Get the Gloss, September 2017

MHD’s Guy Parson on silicone in haircare

Today, silicones still receive a bit of bad press however, many appear to be much more sophisticated than they were before. “Nearly all of them are shampoo soluble so there is no build up,” says trichologist and hairdresser Guy Parsons who, while developing his own My Hair Doctor line, saw first-hand how hard it is to replicate the benefits offered by silicones. “Having worked extensively with my chemist, we have found that it is impossible to make a similar product without a silicone variant within it – the performance is just not the same,” he tells us. “They are also used in reasonably minute quantities in most circumstances. They are essential for performance, you just don’t get the effects without them.”

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