As we’re nearing the summer season, your hair may already be feeling the first wave of heat. Living in such a humid climate like in the Philippines can take such a toll on our tresses, resulting in dry, frizzy locks. While hair oil alone can be a great treatment, sometimes it’s just too heavy for the weather, and we end up with lifeless, flat hair rather than the bounce and shine we all crave.
Now, we’re sure you’ve heard about hyaluronic acid. In fact, you probably already have this superstar ingredient somewhere in your skincare routine! Its massive popularity for creating smooth, glowy skin for all skin types has pushed it to cult status, so it’s no wonder why people eventually started experimenting with other ways to use it. The latest craze on TikTok? Using it on your hair for that sleek, shiny hair look everybody will be jealous of.
Don’t worry, this isn’t a gimmick—there have been lots of articles that prove hyaluronic acid's effectiveness in combatting dry hair. TikTok-famous dermatologists Dr. Maxfield and Dr. Shah approve of it, too (Watch their video on the topic here)!
The hair benefits of hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a known humectant that can retain moisture approximately 1000 times its own weight in water. In skincare, it’s known for plumping and hydrating the skin to reduce fine lines and add a glow. What it can do for your skin, it can most definitely do for your hair! The hair types that can benefit the most from using hyaluronic acid are frizzy, dry, damaged and color-treated hair.
How to use hyaluronic acid on your hair
For hyaluronic acid-infused shampoos and conditioners, use them as you regularly would. If you’ll be using a serum, liberally apply it all over damp hair and wait for it to dry.
Another option to conserve your hyaluronic acid while still maximizing its benefits is by adding it to a spray bottle with water, giving it a good mix, and using it for a post-shower spritz. Easy peasy, right? A quick tip: if you have extra dry or damaged hair, try following it up with a hair oil of your choice to add a boost of that much-needed moisture.
Ready to give your tresses a well-deserved hyaluronic acid treat? Here are four products to help you bring your hair’s bounce back!
Hyaluronic acid products for hair
1. Fresh Hairlab Honey Double Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum Shampoo and Conditioner Treatment
This local power duo combines the power of hyaluronic acid with nourishing honey and Fresh Hairlab’s TheraSmooth Complex for ultra smooth, untangled tresses!
Honey Double Boost Hyaluronic Acid Serum Shampoo + Conditioner Treatment, P448, FRESH HAIRLAB, Lazada
2. Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Cooling Hydration Scalp Mask
For an extra special treat, this scalp mask features charcoal to rid your scalp of dry flakes. The tea tree oil soothes, while the hyaluronic acid and aloe vera help rehydrate and restore your hair’s shine!
Scalp Revival Charcoal + Tea Tree Cooling Hydration Scalp Mask, P1900, BRIOGEO, Sephora
3. The Inkey List Hyaluronic Acid
The Inkey List offers an actual hyaluronic acid hair treatment product that’s a HairTok (the TikTok community dedicated to all things hair) favorite, but since it’s not available in the country just yet, you can opt for their best-selling Hyaluronic Acid serum instead!
Hyaluronic Acid, P595, THE INKEY LIST, Lazada
4. The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5
Alongside The Inkey List’s Hyaluronic Acid, this serum is not just an international favorite, but also one of the most used products for the hyaluronic acid hair hack on TikTok!
Hyaluronic Acid 2% + B5, P695, THE ORDINARY, lookatme.com.ph
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