Trends come and go, but your relationship with hair serum is one that should be built to last. With its adoration for your hair, it surely is a keeper! But why? What makes hair serum such an essential product for your locks and why are hair experts so passionate about this product?
In this article, we’ll delve into what hair serum is and why you shouldn’t live without it. We’ll discuss some of its benefits and then, best of all, we’ll direct you to some of our very own award-winning healthy hair serums – we say healthy because they are loaded with the best natural, nourishing, and vegan-friendly ingredients available!
Starting with the basics – what does a hair serum do?
What is a hair serum?
Hair serum is a treatment that uses safe yet powerful properties to protect and smoothen hair. Most hair serums are formulated to create a barrier between the hair fibre and your environment, protecting your locks from the damaging effects of heat, humidity, and pollutants. However, many professional hair serums include added ingredients that boast more advantages.
For example, they can add shine to your tresses without weighing them down or making them look oily, they can smoothen out hair so that there’s no need for the intervention of hot styling tools, and they can also help to detangle unruly hair – more on all these juicy benefits below!
Difference between serum and hair oils
Hair serum and hair oil may look and feel similar, but they are not the same. Serum is typically designed as a pre-styling aid to cover and protect the hair shaft, leaving it soft and smooth with a healthy shine.. We’re proud to point out however that our RF serums actually go one step further. Beyond adding a protective styling barrier to the hair, our serums use ingredients such as hyaluronic acid (among others) to actually penetrate the hair fibre too – making hair healthier while you style!
Oils, on the other hand, are typically hair treatments that have been specifically designed to penetrate past the hair cuticles to nourish, repair, and sometimes protect your locks (depending on the ingredients).
An added benefit of RF styling and treatment oils is that they can be applied at the pre-styling stage, on damp hair, as well as a finishing touch on dry hair. Serums and oils – we give you the best of both!
We’ve had a good chat about what hair serum is and we’ve touched on what all the fuss is about – but let’s continue to explore hair serum uses and the benefits – just in case you need more persuading!
1. Tame frizz and flyaways
Silicones (and the natural ingredients found in our RF hair serums) are very smart. Blended into a powerful formula, these can add weight to your hair to tame frizz and flyaways into position, helping you to attain that smoother “do.” *A professional hair serum will smoothen your locks without causing them to go limp under the weight.
2. Add shine
Besides their ability to manage frizz and flyaways, hair serums can also be used to boost your hair’s shine, giving your locks a radiance that’s hard to resist. For the best glossy hair results, use a serum that can be applied before and after you dry your hair. This will help you achieve that silky softness and luxurious shine.
3. Protect against humidity
If humidity tends to get the best of you, you’ll love how the right hair serum can help change the way your locks respond to environmental elements – like humidity and heat. It’s just another way you can have more control over hair with its own mind!
4. Soften strands
Damaged or over-processed hair can feel dry and brittle to the touch – and let’s face it, nobody wants to run their hands through that! Applying a small amount of hair serum can help soften your strands, making them feel silkier and healthier.
5. Aid hair damage repair
Over-styled, over-processed, and even over-washed hair can be prone to damage. If this is your current situation, you may be happy to discover that we have a hair serum to help hair restore natural health.
6. Prepares hair for styling
Hot tools can wreak havoc on the health of your hair, but a styling serum with protective properties will help to reduce damage. It will also make your locks more supple so that a hairstyle is easier to achieve (and hold for longer).
How to use hair serum?
Want to know how to apply hair serum? Follow these easy steps:
- Apply 2-3 drops of serum to the palm of your hands.
- Rub your hands together to distribute the serum evenly.
- Run your hands over the lengths of your hair.
- Use a gentle Professional Detangling Brush through your hair to ensure the serum is evenly distributed.
Our hair serums:
Right! Now that you know why you shouldn’t live without an amazing hair serum, let’s connect you to the best bottle for your hair.
- Vita Rejuvenating Serum – for thin, ageing, fragile hair (plumps up strands to help depleted hair look thicker and healthier).
- Intenso Softening and Smoothing Serum – for thick hair, coarse curls or coily hair (moisturises and softens hair so that it’s more manageable).
- Velluto Anti-Frizz Straightening Serum – aids in smoothing and straightening hair (smoothens and de-frizzes all hair types).