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Best Time to Use Glycerin to Moisturize Your Hair

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When the temperatures begin to drop, that’s the time when most people get concerned about maintaining good moisture in their hair. That’s because hair can quickly become dehydrated in cold weather. In a matter of minutes, your hair can be as dry as the desert on hot day.

Glycerin is a popular element for helping hair to retain moisture. That is when it’s used properly and in the right climate or season. You will find glycerin in many hair products. Shea Moisture’s Curling Souflee is heavily laced with it.

Before going into the best time to use glycerin to moisturize your hair, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using glycerin in your hair:

  • Cuts down frizz in natural hair
  • Helps hair to feel smooth
  • Pulls moisture into the hair from the environment

Best Conditions for Using Glycerin in Your Hair

Now that we’ve looked at the benefits of using glycerin in your hair, let’s examine when the best time and condition is for you to use this element.

Regardless to if you use glycerin to enhance your DIY hair products or products that already contain it, the best time to use glycerin is typically in the summertime. You want to make sure that the temperatures are warm enough outside so that moisture can be pulled into your hair. You’ll notice that in conditions like these, your hair will stay moisturized for a long period of time when you using glycerin in it.

Related Post: Hair Steaming and Detangling with Glycerin

If it’s not warm enough, just the opposite will occur. If you use glycerin in your hair when it’s too cool or cold out, it will literally suck moisture out of your hair.

It’s also important to note that it’s recommended to use naturally derived glycerin versus synthetic because synthetic glycerin can contain harmful pollutants.

For more information on using glycerin in your hair, check out this article on Essence

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When I got my first Devacut, in the summer of 2018, products with glycerin were used in my hair

Michelle Smith
Michelle is a Christian special needs mom residing in the NYC area who shares useful tips to grow and maintain fine natural hair. She's a published author and Creator of Fine Natural Hair and Faith, inspiring others with faith for living along side knowledge on how to care for their "crown."

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