You can find Plant-based Silicone in Bamboo, Bambusa vulgaris. Bamboo is a primitive grass and in the grass family. It is a highly renewable resource. The foliage and grass can be extracted sustainably, thus making it an excellent green and eco-friendly choice for your skin and hair care formulations.
Silica is a key ingredient that makes up our skin and hair. Bamboo is naturally rich in silica. The bamboo plant contains about 70% organic silica, making it an excellent substitution for silicone. Silica helps to improve the elasticity of the skin.
I use bamboo extracts, isoflavones and bamboo bioferments in skin and hair care formulations. In the Professional Natural Hair Care Course it is in my Hibiscus & Marula Co-Wash, Blue Lotus Blossom Conditioner, Brazilian Botanical Leave-In Conditioner, Oil-Free Glossy Locks and Curls Serum. The formulations in the the Professional Skin Care Product Making Course can easily be customized to use bamboo extracts in them.
Benefits of Bamboo
- Replacement for silica
- To remove hair build-up
- Add shine, sheen and luster to the hair
- Adds silky feel to the hair or skin
- Adds slip to formulations
- Promotes radiant skin
- Helps protect hair or skin from the sun
Bamboo extract is an excellent substitution for silicone in hair care. Many are going away from the manufactured silicone for many reasons. Bamboo Silicone is the solution for many to provide the protection, slip, anti-frizz, and moisture needed. Not only is this ingredient plant-based and sustainable, but it delivers results.