While hair and scalp care is a booming industry, many of the products you find in stores or online don't work as well as you'd like – and sometimes even include ingredients capable of damaging your hair with harmful chemicals and artificial substances.
At Divi, we want you to get the results you're looking for without health concerns. That’s why Divi’s Scalp Serum features ingredients like hyaluronic acid for hair and skin care. This clean ingredient can help you achieve a healthier scalp and enjoy more luscious locks.
How Hyaluronic Acid Affects the Human Body
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring glycosaminoglycan (GAG) produced by the human body. It’s a gooey substance that helps your skin from getting too dry.
If you use anti-aging products, you might already be applying hyaluronic acid to your skin. According to the National Library of Medicine, one of the most significant benefits of hyaluronic acid is its ability to attach and retain incredible amounts of moisture. This substance can keep skin healthy and younger-looking by hydrating it and providing necessary nutrients that can reduce dryness and wrinkling.
Why Use Hyaluronic Acid for Hair and Scalp Care?
Hyaluronic acid doesn’t just help your scalp and hair look better. It can help them stay healthier longer. Hair follicles can absorb this glycosaminoglycan directly when you apply it to your scalp. That’s why we proudly display it as a clean ingredient in Divi’s products.
Before we dive into why you should use Divi’s Scalp Serum containing hyaluronic acid for hair and skin care, it’s worth noting this ingredient isn’t technically a moisturizer. Moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and grape seed oil add water to your skin to make it smoother and softer. On the other hand, hyaluronic acid is a humectant, which means it attracts water and holds it in the skin.
Humectants like hyaluronic acid can benefit your hair and scalp in many ways. These include:
- Hydrating the hair – Your hair needs the proper moisture to stay healthy and beautiful. Applying hyaluronic acid to your scalp can give hair follicles the necessary hydration.
- Reducing frizzy hair – Many women complain about frizzy hair and flyaway strands. Hyaluronic acid absorbs moisture and seals the cuticle to keep away unwanted, frizz-producing substances.
- Plumping the hair – If you struggle with dried-out, thin-looking hair, it could be due to damaged hair and follicles not receiving enough moisture. Although hyaluronic acid might not cure the root problem, it can help plump your hair and make it look fluffier and richer.
- Revitalizing high-porosity hair – With high-porosity hair, moisture enters the cuticle easily but doesn’t get retained. High-porosity hair can be challenging to maintain, and the individual hairs have more weight in water. Humectants like hyaluronic acid can revive this type of hair and encourage moisture retention.
- Preventing a dry scalp – Having a dry, itchy scalp is no small matter. It’s uncomfortable and can be a symptom of an underlying health condition. When you apply hyaluronic acid molecules to your scalp, it can help hydrate it and prevent dryness.
Damaged, frizzy, dry hair is a common problem for men and women alike. Thanks to safe ingredients like hyaluronic acid, you can manage these symptoms and improve your hair’s overall appearance.
What Hair Types Benefit Most From Hyaluronic Acid?
Divi’s Scalp Serum with hyaluronic acid is a versatile scalp care product that works well on all hair types. Whether your hair is curly, straight, thick, fine, etc., you can benefit from humectant-based ingredients penetrating the fibers and reaching the scalp. Hyaluronic acid can provide the nutrients your body needs to grow strong, pliable hair.
At Divi, our hair and scalp care products work great for any hair type or texture. However, some hair types benefit more from hyaluronic acid application. People with curly, coarse and thick strands will find that moisture-binding substances hydrate their hair better and make it shinier than your average hair care products or hair masks.
Are There Any Side Effects to Using Hyaluronic Acid?
Your body produces hyaluronic acid naturally to help it absorb and retain moisture. It’s not a foreign substance or factory-produced chemical that may react negatively with your skin and come with a long list of possible side effects. Hyaluronic acid is completely safe, as medical professionals have researched it extensively and found side effects only in rare cases.
That said, you’ll still want to use hyaluronic acid-containing products conservatively. More doesn’t necessarily mean better, and you could experience bad reactions or no noticeable improvements to your hair and scalp if you don’t apply it as directed. If you ever suffer side effects from using hyaluronic acid for hair care, talk to your doctor about possible sensitivities.
How Do You Apply Hyaluronic Acid to Your Hair and Scalp?
Although there isn’t necessarily a “best” way to apply Divi’s Scalp Serum to your scalp, you’ll want to use it properly. Doing so can help you see improvements sooner and enjoy better, more long-lasting results. Our other ingredients combine with hyaluronic acid to help you achieve the luscious locks you’ve always wanted.
To effectively use Divi’s Scalp Serum, add three-fourths of a dropper (1ml) and rub it into your entire scalp. You can also apply it to specific areas you especially want to treat, such as balding spots and extra frizzy patches, or you can apply it all over. You can apply it every day, either in the morning or at night, and either leave it in all day (if you apply it in the morning) or leave it in all night while you sleep (if you apply it at night.) Our products are 100% vegan-friendly, meaning they don’t contain anything derived from animals.
Other Ingredients That Promote Healthy, Hydrated Hair and Scalp
Hyaluronic acid can work effectively by itself to hydrate your hair and promote a healthy scalp. You can apply it as a pre-shampoo treatment, leave-in conditioner, or hair mask to protect your follicles after washing. You can also apply it via Divi’s Shampoo while you have wet or damp hair in the shower.
