Vegetable glycerin has been considered as an excellent option for hair growth. It is natural and organic in nature, making it all the more recommendable for your hair.
Are you searching for solution to take care of your dry and brittle hair? Using vegetable glycerin is a good option for solving this problem. It’s natural, it’s herbal and it is a tried and tested formula since ages. Glycerin is a natural carbohydrate extract from vegetable oils. It is soluble in water as well as alcohol. Glycerin itself is a very good solvent for many other substances. It is popularly used to make medicines as well as cosmetics. It is odorless and transparent with a sweetish taste. It has a syrup like consistency which makes it an excellent ingredient in soaps and shampoos.
How Glycerin Helps Hair Growth
Glycerin has valuable natural properties very similar to an emollient that can soften and soothe rough, dry and brittle hair. Most of us have a problem of brittle hair and split ends because of dryness of hair and scalp. However, glycerin seeps into the epidermis of the scalp and softens it from within.
Glycerin has a potential to absorb moisture and humidity from the air. This can be proven by keeping a bottle of glycerin open overnight. When you check the bottle in the morning there is accumulation of water in the bottle along with glycerin. This property of glycerin, as a humectant is most essential for retaining moisture within the scalp and boost hair growth. Vegetable glycerin is popularly used in hair care products like soaps, shampoos, conditioners, hair gels, hair oils, etc.
Glycerin Recipes for Beautiful Hair
Aloe Glycerin Gel
Aloe vera gel and vegetable glycerin solution.
Mix 150 ml of aloe vera gel with approximately 50 ml of vegetable glycerin solution. Store in a closed plastic bottle. This solution needs to be stored in a refrigerator. Use the solution as a hair moisturizer.
Glycerin Hair Spritzer
5 tsp of grapefruit extracts, 3 drops essential oil, 3 drops vegetable glycerin, 1 tsp aloe vera gel and 8 oz of pure water.
Mix vegetable glycerin, aloe vera gel, essential oil, grapefruit extract and water in a clean container. Now use a funnel to pour the solution in a clear glass bottle.
Herbal Oil Gel
2 tbs vegetable glycerin, 5 drops of lavender oil, 1 tsp honey, 1 tbs jojoba oil/ coconut oil, 5 oz of pure water
Mix the desired quantities of vegetable glycerin, honey, lavender oil, jojoba or coconut oil and water in a container. Now use a funnel to pour the solution in a clean glass bottle. The bottle should be tightly corked and stored in a cool dry place.
2 tbs of vegetable glycerin gel, 4 tbs of plain non-fragrant soap powder, 8 tsp chamomile tea powder and 2 cups of water.
Boil the water in a clean container. Use a clean handkerchief and tie the tea powder tightly within it. Now drop the tea pouch in boiling water. After the tea extract oozes into the water, add the soap powder and glycerin gel to the solution. Remove the solution from heat and let it cool down. Wait until the soap powder has thoroughly dissolved in the solution. Use a funnel to pour the shampoo into a clean plastic bottle. Store in a cool dry place.
These were some of the uses of vegetable glycerin. However, I have one word on caution for all those who wish to try out vegetable glycerin. Some of you may be allergic to glycerin and its usage may result in irritation to skin and eyes. An accidental ingestion of vegetable glycerin may cause sore throat, dry mouth and more thirst. And finally, avoid usage of glycerin if you are diabetic.