HairChemistry: Good Alcohols vs. Bad Alcohols
I decided to do some reasearch as to what alcohols are good and which ones are bad.
The two differences between alcohols in hair products is that some are fatty alcohols, whereas others are drying alcohols. The drying alcohols should be avoided because they can dry your hair making it brittle and causing it to break. Fatty alcohols help add moisture to the hair and also helps in conditioning the hair. The softness that you feel in your hair after using a product is usually due to the fatty alcohols that are present in the product.
Here is a list to help you familiarize yourselves with the good and bad alcohols.