Silicone-Free Products

Lady Long Hair's Semi-Comprehensive List of 'Cone-Free Conditioners, Leave Ins, and Shine Serums for Healthy Hair

Silicone-based additives in conditioners ("cones") have great detangling properties and give your hair a nice feeling of "slip."

On the down side, these ingredients (ending with -cone, -conol, or -xane) "glue" the ends of your hair together.  Split ends are concealed.  The damage is not eliminated, just hidden.

 In the short term, this may be a good thing.  But eventually, the 'cones form a waterproof barrier on your hair that locks out moisture and leaves your hair dry, particularly at the ends.  My ends became dry, brittle, "crunchy" and straw-like.

When I first went "cone-free", I was appalled by the damage that was revealed.  Split ends everywhere!  I trimmed the ends and gave it a fresh start.

Along with gentler detangling methods (always finger-comb first; horn comb only, no brush; wet comb with conditioner in shower, but only with great patience and care; starting at the ends and gradually moving up), my current cone-free regimen is proving to be very beneficial to my hair. 

Now I read ingredients listings with careful attention and focus on products that contain no silicone-based ingredients.  Here's a list of hair products that I have tried or heard of that  do not contain cones.


Conditioners Without Cones
Abba Crème-Masque Conditioner
Abba Moisture Scensation Conditioner
Abba Nourishing Leave-On Conditioner
Abba Recoup Conditioner
Abba Thickening Conditioner
Abba True Culrs Conditioner
Abba True Curls Activating Tonic
Abba True Shine Conditioner
Abba TruMint Conditioner
Akiva Naturals Conditioning Herbal Hair Mist
Akiva Naturals Healthy Hair Milk
Akiva Naturals Shea Hair Smoothie
Akiva's Secret Potion
Alberto V05 Blushin' Apple conditioner
Alberto V05 Creamy Citrus Healthy Shine Conditioner
Alberto V05 Extra Body conditioner
Alberto V05 Free Me Freesia conditioner
Alberto V05 Fruitsation Naturals Conditioner
Alberto V05 Kiwi and Lime Squeeze conditioner
Alberto VO5 Lavender Luster
Alberto V05 Moisture Milks Strawberries and Cream conditioner
Alberto V05 Peaches & Cream
Alberto V05 Passion Fruit Smoothie Conditioner (Moisture Milks)
Alberto VO5 Silky Experiences Champagne Kiss
Alberto VO5 Spa Lemongrass and Chammomile
Alberto V05 Spa Volumizing Conditioner (Invigorating w/ Spring Water and Lemongrass)
Alberto V05 Strawberries and Cream
Alberto V05 Sun Kissed Raspberry conditioner
Alberto V05 Tangerine Tickle conditioner
Alberto V05 Tea Therapy Nourishing conditioner (Tranquility Calming Chamomile Tea)
Aloe Desert Herb Revitalizing
American Crew Daily Conditioner for Men
Aubrey Organics (all products)
Auntie Rhubarb Moisture Bomb
Australian Organics Extra Body Conditioner for Fine, Limp + Oily Hair
Australian Organics Nourishing Restorative Conditioner for Dry, Colored or Chemically Treated Hair
Australian Organics Replenishing Balancing Conditioner For Normal Hair
Avalon Organics Biotin B-Complex Thickening Conditioner
Avalon Organics Conditioner Moisturizing Awapuhi Mango
Avalon Organics Tea Tree Mint Treatment Conditioner
Aveda Cherry Almond Bark Conditioner
Aveda Deep Penetrating Hair Revitalizer
Aveda Rosemary Mint Conditioner
Aveda Sap Moss Nourishing Concentrate
Beauty Without Cruelty Conditioner, Daily Benefits
Beauty Without Cruelty Conditioner, Moisture Plus
Beauty Without Cruelty Conditioner, Volume Plus for Fine Hair
Beauty Without Cruelty Leave-In Conditioner, Revitalize
Biolage by Matrix Conditioning Balm
Biolage by Matrix Fortifying Conditioner
Blended Beauty Cleansing conditioner
Blended Beauty Curl Quenching Conditioner
Blended Beauty Herbal Reconstructing Treatment
Blended Beauty Volcanic Clean Mask
Body Shop Nettle Oil Balance Conditioner
boots basic's conditioner
Boot's own brand (Europe)
Botanical Therapeutic Tree Essence Daily Moisturizing (by Carina)
Bumble & Bumble Leave-in conditioner
Bumble & Bumble Seaweed conditioner
Burt's Bees Super Shiney Grapefruit and Sugar Beet conditioner
California Baby Swimmer's Defense Hair Conditioner
