredient would lead to skin congestion. When used daily on hair, dimethicone forms a smoothing film that is very difficult to wash away. Your hair may feel smoother but it has really just been sealed inside a waxy barrier. Your hair’s healthy appearance is purely cosmetic and not the result of improved health.