Provitamin B5, Explained.
What Is Provitamin B5?
Also known as panthenol, provitamin B5 is a member of the powerful B-complex vitamin family. It works in combination with other nutrients to rebuild the individual hair shafts, which are often damaged by blow-driers or heated hair tools, by shampooing too often or by sun exposure.
‘When your skin absorbs Provitamin B5 from a skincare product, the provitamin transforms into vitamin B5 (also known as pantothenic acid). This acid has natural moisturising, soothing, healing and regenerating properties. As a key ingredient, it works to keep your skin soft, smooth and healthy’ - Nivea
Vitamin B5 works as a humectant, attracting water from the air and utilising it to improve hair lustre, while nourishing the hair follicle. Hair is visibly moisturised and shiny, with less static and flyaways!
What Does This Mean For Thinning Hair?
Provitamin B5 will not help to stimulate hair growth however, it attracts water molecules for intense hydration in the hair follicle. This ensures that your hair is moisturised which can lead to less breakage and therefore healthier looking hair.