Hair serums are a styling aid that treats frizz, manages curl and adds shine. The main causes of frizz are due to rough and open cuticles of the hair shaft. The open, rough cuticles of the hair lets moisture into the hair shaft causing it to swell and create frizz. When a hair serum is applied, it coats and smoothes the hair cuticles sealing the cuticles flat. Additionally hair serums protect the hair from heat generated styling tools such as flat irons and hair dryers and can add much needed shine to dull hair.
Most commercial hair serums contain amino acids, cermaides, (Ceramides are lipids (oil) that naturally occur in the strands and acts as a binder to keep the cuticle layer in place), and a silicone derived emollient. These products coat the hair, much like a plastic wrap, and while they protect from heat generated styling aids and can tame frizzy hair, they are somewhat heavy and can weigh down the hair. Additionally, continued use of these products cause buildup andRead More »from Do You Use Hair Serums? An easy fix for dry, frizzy hair