Propylene glycol

MyrnaMyrna Registered Users Posts: 2,472 Curl Connoisseur
I notice this is in a lot of products. What is it and is it harmful or safe? I was going to buy the new Deva conditioner and I noticed that it had this ingredient...opinions?


  • Curlista93Curlista93 Registered Users Posts: 411 Curl Novice
    I don't remember if it's harmful or not but I do remember reading that it's a humectant.

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  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,358 Curl Connoisseur
    here's a great article by tonya mckay on it:
    The Truth About Propylene Glycol, According to a Chemist

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    leave in:curl junkie conditioners and treatments as leave in
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  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    Here's another article regarding the safety of PG: Propylene Glycol: The Good, the Bad and the Alternatives. I didn't read the article super carefully, but from what I saw, it looks like PG can be a problem for people who might already be sensitive to stuff in general.
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    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
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