January 3rd, 2004, 11:38 AM
Is this a good thing for the hair? Someone told me that adding a bit of glycerin to shampoos or body washes or even lotions would increase the moisturization (is that a word) of the product. Do you think this is so or are they just pulling my leg???? :confused:
January 3rd, 2004, 11:49 AM
I'd love to see some documentation on glycerin.
What I understand is it works by pulling moisture out of deeper layers, therefore ultimately drying instead of moisturizing. I avoid it!
January 3rd, 2004, 12:14 PM
Glycerin is a humectant, and is supposed to draw moisture out of the air. If you live in a dry climate though, it may end up pulling the moisture out of your hair or skin instead. I tried the glycerin spray from the CG book, and it left my hair feeling sticky and greasy. Reducing the amount of glycerin didn't help, either.
Panthenol can help the skin and hair retain moisture, and I've never heard of it being drying like glycerin. I add a bit to my shampoo, conditioner, and body lotion. :)
January 3rd, 2004, 01:46 PM
I think you will get many different answers just like you would with cones. I use glycerin and cones in moderation with no problems
January 4th, 2004, 04:43 AM
Good point, Chamo. Surfing around, I'm finding controversy on glyercin, to confirm this...