I legit have a seven-step nightly skincare routine for my face (hey, I use a lot of face serums, okay?), but when it comes to my hair...let’s just say that routine leaves a lot to be desired. I was recently at a hair appointment, talking about all my hair woes with my stylist, and she suggested that I use hair serums. I mean, I put all this time, effort, and care into my skin, so why not do the same for my hair, right? I decided to give them a try.
Let me tell you, the results were amazing. These silicone-based stylers coat your hair with a protective layer, leaving it smooth, hydrated, flyaway-free, and super shiny too. Basically, any hair issue you’re dealing with, a hair serum can help you solve. See for yourself and try one of these 10 best hair serum picks, below.
1 Best Overnight Hair Serum Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Taming Overnight Serum
If I closed my eyes and dreamt up the perfect hair serum, this would be it. Not only is it beyond easy to use (work two to three pumps through your hair from the mid-lengths to the ends), but it’s also super lightweight and hydrating, thanks to the Japanese red camellia oil in the formula. I put it in my hair before I go to bed, and by the time I wake up, my hair is soft, smooth, and ready to be styled.
2 Best Heat Protectant Serum Amika Blockade Heat Defense Serum
Yes, I know hot tools aren’t the best things for your hair, but I’m not breaking up with my hair straightener anytime soon. So instead of frying my hair off, I’ve started using this heat serum. It protects your hair during heat styling and also leaves it smooth, hydrated, and silky (shout-out to the sea buckthorn berry in the formula).
4 Best Hair Serum for Frizz/Flyaways John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Hair Serum
If your hair has a mind of its own (aka it never lies down flat), try out this hair serum from John Frieda. It has silk protein and seaweed extract to smooth out your hair, fight the effects of humidity, and deal with any unwanted flyaways and frizz.
5 Best Hair Serum for Dry Ends Kérastase Nutritive Oleo-Relax Serum
Let’s face it—no one wants to deal with dry ends. And if you have fine hair, it can hard to find a hair serum that hydrates your ends without weighing them down. Thankfully, this lightweight serum actually gets the job done. There are seed butter and palm oils in the formula to moisturize your dry-ass hair and leave it looking glossy (but not at all weighed down).
6 Best Hair Serum for Dry Hair Oribe Smooth Style Serum
If running your fingers through your hair feels a little like you’re touching sandpaper, it’s time to switch up your hair routine and add a hair serum to the mix. This one is packed with vitamin E, Brazilian andiroba oil, moringa seed oil, and mirabella plum seed oil to quench your hair’s thirst without leaving it limp or greasy.
7 Best Scalp Serum Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal and Tea Tree Scalp Treatment
FYI, you should be giving your scalp as much TLC as you give your hair. Working a couple drops of this serum into your scalp every day will help it live its best life. It’s full of biotin (for hair growth), witch hazel (to control oil production), and tea tree oil (to reduce flakiness and irritation).
8 Best Hair Serum for Color-Treated Hair Alterna Haircare Caviar Anti-Aging Infinite Color Hold Dual-Use Serum
If your hair color is looking a bit meh, this hair serum will give it a much- needed boost, thanks to red raspberry leaf oil and sunflower seed oil. Use it alone as a leave-in treatment or mix two to three drops with a conditioner and turn it into a hair mask.
9 Best Hair Serum for Damaged Hair OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum
Dealing with damaged hair sucks (I know because I’ve been there). You know what makes it suck less? This hair serum. It has coconut oil and silk keratin proteins, which work together to repair and heal your damaged hair. All you need to do is warm up two to three pumps of the product in your hands and then apply evenly through damp hair.
10 Best Hair Serum for Split Ends Virtue Split End Serum
This hair serum is like a magic potion for your sad split ends. There’s pea protein, hydrolyzed quinoa, baobab seed oil, and keratin proteins floating around in the formula, and when they all come together, they work to seal and smooth your ends.