Thursday, September 16, 2010


There are some alcohols that can be used in our hair.  Then there are some that are harmful for our hair.  Here is a short list of good and bad alcohols... And remember , to always check your ingredients in your hair products before making a purchase.

Cetyl Alcohol:

 This is a fatty alcohol that is derived from coconut and palm oils. This alcohol is an emollient. It makes hair and skin softer.

Stearyl Alcohol:

Another fatty alcohol. Stearyl alcohol is often used in conditioners and shampoos and acts as an emollient (softener).

GOOD (fatty) alcohols

Cetyl Alcohol*
Acetyl Alcohol
Sterol Alcohol
Stearyl Alcohol
Lauryl Alcohol
Lanolin Alcohol
Stearic Acid*

BAD alcohols

Alcohol Denat
Specially Denaturated Alcohol
Isopropyl Alcohol



Chayah said...

Great post! I am forwarding it to a friend we were just having a conversation about the alcohols in hair products!

Unknown said...

@Vee...thanks! Glad it was helpful , and hope it will be as helpful to your friend :)

Thanks a bunch for stopping by, take care.

Spesh said...

thanks for sharing...I see that I have been using some of the bad alcohols :(

Unknown said...

@My world..Awww, what a shame. Well, now you can go out and find products w/ out the bad alcohols:)

Thanks for stopping by, take care.

Tiffany said...

very useful information.

Spesh said...

Yea,I will do just that...thanks and take care too :)

BreukelensFinest said...

excellent post! I have been avoiding all alcohols and assuming they are all bad. Thanks for the clarification!

Unknown said...


Thanks for stopping by, take care:)

Unknown said...

@My World...Thats a good idea, making sure to keep our hair healthy:)

Take care.

Unknown said...


Take care.

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Unknown said...

@Tinuke...Awww, thank you friend :)

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