How to Use Hair Serums for Healthy and Lustrous Hair

How to Use Hair Serums for Healthy and Lustrous HairUsing hair serums is a great way to give your hair a boost. Serums can make the hair more manageable, prevent frizz and tangling, add elasticity and flexibility to your hair, give it a healthy shine, and even prevent split ends. Of course, it is important to know how to use hair serums correctly for maximum benefit. Here are a few tips that may come in handy.

Tip #1: Pick the Right Serum

The serum you choose should match your hair type and address the specific needs of your hair. For example, curly hair needs a serum that will reduce frizz and define curls, dry and brittle hair will benefit from a hair repair serum with oils and keratin, etc. Hair serum isn’t an all-in-one product that will solve all your hair problems at once; you need to figure out what your hair needs most and pick your serum accordingly.

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Tip #2. Don’t Apply Serum to Unwashed Hair

Some hair care products, such as carrier oils, can be applied to unwashed hair, but serums aren’t one of them. In addition to performing their primary task (strengthening, frizz taming, heat protection, etc.), hair serums protect your hair against dust, pollution, and other environmental aggressors. But how are they going to do this if you wash your hair after applying serum? To make the most of your serum, you should apply it to freshly washed, conditioned, and slightly damp hair.

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Tip #3. Never Use Too Much

Most hair serums contain silicones and/or carrier oils that can weigh the hair down and make it look greasy and dirty. This is why using more serum than necessary is never a good idea. You’ll need 1-2 drops of serum for short and medium length hair, and 3-4 drops of serum for longer hair. Apply the product to the length and ends of your hair, but never to the roots. After that, style your hair as usual. If you blow dry or heat style your hair often, use serums that provide heat protection.

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Tip #4. Reapply It During the Day to Smooth Down Flyaway Hairs

Although hair serums work best when applied to clean and damp hair, it is possible to apply them to dry hair during the day as a way to smooth down flyaways and add some shine to your hair. In this case, you should use a little less serum than you would normally do and only focus on the strands that need special attention. However, if you have very fine hair, this is probably not the best idea because using too much serum can weigh it down.

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