How to Use Hair Serums

How to Use Hair Serums

So you’ve been convinced by your hairdresser, friend, or favorite style magazine to take the plunge and try hair serum? Congratulations! Here are some easy tips to make sure you get the most out of it!

Easy does it

First of all, you can stop worrying right now about using it wrong. Unlike some other more powerful hair styling products, hair serum is an easy-to-apply, build-on product, meaning as long as you don’t use the whole bottle at once, you really can’t go wrong.

Start by applying hair serum, such as Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum, to dry hair. While most agree that hair serum can create better effects when applied to wet hair, for your first time you really want to see what you’re doing to get an idea of its effects and how much your hair actually needs.

Hair serum is primarily a way of adding shine and glossiness to dull or dry hair, coating each strand with a layer of silicone that smoothes out the cuticle and provides light reflection.

As with all styling products, your hair type defines how much you need. In general, just a few drops will do. People with curly hair or thick hair may have to apply more serum to get the same shiny effect. Never apply a hair conditioner amount of hair serum because it will weigh down your hair and could create greasiness. Start small and remember you can always add more after.

Since hair serum is primarily for adding shine, concentrate on your tips and lengths, where your hair receives less oil and is typically dryer. Then make sure to smoothe it through evenly with your fingers or a wide-toothed comb.

Finally, once you have the hang of what it feels like and does, add the hair serum to damp or even soaking hair, before you start applying any heat. The serum will actually protect your hair from the heat and also give your style a little volume and hold.