How to Choose the Right Hair Serum

How to Choose the Right Hair SerumHair serum isn’t the kind of product that is considered a must-have, especially for those who have healthy hair that doesn’t require much maintenance. But if you’ve been wondering if your hair can benefit from serum, you should definitely give it a try. Of course, it is important to choose the right product for your hair. Here are a few tips on picking the best hair serum.

Tip #1. Figure Out What Your Hair Needs

There are a lot of various types of hair serums depending on their primary task. Serums can make the hair more manageable, add elasticity and flexibility, prevent brittle hair and split ends, reduce frizz, add shine to dull and lifeless hair. The key to choosing the perfect hair serum is to figure out the needs of your hair and find the product that fits them. For example, if you have curly or wavy hair, you can try a serum that helps define curls and tames frizz; if you’re a fan of heat styling, you need a heat protectant serum etc.

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Tip #2. Read the Ingredient List Very Carefully

Most hair serums contain silicones, a type of polymers that are widely used in personal care products. Contrary to a popular misconception, your hair can benefit from silicones a lot because they make it softer and tamer, reduce frizz, and provide protection from the environment. But you also need to pay attention to other active ingredients in hair serums. For instance, a good serum for dry hair should contain vegetable oils that nourish and hydrate the hair, while hair serums for brittle hair and split ends are usually formulated with keratin. If you’re not sure what a certain ingredient on the list is supposed to do, don’t hesitate to research it.

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Tip #3. Pick the Right Texture

Unfortunately, nothing is perfect; one of the biggest downsides of silicone-based serums is that they can weigh your hair down. So if you have fine hair, you should pick the most lightweight serum you can find, otherwise it will make your hair look greasy. The same goes for oily hair. To keep it from looking greasy, you should pick a very light serum and only apply it to the ends.

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Tip #4. Consider Combining It with Other Products from the Same Line

Most cosmetic manufacturers produce whole lines of products designed to cover the full spectrum of hair care needs, from cleansing to moisturizing to protection. When used together, these products amplify each other’s effect, producing the best results. So if you’re already using several products from the same line (for example, shampoo, conditioner and hair mask), check out if this family of products includes a serum and try it first.

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