So, I have been reading about naturalistas (I made this word up deal with it) using 100% vegetable glycerin to soften their natural hair, and make it manageable in order for them to comb, and style their hair. So, of course I wanted to see if we loc divas can use it to soften up our locs as well.
Therefore, I traipsed on down to the health food store and bought a bottle of Heritage Vegetable Glycerin Oil.
It only costs me about $5.50. I mixed about 1/3 glycerin and the rest water because you really only need a little bit of this stuff. It is thick and sticky, so you only want enough to actually penetrate the loc and make it softer in the shaft.
I must say there is a bit of a difference. My locs are softer, not that much softer, but there is a noticeable difference. So I don't know how much gylcerin you will need to do the trick, but the trick is to start of with a few drops and work your way up till you feel the difference.
It is definitely worth buying loc'd divas....
Queen laloced added this comment about using vegetable glycerin:
November 30, 2009 5:38 PM
Hi, in my experience when using vegetable glycerin a little goes a long way, it really enhances deep condition treatments i.e. hot oil and also in spritzers, it's an emulsifier. I love it! but if you use too much your hair will just feel sticky (I speak from personal experience)**So ladies do keep this in mind if you are going to try this ok?**
Stay Blessed & Happy Locing!