Glycerin has a wide variety of uses across various industries, including medicine, food and even film! Did you know it also has an application in combating hair loss and can help make your hair healthier?
Glycerin, also known as glycerol, is a colorless and odorless sugar alcohol. It is naturally derived from vegetable oils and animal fat, but it can also be produced synthetically in a lab.
Like the other clinically effective clean ingredients in Divi's lineup of hair products – including our Scalp Serum, Shampoo, and Conditioner – glycerin can benefit your hair and scalp health. Divi's products carefully combine glycerin with other science-backed ingredients to promote hair growth and scalp health.
So how does glycerin have this many benefits to your scalp and hair health? Keep reading to learn about how this ingredient can help your hair flourish.
Glycerin and Your Hair and Scalp
Glycerin is a popular ingredient in many health and beauty products, and there is evidence showing how it can help treat and manage hair loss.
For instance, one study shows how glycerin can moisturize the scalp and ease dandruff, which helps create the ideal environment for your hair to thrive. This also reduces itchy and dry scalp, symptoms of hair loss.
Improving scalp health is a crucial step towards treating hair loss. By including glycerin alongside other clinically effective ingredients, Divi's lineup of hair products can be an effective addition to your hair care routine.
Another benefit is topical application of glycerin can produce a hydrating and cooling effect, helping to stimulate follicles. Glycerin helps to maintain the scalp's delicate pH levels and contributes to a healthy environment for your hair.
In addition to this, research shows glycerin has anti-inflammatory and anti-irritant properties when applied topically. As always make sure that you're following the guidance on how to use and apply all of Divi's hair products so you can be sure they're working as intended!
Here are a few more examples of the benefits of glycerin as an ingredient in hair care products.
Keeps Hair Moisturized
Glycerin is a highly effective, natural humectant, which means it draws moisture from the air. This keeps your hair moisturized for longer and helps improve your skin-barrier function, which can reduce eczema or a sensitive scalp. Glycerin can be helpful for all hair types but is particularly effective for use on naturally dry hair.
Regulates Sebum Production
The added moisture and humectant properties of glycerin help regulate oil production on the scalp, which is crucial for scalp health.
Brittle hair is often a sign of lack of hydration. Glycerin can combat this by keeping your hair sufficiently moisturized. It can give the hair shaft a protective layer and reduce the occurrence of split ends.
Repairs Damaged Hair
Protecting your hair before any damage occurs sounds great, but that’s not a possibility for many people! If your hair is already damaged, don't worry! Glycerin can help repair your hair as well as preserve undamaged hair, so it is an all-around ally.
Helps Hair Follicles
Glycerin facilitates hair growth by making the scalp an ideal environment for hair follicles to thrive. Hair follicles are crucial for aiding in hair growth.
We've got the science on our side, so it's no wonder Divi's lineup of products use glycerin as one of our clean, vegan-friendly ingredients!
Is Glycerin Safe for the Scalp?
Yes! Glycerin is rated "A" on the Environmental Working Group's scale, which means the ingredient isn't a concern to human or environmental health.
Glycerin is effective when mixed with other ingredients. Divi's Scalp Serum, for instance, has a dermatologically tested combination of ingredients that includes glycerin. Just a few drops applied regularly to wet or dry hair can strengthen your hair and scalp.
That said, we at Divi recommend patch-testing any new product, and if you have an adverse reaction, you should stop using it and consult your doctor to learn more.
Does Glycerin as a Divi Ingredient Treat Hair Loss?
Every ingredient in Divi's hair products is carefully selected to help manage hair loss. The different ingredients work together, each bringing something unique to the mix to ensure optimal balance throughout your hair treatment. Maintaining the best moisture balance for your hair and scalp is vital in promoting healthy hair and combatting hair loss. Glycerin's moisturizing properties make it an essential ingredient in the proprietary formula used in all three of Divi’s mainstay products.
Common Causes of Hair Loss
Hair loss can affect anyone in their life – regardless of gender or age – so it's not an unusual thing to be worried about. The reason this condition can affect a wide range of people is due to the wide range of possible causes.
