Just like you have your skincare routines complete with vitamin-rich serums, play the long game with your hair by incorporating the right hair serum into your hair care. Formulated to hydrate, restore, protect and soften, these easy-to-apply serums each serve a targeted purpose depending on your hair needs.
Either tackling the strand or the root, a serum strengthens hair structure while protecting against environmental conditions like frizz-inducing humidity, sun wear and irritating pollution. Mod’s Hair New Zealand has been recommending hair serums to our salon clients for over 20 years and with ModstoYou, you can stay stocked on top-end hair serums between your visits.
How do you use a hair serum?
Each hair serum will have its own application guidelines, but generally hair serums ought to be applied to freshly washed and towel-dried hair. Apply a pea-sized amount to your mid-length and work it towards the tips of your hair. A little goes a long way, and an even brushing afterwards will help in evenly distributing your hair treatment’s magic. Be sure to read your serum’s literature to see if you can use a styling tool right away.
What are the benefits of using a hair serum?
Although all infused with a multitude of mineral-rich extracts, rarely is there a hair serum that will fix and smooth over all of hair needs. Instead, shop around for the hair serum targeted to the protection that your hair seeks.
Looking to tackle split ends? A hair serum can be your secret weapon to repair and strengthen strands. We love Kerastase’s Sérum Thérapiste’s dual-action work that at once repairs split ends but also acts as a heat protectant. Your damaged hair gets the full treatment thanks to a resilience-strenghtening gluco-peptide, six amino acids and resurrection sap from myrothamnus flabellifolia. With heat protection up to 230°C, you’ll love discovering newly silky hair with this leave-in hair serum.
You’ll also come across hair serums targeted towards stopping hair fall before it happens. One such we would recommend is Kerastase’s Serum Anti-Chute Fortifiant with its anti-breakage benefits to anchor the fibre to its root. This leave-in serum gets applied and massaged into your scalp to rejuvenate hair at the start of the follicle. Applied daily to dry hair using the included pipette, you’ll be noticing reduced hair shedding even before the end of the six-week routine.
When it comes to halting colour fade and generally strengthening hair to repair split ends, you can count on Iles Formula’s Haute Performance finishing serum. This vitamin and nut oil-rich conditioning serum is nourishing without weighing down your do. Applied from your mid-length to the ends of your strands, this serum protects against environmental conditions like UV and humidity. The serum’s white flower finish will have you smelling great with healthier hair to boot.
Why invest in the right hair serum
You might be thinking, “why add another product to my hair care routine?” What it comes down to is the preventative nature of hair serums that target and remedy hair health issues like damaged ends, frizz, colour fade or hair fall earlier on. Incorporate a hair serum into your routine, alongside your favourite shampoo, with a small bottle that will last you a long while. While expensive, the investment includes concentrations of hair oils and extracts that nourish and protect your strands, which will have you enjoying long-term payoffs.