Depending on what my hair needs, the climate outside, and the style I want to achieve I know whether or not I need to use a product that contains a lot of glycerin or just a little.For example, last week I twisted my hair with Cantu Coconut Curling Cream where glycerin is the second ingredient listed.However, on low humidity days (cold, dry days) where the surrounding air is more dry than your hair, the opposite occurs.Moisture is drawn from the hair back into the air to balance the moisture in the atmosphere. On high humidity days moisture from the air is drawn TO other things for balance and on low humidity days moisture is drawn FROM things back into the air for balance.The higher the dew point, the more moisture is in the air. Too much glycerin if not correctly diluted can leave the hair feeling sticky due to the thick viscosity of the ingredient.
Most weather apps will plain out list the humidity % or the dew point. If you have extremely dry hair glycerin can be your best friend, when used correctly.
How to Create a DIY Glycerin Curl Refresher Spray: As mentioned above, many women create their own glycerin mix to refresh curls or the hair daily.
Here’s a quick recipe I’ve tried before as well mixing in a spray bottle.
Glycerin is also used as a thickening agent in many products to create the nice fully texture I absolutely love.
Glycerin, Humidity and Your Hair While glycerin has an immense ability to attract moisture to the hair it also has the reverse effect. On extremely humid days too much moisture can be attracted to your hair causing the hair to swell and frizz.