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How to use glycerin on your hair

Hair By Renee Wesonga

Many hair and skin care products have glycerin. It is added to shampoos, moisturisers, soaps and lotions among other products. Glycerin absorbs water from its surroundings and this is what makes it an excellent ingredient for skin and hair care products. It is a sweet-tasting transparent thick liquid and can be easily dissolved in water. Here is how to use it on the hair:
Deep conditioner: Glycerin returns moisture back to dry hair and improves the scalp layer since it moisturises it. It can also be mixed with water to make a deep conditioner that will offer moisture and ample nourishment to dry hair.
Length maintenance: Hair grows faster and reaches the adequate length if it is healthy. Glycerin conditions the hair thus reducing breakage and dry, brittle hair. Hair growth is, thus, optimised.

Itchy scalp: Glycerin eradicates itchy scalp. During cold seasons, the skin including the scalp tend to get dry leading to itchiness. Applying glycerin over the scalp on a regular basis offers a relief to the itch.

Dandruff: Using glycerin on a regular basis will help in eliminating dandruff and dry, flaky scalp. It has soothing properties that create a cooling effect on the scalp.

Leave-in treatment: Women with frizzy and lifeless hair that are brittle and rough, will benefit from a leave-in treatment using glycerin. It gives a boost of nourishment that ensures the hair stays soft.

Split ends: Split ends are a common problem among women especially those with long hair. They make the hair look unhealthy. Using glycerin helps in strengthening the hair, leading to less formation of split ends. The glycerin will be more effective if you add a few drops of essential oils in it. Frizzy is caused by low moisture in the hair, leading to hair damage and hair loss.

Hair spray: Mix equal amounts of glycerin and plain water in a spray bottle and apply this as hair spray. It works as a good conditioner for the hair and offers you softer hair. You can also mix glycerin, water, aloe vera juice, few essential oils of your choice and little amount of conditioner in a spray bottle. Store the mixture in a fridge and apply on your hair and scalp two to three days a week. Massage your scalp with the solution and let it stay on for three minutes then wash your hair.

Maintaining curls: For women who love curly hair like curly-kit, glycerin helps in maintaining the curls. Glycerin conditions curly hair by retaining the moisture and making it look healthier. It keeps curly hair in natural oily.

Final rinse: You can also use glycerine in the final rinse of the hair after you wash it. Shampoo and condition your hair as usual then rinse as usual. Add a little glycerine to the last jug of water and use this as the final rinse of the hair. The hair becomes soft, smooth and healthier.

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