Panthenol is widely used in medical practice for treatment of burns, dermatitis, wounds, abrasions and other skin problems and mucous membranes. The effectiveness of the drug due to its participation in metabolic processes within cells, accelerating the regeneration of damaged tissues. It turns out that Panthenol has a positive effect on the state of skin and hair, improves their growth, increase, getting rid of dandruff, strengthening hair follicles. It can be used in pure form or in combination with other components in the composition of masks.
- Useful properties
- Method of production
- Cream and ointment
- Tablets and capsules
- Recipes of masks with Panthenol
The composition of Panthenol contains the active ingredient dexpanthenol. This compound is a precursor of Pantothenic acid, or water soluble vitamin B5. It plays an important role in the metabolism of proteins, fats and carbohydrates oxidation, fatty acid synthesis, eliminates damage to the epidermis, has a strong moisturizing and anti-inflammatory action.
The positive effect of Panthenol on the hair is:
- improving the condition of the scalp;
- strengthen the roots;
- facilitating combing, giving manageability in styling, Shine, smoothness, and elasticity;
- moisture and nutrition to hair shaft, restoring its structure;
- protection from negative external influences (bad weather conditions, UV rays, high temperatures when laying);
- promotes the growth;
- prevention and elimination of split ends;
- the increase in density.
Funds on the basis of Panthenol is effective for repairing dry and damaged hair after perming, colouring, straightening. They help in the fight against dandruff, relieve scaling, inflammation, irritation and itching of the scalp, intensively moisturize and accelerate cell renewal. When applied to hair, Panthenol coats them with a protective film, does not weigh down hair and does not give a greasy Shine.
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Method of production
Dexpanthenol is included in many care products for the scalp and hair. Often it can be found in the styling products. It can be the only active component of the composition, and can be mixed with other active ingredients. Funds with panthenol belong to the medical series. They are available as:
- masks with nourishing and moisturizing effect additionally containing vegetable oils, silk proteins, vitamins;
- gel intended for hair roots and scalp;
- ointments and cream containing 5-6% dexpanthenol, mineral oils and waxes, propylene glycol, emulsifiers, emollients;
- spray, which has a light and non-greasy texture, easily absorbed and does not require rinsing;
- mousse and foam, providing curative and protective action, used for laying;
- shampoo designed for washing weakened and damaged hair;
- the concentrated viscous liquid, sold in bottles of dark glass and containing at least 75% of dexpanthenol.
In addition to outdoor use Panthenol can be taken orally in the form of capsules or tablets. In advanced cases, the most effective solution to the problems of the hair and scalp is considered simultaneous internal and external use.
Some manufacturers produce entire lines of products based on Panthenol. For Example, Dr. Müler Pharma (Czech Republic), Chauvin Ankerpharm (Germany), Librederm (Russia).
Important: When you select a specific product with dexpantenola you need to pay attention to its composition, to make sure that there was no harsh chemical compounds.
Method of application Panthenol is determined by the form and the existing problems. Before first time to use the product, you need to carefully read the instructions and to test for allergies.
Spray applied to the hair 1-2 times a week after shampooing, when they are slightly dry. First shake the can, then sprayed the contents into strands, departing 2-3 cm from the roots and evenly distribute with a comb. No need to rinse off. The spray is very easy to use, helps to cope with long and unruly in styling the hair without weighing it down thanks to its light texture. In summer to protect from UV rays, salty sea water.
The hair cream with Panthenol is used as a common tool for installation. It is distributed along the entire length of the strands from roots to ends, and then tuck the hair with a round brush, Curling iron or Ironing. Foam gives hair a smooth, natural Shine and elasticity, protects from ultraviolet radiation and thermal effects, helps to fix my hair without using nail Polish.
Gel Panthenol is applied with fingertips to the roots moist after washing your hair with rubbing and massage. Then leave at least 30 minutes and wash off with warm water. You can use this before bedtime and wash off in the morning. It accelerates the renewal and restoration of skin cells of the scalp, stimulates the growth of healthy strong hair.
Cream and ointment
Cream and ointment is used in the same way. They help with hair loss, for the recovery permed, staining, dryness of the scalp. A small amount rubbed into the hair roots and distribute throughout the length of the strands, then wrap the head with plastic wrap and a towel, kept for 2 hours and wash off with warm water. To perform this therapeutic procedure is recommended twice a week for one month.
