Is Hyaluronic Acid The New Split-End Solution?
Since TikTok has started, a lot of weird things started to happen. Some of these are beauty-related hacks. The latest one is a hair beauty tip that recommends applying The Ordinary’s Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5 Hydrating Serum on hair ends every night. The result is soft and manageable hair as claimed.
But, is this TikTok trend worth trying? To answer this question, let’s have a quick revision about what HA does. HA is a humectant, so it attracts water from the environment to hydrate anything it comes in contact with (hair included). Also, HA has the ability to retain water and prevent it from evaporating from the skin keeping it hydrated and plumed up all day long. The good news is it works the same on the hair.
Does The Same Skin-Serum Works?
Well, let us say that it can work temporarily, though it is not your best option. Because the water will evaporate quite quickly depending on the environment’s humidity. So unless the formulation is very straightforward and is minimal in ingredients it is not recommended to use the same HA skin product on the hair.
If You Decided To Use…
After washing your hair and drying it well with a towel. Start applying HA to the hair in your crown as it is known to be the most frizzy and unmanageable area. Then smooth your hair using a super gentle brush to distribute the product evenly without damaging your wet hair.
The Bottom Line…
While this way may work for you… Temporarily. Hair experts recommend going for oil treatments – cold-pressed argan oil is a good option- for damaged hair. Because they do the same thing HA does but with the advantage of lasting longer.