A skincare ingredient that you’re probably quite familiar with is hyaluronic acid. After all, this gel-like molecule has a wonderful ability to draw moisture to the point it can hold a thousand times its weight in water to keep the skin well lubricated. Therefore, it shouldn’t surprise you at the amazing benefits hyaluronic acid can offer your hair for increased beauty.
The reason you might want to check for this ingredient on hair product labels is because this humectant will lock in an abundance water to hydrate without weighing the hair down. In the process, the benefits of hyaluronic acid for hair beauty also extend to how better able it is for keeping the scalp moisturized. Apparently, hyaluronic acid can form a thin layer over the hair that lends to shine, softness and overall smoothness.
There was also an interesting study of how an injection of hyaluronic acid could possibly help for hair thinning from alopecia where the hair falls out in small patches. However, as far as this ingredient helping with hair thinning or promoting hair growth topically is not that likely. The best scenario of any topical application would be to improve scalp health since this compound can also trigger a biological response to help rebuild skin microbiome in a cycle of renewal. Even with this minimal assistance, there are benefits of hyaluronic acid for hair as we age due to our bodies producing less of our form of the compound.
For hair woes like trying to solve dryness, try to find shampoos and conditioners that feature hyaluronic acid. Hair that you abuse with hot styling tools to chemical treatments can also be helped from the benefits of hyaluronic acid by layering hair products such as a deep conditioner, serum and mask with that ingredient to a hair care routine.