Some of the most common short-chain alcohols that you will find in hair care products are ethanol, SD alcohol, denatured alcohol, propanol, propyl alcohol and isopropyl alcohol – these are the ones it’s best to avoid.
Which alcohol is safe for hair?
The most common fatty alcohols that you will find in your hair products and which hydrate and which are highly beneficial to your hair are: lauryl alcohol, cetyl alcohol, myristyl alcohol, stearyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol and behenyl alcohol. In conclusion, the answer is yes!
What alcohol should you avoid in hair products?
Below are alcohols that have been proven to be bad for your hair:
- Ethanol alcohol.
- Ethyl alcohol.
- Propanol alcohol.
- Alcohol denat.
- Isopropyl alcohol.
- Isopropanol alcohol.
- Benzyl alcohol.
Is isopropyl alcohol bad for hair?
Rubbing alcohol, for example, consists primarily of isopropyl alcohol. It’s toxic when inhaled directly and in hair care products, it can cause a major drying effect as it takes moisture out of your hair.
Does rubbing alcohol grow hair?
Alcohol Can Make Your Facial Hair Grow. Drinking alcohol increases the conversion of DHT into ‘3-alpha diol’ – the main hormone responsible for hair growth speed and this can lead to your facial hair growing more quickly than normal.
What alcohol is not good for natural hair?
They also provide slip to our favorite conditioners which allows us to detangle our hair better. Here is a list of the most used fatty alcohols found in hair products: Cetyl, Stearyl, Cetearyl, Myristyl, Behenyl and Lauryl. Avoid these: Alcohol denat, Ethanol, SD alcohol 40, Propanol, Isopropyl and Propyl.
Which alcohol is bad for curly hair?
So if you want to have hydrated curls, it’s best to avoid these alcohols, especially if they’re at the top of the ingredient list. The best known bad alcohol is alcohol denat (denatured alcohol) or SD alcohol (SD alcohol 40).
Why do they put alcohol in shampoo?
They are used in shampoos and conditioners to blend the ingredients, thicken the cream or lotion, as well as soften and moisturize the hair. The bad alcohols (SD Alcohol 40, Propyl Alcohol) remove or reduce moisture from the hair and scalp, and can strip skin and strands.