How To Use A Hair Serum: The Do’s And Don'ts

How To Use A Hair Serum

Frizzy hair can be hard to tackle. From humid climates to salt water on the beach, the fun may leave your hair dry and damaged. 

Now, who doesn’t want shiny, healthy, and fabulous hair?

We’ll let you in on a little secret to get that - including an organic hair serum in your hair care routine. Those tiny bottles promise to turn your locks from "meh" to "OMG!" If you've ever felt like your hair needed special care, guess what? An effective hair serum can be your go-to product.

Some hair serums are horrendous, some never work on frizzy hair. But a few, the subtle few like Vilvah’s Anti-frizz Hair Serum outperform the bad ones,10–1.

In this blog post, let's explore the do’s and don'ts of using hair serum. 

But, first things first! Understand your hair type.

It helps you understand the root cause of your hair concerns.

Let’s understand some basics:

  • What is your hair type? 

Straight hair: The hair texture is smooth, goes straight down, and easier to manage.

Wavy hair: Not completely straight, but not tightly curled either. 

Curly hair: Has more noticeable bends and twists compared to wavy hair.

  • What's your hair's porosity?

Low porosity hair: Hair that has a tightly bound cuticle layer, making it difficult for moisture to penetrate.

Normal porosity hair: Hair with a balanced cuticle layer, allowing moisture to enter and retain within the hair shaft.

High porosity hair: Hair with a damaged or lifted cuticle layer, allowing moisture to enter easily but also escape quickly.

  • What's the root cause of your frizzy hair?

Frizz in hair can result from high humidity, harsh water stripping natural oils and excessive heat styling. Inadequate oiling can also leave your hair dry and prone to frizz. 

  • How often do you treat them?

In treating hair, it's recommended to use hair masks and serums in your routine. Hair masks used weekly provide deep nourishment, while serums, applied daily, target specific issues like frizz and dullness. 

These are some questions you must address when choosing the best hair serum for smooth hair that’ll help revive your dry and frizzy hair.

Do's And Don'ts Of Using A Hair Serum

The Dos

Start with clean, damp hair

Remember to apply hair serum on clean, damp hair. The moisture helps in better absorption, and the serum can lock in the hydration. This hair care routine can be followed by both men & women, especially using Vilvah’s Anti-frizz Hair Serum. Men can pair this up with an anti hairfall shampoo for men to achieve the best results.

Use the right amount

Dispense only a small amount of hair serum. A little goes a long way, and applying too much can leave your hair looking greasy.

Focus on mid-length to ends

Apply the serum from the mid-length to the ends of your hair. This is where the hair is often drier and more prone to damage.

Comb, don't brush

Use a wide-tooth comb to distribute the serum evenly. This prevents breakage and ensures each strand gets its fair share of the goodness.

Check the ingredients

Do check the ingredients in your hair serum. Opt for serums containing black seed oil & curry leaf oil as these natural hair care ingredients nourish the hair without weighing them down.

Apply before heat styling

Make sure to apply hair serum before using heat styling tools. It acts as a protective barrier, reducing damage caused by high temperatures. Hair serum is one of the best hair care products for women who love styling their hair frequently. 

Use between washes

Do use hair serum between washes to keep your hair hydrated and frizz-free. It's a quick fix for a mid-week pick-me-up (how convenient, right?). You can also use natural hair oil for hair growth, rinse it off with mild shampoo and use hair serum for best results. 

The Don'ts

Avoid the scalp

Don't apply hair serum directly to the scalp. It can make your hair look greasy. Vilvah’s Anti-frizz Hair Serum is a unisex haircare product and a must-have hair care product for men. But make sure not to apply it on the scalp. 

Don't overuse

Don't use too much serum. Overuse can lead to product buildup, making your hair heavy and dull.

Say no to synthetic fragrances

Don't use serums with synthetic fragrances. They can be harsh on the hair and irritate. Always choose organic hair products for the best results.

Say no to alcohol-based serums

Don't use serums with high alcohol content, as they can dry out your hair over time. Always buy hair serum natural & non-greasy formulation for better results. 

Now that you know the dos and don'ts, wanna know the benefits too?

Frizz control: Hair serums are effective in taming frizz and flyaways. The soothing properties of serums create a protective layer over the hair shaft, preventing external factors like humidity from causing the hair to become frizzy. 

Heat protection: The best hair serum for dry and frizzy hair is formulated with ingredients that provide a protective barrier against heat damage from styling tools such as flat irons, curling irons, and blow dryers. 

Detangling: Hair serums often contain ingredients that make combing and detangling easier. The serum smoothens out the hair cuticles, reducing friction and making it easier to manage knots and tangles. This is especially beneficial for long or curly hair that are prone to tangling. 

Whether you're rocking those curls embracing your waves, or flaunting a sleek straight hairdo, let your hair tell a story as unique as you are. 

Check out the Vilvah Store to grab the best hair care products in India. And enjoy the joy of effortlessly sleek and polished hair, day after day.

For hassle-free shopping, you can buy our hair serum online.

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