Tip: Panthenol Ointment has a more oily texture than a cream. It is more suitable for care for dry hair and cream for the fat.
Shampoo with panthenol is indicated for dandruff, itching of scalp, brittleness, dryness and hair loss, splitting ends. I use it two or three times a week. A little money is applied to wet hair, massage gently down into the foam, leave for 5 minutes, then wash off with warm water. If the hair is extremely dirty, repeat the procedure again. Drying should be in a natural way without the use of an Hairdryer. The shampoo can be combined with other funds on the basis of panthenol (conditioners, masks, conditioners).
Tablets and capsules
Tablets and capsules Panthenol are produced by different manufacturers with the content of dexpanthenol 40 and 100 mg. They exert influence inside the whole body, improve the condition of skin, hair and nails, can be used in the treatment of some types of alopecia. Prevent dandruff, breakage and the section of hair, stimulate their growth. Make the drug should course duration 2-3 months 1 tablet three times a day, if the dosage is 100 mg, and 2 tablets if the dosage is 40 mg. Contraindications to the internal reception of Panthenol are hemophilia, intestinal obstruction and allergic to members of the drug components.
Recipes of masks with Panthenol
Panthenol for hair in the form of a cream, gel, foam and liquid is great for preparing therapeutic and prophylactic homemade masks. Depending on the state they are recommended to apply 1-2 times a week. Apply compounds should on unwashed hair.
Nourishing mask with oils
Panthenol (cream or gel) – 1 tbsp
Egg yolk – 1 PC.
Olive oil – 15 ml
Castor oil – 15 ml
Yogurt – 15 ml
Mix beaten egg yolk with oil, slightly warm the mixture on a water bath, add dairy product, panthenol and stir. Spread the resulting paste on the hair roots and distribute throughout the length of the strands. Wrap head with plastic wrap or wear plastic cap, wrap the top with a towel. After 1 hour remove the rest of with warm water and shampoo.
Gel Panthenol – 2 tsp
Onion – 1 PC.
Garlic – 2 cloves
Egg yolk – 1 PC.
Burdock – 30 ml
Liquid honey – 2 tbsp
From onions and garlic squeeze the juice. Add the beaten egg yolk, honey, oil of burdock root, panthenol, mix until smooth. Apply the mixture on the hair roots and scalp, let stand 30 minutes. After the time to wash your hair with shampoo with warm water, then rinse with cool.
Panthenol liquid – 10 ml
Alcohol tincture of calendula – 75ml
Water – 75 ml
Castor or burdock oil – 15 ml
Lemon essential oil – 3-5 drops
The tincture of calendula diluted with water, add castor oil or burdock, Panthenol and ether of lemon. To bring everything until smooth and spread on the roots, scalp and hair. To withstand 30 minutes to an hour and remove residue with shampoo.
Panthenol foam – 2 tbsp
Dimexide – 1 tbsp
Solution of vitamin A in oil – 2 ml
Gelatin – 15 g
Gelatin to dissolve in cold water and leave for an hour to swell, then gently heat to dissolve, add the Panthenol, dimexide, vitamin A and a little shampoo. Mix everything with an egg beater until foam and apply on dry hair, wrap head wrap or wear a shower cap, wrap with a towel. To withstand 30-45 minutes and wash your hair with shampoo.
Hot stimulating mask
Panthenol – 1 ampoule
White clay – 15-20 g
Dry mustard powder – 1 tsp
Yolk – 1 PC.
Honey – 15 g
Burdock oil – 15 ml
Thoroughly stir all of the ingredients. Spread the resulting paste on slightly damp strands, massage into hair roots. Wrap head with polyethylene and warm towel or wear a warm knitted cap. To withstand no more than a quarter of an hour, wash your hair with shampoo.
Panthenol refers to safe medicines, used even for young children, pregnant and lactating women. On its basis are made creams for treating nappy rash in babies and cracked nipples in nursing mothers. The only limitation to its external use is hypersensitivity and idiosyncrasy to any components included in the products.
Before internal use, capsules or pills should consult a doctor, as due to the systemic action on the body they do have some contraindications. Also it is useful to consult with a specialist when external funds with a concentration of dexpanthenol more than 5-7 %.
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