Hyaluronic Acid Shampoo And Hair Growth
The use of hyaluronic acid is not new. It was first used commercially in 1942 when a baker, Endre Balazs, applied for a patent to use it as a substitute for egg whites in his products. He became fascinated with the substance though as it really is quite unique. As a result Balazs gave up baking and became the world’s leading authority on hyaluronic acid.
Over the years hyaluronic acid has been put to far more uses than a food substitute. As it is actually a substance that occurs naturally throughout the human body and serves many purposes it is not harmful if introduced as a supplement in some way. As HA naturally lubricates the joints it can be injected to improve joint function in those with degenerative conditions. It is also used as an anti-aging skin treatment by dermatologists and cosmetologists. It is also increasingly added to haircare products to help promote hair growth and improve the overall condition of the hair and scalp.
Hyaluronic Acid for Hair
The skin found on the scalp is almost identical to the skin tissue elsewhere on the body with the exception that it also contains the over 100,000 hair follicles through which the hair grows. Scalp skin has two very distinct layers. The epidermis – the outer layer – acts as a protective shield but the other, the dermal layer, the deeper layer, is where the hair follicle is located. This is composed of connective tissue that has a gel like fluid nourishes and hydrates the deep layers of the scalp and that gel is partially comprised of HA.
Therefore, the idea of adding it to a shampoo or other haircare product to help moisturize and rejuvenate a dry scalp and therefore encourage increased hair growth actually makes a lot of sense. It is also believed that HA may help combat DHT, a substance that is believed to cause hair loss.
Hyaluronic Acid Shampoo
So, if you are one of the many people who suffers from a dry scalp and are interested in the idea of giving hyaluronic acid a try, which are the best products available right now to try (and there are a lot of them) Here are some of the best ones we have encountered so far:
#3. Nutra Lift ultraNutrient
This offering from natural shampoo specialists Nutra Lift is not only enhanced with HA but also contains seaweed extracts and other natural botanicals. It is a sulfate free offering and has a nice, creamy consistency and pleasant smell that gives it a slight spa like quality. Some users reported that they felt that it left their hair looking thicker and certainly better moisturized.
#2. John Masters Organics Honey & Hibiscus Hair Reconstructing Shampoo
This salon quality offering contains both Linoleic and Hyaluronic Acids to moisturize the hair and scalp. Despite the fact that it is SLS free users reported that the shampoo actually lathered up very well and left their hair feeling as clean as any other shampoo, something that is not always the case with such shampoos. Many also commented on the lasting shine it produced without making their hair feel oily.
#1. Lavera: Mango Milk Shampoo For Color Treated Hair
If you have a dry scalp and/or thinning hair and you color your hair the damage can be doubled, resulting in dry, brittle hair that breaks and frizzes. This shampoo is designed to help prevent, and even reverse some of that damage. Users rave about the shine and ‘softness’ that regular use provided them with and although it is a little more expensive most felt that the investment was well worth making.