Glycerin As A Humectant For Natural Hair All Seasons

I understand many naturalistas dare not use humectants like glycerin during cold and winter periods, but the truth is that it is not wrong to use it if you wish to. Glycerin, also known as ‘glycerol,’ is a humectant and can draw moistness, making it hygroscopic. 

Glycerin has 3 water-attracting groups known as HYDROXYL groups per molecule. This gives the impression that glycerin dries out the hair during these special seasons, but that is not true with the help of the right combination of water.

The notion that glycerin will take up moisture and feed the dry air is true. Mainly when used alone on the hair. But not true when it’s appropriately been diluted or saturated with water. Because glycerin is bound to water, it is not quickly going to give its water up, to be honest. It makes no chemical sense to give up its water the moment it’s been saturated. “Glycerin mixed with sufficient water is saturated.

Glycerin loves water, it's more stable with water present than without it, and on this note, water remains its binding factor, never to dry out your hair during these seasons. It takes a lot of energy to remove water from glycerin hence the reason why glycerin takes up water to make it more stable.

Saturating or diluting glycerin with water before use will not draw water/moisture away from your hair because these two components are inseparable, thus making it stable and suitable to help keep the hair moisturized without the fear of drying out your hair.

Your glycerin can be used during a wash or deep conditioning process. Ensure it is best diluted with 15% vegetable glycerin and 85% water measurement ratio as a spritz. Glycerin, including honey, has so many benefits for the hair, and I can’t imagine why its benefits should be left out on specific seasons due to false beliefs/misconceptions.

Glycerin is suitable for use all year round and shouldn’t be feared to be used in winter/dry seasons

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