You’re probably familiar with the smoothing and anti-ageing qualities of hyaluronic acid when used on one’s face, but this handy ingredient is also just as helpful when used on your hair. What can’t hyaluronic acid do?! The list is short, it seems.
Hyaluronic acid is lauded for its ability to absorb water and hold up to 1,000 times its own weight, which is why it’s favoured in skincare products. This same principle applies with hair and it can make it far less frizzy and smooth out hair texture.
How Does Hyaluronic Acid Benefit Hair?
As you age, your hair can naturally begin to look and feel drier and a lot thinner. One way to tackle this is by using hyaluronic acid-rich products to help revitalise and plump the hair shaft. According to Healthline, using this ingredient in your hair helps to boost the hair’s ability to hold onto moisture, while also improving the look and texture.
A massive benefit of using hair products with hyaluronic acid is its ability to dial down the frizz. If you’re someone that deals with frizzy, unmanageable hair, the ability for this ingredient to seal the hair follicle to prevent moisture from entering is, quite frankly, a game-changer.
How to Use Hyaluronic Acid on Your Hair
Those with dry, brittle, damaged or colour-treated hair are most likely to benefit from using hyaluronic acid on their locks. And, those who really struggle with frizz can try using a hyaluronic acid serum straight on their hair as a treatment before following with shampoo and conditioner.
If you’re not quite sure about applying the serum straight to your hair, try looking for hair care products that contain the ingredient. IGK’s Thirsty Girl Coconut Milk Anti Frizz Shampoo ($90) and Conditioner ($90) both contain the wonder ingredient to reduce frizz and provide hydration that doesn’t weigh your hair down.
Hyaluronic acid is also the hero ingredient in Kérastase’s Blonde Absolu range, which includes shampoos, conditioners and treatment products created for those with blonde hair. For those looking for a treatment serum that boosts hydration while protecting against environmental pollution, Oribe’s Power Drops — Hydration & Anti-Pollution Booster ($86) is your best bet.