Company News

Silicone-Based Hair Serum

Silicone-Based Hair Serum

Unlocking the Secrets to Silky, Shiny Hair

Silicones is an essential part of the haircare regime:

Silicone is a versatile ingredient that has gained popularity in the world of cosmetics. It is widely used in various skincare, haircare, and makeup products due to its unique properties. This broad variety of compounds confers qualities including good spreading, film formation, wash-off resistance, skin feel, volatility, and permeability, which have an impact on the performance of practically every type of cosmetic product.

When it comes to hair care, we’re always on the lookout for products that can transform our tresses and give us that enviable, salon-worthy look. One such product that has gained popularity in recent years is silicone-based hair serum. This versatile hair care product has become a staple for many, thanks to its ability to deliver smooth, shiny, and frizz-free locks. In this blog, we will dive into the world of silicone-based hair serums, exploring what they are, how they work, and the benefits they offer.

Silicones in hair serums:

These serums are typically formulated with silicone derivatives, such as dimethicone or cyclomethicone, which are lightweight, clear, and non-greasy substances. Dimethicone is coated on individual hair and prevents the clumping of hairs. Silicone itself is a synthetic compound that forms a protective coating over the hair shaft, helping to seal in moisture and protect against external damage. This unique property makes silicone an excellent ingredient for hair serums, as it provides a multitude of benefits.

Making your hair look healthier:

One of the primary advantages of silicone-based hair serums is their ability to create a smooth, sleek appearance by coating the hair strands. This coating helps to reduce friction and prevent tangling and breakage, making it easier to comb or brush through the hair. Moreover, the silicone coating fills in any gaps in the hair cuticle, resulting in a more uniform surface and enhanced light reflection, which leads to a lustrous, shiny finish. This silicone coating is easily removed by shampoo wash. We have analyzed the scanning electron microscopy (SEM) of control hair and silicone hair serum-coated hair, denoted in Fig. 1.

Fig. 1. SEM images of silicone coated hair serum

Frizz control is another area where silicone-based hair serums excel. The silicone coating helps to seal the hair shaft, preventing moisture from entering or leaving the hair. This not only reduces frizz but also provides a protective barrier against humidity, which is often the main culprit behind frizzy hair. By taming frizz and flyaways, silicone-based serums can help achieve a polished, sleek hairstyle that lasts throughout the day. In addition to their smoothing and frizz-controlling properties, silicone-based hair serums can also offer heat protection. These serums create a barrier between the hair and heat-styling tools like straighteners or curling irons, reducing the damage caused by high temperatures. This is especially beneficial for those who frequently use heat styling tools, as the silicone coating helps to minimize moisture loss and protect the hair from becoming brittle and prone to breakage.

Finding the right balance:

While silicones provide numerous benefits, using too much product or applying it to the scalp can lead to a heavy, greasy feeling. It’s best to start with a small amount and distribute it evenly through the mid-lengths and ends of the hair, where it is most needed. Additionally, regular shampooing is necessary to prevent product buildup and ensure that the hair remains clean and healthy.

While silicone-based hair serums offer many advantages, it’s important to note that they are not a cure-all for all hair concerns. If you have specific hair issues like extreme damage or scalp conditions, it’s advisable to consult with a professional hairstylist or trichologist who can provide tailored advice and recommend appropriate treatments.

In conclusion, silicone-based hair serums have become a go-to product for achieving silky, shiny hair. Their ability to smooth, control frizz, and provide heat protection makes them a valuable addition to any hair care routine. By understanding how these serums work and using them appropriately, you can unlock the secrets to beautiful, healthy-looking locks. So why not give silicone-based hair serums a try and experience the transformative power they can have on your hair?

This Article is written by:
Dr. Anwar Sayyed,
Scientist & Manager Technical,
Elkay Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. India.

This blog is the copyright of Elkay Chemicals Private Limited. All content, including text and images, is owned by Elkay Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. and may not be reproduced or distributed without the express written permission of Elkay Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.

Restoring Kothrud Nallah: A Greener Future Begins! 🌱✨

Joining hands with Rotary Club Kothrud, Rotary District 3131, and Pune Municipal Corp (PMC), Elkay Chemicals proudly announces the Kothrud Nallah Rejuvenation Project.
Together, we’re revitalizing this natural gem on Environment day, promoting sustainability and creating a thriving ecosystem. 🌍💚

 Environment Day Plantation drive

Environment Day Plantation drive Environment Day Environment Day


Silicone chemicals in cosmetics applications and their implications to the environment, health and sustainability

Silicone chemicals exhibit unique surface as well as bulk properties that make them highly desirable for cosmetic applications. These include chemical inertness, biocompatibility, lubricity, comfort feel, slippery feel, compatibility with various formulations, hydrophobicity, hydrophilicity, broad synthetic molecular design options, and unique ability to combine several properties into one single molecule. These properties are possible due to unique molecular characteristics such as low surface energy, flexible bonds, high bond energy; high thermally stability. In recent times, these characteristics are becoming more relevant when viewed from the standpoint of environmental compatibility and overall sustainability.


