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Should You Be Using Hyaluronic Acid Serum On Your Hair?
Who doesn't love a double-duty beauty product? Especially when you find a second purpose for one you've already splashed the cash on.
However, the road-test did conclude with some pretty impressive results.
The poster of the video, Kaitlyn Boyer, said that her hair felt "so soft and way more manageable" after two weeks of use. And we have to admit, her dry and straw-like bleached ends certainly looked more hydrated and shiny afterwards.
So is there some truth behind her experiment?
Is there a benefit to using hylauronic acid on the hair?
Those already clued up on hyaluronic acid as an ingredient will know that it's a humectant that draws moisture from the environment. It's why in order to apply hyaluronic acid serum correctly, your skin should be damp.
It's the same rule for your hair; if you're going to try it, make sure your lengths are damp.
It also doesn't mean it's moisturising the hair on its own. It simply does the job of holding 1,000 times its weight in water, therefore it's more about what your hyaluronic acid is combined with in its concotion that's going to make a difference.
In the case of The Ordinary's Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, cosmetic chemist Ginger King told Allure that it actually "does make sense for hair treatment".
"It uses a combination of hyaluronic acid, hyaluronic acid crosspolymer, and B5," he said, of which the hyaluronic acid crosspolymer works as a film to seal in the moisture held. Interesting.
If you do want to try using a HA serum on your hair, but aren't keen on waste, we'd recommend applying it to your scalp and combing it through to evenly disperse, rather than slathering it all over.
Alternatively, for those with dry hair seeking moisture, you could simply look for a hair treatment with hyaluronic acid as an ingredient.
What do you think about using hyaluronic acid on the hair? Have you tried any hair products with the ingredient?