Best Time to Use Glycerin to Moisturize Your Hair

Last updated on August 25th, 2020 at 01:55 pm

When the temperatures begin to drop, that’s the time when most people get concerned about maintaining 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. In this article we will discuss using glycerin in natural hair to moisturize.

using glycerin in natural hair

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 contains lots of it.

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

  • 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 Natural 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 using glycerin from nature versus synthetic is much better. That’s because synthetic glycerin can contain harmful pollutants.

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

devacut wet fine natural hair

Products with glycerin were used in my hair when I got my first Devacut in the summer of 2018.

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

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