What is Hair Tonic? 3 Amazing Benefits of Tonic- Ingredients & Effect

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Our hair is one of the valuable assets. Healthy and good looking hair is the reflection of both health and personality. Based on this Nowadays you will find hundred of thousand different products for hair. But Hair Tonic is one the old choice that most men have.

Mostly men used them. It was a popular product for many centuries. It is not like people don’t use this anymore. There is still plenty of hair tonic that is famous among many people. People also had hair grease that time but hair tonic was on hype on that time

What is Hair Tonic?

Hair tonic is one of the most famous hair product from the 1920s. Because that time shampoo was still unknown. Different company has there own formula to make. But one the thing was common between all companies. All of them was in liquid form. Simply Hair Tonic was the combination of alcohol, oil (some don’t use oil) and perfume.

On Mid time there was some company that was renowned for making good hair tonic. That’s include

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  • Lucky Tiger
  • Jeris Hair
  • Vaseline
  • Wildroot
  • Vitalis
  • Kreml


And more. These are the bestseller in America. According to some market data at least one of them by every American man between 20-50s. Most of them had both with oil and not with oil version of hair tonic.

Lots of Barbar around the world still use hair tonic. And they refer this tonic as “Friction Lotion“. They use it for giving clients hair massage.


Different companies have there own formula for making the tonic. There are some hair tonic ingredients that everyone uses on their formula. That includes.

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  • Ethanol
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin B2
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Menthol
  • Hydrochloride
  • Lactic Acid
  • Gibberellin
  • Color
  • Different type of perfume
  • Purified Water
  • Oil
  • Etc


Benefits of Hair Tonic

On first periods different companies promote many many benefits toward people. Some also claimed that their hair product can reverse baldness by regrowing hair. Most people used those for holding the hair on there favorite position or style. But truly there were some good and awesome benefits. Let’s see some proven benefits of those renowned tonics.
But again if you want to hold your hair in a specific style or position then it will be a good choice for you.

Reduce Split Ends

Some tonics ingredients help to moisture our hair follicles. So it became easy for our hair to retain natural hair. Which is also named as Sebum. It is a naturally produced by our body to keep hair cell moisturize. It is not directly connected by it may help to reduce split ends.

Promote Scalp Health

If someone uses tonic daily, maybe it will be able to help to promote scalp health. Some of those tonics contain some good kind of oil which helps to keep scalps moisturize.

Reduces Dandruff

Tonics coats our hair and scalp. And also keep our scalps moisturized. Which helps to reduce dandruff.Because we all know dry scalp also a cause of dandruff.


We all know that all product has both a good and bad side. And some good product can be very harmful if someone uses them wrong.

Previously we describe what is the main ingredient of most tonic. Ethanol and petroleum-based product. Ethanol is alcohol. and if it goes inside then it can be very bad. Make sure to wash them properly with shampoo. Because shampoo can clean those petroleum-based particles.

If some affected by hair tonic, then they can see some symptom like
irritation in scalp, vomiting, diarrhea, intoxication, increased urination, and coma. (Ethanol can be poisonous if it enters into the body directly)

If someone sees those symptoms then get quick medical attention.

Photo: Vaseline Hair Tonic

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