Amber acid for hair

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Last reviewed: 01.06.2018

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Amber acid (ethanedicarboxylic acid, sodium succinate) is a substance that is obtained during processing of amber. Due to its therapeutic properties, succinic acid is widely used in cosmetology and medicine, as it has a unique rejuvenating and restoring effect. The drug is used, both for oral administration and externally, to improve the condition of the skin and hair. In this article, we'll talk about how useful is amber acid for hair, and how to apply it.

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Indications of the succinic acid for hair

Succinic acid is used to treat and prevent many diseases:

  • inflammation and salt in the joints;
  • with osteochondrosis;
  • with reduced immunity;
  • in diseases of the liver, lungs;
  • at pathologies of cardiovascular system;
  • with obesity and excess weight;
  • poisoning and intoxication;
  • with malignant diseases;
  • in diseases of the endocrine system (diabetes mellitus, thyroid dysfunction);
  • at disturbances of work of nervous system, and also at depressions, stressful situations, a syndrome of chronic weariness.

Amber acid for hair is used to improve their condition, growth, to increase their compliance when laying and combing.

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Succinic acid stops the aging of tissues, tightens the skin, cleans the cells and facilitates the intake of oxygen in them, promotes the elimination of toxic substances. It is an effective remedy for hair restoration and stimulation of hair follicles.

Regular application of tablets of succinic acid leads to normalization of metabolic processes at the local and systemic level, stabilization of the balance of biochemical processes, strengthening of immunity.

Improving the supply of skin and hair follicles with oxygen and nutrients leads to a significant improvement in the condition of the hair. They acquire a brilliant healthy appearance, become more compliant and soft. Normal sebaceous discharge, which makes the hair look well-groomed even a few days after washing your head.

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Use of the succinic acid for hair during pregnancy

For pregnant women, the problem of deterioration of the skin and hair is often very urgent. Among the few permitted drugs, there is also succinic acid: indeed, succinic acid for hair is used during pregnancy, albeit in a slightly lower dosage.

If the gynecologist does not see any obstacles in the use of the drug, it is taken orally and hair masks are prepared throughout the pregnancy. The total amount of succinic acid used in this period should not exceed 7 g.

During breast feeding, the use of succinic acid for hair is recommended to be limited.


Scientists recognized that succinic acid can not cause harm to the body if it is used according to the recommended dosage. Nevertheless, a few contraindications the drug still has:

  • presence of kidney stones;
  • exacerbation of stomach and duodenum ulcers;
  • tendency to high blood pressure.

In addition, it is undesirable to take the drug inside at night, since it is possible to disturb sleep in the form of insomnia.

If during the reception of tablets of succinic acid inside there were unpleasant sensations in the abdomen, in the back, or elsewhere, you should reduce the dosage of the drug, or take a break in the reception for 1 week.

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Dosing and administration

Succinic acid for the hair is applied externally and inward.

Internal reception of the drug can provide a useful therapeutic effect from within, improving blood circulation, increasing immunity and expanding the body's internal reserves. Thanks to this, the condition improves not only the hair, but also the whole organism as a whole.

Take succinic acid according to one of the following schemes:

  1. Within three days take 3 pills of succinic acid during breakfast. On the fourth day - a break. So continue for a month.
  2. Take succinic acid 1 tablet 4 times a day for a month.
  3. Take 2 tablets 2-3 times a day for a month.

If the hair condition is normal, then you can take succinic acid for preventive purposes, 1 tablet 2-3 times a day, for a month.

If necessary, after a month's break, treatment can be repeated.

Externally, succinic acid is used to prepare hair masks.

Hair mask with succinic acid

For hair care succinic acid is suitable as best as possible. There are recipes for masks, designed for long-term use, as well as express masks for immediate improvement of hair condition.

  • The most simple and fast hair mask:
    • 1-2 tablets of succinic acid, grind into powder and dilute in 2 tbsp. Spoons of warm water;
    • apply on clean and moistened hair;
    • cover the head with polyethylene and hold for up to 20 minutes;
    • rinse with warm water.

This procedure can be carried out once a week.

  • The following mask has a more pronounced effect, but it takes more time:
    • 1 tablet of succinic acid diluted in 20 ml of warm water;
    • apply on clean and moistened hair;
    • cover the head with a towel;
    • hold for 2 hours and rinse under running warm water, without the use of a detergent.
  • The third recipe is more complex, however, and the effect is expected to be appropriate:
    • 1 tablet of succinic acid to grind into powder;
    • mix with raw egg yolk and a little olive oil;
    • rub into the scalp and leave for 10 minutes.

The procedure can be carried out twice a week, course for a month. After such a course, the hair becomes stronger, and their loss ceases.

  • If the time for the mask for hair is not at all, then you can apply the express recipe:
    • 1 tablet of succinic acid to grind into powder;
    • add a small amount of ordinary hair shampoo;
    • wash the head with the mixture as usual.

Amber acid for the hair will have a more pronounced effect, if applied simultaneously and outward, and inside. After the second or third application, an amazing result will be visible not only to you, but also to others.

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To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Amber acid for hair" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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