Hair Serum: All about Hair Serums

Lustrous, glossy locks can add so much to your personality. We do what not to have a healthy and shiny crowning glory. I have tried so many hair products, but if I have to name the most important hair care item then it would be a hair serum.

It is a god sent product for all those who are sick and tired of looking at there dry hair. Just use a few drops and feel the difference yourself.

Hair serum forms a thin protective layer on the hair strands. It provides nourishment to the hair, which leads to stronger hair, i.e. they don’t break away easily. It provides moisture to the hair, which was lost due to sun exposure, styling tools etc.

Hair serums are available in thick liquid or spray forms in the market today.

Few common ingredients:

Following are the few common ingredients present in almost all hair serums.

• Silicone: Hair serums that contain silicones like dimethicone, cyclomethicone etc can make your hair look healthy and moisturized. Silicone does not penetrate in the outer layer of our hair. Instead it smoothes the outer layer and boosts the shine of our hair.
• Glycerin: Using a serum with glycerin creates a protective barrier for our hair so that it doesn’t get damaged during heat styling.
• Fatty Alcohols: Fatty alcohols like stearyl alcohol, cetearyl alcohol or cetyl alcohol help to repair the dehydrated and damaged hair.
• Conditioning Agents: Conditioning agents like cyclopentasiloxane and hydrolyzed silk, add moisture to the hair shaft and make them smooth and silky.
• Thickening Agent: Algae and algae extract are thickening agents present in a serum. It works as a water-binding agent and help bulk up a product.

How to apply hair serum?

• Take few drops of hair serum on your palm.
• Rub your palms together and apply the serum on your shampooed hair. Let your hair dry normally, or blow-dry and style as you normally do.
• After applying the serum there is no need to wash the hair with water again.

serumAdvantages of using a hair serum:

• Protects hair from environmental damages and also against the harmful sun rays.
• Protects hair from being dull and coarse.
• Gives a shiny and glossy appearance to dull hair.
• Detangles and eases the problem of frizzy hair. It makes hair more manageable and easy to style.
• Protects our hair from styling tools damage i.e. protects against heat.

Hair serum tips:

• Never go overboard with hair serums. Use only a small amount.
• Never apply serum on the scalp.
• Avoid using hair serum on fine hair. It will weigh them down and will give a dirty and greasy appearance.
• Always try to use a serum on damp hair. It works best on damp hair rather than dry.


Some hair serums that you may try:

Matrix Biolage Smoothing Hair Serum (Review)
Habibs Hair Serum (Review)
Livon Silky Potion (Review)
Loreal Smooth Intense Serum (Review)
Matrix Split End Hair Serum (Review)
Wella Hair Loss System Professional Energy Serum (Review)
The Body Shop Grapeseed Glossing Serum (Review)

Loreal Professional TEC Liss Control Hair Serum (Review)

Which is your favourite hair serum?

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Hair Care 4: Tips for Dry Hair
Hair Care 1: Structure of Hair
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Hair Care 3: Tips for Healthy Hair
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Hair Care 2: Shampoo and Conditioner
Split Hair Ends: Home Remedies and Treatment


44 thoughts on “Hair Serum: All about Hair Serums

    1. O:) Rati: even i havn’t tried any Serum till now. :headbang: .. but after going through this article, i think its time to try out atleast one for Party-sharty times.. :happydance: :happydance:

  1. I want to tell, that 1 and half years back, I was using Habib’s hair serum, it made my hair limp, and I had severe hairfall, That was my last usage of hair serum 🙁

  2. :waytogo: :waytogo: article era…i use Matrix Biolage Smoothing Hair Serum and this amazing hair serum from Berina’..its nt easily available but frm place whr i get my Hair Spa..i order it n dey get dat for me :yahoo: :yahoo: n believe me u all,aftr using these serums n all my hair texture has improved tremendously frm being dul n lifeless to simply awsum :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

    1. O:) Preeti: :talktohand: i will also try to use Matrix as of now from all the above list.. :struggle: :struggle:

  3. i do use livon,but not too often and that too only to detangle my hair after a wash..Other than that, i don’t use any hair serum but yes,i dream to use a good and effective hair serum.but here,in Jammu, i don’t find any good hair serum :(( ..livon is not effective in settling down my frizzy hair 🙁

  4. I seriously cant imagine my life without a hair serum now..seriously,the way it tames my looks like I just got them blow dried from a saloon .I so want TIGI Bedhead range to start in India,I have used one of their hair sprays and it was completely awesome ! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    1. Ritika I had read your review on Matrix serum, I wanted to ask you which one would suit, dry curly hair, Matrix biolage or the one which you have reviewd???

      1. I think biolage would suit you better Tapaswini,the one which i reviewed is for straight hairs only. Also,you can even check out the Loreal professional range,they have a serum specifically for curly hairs :))

          1. The matrix serums are just okay types u know..sasta sundar tikao..I am still waiting for better hair serums or rather hair sprays to launch in India..Hair sprays are so much more easier na 😀 😀 😀

            PS : I really dont think you need any serum,your hairs are sooo good aise hi,I have been using serum regularly because I have actually noticed now that I have less split ends because of it :snicker:

  5. tigi bedhead serum is the worst product iv ever used in my life.. it was over priced and pretty looking but it never worked, made hair worse, it was soooo bakwaaas i wanted to throw it away from my balcony … :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed: :reallypissed:
    and many tigi products arent nice.. but this was worse… and i kno many pp who dnt like it tooo :-/ :-/

    1. Sachhhiii ? Which one did you have Neha ? Mine was awesomeeee,like I would use it on bad hair days and my hair would look like i just shampooed ! :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho: :jaiho:

      1. no i dint get it thru lakme or anything actualy… i had called for it from abroad.. i used the the one which is there in the pic aove.. dat pretty sea lue green colour thing..ut it was just a goey mess and made my hair kadak and brittle right after application…like not evn temporary goodness

        iv also used honey and oeatmeal shmpoo from tigi… which i took from mumai only from eauty centre. dat one was also useless…. and many i know hate tigi products i feel they arent made/suitable for indian hair type…must be suiting firangi hair… even then its not thatttt famous abroad :-/ :-/

        1. isorry for typos ritika. 🙁 i meant iv used the serum mentioned above in that list…jiska photo upar hai :reallypissed:

        2. I toh loveed tigi,cousin got it for my,cant recall the name,it was in the spray form in a pink bottle…They made your hair all brittle :shame: :shame: :shame: :shame:
          That good they worked for me 😐 😐 😐

  6. is Matrix good for shine as well or only for the frizz? I use Mrs marino after i shampoo my hair and it helps to a little extent with the frizz..similar to Livon

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