Product Ingredients: Not All Alcohols Are Bad

You read right. Not all alcohols in your favorite hair care products are drying, damaging, and downright bad for your hair. Some of these alcohols are "fatty" alcohols and can benefit your hair, acting as humectants in some cases. As with anything though, please don't over do it. Check out this vid below by MsBeautyBlogger about the topic:

Recap of what alcohols to embrace and avoid from when hair (or skin) care product shopping--->

Friendly (Fatty) Alcohols:
  • Cetyl
  • Lauryl
  • Cetearyl
  • Myristyl
  • Stearyl
  • Benhenyl
  • Propylene glycol

Bad (Short Chain) Alcohols:
  • SD alcohol
  •  Ethanol
  • Alcohol denat
  • Propanol
  • Propyl alcohol
  • Isopropyl alcohol


Unknown said…
nice!!! thanks 4 this, am better informed now...
Ouidad Blog said…
Just saw your interview over at Alice in Nappy Land! You did a great job and it was a pleasure to read.

Katie for Ouidad
Milan said…
No prob dammie.

Thanks Katie from Ouidad Blog.
♥ RawGlam ♥ said…
I had to throw my 2 cents in this. I was a chemistry/science minor in school and "Propylene glycol" is actually anti-freeze. That's right...anti-freeze!!! I refuse to use any leave-in products that contain it. lol
Telly said…
i would have to agree with HCD, Propylene has pretty dangerous effects once absorbed into the skin. But what's a natural to do these days when almost everything under the american sun contains it??
anywho ...keep up the great work!!