Glycerin a carbon compound that attracts water from the air surrounding. It is a viscous liquid meaning it can pour out slowly. Its hygroscopic nature which makes it keep the body moisturized. It is a product that if used on your hair will make your hair like the ones you have always desired.
Is Glycerin Good For Hair?
Glycerin also is known by chemical name glycerol which is naturally obtained, has been used for many years in cosmetics and personal care and it has been found to be a good moisturizer for hair. It has been studied and it has been remarkably termed as good for hair and its chemicals are derived from vegetables and animals like coconut oil and shea butter.
Benefits of Glycerin for hair
Retention Of Moisture
Hair requires enough amount of water to maintain a balance. Glycerin is humectant making it possible to retain moisture. It is hygroscopic enabling it to draw moisture from the surrounding and lead it towards the hair. Thus the hair will stay gentle, nourished and the hair skin layer improved because the scalp is moisturized.
Maintenance Of Hair Length
The hair has the ability to grow faster and reach its maximum length. Glycerin helps in moisturizing the skin thus breaking and drying out of the hair will be reduced easily. Thus, hair growth will be smooth and optimized without any hindrance.
It happens mostly during winter that the scalp gets dry becomes dry and brings itchiness. When you apply glycerine on your scalp on regular basis making the skin to get moisturized, getting itch-free scalp will be very possible.
Dandruff has become the most disturbing issue to people.When you use glycerin on regular basis, it will make stopping dandruff easy.It has properties that help in cooling the scalp, making dandruff to be easily removed.
When the hair grows long, the ends split. This has risen because of pollution other related problems. Using glycerin will stop splitting of the ends of your hair.
Maintaining Curly Hair
Curly hair is good for the best looks but it requires proper maintaining. Glycerin will maintain this type of hair as it absorbs water from the surrounding and add it to the hair and helps the hair keep moisture and look healthier. This moisturized factor will make the hair not to dry up keeping the curly hair.
Frizzy Hair Care
This frizzy and unconditioned hair is very worrying to many people because it makes the hair to be damaged and also lost. This frizzy hair is brought about by moisture being low in the hair. If you apply glycerin, the hair is free from being affected by the frizzy and unconditioned hair.
How To Use Glycerin For Hair?
Glycerin is added to hair care products like shampoo, moisturizers, soaps, and lotions to make the more effective. It gets water from the surrounding by absorption and this has made it the most used ingredient in skin and hair care products.But you can use it at the comfort of your home as well.
This is how you can use glycerin for hair:
Mix both water and glycerin along with little bit of leave-in conditioner in a spray bottle and simply spray it on for instantly nourishing your dry locks. Glycerin can also be mixed with water, aloe vera juice, few essentials oils and an amount of conditioner. The mixture is then stored in the fridge and applied on the hair and scalp three to four days a week. You have to massage your scalp with the mixture and let it stay on for two to three minutes then wash your hair.
Soothing Hair & Face Spray
Glycerin when mixed with rose water makes a really soothing combination. It acts as a conditioner that gives moisture and enough nourishment to dry hair. It can also be applied by itself as it moisturizes the dry hair and skin stopping all the moisture-related problems like frizzy hair and unmanagable curly hair.
Glycerin is used to rinse the hair after washing it. A little glycerin is added the last amount of water and you use it to rinse off after have shampooing and conditioning the hair. The hair stays soft, smooth and healthier.
However, care should be taken to use it in environments of moderate humidity because, in a very hot and humid climate, glycerin will absorb a lot of moisture and cause the hair to swell. It should not also be used immediately after using a permanent dye on the hair.
Here is a quick Hair Care Tip by HCS for you
Written by: Prof Natoh(PhD). If you wish to contribute as well, feel free to check this out and get in touch.