Carol’s Daughter Khoret Amen Shea Butter Hair Smoothie
clariol's Herbal Essence Protection Conditioner (pink stuff)
Color Charm Care Rehydrating Conditioner
Cornrows and Company Mint Condition
Cornrows and Company Sweet Orange Conditioner
Curl Junkie Guava and Protein Deep Fix Repairative Conditioner
Curl Junkie Hibiscus and Banana Deep Fix Moisturizing Conditioner
Curls Curl Ecstasy Asian Hair Tea conditioner
Curls Pure Essential Moisturizer
Curly Hair Solutions Conditioner
Curly Hair Solutions Pure Silk Protien
Desert Essence Daily Replenishing Tea Tree Conditioner with Organic Tea Tree Oil
Down Under Naturals Daily Conditioner (Extra Body for Fine Hair)
Earth Science Fragrance-Free Conditioner (For All Hair Types)
EBL Hair+ Growth Promoting Conditioner
Elucence Moisture Balancing Conditioner
Elucence Protective Barrier Balm
Elucence Extended Moisture Repair Treatment
EO Coco Chamomile & Honey Conditioner
EO French Lavender Conditioner
EO Hair Repair Conditioner
EO Lemon Verbena Conditioner
EO Rose & Chamomile Conditioner
EO Rosemary & Mint Conditioner
EO Sweet Orange & Rose Geranium Conditioner
'Euro Profit'~ available in Europe
Frederic Fekkai Full Volume Conditioner
Frederic Fekkai Technician Conditioner
Freeman Papaya and Awapuhi, High Tide Volume Conditioner
Freeman Papaya and Lime, Overboard Shine Conditioner
Freeman Papaya and Mango, Massive Moisture 3 Minute
Fuzzy Duck Detangler Refresher Spray
Fuzzy Duck Kids Conditioner
Garnier Fructis (Fine Hair)
Ginesis Healthy Hair Conditioner
Ginesis Nutrient Conditioner
Giovanni 50/50 Balanced Hair Remoisturizer conditioner
Giovanni Direct Leave-in
Giovanni Magnetic Restruxturing
Giovanni More Body - Leave-in Hair Thickener
Giovanni Nutrafix (reconstructor)
Giovanni Smooth as Silk conditioner
Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat conditioner
Goth Rosary (all scents)
Hamadi Shea Hair Mask
Hamadi Shea Rice Milk Conditioner
Herbacin Herbal Conditioner for All Types of Hair
Hi-Pro-Pac Conditioner
Hydromiel Honey Detangling Conditioning Balm
Hydromiel Honey Nourishing Capillary Mask
Inecto Coconut oil Moisture Miracle conditioner
Jason Natural Cosmetics Hemp Enriched Conditioner
Jason Natural Cosmetics Henna Hi-Lites Conditioner
Jason Natural Cosmetics Lavender Conditioner (Organic Hair Strengthening)
Jason Natural Cosmetics Natural Apricot Conditioner (Super Shine)
Jason Natural Cosmetics Natural Biotin Conditioner (Hair Fortifying)
Jason Natural Cosmetics Pure Aloe Vera Conditioner (Hair Soothing)
Jason Natural Cosmetics Rosewater Conditioner (Organic Hair Smoothing)
Jason Natural Cosmetics Scalp Balancing Natural Jojoba Conditioner
Jason Natural Cosmetics Swimmer's & Sports Conditioner
Jason Natural Cosmetics Vitamin E with A & C Conditioner (Body Enhancing)
Jessicurl Aloeba Daily Conditioner
Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner
Jessicurl Weekly Deep Conditioning Treatment
Jheri Redding Humidicon Moisturizing Conditioner
Jheri Redding Natural Protein Conditioner
JOEY New York Daily Conditioner for Color Treated Hair
John Masters Organics Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructor
John Masters Organics Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner
JOICO moisturizer
Kenra Color Maintenance Conditioner
Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner
Kiss My Face Big Body Conditioner, Volumizing
Kiss My Face Miss Treated Conditioner, Replenishing
L'Anza Dry Hair Moisture Treatment
L'Anza Hair Repair Reconstructor
L'Anza Urban Elements Daily Revitalizer
L'Anza Urban Elements Deep Conditioner
Le Kair Cholesterol Plus Aloe Formula Conditioner
Le Kair Cholesterol Plus Original Formula Conditioner
Living Nature Manuka Nourishing Conditioner
Long Lovely Locks (any products)
L'Oreal VIVE Fresh-Shine Conditioner
L'Oreal VIVE Non-Stop Volume Conditioner
L'Oreal VIVE Nutri-Gloss intensive shine masque (pink jar)
Lush American Cream Conditioner
Lush Coolaulin
Lush Fuel Hair Conditioner
Lush Jungle Hair Conditioner
Lush Retread conditioner
Lush Veganese Condtioner
Mia Simone's Boutique (all products)
Miessence B5 Hair Repair Leave-in
