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Ingredient Deep Dive: Hyaluronic Acid + Hair
Ingredient Deep Dive: Hyaluronic Acid + Hair
February 02, 2023
1 min

Welcome to Ingredient Deep Dive — an OurX-led look into the skincare-beloved ingredients that have proven to be just as powerful in the world of haircare. In this article, we dive into the world of Hyaluronic Acid and why its been formulated as a hero ingredient within our treatment assortment.

What is Hyaluronic Acid?

Unlike many popular beauty ingredients, Hyaluronic Acid is a substance found naturally in the human body, though it can also be made synthetically. A water-absorbing humectant, its super power lies within its ability to absorb and hold onto water. Its important to note that as a humectant, hyaluronic acid is not a moisturizer. Instead, it benefits the hair and skin by:

  • Hydrating the hair and scalp
  • Reducing frizz
  • Plumping the hair
  • Reinvigorating dry, high porosity hair

How does Hyaluronic Acid support hair specifically?

The humectant-binding properties of hyaluronic acid get to work on hair fibers similarly as it does on the skin, empowering hair to retain and seal moisture from products to extend the appearance of plump, volumized, and hydrated hair.

Additionally, after usage on hair, one may notice frizz is reduced significantly and porosity is more equalized. Even when applied directly to the scalp, you’re likely to notice it’s more hydrated to prevent dry and/or irritated scalp.

Are there any potential side effects of using a Hyaluronic Acid on hair?

While there are no major side effects attributed to the topical application of hyaluronic acid, the ingredient is best used when hair is wet. For best results, you’ll want to keep the hair wet so that the ingredient can bind together, thus forming a coating to help trap moisture in for the best — and long-lasting — results.

Where you’ll find Niacinamide within OurX treatments: OurX Pre-Cleanse Oil | OurX Scalp Serum

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