Fortunately, Divi's team has taken on the challenge of creating products to help you in maintaining or reviving your hair’s health! Our team has done the research for you and created our formulas using clean, science-backed ingredients to help strengthen your hair and combat thinning, dry, damaged hair. In short, we want you to have less to worry about!
Here are some factors that could cause hair loss.
Genetic factors can contribute to hair loss. Androgenetic alopecia (also called male- or female- pattern baldness) is a hereditary condition that happens with aging. In this case, the hair loss is gradual and the patterns are very predictable. Androgenetic alopecia is the most common genetic cause of hair loss or hair thinning.
Hormonal Imbalances and Medical Conditions
Many medical conditions can cause either temporary or permanent hair loss. Some of the most common, which can contribute to hormonal imbalance and fluctuation, include pregnancy, menopause and thyroid problems. Other conditions such as alopecia areata and trichotillomania can also contribute towards loss of hair or reduction in hair quality.
Medications and Cancer Treatment
Hair loss can also be experienced as a result of taking medications for conditions such as cancer, arthritis and high blood pressure. Chemotherapy is a well-known medication linked to hair loss. Radiation therapy can also cause hair loss when the radiation waves are directed towards the head.
What you eat can also impact your hair and scalp, and maintaining a healthy, balanced diet is a great way to help look after your hair, body and mind. Malnutrition refers to an imbalance in dietary intake, and in some cases, this can cause hair loss.
After experiencing physical or emotional shock, some people may experience hair thinning. This type of hair loss is generally temporary and can be reversed, particularly by using products such as Divi's Scalp Serum, Shampoo, and Conditioner
Certain Hairstyles and Treatments
Some hairstyles can pull on your hair, which can cause hair loss in a condition known as traction alopecia. Treatments involving hot oil and certain chemicals can also cause excessive hair fall, which can cause permanent scarring without proper care.
Can glycerin be used on all hair types?
Yes, glycerin is typically seen as a universal ingredient. It can be used regardless of your scalp or hair type.
Can glycerin be mixed with other ingredients?
Some people are fond of mixing glycerin with ingredients such as coconut oil or aloe vera, in a bid to reap the benefits of both compounds. However, mixing ingredients can be a complicated task, and mixing things in the wrong ratio can have adverse effects on your hair and scalp health.This is why Divi's Scalp Serum, Shampoo, and Conditioner offer innovative blends of ingredients, including glycerin, mixed in the best ratio so you don't have to do it yourself.
Can glycerin be used overnight?
As part of Divi's Scalp Serum, glycerin can be applied at morning or night as a leave-in treatment.
Other Divi Ingredients That Can Help Prevent Hair Loss or Promote Hair Growth
Divi's all-natural formula uses a number of carefully curated ingredients to combat hair loss and promote hair growth by improving the scalp, the environment where hair exists.
Here are some of the necessary ingredients you can expect to find in Divi's Scalp Serum:
- Caffeine – Can help block the effects of DHT in male hair follicles, thus substantially slowing down male pattern hair loss
- Rosemary leaf extract – An important essential oil that stimulates and improves circulation to the scalp to encourage hair growth
- Green tea extract – Supports healthy hair growth and regrowth by restraining the hormones that can cause hair loss
- Peppermint oil – Provides much-needed relief to an inflamed or itchy scalp
- Proline – Promotes healthy hair by aiding in the formation of collagen, a key part of the structure of hair follicles
- Tea tree oil – Can help prevent the buildup of chemicals and dead skin cells.
Why Should You Use Divi's Hair Products?
Divi's clinically proven formula is lightweight, fast-absorbing and residue-free. We've done all the necessary scientific research to ensure our scalp and hair products are suitable for all hair types and can give you results that you can see – and feel.
With every ingredient carefully selected to cultivate the healthiest environment for hair growth, our products save you the hassle of individually sourcing and mixing ingredients. Divi's hair products keep your shelves uncluttered and your hair feeling thicker, fuller and healthier. As an added incentive and bonus, all our products are vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Check out all of Divi’s hair products today.