Miessence Shine Herbal Hair Conditioner
Modern Organic lemongrass Conditioner (fine hair)
Modern Organic Glisten Conditioner (Chemically Treated Hair)
Modern Organic Mixed Greens Conditioner (Normal to Dry Hair)
Mop Top Daily Condtioner
Mop Top Herbal Detangler and Refresher Spray
Morrocco Method Diamond Mist Conditioner
Morrocco Method Volumizer Mist Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Aloe Vera Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Biotin Conditioner Gel
Nature’s Gate Herbal Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Jojoba Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Keratin Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Lavender & Aloe Conditioner
Nature's Gate Organics Fruit Blend Asian Pear and Red Tea conditioner
Nature’s Gate Organics Fruit Blend Chamomile & Lemon Verbena Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Organics Fruit Blend Grapefruit and Wild Ginger Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Organics Fruit Blend Lavender & Aloe Conditioner
Nature's Gate Organics Fruit Blend Mandarin Orange and Patchouli conditioner
Nature’s Gate Organics Fruit Blend Persimmon and Rose Geranium Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Organics Tea Tree & Blue Cypress Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Organics Victorian Emerald Cypress Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Rainwater Herbal Awapuhi Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Rainwater Herbal Hemp Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Rainwater Herbal Henna Conditioner
Nature’s Gate Rainwater Herbal Sea Kelp and Aloe Conditioner
Nature's Gate Rainwater Tea Tree Oil conditioner
Nature’s Gate Soy Fragrance-Free Conditioner
Nature's Organics Cherry Almond
Nature's Organics Green Tea Citrus
Nature's Organics Vanilla Grapefruit
New York Soap Co. Pomegranate Conditioner
Nexxus Color Ensure Replenishing Conditioner
Nexxus Ensure Acidifying Conditioner & Detangler
Nexxus Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner
Nexxus Keraphix
No Rinse Hair Conditioner
Organic Excellence Mint Conditioner
Oyin Honey Hemp Conditioner with Aloe & Silk
Palmer's Olive Oil Formula Extra Conditioning for Dry Hair with Virgin Olive Oil
Peter Thomas Roth Botanical Oasis Conditioner with aroma-therapeutics & botanical nutrients
Philip B. Deep-Conditioning Creme Rinse
Philosophy the big blow off, liquid protein hair conditioner
PHYTOSPECIFIC Intense Nutrition Mask
Prairie Naturals Badlands
Prairie Naturals Chinook
Prairie Naturals Harvestmoon
Progaine Weightless Conditioner
Pro-Vitamin SYSTEME Intensive conditioner repair creme
Pure-A-Teas Green Tea
Pure-A-Teas Lotus
Qhemet Biologies (all products)
Rainbow Research Organic Herbal Conditioner
Rainbow Research Henna Conditioner
Redken Fresh Curls Conditioner
Regis Design Line Olive Oil Conditioner
Regis Design Line Olive Oil Hair Masque
sainsburys own brand
Santa Maria Novella Honey Intensive Cream
Sebastian Instant Conditioner
Sebastian Slinky Conditioner
Shikai Color Reflect Daily Moisture Conditioner
Suave Aloe Vera
Suave Juicy Green Apple
Suave Milk and Honey conditioner
Suave Naturals Fresh Berry Smoothie Conditioner
Suave Naturals Citrus Smoothie
Suave Naturals Juicy Green Apple Conditioner
Suave Naturals Lavender Conditioner
Suave Naturals Tropical Coconut Conditioner
Terax Hair Care Original Crema Hair Treatment
Terex Original hydrate lotion
Terex Original lotion Rigene 8
TIGI Bed Head Moisture Maniac Conditioner
TIGI Catwalk Oatmeal & Honey conditioner
Timotei Honey and Monoi Conditioner
Too Shea! by Jessicurl
Trader Joe's Nourish Spa Conditioner
TriMedica MSM Conditioner
Ultra Swim - Ultra Swim Conditioner
Wella Balsam for dry and damaged hair
Wella Flash Flood Hydrating Vitality Blast
Wella Wellazid UV Filter Conditioner with Herbs
Weleda Rosemary Phyto Hair Conditioner
Wella System Professional Sunset Express Cream
White Rain Energizing Citrus
White Rain Extra Body conditioner
White Rain Jasmine conditioner
White Rain Regular conditioner
Yanai Van Curl Heal Intensive Conditioning Treatment


