This Ingredient Is Causing Dry Hair Issues With A Growing Number Of Naturals

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Is this substance listed on the ingredient list of your favorite products? Have you been having problems with dryness? A growing number of naturals have been reporting that their hair seems to be getting drier and perhaps this ingredient is to be blamed.

What's The Fuss About?

It is a substance often used in products labeled as all natural and hypoallergenic. It is reportedly found in up to 40% of beauty products as it is used as a stabilizer to balance the pH of the product and stabilize fats. Simply put, it helps break down molecules of products to allow them to blend out for a smooth finish. It's even in your favorite Eco-Styler gel.

It is common in topical hair and skin care products because manufacturers feel that nitrosamines, which it has the potential to create, cannot penetrate the skin. Usually, it is said that it is not used in amounts above 1%. it sometimes adds fragrance to lotions or hair potions, lengthens the shelf life of products and can most likely to be found in foaming products, products that rinse off, eye shadow, mascara, sunscreen, foundation, and concealer.


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About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing.After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

About Marsha Buchanan


As a Jamaican girl raised in a devout church family headed by my mother, I have always had my natural hair, no chemical processing.After years of mistreating it , often ignorant of that fact, I began my healthy hair journey in January 2013 in fact, I have seen to it that my entire household falls in line where this is concerned. When I am not poring over some hair blog or forum I spend my time teaching English to rowdy high school students (ok maybe I have some little sweethearts in the mix), mothering the most adorable two year old on this globe, or rushing to meet the deadline for a writing project on Elance. In my spare time I enjoy a stroll along the beach with my doting husband.

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This stuff is to thick for my hair… Are there any others that more liquid like ? If that makse sense

This made my hair dry and frizzy. I never understood the hype.

junk in a jar,make your own

I love the cocktail brand

It flakes and turns white in my hair…the opposite of what it says it won’t do smh

Doesn’t make me flake bec i have my own little secret

This gel never makes my hair dry

This works perfectly on my hair doesn’t dry out if anything makes my hair soft and easy to brush out and leaves no build up ..i love it won’t use any other gel

My hairs best friend! Tried the one with black castor and flax seed oils. I simply love it!

Same here I think people who don’t like be putting half a tub on at a time lol 🤣 as I use it daily sparingly and it works wonders next day it like my hair hasn’t got any gel in just feels soft when I brush it ..but glad someone agrees that it’s a very good product 👌💖I luv it too x

I agree I have thicker hair too but it’s relaxed on natural hair it works different coz my daughter has natural hair and she gets build up but it don’t dry her hair out 🤔 it’s a debatable one isn’t it x

Can’t use it. Flakes and makes my hair dry and crunchy. I use Design Essentials honey curl forming custard. Works amazingly on my hair!

the holy grail of gels!!! no flakes (if you mix it with the right product) my hair does not dry with it either

I get white flakes after using it.

Yep!! My hair was breaking big time shedding on my floor.

I used some yesterday and it dried my hair.

I replaced this with hair grease.

Add Shea butter to it

It makes my hair dry but I still use it . I can only mix it with some products!

Love Ecco gel for my edges , however it gives my wash and go’s extreme shrinkage!!!!My hair hates most products, expect grease! Lol!

I hate gel

I love the Olive oil Eco style Gel!!
I wish I could upload a picture of my hair showing this product in my hair.

I use the Argan oil one. It works well with my hair

Yea it does

Not on mine works great but makes my daughter hair flaky so I guess it’s cause we have two different textures ‍♀️

Same for my daughter and I.

I use to love eco but i really realized over the yrs it did dry it out so i stopped

Not drying for me but lots of build up. Maybe I use too much

That’s why I mix aloe gel and castor oil together and my scalp doesn’t itch and it’s not dry either I can go 2 weeks without oiling my scalp lol

It doesn’t dry my hair I love it don’t use anything else

Doesn’t dry out my hair one bit. But if you mix with with other products you can get flakes on the hair.

I use this works fine.. but not on my youngest daughter ..

I never had any dryness problems with this gel and it’s my favorite.

I can’t stand this crap

It does everything it stated it won’t do😂😂

It has a form of alcohol of course.

It does! Waste of $$

No it doesn’t this is a great product and I love it

Thats why you use a certain amount..& its suppose to be used for bby hairs

Aloe Vera gel way better

This and some blue magic and Cantu leave in condition is the bomb combo

This is only gel I use never had an issue with my hair being dry or flaky

I luv it! It works good on my daughters hair 2

Mine is perfectly fine, maybe ppl are going too long without washing your hair. You’ve got to wash your hair, all hair no matter the texture often

It did cause dry hair fir me but I’ve learnt to put castor oil in my hair first before applying this gel. This helps a lot.

When I use any gel I always mix it with Jamaican Black Castor Oil.

I went back to using Ampro styling gel. I was using the Castor Oil and Flaxseed of ECO gel and it irritated my edges and made them itchy.

It needs something thick under it..

Many styling gels are harmful to hair because they cause dryness, brittleness. Best to study the ingredients and commentaries from previous users.

Tried to use twice did cause dryness frizzinesd so left it alone

It does well for me, for right now!

I use no products just plain water if I want gel I make.flax seed gel

How you make flax seed gel??

I’ve used this before. No problems… My hair curls right up.

Yes I make it

Put water in a pot of boiling water around 2 cups- to 1 cup of flax seeds boil, stir until you see it turning thick- then strain with a strainer or stocking cap- I use tongs to squeeze the gel out be careful its hot of course go.to youtube it will show you

The only gel I can’t use is the Ampro the black kind. It breaks my hair off bad. Everything is not for everyone hair. You have to find what’s good for you and use it simple as that

I think it’s great works great on my hair i use it with castor oil to

Nope not leaving my Eco styler gel.

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