Serum for hair

Shahnaz Husain

Hair serum is a super quick and fun hair styling silicone-based liquid product that is used to coat the hair’s surface to protect from all the nasties, like pollution, dust, dirt etc. Typically, hair serums contain silicone and active ingredients that nourish, strengthen and brighten your hair.
Silicone-based serums have a lower pH level  to minimize hair damage. They help smoothen your hair, eliminate frizz, add shine, and act as a shield against harsh environmental aggressors. They are very easy to use and are typically applied after washing the hair and before styling it.
A variety of hair serums can solve different hair problems. Knowing which serum works best for a person’s hair type and specific hair concern is beneficial.
Hair serum can benefit your hair in several different ways. Let’s take a closer look at what hair serum can do for your locks
Reduce flyaway hair and frizz
If your hair is weak and damaged, it may look frizzy or dry. You may also have flyaways, or hair that looks like it’s standing on end. Flyaways and frizz are never enjoyable. However, using a hair serum can help in nourishing and controlling frizzy hair before going for the hair spray. Consider using hair serum as your first line of defence and conclude it with hair spray. To get freedom from flyaways, take a pump or two of hair serum to your palms, rub them together, and then smooth the palms over the length of your hair.
Add lustre
Hair serums can improve your hair’s lustre. Use a shine-enhancing serum before shampooing to hydrate the hair or before styling, to manage the hair and polish the strands. It will also help in achieving velvety hair smoothness and a glossy shine.
Hair serums improve the natural structure and texture of the hair, resulting in sleeker, more defined hair, enhancing the hair’s natural look.
Nurture Dry Hair
In addition to feeling scratchy, parched hair frequently seems dull and lifeless, which doesn’t exactly give a boost to your confidence. The hair can benefit from an increase in hydration derived from a decent serum and created with nourishing components while also hiding evident indications of dryness and damage, including frizz, breakage, and split ends.
Protection from Humidity
Your hair puffs up, the moment you step outside in humid weather when air moisture levels are high. While having thick or puffy hair is something you can’t change, you have control over how it responds to environmental elements like artificial heat and humidity by using the appropriate hair serum.
Make Your Strands Softer
Damaged or dry hair seems fragile to the touch and may suffer breakage. By applying hair serum you can help revive your strands and make your tresses smoother and simpler to handle.
Damage Control
Damage can result from over-colouring or hot-tool styling of the hair. To overcome the deficiency of natural oils in your strands, using a hair serum is a terrific approach to replenish moisture and help seal the hair cuticle, which has been damaged. It works as a protective shield that nourishes the hair deeply and doesn't allow them to get greasy.
Help in Detangling
After washing your hair, trying to detangle it can be a real nuisance. However, a few drops of hair serum applied to towel-dried hair can facilitate detangling. Your fingers or brush will have an easier time gliding through your strands because of the serum.
 The serum can make your hair healthy and manageable by improving its shine, smoothness, and hydration. It conditions the hair, strengthens each strand, and provides long-lasting styles. After shampooing, place 4 to 5 drops of the serum on your palm and gently massage it into your hair. Then, let your hair air dry as usual.
The writer is an internationally acclaimed beautician and is known as herbal queen of India