Leave ins
Akiva Healthy Hair Honey
Ashas Silk Rose Elixer Leave in Condtioner
Beauty without Cruelty leave in
Blended Beauty Kick for Curls Aloe Juice Spritz
Carol’s Daughter Flowers & Herbs Leave-In Conditioner-General
Carol’s Daughter Flowers & Herbs Leave-In Conditioner-Indigo
Curl Friends Replenish Leave in Conditioner (Humidity Blocker)
Curl Junkie Intense Protection Leave in conditioner- fine
Curly Hair Solutions SILK leave in Conditioner
Curlisto Protein Boost
Curlisto Repair styling Cream
Folicure Extra Conditioner
Giovanni Direct Leave in Conditioner
Giovanni Vitapro Fusion Leave In (spray)
Hamadi Shea Leave In, Daily Conditioner/Styling Cream
The Jane Carter Solution Leave-in
Jason Hemp Enriched Conditioner
Kiehl's Leave-In Hair Conditioner
L'Oreal Serie Expert Absolute Repair Repairing Cream Conditioner for Very Damaged Ends
No Rinse Hair Conditioner
Oyin Greg Juice
Oyin Shine + Define Styling Serum
Pantene Pro-V Shining Start Conditioner
PHYTO 7 Daily hydrating cream with 7 plants for Dry Hair
PHYTO 9 Daily Ultra Nourishing Cream for Ultra-Dry Hair
Nexxus Color Ensure Replenishing Detangler
Shea It Ain't So
Thermasilk Leave-In Detangler Conditioner
Yanai Van Kiddy Curls No Knots Detangling Mist


Shine Serum
Akiva Naturals Healthy Hair Honey
Broccoli Seed Oil
Blended Beauty Straight Pearl 


Pure oils do not contain silicone.  Here are some of my hair-friendly favorites; great for skin too:

Apricot Kernel Oil
Avocado Oil
Broccoli Seed Oil
Castor Oil
Coconut oil
Golden Jojoba Oil
Macadamia Nut Oil
Meadowfoam Seed Oil
Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
Sesame Oil
Sweet Almond Oil
Walnut Oil
Wheat Germ Oil

Some Oils I have heard about:
Flax Seed Oil
Hazelnut Oil
Hemp Seed Oil
Shea Oil
Carrot Seed Oil
Red Raspberry Seed Oil
Sunflower Oil