By now, you have probably heard all about Hyaluronic Acid and its benefits for the skin, but did you know it can also improve scalp and hair health? Hyaluronic Acid can be ingested, injected or applied topically. Keep reading to learn how Hyaluronic Acid can leave your hair hydrated, soft and stronger and where to find this powerhouse ingredient in our products.
What is Hyaluronic Acid?
First, let’s understand what Hyaluronic Acid is and how it works. This acid is a water-loving substance found in connective tissues such as our scalp and is known for its water-binding properties. *Research shows Hyaluronic Acid holds up to 6 litres of water, working as an effective moisturizer.
Our scalp has three main layers, the outer one (epidermis), the middle (dermis), and the inner (subcutaneous tissue). Our hair follicles sit in the dermis, or dermal layer, a tissue that contains a gel-like fluid made of Hyaluronic Acid. According to dermatologist Dr Paradi Mirmirani, this acid works as a fertilizer, increasing hair growth and diameter.
Sodium hyaluronate, a sodium salt of Hyaluronic Acid, is the most used compound in topical hair care products, working as a humectant for the strands. It retains water and locks moisture to the scalp, smoothening hair cuticles and revitalizing strands.
Hyaluronic Acid Main Benefits
Are there any side effects of using Hyaluronic Acid on hair?
No! This compound is naturally found in our bodies. Therefore, it has a very low chance of causing irritability or any unwanted side effects. Your body won't treat it as a foreign body and react to it negatively by trying to expel it.
Where to find Hyaluronic Acid in our products?
Our newest launch, Hyaluronic Acid Detangling Spray, is ideal for those with thirsty or damaged strands prone to frizz and tangles and looking for lightweight yet effective hydration for softer and shinier hair. Its formula is powered by Hyaluronic Acid, which has unmatched moisture-binding properties without weighing hair down. Paired with antioxidant-rich ingredients such as Tamarind Extract, which boosts strength, Apple cider Vinegar which prevents buildup and Hydrolyzed Barley, a plant-based heat protectant.
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* Dahiya P, Kamal R. Hyaluronic Acid: a boon in periodontal therapy. N Am J Med Sci. 2013 May;5(5):309-15. doi: 10.4103/1947-2714.112473. PMID: 23814761; PMCID: PMC3690787.