13 Top-Notch Hair Serums for Smooth and Shiny Strands
Whether your strands are curly or straight, thick or thin, we all have days when our hair just isn’t acting right. To get us through the in-between phases or just to improve the health and appearance of our hair, styling products are key.
If harsh winter winds have your tresses stressed and dry, it’s time to seal in some hydration . Not quite the same as an oil, hair serums are great buys for doing just that without a greasy buildup or film. “For smooth styles that shine, I always reach for a serum,” shares Riawna Capri, celebrity stylist and co-owner of Nine Zero One salon in West Hollywood. “However, I prefer a lightweight finish so hair doesn’t look over styled, but controls frizz and flyaways.”
Whether you’re hoping to enhance your style or repair damaged strands, we’ve rounded out the top 13 serums for every type of hair strand.
Crème of Nature Heat Defense Smooth & Shine Polisher
Whether your tool of choice is a blow dryer, straightener or curling iron, this heat protectant and shine serum will diminish frizz and seal in shine with every swipe.
This is a great pick for girls who love to air dry tresses or live in humidity-rich climates. The non-greasy formula has a lightweight silicone to smooth out kinks and frizz when Mother Nature isn’t on your side.
When ends get straggly and frayed, this serum helps repair and prevent strands from splitting. Infused with identical keratin that is found in human hair, this product repairs pesky split ends from the inside of the hair strand.
A mega-multitasker that smooths, detangles, protects against heat and adds sheen. This spray-on formula works great on all hair types from pin straight to thick coils and absorbs into the hair strand within seconds.
If the name doesn’t reel you in, its cult-following will. Let’s just say this brand has its own fan club in the cyberspace. It nourishes and adds sheen to all hair types and is a great heat-protectant for girls who commit to daily blowouts.
When curls become dull and lifeless, this gloss-enhancer adds moisture and shine to bring them back to life. Full of hydrating oils like Marula, Jojoba, Argan and Sweet Almond, this serum helps restore natural moisture into coils to bring them back to life.