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Squalane - the alternative to silicones in hair care

Silicones are unbeatable when it comes to the instant visual effect. They manage to make your hair look shiny and healthy in one treatment application. This probably also explains why - despite all the criticism - they are still one of the most commonly used ingredients in conditioners and the like.

Squalane, the natural alternative to silicone | Five Skincare

Silicones – more appearance than reality

The beautiful silicone shine is a bit deceptive, because it is now known that silicones don't really do anything for your hair, but simply cover it with a layer. Over time, the coat becomes thicker and makes your hair appear flat and dull .

A small digression: Silicones also accumulate on the scalp. Not so cool, somehow. That's why when you switch to natural cosmetic shampoos, you first have to struggle with greasy roots and stubborn hair. The silicone layer is only removed after washing several times. The actual and often stressed hair structure comes to light underneath. Only patience and knowledge helps here: things can only get better.

Vegetable squalane – the natural alternative

We looked for a fabric made from a natural resource that could compete with silicones. We came across squalane. This precious commodity is obtained biotechnologically from sugar for our FIVE hair oil and is considered a plant-based silicone substitute .

The original substance is called squalene and occurs naturally in both plant oils and our skin lipids. In order for us to use squalene, it must be preserved through hydration. The cosmetic raw material is called squalane.

It is characterized by the fact that it is completely non-irritating and leaves the skin soft and smooth . Squalane is now increasingly used, especially in purist facial care, including in our FIVE facial oils . The benefits are not just limited to the skin, as the natural oil helps with dry, strawy hair ends and ensures silky, shiny and easy-to-comb hair without being greasy. It is the perfect replacement for silicones.

Squalane makes thick, dry and strawy hair soft, supple again and gives it a silky shine.

The very best? Squalane can be used pure

It's clear to us that we don't want to mix squalane with other ingredients just to make it look like a complicated product, because one thing is important to us: you should know and understand what's contained in Five's products, because we think so we owe you.

So we developed FIVE hair oil . The leave-in oil consists of 99.8 percent vegan sugar cane squalane and 0.2 percent organic essential neroli oil, which gives it the delicately sweet, fresh scent. Et voilà, now you even know the recipe.

The FIVE hair oil with vegan squalane from sugar cane replaces your conditioner and keeps your hair soft and shiny with just two naturally based ingredients.

Our goal is for you to be able to clear out your mirror cabinet little by little. And with Five's products we would like to make our contribution to this. In the long term, the highly concentrated leave-in hair oil can help you to use less or no conditioner at all. This means you avoid silicones, which not only weigh down your hair but also pollute the environment because they are difficult to biodegrade.

Application FIVE hair oil

Wash your hair as usual with a natural cosmetic shampoo (try to leave out the conditioner) and tie it into a turban with a towel. Then put two to three drops of FIVE hair oil into the palms of your hands and distribute into the still damp hair lengths and ends. Comb, blow-dry and style your hair as usual.

☝️ Tip: You can also mix the hair oil directly with the shampoo in the palm of your hand, but then you will need about twice as much because some of it will be washed out. The advantage is that the care oil can also work on the hairline.

The beauty tip for all minimalists

Since the original substance squalene is a natural and essential component of our skin lipids , the hair oil can also be used as a puristic and light facial care product. This application is particularly recommended in the warmer seasons and as a base for make-up. To do this, moisten the skin with water and then simply apply two drops of FIVE hair oil. The skin becomes smooth and soft and is optimally protected against moisture loss.

The best way to find out what else you can use this multifunctional cosmetic product for is in the blog article How to have a great holiday with little luggage: Multi-use cosmetic products .

Conclusion: squalane instead of silicone

Our hair oil made from just 2 ingredients offers the optimal alternative to hair oils containing silicone for particularly voluminous and dry hair. The hair becomes soft and shiny and is easier to style. You only need a small amount of the product, two to three drops are usually enough, and one hair oil is enough for more than 200 uses.

Here you can discover our hair oil with squalane .

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