The wonders of glycerine

By Drum Digital
14 October 2014

Glycerine is a colourless, scentless, thick liquid used in beauty and hair products.

It’s also used in antifreeze and e-cigarette liquids.

Here are a few more facts you may or may not have known about this magic liquid you probably saw your mother and grandmother using.

Natural sources of glycerine include animal fats and plant oils like shea butter or coconut oil.

It’s great to use glycerine based products in moderately moist air. Not too humid, not too dry. Glycerine works best on natural hair when it is pulling moisture from the air to keep our tresses moisturized throughout the day.

When used in the right climactic conditions, glycerine can really help to define your curl pattern! When used in the wrong conditions, it can lead to hair damage.

Using the pure product can leave your hair and skin feeling sticky.

It does mix easily with other water soluble ingredients and can be used in DIY recipes.

A leave-in spritz made with glycerine, water and essential oils can make curls and kinks very happy in the right climate.


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