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No More Dumping Humectants for Winter

June 8, 2011

Now that warm weather is finally (consistently) here in NYC, I’m dishing on my wintertime glycerin experiment.  I basically did just what I said I would do: switch my usage of products containing humectants during the cold months instead of leaving them on the shelf for the season.   I didn’t have that many products to reassign, so the switch was minimal.

Liberal sprays of Oyin handmade’s Juices and Berries before a shower at night gave my hair a boost of moisture (in the summertime my hair gets a blast of J&B anytime of the day whether I’m coming in from outside or just about to go outside).  I followed up with leave-in conditioner (at first KBB Sweet Ambrosia but then with the lovely and glycerin-free Hair Dew by Oyin) and I sealed in the moisture with KBB Butter Love.  Honey Hemp Hair Conditioner mixed with olive oil was used for deep conditioning treatments after shampooing or used as a rinse-out conditioner.  This routine (minus the deep conditioning) was mainly done at night before styling.  Products aside, I think protective styling was one of the most important parts of my winter regimen.

Well, I didn’t completely dump glycerin products for the winter and my hair has survived.  In fact, I love the condition my hair is in at the moment. I’m elated that my humectant-filled Oyin products will now be in use all year long.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. mangomadness permalink
    August 31, 2011 10:57 pm

    Nice! I never really believed the “glycerin drys your hair out in winter” theory–It just didn’t make sense. I used a leave-in conditioner with glycerin in it (Shea Moisture Deep Treatment Masque) last winter with great results. This winter, I’ll use it again and also try a water/glycerin spritz.

    • Regina permalink*
      September 1, 2011 9:00 am

      Thanks for your input Mango. :)

  2. Ashanti permalink
    February 21, 2013 12:08 am

    I agree with mangomadness. I don’t believe that theory either. I use whatever works for my hair. I wet my hair, use a flaxseed/olive oil/honey gel, and seal and twist with castor oil.

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