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.
Glycerin is also listed in about every product I own so I figured the ingredient…couldn’t hurt right?
The good news is ever since I started blogging I’ve become way more informed about the science behind growing and maintaining healthy natural hair and my research game is on another level. ) Instead of just taking someone else’s word, I now seek out additional information to form my judgement.
In retrospect, I should have probably used more of a twisting butter, for example Karen’s Body Beautiful Super Duper Hydrating Cream where vegetable glycerin is the second to last ingredient.
Both great products but serve two purposes for me depending on the day.
So What’s the Big Deal About Glycerin and Natural Hair? Luckily products containing glycerin have already done the hard part for you mixing all the great ingredients together.
A slave’s life on Jamaica was brutal and short, because of high incidences of tropical and imported diseases and harsh working conditions; the number of slave deaths was consistently larger than the number of births.
Europeans fared much better but were also susceptible to tropical diseases, such as yellow fever and malaria.
However, many of the Spaniards’ escaped slaves had formed communities in the highlands, and increasing numbers also escaped from British plantations.
The former slaves were called , meaning “wild” or “untamed.” The Maroons adapted to life in the wilderness by establishing remote defensible settlements, cultivating scattered plots of land (notably with plantains and yams), hunting, and developing herbal medicines; some also intermarried with the few remaining Taino.