Tuesday, March 7, 2017

The Propylene glycol hair detox myth

Propylene glycol is in every commercial shampoo like Aloe Rid and Does nothing for hair detox 

Well this is what Propylene glycol Really is . 

The Myth of Propylene Glycol Hair Detox

Many people believe that propylene glycol, a common ingredient in commercial shampoos like Aloe Rid, has special powers to detoxify hair. However, this is simply not true.

Propylene glycol is a clear, colorless, and hygroscopic liquid that is used in many different applications, including as a rheology modifier in polyurethane formulations, a surfactant and wetting agent in leather finishing, and a primary ingredient in the manufacture of paintballs. It is also used in various edible items such as coffee-based drinks, liquid sweeteners, ice cream, whipped dairy products, and soda. Additionally, it is frequently used as a solvent in many pharmaceuticals, including oral, injectable, and topical formulations.

While propylene glycol is able to lower the freezing point of water, which makes it useful as an aircraft de-icing fluid and a substitute for ethylene glycol in low toxicity, environmentally friendly automotive antifreeze, it does not have any special powers or abilities to break down drug metabolites in hair.

Propylene glycol is simply a wetting agent when it comes to shampoo. A wetting agent is a substance that lowers the surface tension of a liquid, allowing it to spread more easily. It has no special abilities to detoxify hair.

The myth about propylene glycol hair detox came about because of pseudo-scientists on the internet who randomly picked it off the ingredient list of Aloe shampoos, assuming it must be the magic ingredient. However, there is no magic ingredient, and all shampoos work in the same way. The idea that you need to pay $150 or more for a shampoo containing propylene glycol is ridiculous when you can buy a whole bottle of it from a vaporizer shop for just $5.

It's important to note that shampoos only work for people with low to no drug use. THC requires repeated use to even get to the hair, as it does not incorporate well at all. The shampoo companies are often part of the Mac method cult, which advocates for using harsh chemicals like Tide and bleach to destroy your hair. However, these "methods" are made to sell shampoo.

Most of the ignorant kids who claim that propylene glycol shampoo worked for them online probably didn't need anything. One-time THC use will not show up in hair tests. If they were just barely over the threshold, any shampoo and a bunch of household items could give a 30% reduction and may get them under the wire. However, you can get better results from one single hair razor treatment than from 50 Aloe Rid shampoo washes.






  1. Hi. I'm very interested in the chemistry of what would open up the hair cuticles to truly get to the cortex. Any ideas?

    1. your repeating useless words that OTHERS use to sound like they do something. "opening the cortex" ? MEANS NOTHING noone opens the cortex and any thing lower than a ph of 7 opens the cuticle but that has little to do with anything. WE METABOLIZE THE DRUGS AND METABOLITES.

      we are the only ones that can tell you exactly how many treatment yo need based on your use history or pre lab test numbers . NOBODY ELSE CAN DO THAT , because NOONE ELSE HAS A LEGIT PRODUCT

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    1. yes it destroys the drugs and metabolites so it is not detected and you pass a hair follicle test