The best silicone-free conditioners soothe and strengthen your hair without making a huge dent in your pocket book. A number of conditioners contain silicone, which can strip hair of color and cause buildup on the scalp. Fortunately, more companies have begun to sell silicone-free conditioners for women who regularly color their hair, and who want this coloring to remain intact. The following are some of the more highly reviewed silicone-free conditioners, manufactured by companies whose products are very easy to find. All silicone-free conditioner prices quoted in this article are accurate as of September 2011.
Internationally renowned hair salon franchise and hair product manufacturer Aveda currently markets three different types of silicone-free conditioners. Their Cherry Almond Bark Conditioner is available in a 4.2 oz bottle, and is considered a medium-conditioning formula designed to bring shine and flexibility back to limp or dull hair. Antioxidants such as grapefruit seed extract are part of this conditioner's formulation, and prevent hair damage resulting from environmental exposure. The Aveda Cherry Almond Bark Conditioner is priced between $8 and $15.
Aveda's Rosemary Mint Conditioner is another highly regarded silicone-free conditioner, and contains natural extracts of rosemary and peppermint, as well as grapefruit seed extract. Besides being silicone-free, this conditioner is also formulated to prevent fine to normal hair from becoming weighed down. Prices for Aveda's Rosemary Mint Conditioner range from $9 to $18.
Kiss My Face is a beauty company known for its select use of natural and organic ingredients in its superior and healthy products. The Kiss My Face Big Body Conditioner is a volumizing conditioner meant to be used in tandem with the Kiss My Face Big Body Shampoo. This conditioner is designed to give hair body without causing chemical buildup, and is formulated with natural essential oil extracts for hair strand moisturizing, as well as aroma therapeutic essential oils for a clean and natural lingering scent. Price ranges from $5 to $15.
The Kiss My Face Miss Treated Conditioner is similarly priced, and is also formulated with essential oil extracts for moisturization and scent. This conditioner differs from the Big Body Conditioner in that it's designed to treat hair strands which have been damaged and stressed due to extreme weather or chemical treatments.
The Jheri Redding company also sells conditioners which are silicone-free, including their Humidicon Moisutrizing Conditioner and their Natural Protein Conditioner. The Humidicon Moisturizing Conditioner contains essential botanical extracts in addition to electrolytes, wheat proteins and panthenol. This conditioner also contains a PABA-free sunscreen to prevent sun damage, and is priced between $8 and $15.
Jheri Redding's Natural Protein Conditioner is formulated to focus less on moisturizing and more on reducing hair strand damage and mending split ends. This conditioner is especially worthwhile for women who have recently undergone hair coloring or perming treatments. Jheri Redding Natural Protein Conditioner is priced between $7 and $15.