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What is niacinamide | What it does | Benefits for hair | How to use
What is niacinamide?
Niacinamide is also known as nicotinamide a water-soluble form of vitamin b3.
Niacinamide is a vital vitamin, which is not synthesized in the body, so either we have to eat it to receive it, or it can be incorporated via skincare and haircare products since we don’t produce it.
What it does
Niacinamide has high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities. It is required for every component of your body. Niacinamide stands out among other incredible substances like vitamin c because of its versatility and originality, which improves all hair types and textures. When applied topically to the hair and scalp, niacinamide helps to enhance the feel, appearance, and health of the hair.
Protects against environmental damage: The sun’s rays not only harm your skin, but also your scalp. In addition to its capacity to repair damaged DNA, niacinamide has the potential to boost cell production. Thus, niacinamide plays a vital role in healing skin damage done by the sun.
Improves the appearance of hair follicles: Since hair follicles are super sensitive, it is always necessary to provide hair with good nutrients. If hair & scalp do not get proper nutrients, they tend to breakage and hair loss. When niacinamide is applied topically it improves the appearance of hair follicles & strengthens them.
Improves hydration: It prevents evaporation of moisture from the scalp and locks hydration into the hair. It helps produce a ceramide barrier, which helps retain moisture.
Thickens hair: Niacinamide stimulates & encourages fuller- thicker looking hair when applied topically due to its circulation-boosting properties.
Reduces scalp inflammation: Applying niacinamide serum regularly combats inflammation and strengthens hair strands from its root. Dry hair and dandruff may be prevented by sealing in moisture.
Controls oil production: Niacinamide, which can help maintain a more refreshed and balanced scalp and hair by reducing the production of skin oil (sebum).
Keratin synthesis: Niacinamide helps build keratin (a protein) that keeps your hair looking & feel healthier. It forms a protective layer on the outside of the skin. The hair shaft is made up of approximately 98% protein. So niacinamide deficiency may lead to weakened and dull-looking hair.
How to use niacinamide for hair
Try our Niacinamide + Biotin + Ubiquinone hair serum, which is a keratin based hair treatment adds strengthen and make hair look glossy. It should be used topically on the scalp. Part your hair, then spray it evenly to each section and massage into your scalp. No need to rinse.