What is Hair Serum?
Hair serum is concentrated and nutrient rich formulation. It coats the hair to protect from heat styling and environmental issues.
Benefits of Hair Serum
- Seals the cuticle
- Creates silkiness and slip
- Adds shine
- Protects from humidity, the environment and heat styling
- Smoothes hair
- Controls frizz
Which Serum is Best for your Hair?
It is important to pick the right serum for your hair type. Do you have dull or dry hair? Frizzy or thick hair? Are you looking for a serum to help repair hair breakage?
Hair serums can be oil based or water based. A formulator should consider incorporating some or all of these ingredients in a serum formulation; minerals, vitamins, plant keratin, plant silicone, plant protein and UVA protectants.
Oil based serums work well for textured hair, coarse hair, curly hair and kinky hair. The oil helps nurture, protect and add shine.
Water based serums are great for all hair types. They are lighter than oil serums, have a gel-like consistency and a silky feel.
Learn to Formulate Oil and Water Based Hair Serum
The Pro Natural Hair Course teaches two hair serum formulations. These formulations have plant extracts that provide the silky feel of silicone without the build-up on the hair. The serum formulations include minerals, vitamins, plant keratin, plant silicone, plant protein and UVA protectants. These formulations can be easily customizable.
Straightening & Smoothing Styling Serum
This is a water based and oil free serum but oil can be easily added to it. It is perfect for hair that can’t handle oil and don’t want oil to weigh their hair down. It’s a great product to deliver nurturing ingredients to the scalp. It has an alternative plant ingredient in place of glycerin for those that can’t tolerate glycerin. This serum contains plant-based ingredients to replace dimethicone and leaves the hair feeling silky soft. The serum works as a moisturizer and style protector. The serum adds shine and sheen to the hair. Assists to straighten the hair using a blow dryer. Place a few drops of serum onto your fingertips or palms and apply throughout damp or dry hair. Style the hair as desired. To use as a finisher, apply a few drops to dry hair and ends of hair to add shine and reduce frizz.
Oil-Free Glossy Locks & Curls Serum
This is also a water-based and oil-free formulation but oil can be easily added to it. It contains plant ingredients with natural silicon that leave a silky soft feel on the hair similar to dimethicone. This serum promotes curls and works as a styling product to help hold curls when a curling iron is used. It adds shine and sheen to hair. It’s best to use serum on damp hair. Place a few drops of serum onto your fingertips or palms and apply throughout damp or dry hair. Style the hair as desired. To use as a finisher, apply a few drops to dry hair and ends of hair to add shine and reduce frizz.
It’s best to apply to damp but can also be applied to dry hair.
What Makes these Hair Serum Formulations Different?
Most hair serums on the market are made with dimethicone. Dimethicone is not approved as a natural ingredient. It is hard to replicate that same silky soft feel dimethicone imparts on hair with plant based ingredients but it can be done with plant silicons. The serum formula in the Pro Natural Hair Course, Straightening & Smoothing Styling Serum and Oil-Free Glossy Locks & Curls Serum, are packed with all kinds of hair nutrients and very similar to serums with dimethicone.