Questions Answered With The Power Of Science!

Dear Gala Darling,

I’ve been having hair trouble lately; I have a lot of broken strands of hair, that make my hair appear frizzy. What shampoos and conditioners can I use to make them stop standing up without weighing my hair down? I’m also skeptical on buying any hair product right now, because I heard a lot of the drug store brands carry silicone, which someone told me is bad for your hair. Is that true?

I’m not very wealthy, so I don’t know if I can even afford to buy anything that isn’t a drug-store brand… but is that what I’m going to have to end up doing?


Dear Ms. K.,

Unfortunately, this is a problem where I was absolutely stumped for an answer. Haircare is a source of great confusion to me, but at the same time, I wanted to find you an answer!

Thankfully the online fashion world is not all girls with a penchant for big shoes (cough, cough). There are also people with great knowledge which can be applied to beauty, like my friends over at The Beauty Brains. They are genius scientists who answer questions about tricky things like makeup, hair loss & how your favourite products work. Thankfully, they answered this question on my behalf! Here’s what they said:

“We’ve answered similar questions before. Here is a post we did on “are silicones bad for your hair?” The bottom line is that NO silicones are not bad for your hair. In fact, silicones are some of the best conditioning ingredients available.

“And only some store brands contain silicones. The most popular products like Pantene, Fructis, Dove, and Herbalessences all contain silicones. But some products like Tresemme and some Vive formulas do not contain silicone. To figure out if something contains silicone or not look for ingredients like Dimethicone or Cyclomethicone. These are silicones (and great conditioning ingredients).

“As to the original question about what to do with your frizzy, broken hair, use a conditioner every time you shampoo! If you have fine, thin hair try a 2-in-1 shampoo like Pantene or a good moisturizing shampoo like Tresemme Vitamin E moisture shampoo. You absolutely do not need to spend a lot of money on Salon brand products. They DO NOT work better!! Please don’t waste your money.”

Hope this helps you!