Why should you add glycerin to your conditioners?
On top of glycerin being an excellent moisture attracting ingredient, it also has many other properties that some of you guys may not be aware of.
Even though it is not considered a protein nor does it act as a protein, by using glycerin, you can also decrease protein loss from your hair.
Glycerin acts as a lubricant and as such creates a protective film over the hair which acts as a great barrier against mechanical damage. This is a great for many women who are protein sensitive but still need strengthening products in their regimen.
At this point we should add that not everyone’s hair loves glycerin even though it is high up on the list of the most perfect (and most popular) humectants. Some women avoid it at all costs and others are the exact opposite.
How to use glycerin?
Just like raw honey, a little glycerin goes a long way. If you are using 1/4 cup of deep conditioner that day to pamper your hair, then 1/2 oz of glycerin should suffice.
If you use more than 25% of glycerin in comparison to conditioner, then you can have a high risk of drying your hair out.
Don’t let this deter you though, it’s just the same rule that applies to many things: too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. You can find glycerin pretty much everywhere, from health food stores to beauty supply stores.
Honeyquat? What the heck is that? – We can tell you this – Honeyquat does not come from a bee hive, despite its obvious sounding name.
Honeyquat is a conditioning agent that is a derivative of honey. Its moisture absorbing properties is far more superior than glycerin.
Why should you add honeyquat to your conditioners?
Besides what we mentioned before about honeyquats super humectant abilities, it is also known to provide many other benefits as well.
Honeyquat is known to increase wet-compatibility of the hair, which highly reduces the friction and static that can occur when using hair care tools such as combs and brushes. This is obviously great for those with kinky curly hair that tends to break when combed during detangling sessions. It has also been known to add luster and crazy amounts of shine to hair.
How to use honeyquat?
Since honeyquat is only soluble in water, it may be a good idea to take 1/2 oz of honeyquat and add a small amount of warm water to it so that it can have a more liquefied consistency.
Then from there, add that mixture to 1/4 cup of a deep conditioner of your choice. You can find honeyquat on online specialty ingredient stores such as FromNaturewithLove and Lotioncrafters.
Well that’s it, comment below and let us know what humectants do you typically use to beef up your deep conditioners.