Humectants For Your Hair

 Humectant simply refers to substances that attract water from the air or from deeper in the skin. This equally applies to the hair! Occlusives refer to substances with the ability to prevent moisture loss. This gives rise to the need to  moisturize and seal!

Keeping moisture in the hair has been out mantra over the years and with the influx of new ingredients and brands, therw are now new ways to incorporate moisture into the hair.

Hyaluronic acid is also noted as a great humectant as well as Glycerin. There are two new ingredients on the horizon now; the Polyglutamic acid and pryyol

Aside the moisturizers we use, you can still incorporate additional humectants. To use hyaluronic acid, spray a little water based leave in conditioner and then apply the hyaluronic acid and then seal with your butter or oil.

To use Glycerin, the same method applies. Aloe vera is also great for prepoo treatments. 

Polyglutamic acid helps draw moisture from the atmosphere into your skin. Its properties are similar to other commonly used moisturizing ingredients like hyaluronic acid and glycerin.PGA can hold more water than hyaluronic acid can. You always hear that hyaluronic acid can hold 1,000 times its weight in water, and apparently PGA can hold five times that!However, PGA is a chunkier molecule than hyaluronic acid, so it doesn’t have the potential to sink as deeply into the skin as hyaluronic acid can. This means hyaluronic acid will still work much faster!


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