How to use hair serum like a pro

Jun 22, 2022 | John Frieda

Our top dos & don’ts for applying hair serum for a frizz-free look.

From taming out-of-control frizz to adding hydration and shine, hair serum can be your holy grail hair product. Hair serum uses a unique blend of silicones to protect your hair from style-ruining humidity and help tame frizzy hair.

To help perfect your styling routine, we’ve put together a guide of the do’s and don’ts of how to use hair serum for whether your hair is short, fine, long, thick, curly, or anything in between.

DO: Use a Small Amount of Serum

First things first, how much hair serum should you use? We recommend using serum sparingly—a little goes a long way! Dispense one pump into your palm, rub the serum together in your hands, and distribute evenly throughout your hair. If you have straight frizzy hair, apply a small amount of serum, starting with the ends of your hair. If your hair is longer or thicker, you can always add more if you need it! 

DON’T: Rinse Out Serum After Applying

Serum is a leave-in product that’s perfect for the first (or only!) step of your styling routine. If you shower at night, try using serum to help tame frizz overnight and give you a sleek style the next day. Our serums contain film-forming silicones to seal in moisture and hydrate dry hair to help your locks feel glossy, soft, and manageable. Think of silicones as a raincoat over the outer layer of your hair, helping to prevent your locks from getting frizzy.

DO: Follow the Instructions on the Serum Bottle

Depending on which serum you choose, the application tips may differ. Make sure to read the instructions on your serum bottle for the best way to apply a specific serum.  

DON’T: Apply Serum to Directly to Your Roots

Serums work to protect and prevent frizz to the strands of your hair, so they’re not as necessary on your roots. Hair serums can be too heavy at the roots and cause your hair to look flat or greasy. Instead, focus on applying serum from the ends to the middle of your hair’s length. 

DO: Wash Your Hair Before Applying Serum

Serums work best on clean, wet hair, so the best time to apply serum is right after showering. If you’re forever fighting frizz, start your hair care regime with anti-frizz shampoo and nourishing conditioner for a frizz-free, smooth style.

DON’T: Worry About Extra Heat Protection

When searching for the best serum for your hair, don’t forget about heat protection! Look for a hair serum with added heat protection so you won’t have to add another product when styling your hair with hot tools.

DO: Find the Best Hair Serum for Your Hair Type

Finding the best hair serum for your hair is the key to achieving a frizz-free look. If you have thick or curly hair, use Frizz Ease Extra Strength Serum to help define your curls. If you have medium to thick hair, try our Frizz Ease Original Serum. Frizz can often be caused by dryness, so hair serum can help add essential moisture to your locks.

The benefits of using a serum can be truly transformative for your hair, which is why it’s so important to maximize its benefits! Learn more about how to tame your frizzy hair by visiting our blog

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