Why do hydrating hair products contain alcohol

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  1. Doog

    Doog New Member

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    Take a look at any commercial hair product that totes its preformance for hydration and almost all of them contain atlast 3 forms of alcohol.
     
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    The Great Deceiver 21st Century Schizoid Man

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    You ought to look for the ones that contain no alc.
     
  3. They all must bee drunk! It's an outrage!
     
  4. Honey-infused shampoo? Communist! Bees live in Socialist hives!
     
  5. Jas0n

    Jas0n Антихрист

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    Shooting from the hip here.

    My guess is that the product still has a net effect of moisturizing. Alcohol does dry hair out (as with anything else) by means of dehydration, but if the product replaces that water with an oil, the moisture retained will be long-lasting and more noticeable than if you'd have just retained that water instead.
     
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    Thank you sir. These are the kind of answers I was looking for and why I posted in the on topic. :hsd:

    Honestly, this thread was spurted by my battle against dandruff. Using commercial products almost always further aggitate my problem. For those that want to hear my success has come with using store brand selium sulfate once a week, and (i forgot the brand) men's volumizng champoo (used for thining hair, I things its loreal, or some shit I dont know, Im drunk) three times a week. so a total of haiur washing 4x a week.
     
  7. mahal.

    mahal. mahal kita? OT Supporter

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    Alcohol removes old shampoo residue from hair. That's why it's recommended that you drench your hair with a bottle of beer. I've been told by my hair stylist and have heard/read many articles about that in the girly magazines like InStyle and Cosmo.
     
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    Alcohol is probably used as a solvent for the detergents and what not.
     
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    If you're having problems with your hair and scalp drying out, I highly, highly recommend this stuff called Bronner Brothers (BB) castor oil. Looks like this: [​IMG]

    I don't know... different people obviously have different hair types and different skin and hair conditions, but this works incredibly well for me. And it costs like three bucks or so from the grocery store.



    Just throwing that out there.
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  10. hawk_196

    hawk_196 Light Yourself on Water

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    I've also heard to use pee as a conditioner :dunno: Just putting that out there.
     
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    you guys are all totally wrong. There are two different kinds of alcohol used in hair products...one kind of often used in the hold products like gel, hairspray, etc and is drying (usually called SD alcohol or Alcohol denat), the other is use in conditioner and is moisturizing. It's some kind cem thing that when the alcohol is mixed with another ingredient, it becomes moisturizing. Here are two articles that explain it.

    http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art60787.asp
    http://hairbraider.spaces.live.com/Blog/cns!A674357A1D0F3116!293.entry
     
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    :ugh: do not use any kind of more pure alcohol on your hair. If you have build up use a clarifying shampoo and/or a chelating shampoo if you have clorine buildup. If you're hair still feels 'sticky' you can also try a ACV rinse.
     
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    My hair stylist person told me today that head and shoulders is bad because it creates a waxy sort of seal on your scalp to stop dandruff from falling off.

    She said it a bit more technically but what can you do :o
     
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    Nizoral AD is good for dandruff ime...but dandruff is a personal thing and you kind of have to guess and check. Some people do well with nutrogena T-gel or just trying natural remedies like tea tree oil on their scalp.

    I used to have dandruff and I don't actually use shampoo on my scalp anymore. I massage my scalp with cheap conditioner (seems weird I know) and it has enough cleansers in it to clean my scalp of dirt but leave some oil. It works for me, but I think it's really geared towards girls with longer, dry and curly/wavy hair.

    here is a blog about it: http://www.makeupandbeautyblog.com/...he-shampoo-and-wash-with-conditioner-instead/
     
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    wtf :rofl:
     
  16. Kafka

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    I actually use Nizoral as a preventative measure for hair loss, better safe than sorry you know. Never had a problem with dandruff though.

    It's pretty harsh though so I only use it once a week.
     
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    I used to do that because I noticed less lost strands when I used it, but after using it for like 2 years it seemed to irritate my scalp.
     

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