As its popularity has increased, you may have either heard of hyaluronic acid or noticed it if you were reading the ingredients on hair care and beauty products you may have purchased. And if you haven’t been looking at the ingredients in your hair care products, we strongly recommend you do. Some ingredients can be harsh on your scalp and damage your hair.
If we are noticing it showing up in the ingredients of more and more hair care products… that must mean hyaluronic acid is good for our hair and scalp, right? Before we can go into that, let’s start from the beginning with what it is.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring acid in your body that can be found in your eyes and your joints. Though it has hydrating properties as it is capable of absorbing and retaining close to one thousand times its weight in water. Hyaluronic acid acts as a lubricant for your joints to help your body move smoothly and as well as avoiding friction as it also provides cushioning.
FDA-approved Injections of hyaluronic acid have been used to help with certain conditions including wrinkles, cataracts, osteoarthritis, and more. But does hyaluronic acid do anything for our hair and scalp?
Is Hyaluronic Acid Good For Your Hair And Scalp?
We already know that hyaluronic acid is used to alleviate joint pain, treat eye dryness, and to improve overall skin health. When it comes to your hair and scalp, hyaluronic acid can help you there as well.
As you get older, it’s possible for your hair to continually decrease in its available hyaluronic acid – resulting in increasingly dry, brittle hair. Hair care products utilizing hyaluronic acid can potentially revitalize your hair as it increases the amount of moisture your hair can absorb and retain. It is important to note that there is currently no evidence that it can stop already existing hair loss or reverse the results.
Is Hyaluronic Acid Good For Alopecia?
While there is no concrete evidence that hyaluronic acid can turn the clock back on your hairline, it can potentially be used to combat androgenetic alopecia – more commonly known as male or female pattern baldness.
Using products that include hyaluronic acid before you experience male or female pattern baldness can help to continue promoting hair growth after your body may have naturally stopped producing as much and other factors go into effect resulting in androgenetic alopecia.
RHRLI Has The Knowledge And Experience To Restore And Maintain Your Hair
Hair care products utilizing hyaluronic acid have been growing in popularity and are helping people to enjoy younger, properly hydrated hair. However, the majority of us will eventually experience some level of hair loss regardless.
At RHRLI we offer a variety of non-surgical options as well as the minimally invasive ARTAS® Robotic Hair Transplant System. This procedure produces exceptional results, and you won’t have to set aside much time at all to recover. In fact, you’ll be back to your day-to-day life in just a few days! Contact us today for a free consultation to restore your hair and your confidence.