Do u prefer glycerin to honeyquat?

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Seems like my hair does. The honeyquat does soften but glycerin of the same amount leaves a silkier and seemingly more moisturized feel. I'm surprised due to the claims that honeyquat is 2 times more moisturizing. I did notice though that after hq has been in my hair for a day or two my hair feels marvelous upon rinse out. This however could be a fluke.

Anyway has anyone gone back to good ole glycerin after trying honeyquat?
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Last edited by alsaxon; 06-26-2011 at 01:22 PM.
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I don't think that Honeyquat (INCI name Hydroxypropyltrimonium Honey) is comparable to glycerin as they have different functions

According to Cosing Honeyquat conditions the hair and helps to remove static build up: CosIng - Cosmetics - Health and Consumers - European Commission: Ingredient/Substance Details

Honeyquat helps to keep the hair moisturised by binding moisture to the hair. However, unlike glycerin, Honeyquat is not a humectant so it does not attract moisture from the air.

In my opinion glycerin is more effective at keeping the hair moisturised than Honeyquat.

ETA - I use glycerin and Honeyquat for different purposes. I use Honeyquat in my homemade DC's while I use glycerin in my homemade moisturising sprays.

Last edited by AlikaIssa; 06-26-2011 at 04:06 PM.
Also honeyquat is cationic and glycerin is not

I find a mix of both is good
Also honeyquat is cationic and glycerin is not

I find a mix of both is good
Originally Posted by coilynapp
I was thinking of mixing them but didn't know if there was any point to it. Cationic? That just means that honeyquat binds to the hair and glycerin doesn't right?
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yep!

If you use both, you are able to trap some glycerin in there too!
I just bought some Honeyquat recently and just haven't been blown away yet by the moisture. I was expecting "super" glycerin I guess. I was wondering if should mix the two and I will. Thanks!
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