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Ingredient Deep Dive: Niacinamide + Hair
Ingredient Deep Dive: Niacinamide + 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 Niacinamide and why its been formulated as a hero ingredient within our treatment assortment.

What is Niacinamide?

Also known as nicotinamide, niacinamide is a water-soluble form of vitamin B3, and is both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory ingredient. Niacinamide is known to: Improve blood circulation Help brighten and refresh skin and hair by helping to retain moisture Help regulate oil on the skin/scalp

How does Niacinamide support hair specifically?

This versatile vitamin is particularly beloved for growing long and strong hair, due to its ability to help boost circulation, which is ideal for those with hair loss and regrowth concerns or goals respectively. In this process, niacinamide brings oxygen and nutrients to the hair’s follicle — protecting hair and skin from environmental damage as a bonus.

Niacinamide also improves the texture of hair that has been physically and/or chemically damaged by helping to build keratin, a protein known for its ability to aid in hair growth.

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

While niacinamide is generally considered safe for all when applied topically, those who have a sensitivity to allergens — or already have preexisting allergies — may be more likely to experience an allergic reaction using products with the ingredient, as it can cause your body to release histamine. If you fall into this category, always consult a Board Certified Dermatologist or do a patch test before using in full.

Where you’ll find Niacinamide within OurX treatments: OurX Scalp Serum

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