Silica dimethyl silylate

I was thinking to use Silica dimethyl silylate to make an oily gel for hair but I've read that it is a silicon and causes built up on your hair, is that true?  Thank you all in advance.


  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    It will wash out with a good shampoo.
  • Perry  Thanks, I couldn't find anything that says, Silica dimethyl silylate  is silicon. Is this really silicon or not? I need to avoid silicon. :) Thanks
  • Silicon is a chemical element (Si) which is the second most abundant element on planet Earth. To get pure Si you need to heat SiO2 aka silicon dioxide aka silica aka plain sant to something like 2,000C (don’t quote me on this), and then after application of some chemistry magic it turns into a broad class of wonderful polymers with a terrible reputation called siliconEs. So technically it’s a silicon plus some other stuff.
  • ;ngarayeva001 thank you for the explanation. 
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