|Hanging with the lovely NaturalNina (black dress)|
I’ve been using Vegetable Glycerin on my hair for a few months now, and I love what it does for my hair. I have found several uses for vegetable glycerin in my weekly haircare routine. I use it in conditioning treatments, my hair freshening spritz, and sometimes I just run a little through my fro. My hair freshening spritz is cool because I get to custom make my mix, on a weekly basis. I use it on my hair as well as my daughters hair. I change the recipe sometimes, to see if adding any new ingredients will make the freshening spritz better or worse. Recently, I switched up the ingredients, when I made a new batch at the beginning of the week.
One of the changes that I made to the recipe, was switching out the Jojoba Oil, for a little EVCO. The new recipe is as follows:
6 oz. of Distilled Water
3 Tbsp. of Vegetable Glycerin
2 Tbsp. of Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
1 tsp. of Pure Organic Honey
5 drops of Lavender Oil
I brought a larger spray bottle recently, so I increased the amounts of each of the core ingredients of the mix. I added a teaspoon of honey to the mix because honey is a natural humectant, just like vegetable glycerin. I figured the honey would give the mixture an added moisture boost. The coconut oil was added in place of the jojoba oil, to see if it would help seal extra moisture into the driest parts of my hair.
I switched the Rosemary Essential Oil out and replaced it with Lavender Essential Oil, which is another essential oil that aides in hair growth. I’m going to give my new mixture a try for the final weeks of summer, then I’ll have to gear up for my Fall and Winter regimen. I’m not sure where vegetable glycerin will fall in my winter regimen because there will be less humidity in the air. I guess I could always use it in my conditioners, while I’m showering in a steamy bathroom. Let’s see what I come up with!
Original Recipe: Vegetable Glycerin Spritz