Sometimes, you go the extra mile for your hair -- right from using a heat protection spray before styling it to using a good detox shampoo to clean it -- yet, your hair looks like its missing something. If your hair appears dull and lifeless after a hair wash, then it’s time to include a hair serum in your haircare routine.
While using a hair serums seems like NBD, not using the right serum can weigh your hair down or worse... not make any difference at all. But fret not, we’re going to take you through all the dos and don’ts of applying a hair serum..
- Apply on damp hair
For your hair serum to work effectively and make your hair look healthy and lustrous, it is important to apply it on damp hair. After towel drying your hair (while it’s still damp) take some hair serum and rub between your palms before applying it to your hair evenly. When your hair dries down, it will look super shiny and nourished.
- Pick the right serum
Just like shampoos and conditioners, there are a number of hair serums available in the market; each formulated to address a specific hair type or concern. If you have curly, frizzy or unmanageable hair, opt for a serum like the TIGI Bed Head Control Freak Frizz Control And Straightener Serum that tames the frizz.
- Use after heat styling
If you’re someone who reaches out for their heat styling tools frequently, make sure you coat your hair with a generous amount of heat protectant spray before styling. Also, apply your hair serum after styling your hair to add some shine to your hair.
- Apply on the top of your head
Hair serums work pretty much the same way as conditioners and neither of the two are supposed to be applied on the scalp. Your scalp produces natural oils to keep itself, and the roots nourished. It is the strands that become dry, damaged and lifeless. Applying serum at the top of the head will only make your hair appear flat and oily. Instead, just focus on length and tips.
- Apply to unwashed hair
Hair serums works best when applied to clean, washed hair. Applying it to dirt or unwashed hair will attract and trap dirt, weigh your hair down and make it look messy overall.
- Use too much serum
When it comes to beauty, always remember less is more. No matter how dry and frizzy your hair is, applying a lot of serum is not going to help. Instead, depending on the length and thickness of your hair, take a few drops not and apply evenly from the mid-lengths to the tips.