Honestly, I never really cared about hair products that contain silicone until I have to write this Hairfinity review. But I’m aware that there’s a long debate whether silicones are good or bad for the hair. Based on my research, there are actually two types of silicones: Water soluble and non-soluble silicones. Water soluble silicones can be washed away with water and nothing more, while non-soluble silicones require sulfates in order to be washed away.
Are Silicones Good or Bad for the Hair?
While there are two types of silicones, it doesn’t mean that one is not better than the other because silicones do not actually benefit the hair in any way. Silicones only give the “appearance” of healthier hair. It coats the hair to make it appear sleeker, frizz free and healthier. Silicones found in most hair products like conditioner and anti-frizz serums only coat the strands to make them “appear” sleeker and more polished. They also add a bit of weight to give fine, fragile hair substance.
While thicker silicones, such as dimethicones, which are often found in leave-in treatments and serums, can build up along the hair cuticle over time like a film and require clarifying shampoos for removal. Which means if you’re not shampooing regularly (like me and most rainbow head millennials), you might find that your hair feels weighed down and looks dull because the silicone coating attracts debris and dirt.
In short, it’s not really about if silicones are good or bad for your hair. It’s about silicone based products only provide a temporary effect. Products with silicone only trick you that you have a good hair. It’s like using a concealer to cover up your acne without actually treating your acne and preventing its cause. Luckily, there are many hair products now which are free of silicones like those from Hairfinity.
What is it?
Hairfinity is a brand that produces hair care products such as vitamins, shampoo, conditioner leave-in, serum, oil, and masque that are free of sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil and petroleum. They use safe and natural ingredients in their formulas to revitalize hair from the inside and outside. Lastly, they’re safe for all hair types, including color-treated hair. And I got to try three products from them and here are my thoughts:
Hairfinity Revitalizing Leave-in Conditioner
This one is my favorite among the three products I’ve used. It claims to reduce up to 84% of breakage and 92% of split ends plus completely repair up to 68% of split ends. For the full list of ingredients, visit this page.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
- Smoothes the hair cuticle for increased shine, strength and elasticity
- Reduces dryness, breakage and split ends
- Protects from heat damage
- Helps control frizz
APPLICATION: After showering, I spray an adequate amount on my palm and apply it to my wet hair. I spread it using my fingers, but you can opt for a wide-tooth comb if you prefer it. It is also recommended to use this before heat styling to protect hair from damage.
SCENT: It smells like vanilla.
RESULTS: It does really make my hair soft and moisturized without the sticky feeling especially in a humid country. It doesn’t also affect the color of my hair. It’s also been a month since I had my last trim and so far I haven’t seen any split ends on me yet, so I guess they’re effective at preventing them. However, I’m not so sure about the shine. I have violet hair (which I bleached), and I don’t see this leave-in conditioner make it shine.
PROS: Easy to use, fast-absorbing, lightweight, maintains moistures, makes your hair soft and healthy, and most importantly, it’s non-sticky.
CONS: Not as effective as a hair shine.
Hairfinity Strengthening Amino Masque
It claims to reduce breakage up to 90%. It’s a reparative hair masque that gives hair a deeper moisture. It is infused with relaxing scents of sea salt, hibiscus, and essential oils. It also contains amino acids that fortify each strand, for hair that’s stronger, smoother, and more elastic. Visit this page for the full list of ingredients.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
- Deeply moisturizes hair
- Fills in the gaps in weak hair
- Protects against split ends and breakage
APPLICATION: After a shower, I scoop an adequate amount and apply it to my wet hair using my fingers. Cover with a plastic cap and leave in for 15 minutes. You can also add heat for deeper penetration, for that, I use my hairdryer. After 15 minutes, I rinse it with warm water. Since I have to sit for this one, I only use this at least once a week. But if I’m really lazy, only once in every 2 weeks.
SCENT: It smells like a strawberry mix with vanilla which kinda resembles the leave-in conditioner.
RESULTS: This is actually the first one I tried among the three products because I bleach and color my hair often and I need more than just conditioner to keep it healthy. After using this, my hair feels like it was revived. It feels smooth, soft and stronger! Seriously, ever since I bleached my hair, every time I brush I hear something snaps. It sounds like my hair is breaking! But using this, I don’t hear it anymore.
PROS: It deeply moisturizes my hair and makes it strong. It doesn’t also affect my hair color.
CONS: You have to be patient since you’re going to wait for 15 minutes to rinse it. Plus, you have to use heat for deeper penetration.
Hairfinity Nourishing Botanical Oil
This one claims that it will pamper your hair and scalp with its powerful blend of vitamins and essential oils. It will increase the shine and elasticity, and infuse your hair with moisture while reducing breakage up to 95%. You can read the full ingredients on this page.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
- Creates softness, elasticity, and strength
- Locks in moisture
- Fights frizz
APPLICATION: Unlike the two products above, this one can be used on both wet and dry hair. And this one is not just for your hair, but also for your scalp. For hair: Warm up 1-3 drops of Nourishing Botanical Oil between the palms of your hands, and apply to hair. For scalp: Apply a few drops to the scalp and massage until absorbed. Before shampooing: Apply to hair and comb through. Cover with a plastic cap and apply heat for 10-15 minutes.
SCENT: If you’re Filipino, the scent of this hair oil will remind you of efficascent oil, the Filipino mother’s choice for relieving body pain. But for those not familiar with it, this one kinda smells like peppermint.
RESULTS: I’ve been using hair oil made from natural ingredients since I was five years old, and this one is the lightest formula I’ve ever used. Just look how runny it is in the GIF above. So yes, this is light on the hair, makes it soft and not so sticky. However, I’m not so sure about the elasticity and strength. I think the hair masque above works better. But it does tame my hair when it gets frizzy.
PROS: Light in the hair, not as sticky than most hair oils in humid weather, and tames frizzy hair.
CONS: The smell is too strong for me.
Where to buy?
You can purchase all these hair products mentioned above and more like shampoo, conditioner, and vitamins in Hairfinity official website. They also offer free shipping on orders above $75.
Now that you’ve read my detailed Hairfinity review, which of these products would you like to try? Or you want their other products? Share it below!
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