If you want shiny, moist and full hair, the most valuable ingredient you need: Glycerin. Glycerin, in the simplest terms, helps to keep the hair more moist from the inside out by trapping the moisture in the hair, and gives the hair fullness. So, how can you add glycerine to hair care? We share with you the benefits of glycerin for hair and how to use it in your hair one by one.
What is glycerin?
Glycerin is a colorless, odorless material derived from coconut oil, palm oils, and soybeans. Glycerin, which is used extensively in the food and beverage industry, is also frequently used in hair care.
The most important feature of glycerin in hair care is to provide moisture to the hair from the outside and to keep the hair moist for a long time. You may notice that glycerin-containing hair care products moisturize the hair better and therefore make it shine.
How is glycerin obtained?
Glycerin is called a sugar alcohol or a type of carbohydrate called a polyol. It occurs naturally through the alcoholic fermentation of sugar; however, most of the glycerin we consume in the hair care and food industry is obtained from a combination of fats and oils and by fermentation of smaller amounts of yeast, sugar and starch.
Glycerin is used as an ingredient in a variety of food and beverage products as it helps retain moisture, prevent sugar crystallization, and in various conditioning products to help add volume, smoothness, softness and texture to hair.
Glycerin has been studied and approved for use in foods and care products by health authorities around the world, including the World Health Organization, the European Union, and countries such as Australia, Canada and Japan. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also says glycerin is safe for consumption.
What are the benefits of glycerin for hair?
1. Reduces dandruff
Glycerin moisturizes and nourishes the scalp, thus helping to reduce dandruff and dryness problems on the scalp. You can start using glycerin hair care products to solve the dandruff problem on your scalp. Glycerin is a great recommendation, especially for those with dry and normal hair.
2. Moisturizes the hair and makes it easy to style
Since products containing glycerin intensely moisturize the hair, they reduce static and allow hair to take shape easily. It traps moisture in the hair strands and prevents the hair from drying out. Thus, those who use glycerin can have brighter and lively hair.
We recommend glycerine most for those with curly hair. Curls that tend to dry out are difficult to shape and can be challenging, especially after each bath. Those who use glycerin hair care products will see that their curly hair is easier to shape and you will be surprised to see their voluminous curls after the bath.
3. Reduces the sensitivity of the scalp
Glycerin has antimicrobial properties that will reduce itching caused by dryness and dandruff. It provides moisture to the scalp and provides care for the scalp.
4. Prevents hair breakage
Split ends are the result of dry and damaged hair. Glycerin helps strengthen hair and prevent breakage. Hair strands saturated with moisture become stronger and are more resistant to breakage. If the forked appearance, thinning and weakening of the hair ends bother you, it means it’s time to meet glycerin.
In which products is glycerin found?
Our favorite among products containing glycerin is Kerastase’s new Curl Manifesto series for curly and curly hair! Thanks to its powerful ingredients and effective formula, it intensively moisturizes the hair and helps you to regain vitality to the hair curls.
It is now known by everyone that dry and frizzy hair is more sensitive and fragile. The hair care products in the Kerastase Curl Manifesto series help you to give your hair a unique care from root to tip and deeply moisturize your hair, thanks to the glycerin in its formula. Thus, your hair has a much more vivid appearance and becomes easily manageable.
How to use glycerin on hair?
If you want to add glycerin to your hair care, here is our special care routine suggestion for you! First of all, you should use Kerastase Bain Hydratation Doucer Hair Bath to purify and deeply clean your hair. You can add intense moisture to your hair by using this product in every bath.
You can use Masque Beurre Haute Nutrition Hair Mask in the second step to solve the problem of tangling and not combing, which is one of the biggest problems of curly hair. Kerastase hair mask provides the nourishing care that your hair needs and helps it to be easily combed. Thanks to this hair mask containing glycerin, your hair will start to look softer and brighter.
In the last step of hair care, you can easily shape your curly hair by using Gelee Curl Contour Gel Cream. Helping to shape hair, this cream will provide shine and moisture to your hair all day long thanks to its effective formula containing glycerin. It will also help protect your hair against frizz for up to 24 hours.