What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body, typically in fluids in the eyes and within joints. It is the main component that provides your skin with structure and a plumped appearance due to its potent hydration abilities. Hyaluronic acid’s pivotal role in hydration has made it an essential ingredient in skincare, with hyaluronic acid hair products on the rise.
How to apply hyaluronic acid to hair
Putting hyaluronic acid on hair can come in many different shapes and forms, with different ways to apply the ingredient depending on your haircare routine. Our Hyaluron Plump range features haircare products with hyaluronic acid to help address dry or damaged hair.
For a hyaluronic acid hair routine that will leave your hair glossy and moisturised, we recommend starting by cleansing your hair with the Hyaluron Plump Shampoo which helps plump hair without any weigh down. Apply the Hyaluron Plump Conditioner after shampoo to nourish the hair cuticle and keep hair looking shiny. Alternatively, for a more intense hyaluronic acid hair treatment, try the Hyaluron Plump Hair Mask which can be applied after the Hyaluron Plump Shampoo in place of conditioner. Massage the Hyaluron Plump Hair Mask onto damp hair, throughout hair lengths and to the ends. After two to three minutes, rinse off.
Finish by spritzing your hair with the Hyaluron Plump Hair Thickening Serum which helps to revitalise dehydrated and fine hair. The serum increases hair thickness by 9%^ with each use by nourishing hair with a 2% Hyaluronic Care System.
Is hyaluronic acid good for your hair?
Naturally found in the body, hyaluronic acid retains 1000x its weight in water which adds moisture to hair follicles and helps achieve a healthy, smooth-looking mane. It works wonders on voluminous waves, curls and those in need of hair rejuvenation, however hyaluronic acid is safe to use on all hair types to help upkeep glossy, glowing hair. When you apply a hyaluronic acid hair treatment to your hair, the hyaluronic acid will act similarly to a sponge – soaking up and holding on to nearby moisture. With numerous advantages including locking in moisture, maintaining frizz and even helping with a dry scalp – there are many benefits of hyaluronic acid for hair.
Benefits of hyaluronic acid for hair
The benefits of hyaluronic acid for hair include hydrated hair and scalp, less frizz and more shiny and vibrant looking hair – showing hyaluronic acid’s power to restore and nourish hair. Below we have listed some of the most compelling reasons to try hyaluronic acid for hair.
1. Hydrates hair
Known for its humectant-binding properties, hyaluronic acid traps moisture within the hair follicles. By holding onto moisture, it keeps hair hydrated and prevents it from drying out.
2. Reduces frizz
In order to retain moisture, hyaluronic acid hair formulas seal the hair cuticle to prevent moisture from escaping. In doing so, they also prevent unwanted moisture from entering the hair follicle that could cause frizz or curl shrinkage.
3. Revitalises hair porosity
Hair porosity is the physical structure of your hair cuticle, cortex and medulla. For hair to stay healthy, it requires moisture and your hair’s ability to do so is dependent on its porosity. For example, dry and damaged hair may become highly porous and struggle to retain water. Hyaluronic acid for hair can help with this - filling in the cracks of porous hair shafts.
4. Hydrates the scalp
Applying hyaluronic acid for hair is equally as beneficial for the lengths and scalp. The humectant molecules will attract and bind to moisture on the skin and encourage collagen stimulation, working to prevent a flaky scalp.
5. Plumps hair
Because hyaluronic acid moisturises and hydrates hair, this has the ability to make hair appear more full, shiny and glossy. Its hydration properties also improve hair texture, making it more even and smooth.