Is your hair frizzy, rough, and unmanageable? If it is, then your hair is telling you that just shampooing and conditioning is not enough for your hair. It’s time to get it some extra protection by using hair serums. These relatively unknown, unadvertised products that most people do not know much about are the manna for getting beautiful, lustrous hair and we are going to list the best hair serums in India at the moment!
To give a basic
idea, hair serums are silicon-based creams that are applied to hair strands to
make them smooth and shiny. How do they do this? Well, the silicon in the cream
wraps around the hair to protect it from dust, grime, pollution and UV rays in
the atmosphere, giving it an instant gloss.
The silicon also
reflects light, thereby providing a shine to hair. Some hair serums are hair
nourishers. They penetrate hair strands and give them that extra boost of
minerals that help them look beautiful. But most hair serums form a protective
layer that does not allow any dirt to stick to the hair, and so, hair looks
clean and good always.
choose the serum that is best for your hair?
There are serums with different properties and
ingredients, made specifically for different types of hair.
If you have extremely dry hair, choose a serum that is enriched with
essential oils like castor, rosemary, or argan oils. Vitamin E oil is also good
here. Some serums can be applied overnight on dry hair that condition and
moisturize them by the morning. Just be sure that the overnight serums are
cream-based and not oil-based, as they can otherwise make your hair look flat,
instead of bouncy.
If you have recurring split ends, it is absolutely essential to use a
serum which is keratin enriched. Keratin helps in rebuilding the natural fabric
of hair and keeps hair healthy.
Does your day involve getting out in the sun and pollution daily? Then you need a serum with oils like jojoba or lavender. These oils are incredibly light and absorb into the strands quickly. They also hydrate against the heat and give your hair a protective sheen.
For those with curly hair, it can be quite confusing to choose which
serum to apply. The hair being naturally thick and strong, you will need to
manage the frizziness in case of dry hair, and also add bounce to an oily mane.
Pick serums with the required properties that will best suit you. Hydrating
oils like jojoba, argan, coconut, almond, and Moroccan oils are good for dry
hair. Rosemary, lavender, lemon oils work well with oily hair. Serums can also
help curly hair remain smooth, silky, and untangled.
For chemically treated, colored, straightened, and processed hair,
choose a serum with hydrating and nourishing properties like coconut, jojoba,
and tea tree oil. It is best to ask your stylist for the right product as
treated hair requires special care.
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Best hair serums in India
Made for all types of hair, but works best with dry and frizzy hair.
Streaks hair serum comes in a 100ml bottle
It is enriched with walnut oil to protect from grime and pollution
Contains Vitamin E to prevent split ends and breakage in dry hair
It can be used on shampooed as well as dry hair for styling and overnight application on extremely dry hair
Use it before hair straightening to protect against the heat
Can make thin hair greasy
Needs to be reapplied every day for the best results. Silkiness does not stay on for many days
Hair serum should be applied after you have shampooed your hair. Your hair should be towel dried but wet for the serum to fix on the hair. Just make sure its not dripping wet. Apply it before blow-drying or styling. The serum also protects hair from the heat of the hairdryer this way. However, some serums can be applied on dry hair, to be used when you are styling your hair.
Take a little blob of the serum (pea-sized)
and rub it in between your palm. Then work from the end tips of your hair
upwards till the midsection. If you need more, then repeat with more serum and
only apply to the hair strands. The serum is not a scalp product, so it should
not be rubbed on to the scalp in any case unless otherwise specified. The
silicon can form a layer over the scalp, leading to blocked pores and
accumulation of oil on the head. For medium-sized hair, 1-2 drops, and for
longer, thicker hair, 3-4 drops of serum should be enough.
Many serums come in a slightly thick
form, so rubbing in between your palm before application really helps in
melting it and ensuring even application.
Do not wipe your hair after applying
the serum again. You could blow dry it or wait for it to air dry. You could
comb it in the style you choose, and your hair will stay that way even after
drying. This is the special property of serum, as it listens to you and your
comb. When you apply oil, and then wash your hair, the oil still enters your
hair cuticles and changes the composition of hair strands. Thus your hair
twists and turns in any way it chooses after drying unless you blow dry it
specifically. But serum keeps your hair the way you want it, as it coats your
hair and does not change its nature.
Most well-known brands manufacture the
three-step formula in hair care. That is, the shampoo, conditioner, and hair
serum are formulated in a way that complements each other. So go for the
complete package rather than having different products from different brands.
Hair serums have a limited time frame.
If you are outdoors in areas that see heavy dust and pollution, serum
application can only protect you for so long. Regular washes and applications
are necessary to keep your hair looking good. Hair can be washed twice or
thrice a week, depending on its condition.