Hair

The Best Serums To Tackle Your Hair Issues

When hair serums first appeared on the beauty landscape they were an extra step in hair styling that, for the most part, dealt with frizz. Since then a lot has changed and instead of being an optional extra they are now a vital step in dealing with many concerns from dryness and dullness to tangles.

If you’re having hair issues check out our edit of the eight best serums around and we may just have your ideal solution…

If you have split ends…
The fusion of oil and cream in Kerastase Resistance Serum Therapiste, £20.50, is what helps it protect hair from heat and seal tips to keep split ends at bay. It guards against heat styling up to 230 degrees and helps to keep the mid-lengths and ends of longer, heat-styled hair soft and supple, not frazzled and ravaged.

If your hair is damaged…
If your hair is in a bad way and you’re not sure how to manage it other than a chop at the hairdressers, check this out first. Shu Uemura Art of Hair Extreme Restoration Duo Serum, £32, is designed for ultra damaged, ravaged and ruined hair. The leave-in formula manages to be light yet rich enough to nourish and hydrate hair, bringing it back from the brink, while also controlling frizz.

If your hair is dull…
If your ‘hair holy grail’ is shine, the mix of date seed and abyssinian oil in Milk Shake Glistening Serum, £19.99 should be on your wish list. Used on damp or dry hair either before or after styling, this silky serum is also rich in Vitamins A and D and also does a good job of saying ‘so long’ to frizz.

If you suffer from static…
When the season conspires to make your hair static and flyaway a serum can be your best friend. The formula of VO5 Smoothly Does It Heat Protection, £4.19, not only banishes static and defends hair against all the harm of heat-styling, it also ‘lights up’ hair from within giving it a high-gloss shine that looks and feels beautiful.

If your hair is over-styled
Dry ends – it starts with one and within a flash you notice thousands. Think of them as your strands of hair waving in distress asking you for a little nourishment, which is something you can give them in droves with OGX Argan Oil of Morocco Extra Strength In-Shower Oil, £8.35. Just massage it into the ends prior to shampooing (the shower steam will warm the oil, meaning it will penetrate deeper) or use as a leave in treatment in towel dried hair – your locks will love you for it.

If you need a boost in shine…
There are many signs of damaged or unhappy hair with dullness being just one, but if you feel as though you hair is breaking more easily (think seasonal changes, shedding and hair brushes suddenly full of hair) it’s a sign you need to take action. Original & Mineral Frizzy Logic Shine Serum, £21, puts the muscle back into strands. Hair will lose its snap and regain a more supple, stronger feel.

your hair needs a little TLC…
The most common hair type in the UK is fine hair, and as thick, glossy locks are most people’s want making fine hair look more fulsome is something every woman should know. Nexxus Nutritive Encapsulate Serum, £31, injects moisturse and proteins into your locks to give it a mega boost in health, in turn leaving you with a thicker and happier head of hair. It targets any damage by cleverly reconstructing from within.

If you tend to get knots…
If knots or downright unmanageable hair cause you to curse your locks treat it with Leonor Greyl Detangling Hair Serum, £24, which infuses hair with silk extracts in a leave-in formula for hair that’s instantly more flexible and easier to handle. Plant oils leave it feeling supple while the paraben and silicone free formula means it won’t weigh hair down.



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