A bizarre TikTok trend involving the ultra-hydrating, moisture-sealing hyaluronic acid has been doing the rounds on the internet. At first glance, it doesn’t quite sound bizarre, does it? Every recess of the internet is replete with skincare hacks involving this formula. But this isn’t a skincare hack! Instead, it’s a haircare hack involving hyaluronic acid. Let’s find out what this hack entails, and why it is sending ripples throughout the beauty community.
Hyaluronic acid serum for hair? Tell me more
Well, adding hyaluronic acid to hair care products isn’t new. There are shampoos, conditioners, and other products that are infused with the acid. But this hack doesn’t employ a product intended for the hair into your routine.
MUA Katilyn Roundtree, on TikTok, documented the transformation of her hair after incorporating the acid, in the form of a (facial) serum, into her routine over the course of two weeks. And the results are astounding.
She claims that the hack has softened her tresses. And her video testifies to the effectiveness of the technique, “I had seen some information about how oil doesn’t actually hydrate your hair, and since I use hyaluronic acid on my client’s skin, I figured I should try it on my hair.”
A lot of users witnessed a change in the quality of their hair as well. TikTok user Béatrice Bonneau said, “It made my hair easy to work with; it’s much easier to brush through. I gained volume as well.”
Are you willing to elevate your hair care game with a hyaluronic acid-infused facial serum?
How does this hack work — and how do you do it?
Since hyaluronic acid is a humectant, it traps moisture from the air and seals it into your strands. This delivers a boost of hydration to your hair and prevents it from drying. The hack is ideal for frizz-prone hair as the ingredient seals the cuticle of the hair, and protects it from swelling up due to moisture.
All you have to do is massage a few drops into damp hair. You can apply some on your scalp before brushing your hair from the shaft to the tips to distribute the product. Leave it on for ten minutes, and wash it off. For thorough nourishment, you can leave it on overnight. You can use the Lakmé Absolute Hydra Pro Serum for this hack. After applying the serum, you can run a few drops of jojoba or argan oil along your tresses to retain the moisture, seal the cuticle, and tame frizz. Leave on for a few minutes and proceed to wash it off.