Everything you need to know about Panthenol

 

What is Provitamin B5?

Provitamin B5, otherwise known as Panthenol, is one of the most important vitamins from the B-complex vitamin group, because of its role in making blood cells and converting proteins and carbohydrates into energy.

Vitamin B5 is often added to skin and hair products because of its numerous benefits. 


Benefits of Panthenol for the hair

Specifically for hair care products, Panthenol is an anti-inflammatory derivative of pantothenic acid that helps strengthen the hair and soothe the scalp. It has incredible humectant properties as it has the ability to fully penetrate the hair cuticle, pull water from the air, and improve moisture retention in the hair shaft

 

Where to find Panthenol?

It is often found as a powdered version and is water soluble, which means you can add it to your skincare routine as well as your hair routine rather easily by mixing it with water-soluble products. It’s most effective when mixed in a glass of water and drinking it, but we recommend double-checking with a doctor before doing so.  Unfortunately, because of its moisture-absorption properties, it can be hard to store without it getting any water clumps. 

You can find Panthenol as a key ingredient in all of The Hair Routine products.

The best way to make sure you are getting enough vitamin B5 is to maintain a healthy diet that incorporates lots of vegetables such as broccoli, cabbage, potatoes, as well as whole grain cereals, nuts, and beans. 

Using products that contain this powerful vitamin will help add volume and sheen to your hair, as well as restore it, keep it moisturized, and avoid breakage and thinning hair. It improves hair texture that has been damaged by heat and styling while adding extra hydration to very dry hair. 


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