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How-To: Hair Serums

How-To: Hair Serums

September 19, 2019

Hair serums, aka the good stuff, are just like skin serums. They are the fun extra you probably don’t need, have too much of, or the key to making your hair look alive and healthy.

Hair serums. We’re here to debunk the mystery behind them and maybe save you some cash along the way.

WHEN TO NOT USE A HAIR SERUM

how to use hair serum

Save your money if your hair is generally well-behaved (read: healthy and resilient) and you’re more likely to work with your hair rather than against its nature. May we suggest putting some of that savings into a new straightening iron or the hair towel you never knew you needed

 

WHEN AND HOW TO USE A HAIR SERUM

how to use hair serum

Use a hair serum on freshly washed, damp hair. Apply after warming in your palms. Take care not to go to close to your roots and focus on evenly distributing the serum from mid-length to the ends.

 

HAIR SERUMS FOR EVERY OCCASION

 
File this for next summer: Serums to help undo the damage from all that summer fun–chlorine, UV-damage, and sea salt (spray).

High-end pick: Solaire Protective Summer Fluid, Beautylish
RENE FURTERER Solaire Protective Summer Fluid
 

Best budget buy:
Yarok Feed Your Sunshine, well.ca
    Save  Yarok Feed Your Sunshine

For the urban dweller: These protective serums help undo the damage done by pollution (such as dull, dry hair).

High-end pick: Power Drops Hydration & Anti-Pollution Booster, Beautylish


ORIBE Power Drops Hydration & Anti-Pollution Booster
 
Best budget buy: The Sheen Queen Nourishing Miracle Serum, Shoppers Drug Mart
 Cake Beauty Cake The Sheen Queen® Nourishing Miracle Serum
 
For the color chameleon: Dying can be rough for hair, especially if you’re a (not so natural) platinum blonde. Protect and preserve your color from the elements, including the sun!

High-end pick: Power Drops Color Preservation Booster, Beautylish


ORIBE Power Drops Color Preservation Booster
 
Best budget buy: EverPure 10-in-1 Color Miracle, Shoppers Drug Mart


L’Oréal Paris EverPure 10 in 1 Color Miracle
 

For the heat tool obsessed: Protect your hair from the temperature with these products.

High-end pick: Blockade Heat Defense Serum, Sephora


AMIKA Blockade Heat Defense Serum
 
Best budget buy: Olive Oil Heat Protection Serum, Shoppers Drug Mart


Ors Olive Oil Heat Protection Serum 
 

Hair serums for thicker growth: Have you got thin or fine hair? These serums won’t change your type, but they will give you the appearance of fuller hair.

High-end pick: Follicle Boosting Serum, Nordstrom

Follicle Boosting Serum KERANIQUE

 

Best budget buy: Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density, well.ca

The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density

 


Hair repairing serums: Dry, damaged hair has no chance against these serums.

    High-end pick: CAVIAR Anti-Aging Restructuring Bond Repair 3-in-1 Sealing Serum, Sephora

    ALTERNA HAIRCARE CAVIAR Anti-Aging® Restructuring Bond Repair 3-in-1 Sealing Serum

     

    Best budget buy: 2chic Repairing Super Potion Hair Serum, well.ca

             Giovanni 2chic Repairing Super Potion Hair Serum

     

    Frizz busting serums: If our frizz busting tips weren’t enough, these hero products are here to save the day!

    High-end pick: Nutritive Oil Serum for Dry Frizzy Hair, Sephora


    Nutritive – Oléo Relax Hydrating Sérum – 125ml
     
    Best budget buy: Frizz Ease Extra Strength serum, Shoppers Drug Mart

     John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum
     

    Curl hair serum: Protect, define and de-frizz curls with these gentle and moisturizing products.

    High-end pick: Biphasic Infusion Rejuvenating Concentrate for Hair, The Bay


    Pai-Shu Biphasic Infusion Rejuvenating Concentrate For Hair

    Best budget buy: Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum, Shoppers Drug Mart

     

    OGX Nourishing + Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum


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