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TheOhm
@theohm
8 years ago
21 posts

I was wondering if any has any information oncinnamon for your hair. i knowcinnamon is extreamly dry, it does not absorb water. i was thinking it might absorb oil, ive heard people use it as a dry shampoo.

though i know itcan bea serious irritant to the skin, and have heard it maycolor hair slightly, also may stimulate hair growth.

I was wondering if anyone knew some of the science behindcinnamon?

Also ive heard people say using pure honey is good?
Alsococonut milk/oil?

Im looking for something from keeping my hair from getting too brittle,cinnamon ican see not being so good for that but i'm stillcurious if anyone has more information about it.

thanks.


updated by @theohm: 01/13/15 09:33:19PM
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@soaring-eagle
8 years ago
29,449 posts

use aloe

or jojoba

cinamon i,m not szure about but honey there was a couple killed by bears cause they put honey in their hair




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TheOhm
@theohm
8 years ago
21 posts

i dont need to worry about bears where i live... im justcurious of what it does for hair..

What aboutvegetableglycerin?
im not sure where to get pure aloe. wholefoods is kinda pricey.
http://www.amazon.com/Aloe-Vera-Oil-100-Pure/dp/B000S6S92C/ref=pd_sim_bt_2
but that looks like a good deal. who knows how "pure" that is though.

whats jojoba?

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
8 years ago
2,702 posts

Cinnamon does not break down in water. So if you were to use it, it would be a real pain to wash out. It'll just constantly keep burning and irritating your skin. It can be stuck in there for a long time, and constantly adding to it would just keep building it up til you had dusty hair and stunk like cinnamon.

I wouldn't touch the stuff with my hair.

honey is a bad call because it is sticky and gooey, and will attract bugs and bees, and wild animals whenever you go hiking or into the woods. It also builds up and makes a dirty ugly mess out of your locks. Some shampoos have it in very minor and diluted amounts. This isn't harmful, because you put it on and wash it out right away. But pure honey use as a gel will only ruin your hair.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
8 years ago
2,702 posts

Pure aloe comes from an aloe plant. Just buy a plant, and rip off a piece of a leaf now and then. but aloe also conditions your hair and slows down the locking process. Jojoba is an oil, whole foods has it, and it's not very expensive. It's the closest oil to the natural oil that your skin and scalp produces. So if you had to use any, you may as well try to match your natural oil.

Vegetable glycerin is fat. plants produce fat too, not just animals. Fat is a hydrocarbon. hydrocarbons do not react with water. That means that it will build up and leave tons of residue in your hair. It's something to stay clear of when looking for shampoos and soaps for your hair

TheOhm
@theohm
8 years ago
21 posts

my bottle of 100% glycerin says it is "easilysolublein water". i use it for my skin and it washes off very easily. simply with water.

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
8 years ago
2,702 posts

Glycerin is a fat. Apparently, I didn't know this until now, It is used to make Glyerol, which is and alcohol. This is probably what is actually in products. It will break down, but like all alcohols, it'll dry out and damage your skin, and should probably be avoided.

TheOhm
@theohm
8 years ago
21 posts

While youcan make gylcerin from animal fats such as those for making some soaps. The 100% vegetableglycerini amreferringto is a sugar alcohol and is extracted from palm oil.
Glyercin and Glyerol is the same thing.

i dont know why you think it will dry out skin... its specifically a moisturizer... i originally bought it because it makes the structure of bubbles stronger in dryenvironments by reducing evaporation (retains moisture)
Some people do say that glycerin draws moister from the skindrying it but scientific studies show that this is not thecase andin fact helpsshed the outer layer of the dermis (the thing your using baking soda to do) and at the same time draws moisture to the outer layer of skin...
you should provide sources for your information if you want you opinion to have more validity.

" Results: A significant improvement of the protective barrier function was observed in the glycerol-treated areas, as shown by the alkali resistance and by the irritant effect of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) as well as sodium lauryl sulfate.."
That sounds like a great thing for your skin/scalp to me!
http://content.karger.com/ProdukteDB/produkte.asp?Doi=17970
It may not be the best thing for dreads but by does not mean it will "dry and damage your skin" as you state.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2009/05/15/idUS168702+15-May-2009+PRN20090515

Baba Fats
@baba-fats
8 years ago
2,702 posts

That'sinteresting. I'll have to look into it more after this weekend. Because Alcohol evaporates much faster than water. I'd think that it would increase thevaporizationrate. I'll get back to you on this. Thanks for bringing it to my attention

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