Hair Serums: How & When To Apply?
If you thought the hyper-concentrated, oh-so-good-for-you power of serum only belonged in your skincare routine, have we got good news for you (and your hair)! Hair serum is a hydrating, restoring, protecting, and smoothing hair treatment that are especially helpful for frizzy and curly hair types. And, since they’re not oil-based, serums are a great option for dry and oily hair types alike.
Like the extra boost skincare serums can give to your complexion, hair serums can dive deeper and deliver more nutrients than your regular conditioning treatment. Hair serums work by coating the surface of your strands, unlike a hair oil which works into the cuticle and causes changes to your hair structures. This keeps your mane smooth and silky to prevent tangles and breakage, while also offering a protective layer against pollution, sun exposure, and humidity.
Not sure how to work a hair serum into your hair routine? We’ll break it down. Before applying hair serum, make sure to thoroughly wash your hair to remove any buildup or grime so the serum can work its shine-giving protective magie on clean strands. Apply serum to towel-dried hair by massaging thoroughly into the tips first, then working your way up toward the roots. If you start from the roots and work down, you might end up with a greasy look. Some beauty hacks recommended flipping your hair forward over your face to make the tip-to-root application easier. How much serum you use after washing will depend on how long, thick, and dry (or oily) your hair is, but over-applying can cause unwanted buildup. Start with less, a pea-sized amount, and then add more as needed. Once applied, brush gently before blow drying.
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