Hyaluronic acid for hair. Remember that name, because I’m convinced that this ingredient will soon take the natural hair world by storm. Like…as big as coconut and castor oil, shea butter and aloe vera. I predict it will soon be a key ingredient to stimulate growth, reduce breakage, and thicken the hair. I’ve recently included the ingredient in my hair care regimen, and the difference in the thickness, pliability and moisture have been extremely dramatic.
So what is hyaluronic acid?
It’s a viscous fluid carbohydrate present in connective tissue, synovial fluid, and the humors of the eye. The fluid has the ability to retain moisture and pliability in the skin, and seemingly, the hair when applied directly to the scalp and strands. This is especially good news for curly heads, who struggle with getting moisture to travel from the scalp and down through the coils and to the ends. As a result, split ends and breakage are more common.
How to use it?
There are a few hair care products on the market that contain hyaluronic acid, like hyalogic HA Biotin Hair & Scalp Spray, and John Masters Organics honey & hibiscus hair reconstructor. However, you can get pure hyaluronic acid in liquid form either online or at a well-stocked vitamin store. It usually comes with a dropper, and you can add a few drops to your conditioner or in a spray bottle with some aloe vera juice or gel and distilled water whenever you need a moisture boost. The liquid spray method is so effective at plumping my strands with moisture that I only need to do it once a day at night.
While knowledge about hyaluronic acid has been around since the 1940’s, it’s still relatively new to the skin care/hair care circuit. But it won’t take long for that to change. Remember when coconut oil was super cheap? Yeah…like that.
I just ordered this, and the price is really cheap.
My hair definitely felt thicker, and I’ve noticed less breakage when I re-twist my hair. It also feels more elastic. Girl…look at all ‘dis hur…