Ready to take your haircare routine to the next level? A hair tonic may be what you’re looking for. Curious if you should pick one up? Here’s everything you need to know about this product and how it can benefit your hair.
What does a hair tonic do?
A hair tonic is a hair treatment in liquid or thin cream form. It comes in different varieties and addresses various hair concerns such as dry scalp, frizzy hair and more. There are also hair tonics that are used for styling the hair.
What’s the difference between a hair tonic and a conditioner?
In essence, the two work to provide the hair and scalp with benefits. They do, however, work differently and come in different formula.
A hair tonic is rather thinner in consistency and is meant to hydrate the scalp and repair the hair so it’s not prone to breakage.
A conditioner, on the other hand, works to detangle the hair and helps keep it in place while also strengthening it against damage (from excessive sun exposure, pollution, dirt and more). It’s also often in a cream-like formula.
See? Different but both aim to just give the hair some lovin’.
How often should a hair tonic be used?
A hair tonic can be used daily! But, of course, you also need to pay attention to what your hair needs and don’t overdo it. If you’re curious if it’s safe to use a hair tonic regularly, though, it definitely is.
Use it on your damp hair after you clean your hair and scalp. Some tonics require rinsing, others don’t – so make sure you read the product’s label before applying it!
Best hair tonics in the Philippines
Ready to add one to your shower caddy? Here are the best ones you can get in the Philippines right now.
Naturals by Watsons Aloe Vera Hair Scalp Tonic
Use this hair tonic if you need help with your scalp in particular. It has salicylic that regulates sebum production and prevents dandruff and aloe vera juice that hydrates and soothes.
Aloederma Natural Hair and Scalp Tonic
Protect and hydrate your hair to help it grow longer and stronger with the help of this tonic that’s made with 99.8% organic aloe vera juice.
Seborin Activ Hair Tonic
Got thinning hair? This tonic promises to regenerate the hair and revitalize your scalp for hair growth, thanks to the ginger root extract and Pro-vitamin B5 in its formula. (Speaking of ginger for hair, care to pair this with a ginger shampoo?)
Grafen Root Booster Tonic
Want to make your hair thicker in just four weeks? Well, this tonic claims it can help you achieve that! It also cleanses the scalp and lowers its temperature instantly. Did you know that an overheated scalp is said to be one of the causes of dandruff and, well, unpleasant smell in the hair?
innisfree My Hair Recipe Strength Tonic Essence for Hair Roots Care
Strengthen your hair’s roots and promote hair growth with this tonic from innisfree that’s packed with Ginseng saponin. It also has Jeju-native pine and cypress tree components that soothe the scalp.
SOME BY MI Cica Peptide Anti Hair Loss Derma Scalp Tonic
You know exactly what this hair tonic promises! It claims to do so with the help of centella asiatica, which is known for soothing the skin. It also contains 11 peptides that hydrate and strengthen the scalp and hair.
AROMATICA Tea Tree Purifying Tonic
Got oily scalp? This tonic promises to be your best friend. It’s formulated with tea tree that helps control oil production and peppermint that instantly soothes and refreshes.
Revlon Professional EKSperience Anti Hair Loss Revitalizing Tonic
If you’re looking for professional results for your hair loss woes at the comfort of your home, this product from Revlon claims to be the one to provide it. This tonic’s formulated with Anti Hair Loss Complex, antioxidants, vitamin E, rooibos, and bisabolol to promote hair growth and prevent scalp aging.
Davines Natural Tech Energizing Thickening Tonic
Help your hair get thicker with this tonic that’s made with energizing caffeine phytoceutical. Its claim to fame is it works instantly – yup, it’s said to be able to instantly increase the diameter of the hair fiber by 10%.
Orange and Peach Bloomglow Revitalizing Hair Tonic
Prevent dry scalp and promote hair growth with this product that’s infused with sea water, aloe vera and vitamin B5. It’s also safe for pregnant and breastfeeding women to use (this makes it perfect for those with pretty sensitive scalp too).
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