Normally when I stretch my relaxers I spray S Curl No Drip into my scalp to soften my new growth. Well this time around I ran out so I thought to myself "whats the best alternative?.....GLYCERIN!!" Glycerin is also found in S Curl No Drip, its like the 2nd or 3rd ingredient.
Glycerin is known to improve moisture and smoothness to your hair. It provides lubrication and acts as a humectant. A humectant draws in moisture into your hair and skin. Glycerin is also highly "hydroscopic" which means that it absorbs water from the air. For example: if you left a bottle of pure glycerin exposed to air in your kitchen, it would take moisture from the air and eventually, it would become 80% glycerin and 20% water.
This is what I did:
I added 4tsp of 100% pure Glycerin mixed with 5tsp of water. I applied this mixture to my roots and covered my head with a baggy for about an hour. Let me tell you, my new growth was SUPER moisturized. I never had to apply more! My hair was moist for 3 whole days and that's without sealing. Glycerin is the truth and its best when your stretching....makes things easier.
I highly recommend this to ANYONE with very dry coarse hair or if your just stretching your relaxer. Or you could purchase S-Curl No Drip Spray or Wave Nouveau Finishing Lotion (my staple) as these products are all "water/glycerin" based and provide your hair with excellent moisture.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Announcements ( 58 ) Annual Top 10 ( 4 ) Bee Mine Products ( 1 ) Braid Out Contest ( 3 ) Castor Oil Challenge ( 30 ) Chit Chat ( 11 ) Coconut Oil Challenge ( 8 ) Concoctions ( 4 ) Deep Conditioning ( 1 ) Do's ( 9 ) Don'ts ( 2 ) Essence Mag ( 7 ) Essence.com ( 3 ) Famous Hair ( 4 ) FFOTD ( 6 ) Flat Iron ( 1 ) Giveaways ( 9 ) Grapeseed Oil ( 1 ) Guest Blogger ( 2 ) Hair Comparisons ( 13 ) Hair Health ( 87 ) Hair Length Check Shirt ( 4 ) Hair Porosity ( 3 ) Hair Questions ( 30 ) Hair Steamer ( 2 ) Hair Tools ( 13 ) Hair Tutorial ( 1 ) Hairlista Inc. Clothing ( 4 ) HAIRLISTA INC.Network ( 30 ) Hairlista members ( 2 ) Healthy Ends ( 4 ) Healthy Ends Challenge ( 1 ) Hot Oil Treatments ( 1 ) Interview ( 1 ) Know Your Ingredients ( 10 ) Know Your Ingredients Part 2 ( 3 ) LOTD ( 4 ) Me ( 2 ) Melyssah ( 2 ) My Deep Conditioners ( 1 ) My Hair ( 95 ) My Products ( 1 ) My Regimen ( 24 ) My Skin Regimen ( 1 ) My Vitamins ( 1 ) Natural Hair Care ( 14 ) Natural Products ( 2 ) Naturalista Series ( 12 ) New Products ( 1 ) No Heat Challenge ( 1 ) Nu-Gro ( 2 ) Oils ( 14 ) Personal MBL Challenge ( 8 ) Polls ( 26 ) Product Haul ( 25 ) Product Review ( 73 ) Protective Styles ( 3 ) Quick Tips ( 47 ) Relaxed Hair ( 1 ) Relaxer Products ( 1 ) Salon Review ( 2 ) Science Of Black Hair ( 4 ) Shedding ( 3 ) Site Updates ( 6 ) Stretching Relaxers ( 2 ) Strong Roots Challenge ( 8 ) Summer Hair Care ( 4 ) Supplements ( 2 ) Taliah Waajid World Natural Hair Show 2013 ( 1 ) Tropic Isle Living ( 19 ) Twitter Contest ( 4 ) Updates ( 18 ) Videos ( 27 ) Wash Day ( 1 ) Wishlist ( 9 )