Summer Hair Care: Glycerin Based Products Are The Best!

Thursday, July 31, 2014


The main secret that helps my hair retain moisture during the summer months is the usage of glycerin-based products! I know some may hate it and some love it, but for me, it is the best moisture-enhancing product for my relaxed strands.

The Benefits
Glycerin is a clear, odorless liquid that is hygroscopic and a humectant in nature, meaning when used on the hair, it attracts moisture from the air into the hair. I remember the beginning of my hair journey when my sister first introduced me to glycerin. She stressed how much better her relaxed hair felt after using it, but I was always skeptical because I thought it was for texturized or curly perms. I remember days when my hair was so dry and thirsty it broke off in clumps on a regular basis. I tried everything from water-based moisturizers, butters, to oil based moisturizers. Nothing cured my excessive breakage. I never thought relaxed hair could benefit from glycerin and boy was I wrong!

Hydrated Strands
Once I was introduced to glycerin-based products i.e. moisturizers, leave-ins etc., my hair made a 360 degree change. My breakage minimized substantially, my hair felt moist for once and my hair looked and felt hydrated from the inside out. My hair was happy and so was I! Finally I found a product that worked for my thirsty relaxed strands. I’ll moisturize my hair in the morning, with my glycerin-based moisturizer, and throughout the day, my hair retains moisture easily.

Softer Hair 
My hair feels soft and hydrated with each use. Glycerin helps to draw moisture from the hot humid air right into my strands…all day long. Not to mention, it’s exceptional for my new growth, while stretching my relaxers, as it literally melts my growth making it manageable.


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6 comments

  1. I agree. My hair loves glycerin products. When Im looking to soften my hair I definitely grab something with glycerin. Hope I get my hair as long as yours one day.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one! Glycerin as been such a staple in my regimen. My hair really loves it. Your hair will get there! Just be consistently consistent! :)

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  2. Hi Sunshyne! This article is right on time for me! I've noticed that my hair is shedding more and more daily. Now that I've read this post, I'm wondering if it's because it's not getting enough moisture. What are your your suggestions on glycerin-based moisturizing products?

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    1. Sorry to hear you are experiencing a lot of shedding. Shedding could be due to a variety of issues i.e. diet, stress, too much moisture, too much protein etc. Are you getting enough iron in your diet? Not enough of it can cause shedding. Doing a Black Tea Rinse really helps to stop/decrease the shedding. I have a post on it: http://www.hairliciousinc.com/2013/01/black-tea-rinse-101-reduce-shedding.html

      Hope this helps. As for as glycerin-based moisturizer, you can try Scurl No Drip, Distilled water mixed with Glycerin, Taliah Wajid Protective Mist etc.

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  3. how do you use this product do you just pour it on your hand and rub it on to each section on your hair orrrrrrrrrrrrrr what?

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    1. I mix my glycerin with distilled water. I use 1 part glycerin and 3 parts water. Usually a 20/80 ratio works best. Then I put it into a spray bottle and mist my hair with it. Hope that helps!!

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