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Is Witch Hazel okay to use?
Witch Hazel often has a drying type of alcohol in it. According to Ruth Winter in A Consumers Dictionary of Cosmetics Ingredients, Witch Hazel may have as much as 80% ethanol in it. Witch Hazel water may have about 15% ethanol. The Witch Hazel content in the product itself is probably a small enough amount (if it's listed near the bottom, that is), that I'm sure it's no big thing. I would say it's fine to use it in products you will be rinsing right out of your hair, like in a shampoo or a rinsing conditioner. Since I'm paranoid and picky, I always try to err on the side of caution, so rinsing a product that contains it right out would insure that the alcohol is rinsed out of your hair before it can dry anything out. And if you have a sensitive scalp, the ethanol might be irritating.

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