HOW TO USE ANTI-FRIZZ HAIR SERUM: DO’S, DON’TS, AND TOP TIPS

Learn how to use hair serum to help fight frizz and add shine to your style!
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What is Anti-Frizz Hair Serum?

Have out-of-control frizz and need that added hydration and shine? Anti-frizz hair serum can be your holy grail hair product. They use a unique blend of silicones to protect your hair from style-ruining humidity and to help tame frizzy hair.

Hair serums are designed to coat the hair with silicones to smooth and detangle frizz. Like skincare serums can be quick boosts for your skin, anti-frizz serum does the same for your unruly locks. They work quickly on the surface of your hair to keep it looking healthy and bright.

Hair serum uses a unique blend of silicones to protect your hair from style-ruining humidity and to help tame frizzy hair.

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How to Use Anti-Frizz Hair Serum

Correct application of hair serum is crucial to productive hair repair and taming of frizz. Follow these steps to maximize the benefits of anti-frizz serum:

  1. Make sure your hair is soaking wet before applying.
  2. Dispense a dime-size amount of serum into your palm.
  3. Rub hands together to warm the serum.
  4. Distribute serum evenly throughout your hair.
  5. Avoid applying serum directly to your roots. Be gentle and stay on the surface of your hair.
  6. After application, do not rinse out. Style your hair as usual.

To help perfect your styling routine, we’ve put together a guide of the do’s and don'ts of using anti-frizz serum for healthier, brighter hair.

DO: Use a Small Amount of Anti-Frizz Serum

Use serum sparingly—a little goes a long way! Dispense one pump into your palm, aiming for a dime-sized amount. Rub the serum together in your hands before distributing evenly throughout your hair.

If you have straight, frizzy hair, apply a smaller amount of serum, starting with the ends of your hair. If your hair is longer or thicker, you can always add more if needed!

DON’T: Rinse Out Anti-Frizz Serum After Applying

Serum is a leave-in product perfect for the first (or only!) step of your styling routine.

Our serums contain film-forming silicones to seal in moisture and hydrate dry hair to help your locks feel glossy, soft, and manageable. Think of silicones as a raincoat over the outer layer of your hair, helping to prevent your locks from getting frizzy.

DO: Follow the Instructions on the Bottle

Depending on which serum you choose, the application tips may differ. Make sure to read the instructions on your serum bottle for the best way to apply a specific serum. For example, it is not recommended to use hair serum every day, but rather for days you wash your hair. But usage for different anti-frizz serums may vary depending on your hair and product.

DON’T: Apply Serum Directly to Your Roots

Serums work to protect and prevent frizz to the strands of your hair, so they’re not as necessary on your roots. Hair serums can be too heavy at the roots and cause your hair to look flat or greasy. Instead, focus on applying serum from the ends to the middle of your hair’s length.

DO: Wash Your Hair Before Applying Anti-Frizz Serum

After washing your hair, apply serum to your wet locks, letting your hair dry, moisturized, and happy! Feel free to apply serum to dry hair as well.

If you’re forever fighting frizz, start your hair care regime with anti-frizz shampoo and nourishing conditioner for a frizz-free, smooth style.

DON’T: Worry About Extra Heat Protection

Remember heat protection when searching for the best serum for your hair! Look for a hair serum with added heat protection so you won’t have to add another product when styling your hair with hot tools.

DO: Find the Best Hair Serum for Your Hair Type

Finding the best hair serum for your hair is the key to achieving a frizz-free look. If you have thick or curly hair, use a serum to help define your curls. If you have medium to thick hair, try our Frizz Ease Original Serum. Frizz can often be caused by dryness, so hair serum can help add essential moisture to your locks.

Using Anti-Frizz Hair Serum and Leave-In Conditioner

While anti-frizz serum works on the surface of your hair to eliminate frizz and add shine, you can also use leave-in conditioners with hair serum for more deep hydration and moisturization of your hair.

If you are using both a leave-in conditioner and anti-frizz hair serum, use hair serum first on your wet hair before adding the leave-in conditioner to the middle through end sections of your hair.

The benefits of using a serum can be truly transformative for your hair, which is why it’s so important to maximize its benefits! Learn more about how to tame your frizzy hair by visiting our blog!

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