Elkay Silicones Participated in CPHI India 2022

ELKAY participated in CPhi India 2022 held in Delhi from November 29th through December 1st 2022. It was great interacting with all the attendees and sharing the latest developments in our pharmaceutical and personal care product portfolio. In addition to our simethicone and dimethicone products, we have developed new products in the hair care and cosmetic additives segment .

Thank you to the more than 200 customers and suppliers for visiting us! We look forward to connecting with you soon.

Elkay Silicones, a proud recipient of FICCI National “Excellence in Exports Award” 2022

Federation of Indian Chamber of commerce and Industry (FICCI), New Delhi, India, conducted 10th national ‘Chemical and Petrochemical award, 2022’ function to recognize Companies for their contribution towards the development of various sectors.

Elkay Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., Pune, India was recognized with a prestigious award in the category of  ‘Excellence in Export’.

This award represents the Elkay’s contribution towards increasing India’s share in the global export market and also global presence of Elkay Chemicals. Currently supplying Silicone based Speciality Chemicals and formulations to more than 32 Countries Globally.

The award distribution ceremony took place at New Delhi and India Chem Expo on 2nd  Nov 2022. Mr. Bhaganth Khuba (Union minister for chemical and fertilizer) was the chief guest for the award ceremony.

Guhagar Beach Cleaning Campaign: Maharashtra

“Swatcha Bharat Abhiyan“
“Guhagar” Beach Cleaning Campaign: Maharashtra

Elkay chemicals P. Ltd., Lote, Dist. Ratnagiri, MH -hosted & participated in beach cleaning campaign. It was organized by Ghuhagar Panchayat Samiti, Dist. Ratnagiri.

Celebrating “Azadi ka Amrut Mohotsav” ( 75 th year of Independent India ) on 20 Aug 2022, more than 120 volunteers participated in this beach

cleaning campaign including Elkay team, Guhagar Panchayat Samiti staff, women self-help group, school students and staff etc.

They cleaned stretch of 2 km beach of all plastic, flowers etc.

Thank you all volunteers for your participation in this important social activity and Swatcha Bharat Abhigyan !



Elkay Silicones participation in Silicone Expo 2022, Detroit, USA

Elkay Silicones participated in Silicone Expo 2022, Detroit USA, which is the first commercial trade show and conference for silicone industry. 180+ global exhibitors from manufacturing and supply chain industry participated in this trade show.

In Silicone Expo 2022, Elkay Silicones showed its entire new range of products like Elastomers, Resins, Gels for various industrial applications.

The show had conference on “Sustainability”. Dr. Rahul Kulkarni, VP Technical was one of the panel members explaining how Elkay has innovated processes to find sustainable solutions for silicone industry for betterment of society. We thank everyone who visited at our stall.




Dr. Ravindra Kulkarni has been elected for the distinction of “Fellow of National Academy of Engineers”, USA.

We are very happy to announce and congratulate Dr. Ravindra D. Kulkarni for his inclusion into the United States National Academy of Engineering (NAE). This honour is amongst the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer. Membership to the NAE honours those who have made outstanding contributions to engineering research, practice, or education and to the pioneering of new and developing fields of technology and making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering.

Dr. Kulkarni is being recognized for innovation centric business and technology development and leadership across many disciplines. While the first half of his career was of evolving into a successful scientist with numerous patents and recognitions in diverse fields such as silicones, solid state chemistry and surface science developments in computer hardware, he shifted his focus in the next part of his career to becoming an entrepreneur and industrialist.


Elkay Chemicals distributed tablet computers to needy students of Chandrakant Darode School, Pune

ELKAY Chemicals Pvt. Ltd, Pune distributed 50 tablet computers to the Chandrakant Darode School, Shivaji Nagar, Pune as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility activities in coordination with the Rotary Club of Pune (Kothrud).

The school management thanked and appreciated Elkay’s philosophy of caring & empowering needy students. The event was attended by Mr. Jaideep Sharma & Mr. Pramod Barange from ELKAY and President S. Chitale & General Secretary Gayatri on behalf of Rotary Club.

These tablet computers come pre-installed with the school syllabus from 1st to 10th standard and some additional visual and 3D demonstrations. This will enable students  to study and complete their course work remotely.


Guhagar Beach Cleaning Campaign: Maharashtra

 “Swatcha Bharat Abhiyan “                                                                                               

“Guhagar” Beach Cleaning Campaign: Maharashtra

Elkay chemicals P. Ltd., Lote, Dist. Ratnagiri, MH -hosted & participated in beach cleaning campaign. It was organized by Ghuhagar Panchayat Samiti, Dist. Ratnagiri

On the occasion of ‘Anant Chaturdashi’, 21, Sep. 2021, after Ganesh Visargen, 65 volunteers participated in this beach cleaning campaign including Elkay team, Guhagar Panchayat Samiti staff, women self-help group etc. They cleaned stretch of 2 km beach of all plastic, flowers etc.

Thank you all volunteers for your participation in this important social activity and Swatcha Bharat Abhigyan !