Dimethiconol belongs to the group of silicones - but is it good or bad for hair? Today we'll get to the bottom of this question and show you which hair structure Dimethiconol works wonders on!


Dimethiconol is a silicone. On labels of shampoos, hair masks, etc. it is often referred to as dimethylpolysiloxane or polydimethylsiloxane. The ingredient is also known as silicone gum and has a similar structure to dimethicone. However, with a small difference: the terminal CH3 group is replaced by the hydroxyl group (-OH). As a rule, dimethiconol is mixed with dimethicones or cyclomethicones because the raw material is high in molecular weight and is considered difficult to process. Phew, enough with chemistry now!

Let's now focus on the properties. The ingredient forms a protective film on skin and hair - just like other silicones. In addition, the ingredient ensures soft and shiny hair. However, the silicone does not penetrate the skin and hair, but only forms a superficial protective layer. This ensures better combability.

It gives your hair and skin a wonderful feeling and is not sticky. The ingredient also has enormous glossy properties, which is why we at MeMademoiselle use the diverse range of silicone. Thanks to the immediate conditioner effect, you can find the ingredient alongside many other valuable active ingredients in our Renaissance and Diva Conditioner as well as in the Renaissance Mask.


You don't have to worry - even if the active ingredient is silicone, it has no negative effects on skin and hair and is completely harmless to your health. The results are immediately visible - after use you will have noticeably smoother and shinier hair. If you struggle with frizz, dimethiconol could be the solution for you. The ingredient reduces split ends and your hair looks healthy and shiny. And all without the use of heavy fats! In concrete terms, this means: Your hair will not become stringy or greasy as a result of using it. Due to its chemical structure, it is also safe for allergy sufferers.

Nevertheless, we do not want to withhold the possible disadvantages of dimethiconol from you. After all, the ingredient is silicone. The group of silicones has long been criticized because they are not said to have a lasting positive effect on skin and hair. This is because silicones are not water-soluble - neither is dimethiconol. If you use the ingredient over a longer period of time, more and more silicones could accumulate in the hair and ensure that valuable care and nutrients no longer reach the hair. A kind of protective barrier forms and the hair can no longer be cared for.

It's easy to explain why we decided to use dimethiconol in some products: In our opinion, the advantages of dimethiconol clearly outweigh the disadvantages - especially when it comes to stressed, split ends and brittle hair. In addition, it always depends on the composition and concentration. The dimethiconol is low-dosed and contains many other caring and nourishing ingredients. The dimethiconol is only intended to make the hair easier to comb and should in no way create a protective barrier that no longer allows nutrients and care substances to pass through. So don’t worry – Dimethiconol is not harmful to your hair.


Do you have dry, brittle, stressed or curly hair? Anyone with a hair structure like this needs extra care - we know that from our many years of experience. If you don't care for dry and frizzy hair adequately or incorrectly, you risk split ends , annoying knots and matted hair. Dry and matted hair in particular needs care that ensures hair that is supple and easy to comb. This way, knots, split ends and matted hair can be avoided in the future. To help you tame your lion's mane, we have added some dimethiconol to the following products to ensure better combability and shine.

Renaissance conditioner for stressed hair

Include this conditioner in your beauty hair care routine if you want shiny and healthy hair. In addition to dimethiconol, the conditioner contains valuable hemp oil. Hemp oil is known for its numerous vitamins, minerals and helpful fatty acids that penetrate deep into the hair and provide moisture to skin cells. Say goodbye to frizz and split ends! Other valuable ingredients in the leave-in conditioner are glycerin and biotin.

Renaissance Mask for stressed hair

Complete your hair beauty routine with the Renaissance Mask. It not only contains dimethiconol, but also valuable linseed oil. The high-quality vegetable oil is able to rebuild damaged hair from the inside out. Linseed oil is particularly rich in nutrients and moisturizing and therefore has great properties for dry, brittle hair. Another important ingredient is provitamin B5. You should leave the Renaissance Mask on for 10 to 15 minutes after washing your hair.

Diva conditioner for curly hair

Many women dream of a gorgeous curly mane. As beautiful as curly hair is, it also requires care. Curly hair in particular is often prone to split ends, frizz, etc. To counteract this, we have developed the Diva Conditioner with Dimethiconol. This makes your curls easier to comb and gives them an irresistible shine. Hydrolized Keratin is also used in the conditioner - it strengthens and strengthens the fibers of your wavy hair structure as it is a natural component of the hair. Hemp oil and provitamin B5 are also contained in the leave-in conditioner.