Worried about your hair breaking off due to pollutants? Protect them with glycerin!
You had probably cherished glycerin for the skin enhancing properties, but wait till I tell you this glycerine is a boon to hair as well! Not a day goes by where we don’t lament over our hair fall and split-ends. But with glycerine to fight the UV radiation, heat and pollutants, you can rest assured that your hair will be fine! Used as one of the main ingredients for moisturisers, hair repair and conditioners, this is what you need to keep your cascade of hair flowing. Here is how you can use glycerin to make DIY hair products that will help you minimise hair damage and keep your hair shiny and beautiful.
Natural hair conditioner
Glycerin acts as a natural humectant and traps moisture from the air. The locking of humidity gives long-lasting lubrication to your hair and keeps your hair shaft from breaking due to friction. For those fighting split ends, make sure you rub it from the roots to tips to avoid shedding hair on your clothes. Be mindful of the weather while applying the glycerin. If you live in a drier terrain, it is not advised to use glycerin as the lack of moisture in the air will make the glycerin soak water from your hair itself. If the air is too moist, the result can be puffy hair. Give a check on the weather, and then apply glycerine to your hair.
Suitable for dry scalp
Glycerin can penetrate deep into your scalp and provide moisture to your dry hair roots. The topical hydration helps heal and strengthen skin barriers in the scalp. For those irritated with skin flakes and an itchy scalp, glycerin is the relief you were looking for. It helps you maintain a healthy pH and keeps microbial growth in check.
Fights scalp infection
Glycerin is a potent antimicrobial agent that keeps your scalp and hair disinfected. It is used in leave-in conditioners and treats dandruff and infections on the scalp faster and more effectively.
Adds shine to your hair
The best part about using glycerin is there is no side effect to it. It gives a natural shine to your hair while nourishing it from within.
For beginners, make sure you apply it in a small portion to check if you are allergic to it.