May 21th 2024

Hyaluronic acid for hair: Benefits and properties

Wearing healthy hair, with shine and movement requires a good hair care routine. Using products suitable for our hair type and resorting to effective treatments is key to keeping our hair in the best condition. Among the most popular treatments today is hyaluronic acid for hair, a popular option to repair damaged hair and provide shine, hydration and movement. But to what extent is hyaluronic acid beneficial for hair? How does this active ingredient act on hair? Does it have side effects? We tell you!

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Hyaluronic acid for hair

What is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is an active ingredient mainly included in skin care cosmetics due to its powerful moisturizing action. However, it is increasingly included in hair products. 

Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide that It is present naturally in our body, specifically in the skin, cartilage, eyes and joints. It contributes to the proper functioning of tissues and joints thanks to its powerful action of retaining and storing water molecules. Specifically, in joints it reduces the risk of friction and in tissues it keeps the skin hydrated and young. With the passage of time, the amount of hyaluronic acid in our body is reduced, favoring, among others, skin aging.

Benefits of hyaluronic acid for hair

Hyaluronic acid is mainly known as a skin rejuvenating active ingredient, however, its application in hair is increasingly widespread since it also has multiple beneficial properties for hair.

Moisturizes in depth

Hyaluronic acid is a ultra hydrating active, so it is highly recommended for dry hair or hair damaged by dyes, bleaching or heat sources. Eliminates dryness and hydrates the hair fiber without greasing the hair, leaving it softer to the touch.

Provides texture and silkiness to the hair

It is precisely thanks to its moisturizing action that the hair considerably improves the texture of the hair fiber. In this way, the hair becomes softer, silkier and more mobile.

Eliminate frizz

El hair frizz It occurs when the hair fiber expands seeking moisture in the environment due to lack of hydration. This makes the hair frizzy, dry and voluminous. In this sense, hyaluronic acid for hair is highly beneficial since it eliminates frizz thanks, again, to its powerful moisturizing active ingredients.

Mayor volume

When hair products whose main ingredient is hyaluronic acid are used, greater volume is achieved in the hair, since the moisturizing effect of this active ingredient does not make the hair greasy or weigh it down, on the contrary, it gives it more volume and movement.

Improves split ends

Hyaluronic acid seals the cuticle and deeply hydrates the hair. This considerably improves the condition of split ends, leaving hair soft, flexible and luminous.

Hyaluronic acid for hair loss: Does it work?

Hair loss is multifactorial, that is, it can be due to multiple reasons. To determine the type of hair loss and its origin, it is essential to go to a hair clinic to receive a medical diagnosis. In any case, hyaluronic acid is not an active ingredient that serves as an isolated treatment for a alopecia or hair loss, so it does not work to stop hair loss. However, hyaluronic acid is usually included in formulas used in specific treatments for hair loss such as hair mesotherapy, since it improves the hair fiber and promotes hair quality. But hyaluronic acid as such does not stop hair loss.

How to apply hyaluronic acid to hair

The most common way to apply hyaluronic acid to the hair is by using shampoos and masks, that is, topically. Currently we can find hair products formulated with hyaluronic acid as the main ingredient, which will be recommended mainly for damaged, dry and damaged hair due to the use of dyes. If it is a shampoo, it is applied regularly and we can normally use this product daily. On the other hand, it is advisable to apply the hyaluronic acid hair mask once a week, letting it act on damp hair for a few minutes before removing it.

It is also very common to find hyaluronic acid serums and hair ampoules. These are applied from the middle to the ends as a finishing product, that is, with the hair already clean, which will provide shine, extra hydration and luminosity.

Another way to apply hyaluronic acid to the hair is through infiltrated treatments. To care for your hair in depth, there are techniques that we can find in specialized hair clinics with which to care for your hair from the inside. Hair mesotherapy is one of the most widespread today. It involves injecting a cocktail of vitamins and peptides subdermally into the scalp, including hyaluronic acid. Thanks to this treatment, hair loss can be stopped, hair quality improved and hair growth promoted. Specifically, thanks to the application of hyaluronic acid through this technique, the hair is strengthened, making it more resistant to breakage and, in addition, it deeply hydrates it.

Does hyaluronic acid in hair have side effects?

Side effects related to hyaluronic acid in hair are not common.. If applied topically through shampoos or masks, as with any other product, it can cause allergies in people predisposed to it. On the other hand, if hyaluronic acid is used in infiltrated treatments, the side effects are due more to the technique itself than to this compound: headache, discomfort from punctures or bruises.

Man undergoing a capillary mesotherapy treatment in Pontevedra

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