However, when you combine this humectant with other natural ingredients, such as in Divi’s Scalp Serum, you get a power-packed product to improve your scalp by helping with:
- Combating signs of hair thinning and shedding
- Cultivating the healthiest environment for hair growth
- Stimulating blood flow to the scalp
- Supporting natural cell renewal
- Providing a thicker, fuller-looking head of hair
- Targeting the root cause of poor hair health
- Soothing the scalp
- Helping prevent hair loss
Divi’s Scalp Serum consists of clean ingredients like hyaluronic acid for hair care and scalp treatment. Moisture-binding molecules can work well alone but are much more potent when working synergistically with other natural substances.
Below, we list some of the most significant ingredients in our Scalp Serum product that combine with hyaluronic acid to promote a healthy, hydrated scalp.
Are you experiencing male-pattern balding or thinning, shedding hair? Our products contain acetyl tetrapeptide-3, a combination of four amino acids that can help strengthen your hair and keep it from falling out. This ingredient targets the structure surrounding your hair follicles, regenerating tissue to help anchor fibers to the scalp.
Green Tea Extract
Millions of men and women worldwide suffer from androgenetic alopecia, a type of hormone-related hair loss condition. Hormones like dihydrotestosterone (DHT) can attack your hair’s normal growth cycle and change it, causing less to grow and more to fall out. This leads to thinning hair and unwanted bald patches that many people worry about when they look in the mirror.
Fortunately, our products can help combat hormone-based hair loss. Green tea extract is an active ingredient containing epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Studies show EGCG may improve your hair’s life cycle and disrupt hormonal changes that lead to hair loss.
You know that stuff you pump into your body through coffee and energy drinks every day? Well, research shows caffeine can also help stimulate hair growth and prevent hair loss. However, you’ll have to apply it to your skin instead of drinking it.
Divi’s Scalp Serum, which includes hyaluronic acid, also contains topical caffeine to encourage a healthier, thicker head of hair. Caffeine suppresses the hormone dihydrotestosterone and helps elongate the hair shafts. This clean ingredient also has clinically proven support demonstrating its effectiveness in the following areas:
- Breaking down fatty acids
- Prolonging your skin’s youthful appearance
- Increasing your skin’s blood circulation
- Preventing skin damage from harmful ultraviolet rays
Divi’s hair and scalp care products contain a wide range of ingredients, including eucalyptus oil. Although concentrated, undiluted eucalyptus oil can have harmful side effects, we’ve made it completely safe by blending it with other substances like hyaluronic acid.
In 2016, medical researchers found that eucalyptus oil helps fight against fungi and nematicides. This type of oil also contains properties that can reduce scalp inflammation. In other words, it can help your hair grow better and healthier.
Everyone knows ascorbic acid, commonly known as vitamin C, is good for the human body. Vitamin C boosts your immune system and helps you stay as healthy as possible for as long as possible.
But did you know it can also help you have healthy hair? Vitamin C is an antioxidant agent that prevents damage due to free radicals. It can repair damage to your scalp and avoid iron deficiencies that often lead to chronic hair loss. At Divi, we infuse our Scalp Serum with ascorbic acid to give your hair the nutrient boost it needs.
Tea Tree Oil
Another vital antioxidant agent included in Divi's Scalp Serum is tea tree oil. Clinical studies have shown tea tree oil has anti-inflammatory properties and can minimize symptoms of fungal problems. When it comes to hair and scalp care, tea tree oil combined with hyaluronic acid can help:
- Prevent dead skin cells from building up
- Help reduce dandruff
- Promote a healthy, hydrated scalp
Your body naturally produces copper tripeptide-1, or GHK-Cu, a type of amino acid contributing to smoother, firmer skin. As you get older, though, your level of copper peptides decreases.
Medical professionals suggest this may cause your skin to have worse blood circulation and therefore neglected blood vessel tissues. The benefits of GHK-Cu production aren’t only under the surface. Studies show how increasing your body’s copper peptide levels can also increase your hair’s thickness, length and count. Divi's Scalp Serum includes copper tripeptide-1 as one of its main ingredients to promote well-rounded hair and scalp care.
Rosemary Leaf Extract
When using hyaluronic acid for your scalp and hair, combining it with essential oils like rosemary leaf extract can increase effectiveness. Rosemary officinalis leaf extract, better known as rosemary oil, has many clinically proven benefits similar to minoxidil (Rogaine). Divi's Scalp Serum has this essential oil on the label to contribute to these important areas:
- Increasing blood circulation in the scalp
- Revitalizing hair follicles
- Maximizing hair growth
- Reducing DHT-related hair loss
Peppermint oil is another excellent ingredient included in our Scalp Serum. We want your hair and scalp to be as healthy as possible, and peppermint oil can contribute to this goal. In 2014, a comprehensive study discovered how applying peppermint oil to your scalp can help:
- Improve circulation in the skin
- Soothe the scalp
- Produce more hair follicles
- Increase hair follicle depth
- Promote hair growth, in general
Peppermint oil and menthol – another one of our key ingredients – can even help your hair grow longer and thicker. Studies show that these substances increase your cutaneous cold receptor sensitivity levels and promote elongated hair follicles all the way down to the subcutis. After only four weeks of using peppermint oil products, some people have seen noticeable results.
Divi's Scalp Serum: Your Solution to Safe Hair and Scalp Care
When you use hyaluronic acid for hair and scalp care as part of your bottle of Divi's Scalp Serum, you’re taking advantage of a safe and effective way to revitalize your hair. Divi's Scalp Serum contains a powerhouse blend of clean ingredients to promote optimal hair and scalp health, including hyaluronic acid, caffeine, rosemary leaf extract, tea tree oil, vitamin C and copper peptides. This product, along with Divi’s Shampoo & Conditioner, offers a quick, easy way to achieve a healthy, hydrated scalp, which can only mean good things for you in your fight with hair baldness or thinning.