Need a way to get rid of those frizzy hair strands that make you look really weird? A hair smoothing serum is definitely going to do the job for you. Most serums contain silicon and other compounds which tame the frizz while also giving your hair a gloss that makes it look all that much healthier. If you’re ready to experience all of these benefits, read ahead to find out how to use the serum and which products we recommend.

How to Use a Hair Smoothing Serum

Method #1: Before the Wash

Serum works best if applied directly to wet or damp hair after a thorough wash. However, there are some who believe that it boosts its effect if your also dab some serum on the ends of your hair before you wash it. This is going to help you protect it from the frizzing actions of the various chemicals found in shampoos and conditioners.

Method #2: After the Wash

You can either do that or apply the serum after the wash, on your still-wet hair. We don’t recommend applying serum both before and after since that might leave your mane heavy and greasy. Instead, moisturize and condition your hair so that you can treat dryness. Attempt this method if you have the time and possibilities to let your hair air dry as opposed to using a towel.

For medium length hair, you only need two drops of serum. Rub it between your palms and then gently smooth it down the length of your hair. Pay extra attention to your ends.

Method #3: On Dry Hair

You can either apply the serum only on dry hair or apply it both on wet and dry hair. It works best if your hair is particularly frizzy and tangled. After you’ve dried and styled your hair, squirt some serum in your hand and gently apply it starting with the back of your head.

The concluding advice we can give is to see which combination works best for you. The more you apply serum, the greasier it gets, which means this is when you should stick to the post-styling application only. Alternatively, for really shineless hair, you can even attempt all three methods.

5 Product Recommendations

Keep in mind that not all of these may work for you personally. Different types of hair require different serums.

  1. [easyazon_link identifier=”B01F1QGSSK” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]Optimum Salon Haircare Amla Legend Billion Hair Potion[/easyazon_link] / for thin and frail hair;
  2. [easyazon_link identifier=”B000P9DS4Q” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Hair Serum[/easyazon_link]/ for thick hair strands;
  3. [easyazon_link identifier=”B00GCCQ3DI” locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]Davines This Is A Curl Building Serum[/easyazon_link] / for curly hair;
  4. [easyazon_link identifier=”B01703WPX4″ locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]Kerastase Elixir Ultime Oleo Serum The Imperial[/easyazon_link]/ for color-treated hair;
  5. [easyazon_link identifier=”B003BIT342″ locale=”US” tag=”beautifu0f2-20″]Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid[/easyazon_link]/ for coarse and damaged hair.

Wrapping Up

A hair smoothing serum is something that you definitely need to keep close to you if you’re struggling with frizzy hair and dryness. Although it’s technically easy to apply, it can be quite a trial and error to get it right. But we reckon this is a good thing. It just means that there are options out there for any type of hair and problem.