As a curly-haired woman, many a time, I feel as if my curls have a mood of their own. They can be super high maintenance if you don’t know how to take care of them. Not to mention that curly hair is sensitive to the weather as well. If it’s raining outside, expect having to deal with frizz, if it’s humid outside, it makes your curls unruly and unmanageable. Too much heat can dry out the curls and strip it away from its natural oils and proteins. There are two ways to treat curls - one is the natural route using DIY ingredients and second, is turning to commercial hair care products for help. DIY takes time and research, and if you don’t have the patience or time for them, then commercial hair care products can help.
Let’s talk about curly hair serum products today. Many of us curly-haired women, often ponder about which serum is the best for curly hair? You have to know that for curly hair, not any hair serum will make the cut. You need a special one that’s designed to treat curls. A product that won’t only improve the texture of your curls, but make them soft and glossy. If at all you’re someone who uses hot tools to style their curls, a serum can protect the hair from getting damaged caused by heat.
Since there are many types of curly hair, it’s all about trial and error to find the perfect hair product.
Enriched with bamboo extract, this product is designed to treat thick, curly hair. While it tames the frizz, it also adds definition to the curls. This serum is meant to be applied on damp hair and one must spread it evenly on the hair and not the scalp. If the serum does come in contact with the scalp, it could irritate it and cause inflammation. Unlike other serums, this product won’t make your hair greasy or too oily, it will make your curls smooth and soft.
Pros: hydrates, tames and protects curls
Cons: not available in local markets
If you’re looking for a curly hair serum on a budget, this one is the best hair serum for curly hair! It keeps the frizz and flyways at bay. If you’re someone who uses hot styling tools often on your hair, chances are high that you’re dealing with damaged curls. This smooth proof serum will definitely nurse your curls back to health. You can use this serum not just on your curls, but colour-treated hair as well! It does the job of two products and that’s awesome.
Pros: affordable and keeps the frizz at bay
Cons: not eco-friendly packaging
Curly hair tends to frizz up when it’s dry and undernourished. Some of us even bleach our curls, straighten it every day and colour it often - all of this takes a toll on your hair. For a while, you need to give your curls a break and just focus on oiling it and embracing its natural texture. This serum can help bring out the best in your curls as it’s loaded with antioxidants, blackberry extract, coconut extract, and omega 3 & 6 compounds. Just apply a tiny amount of product to smooth, repair and condition your hair.
Pros: contains 100% vegetarian ingredients, free from parabens and lauryl
Cons: not easily available in local stores
One of the ingredients that agree with curly hair is argan oil. It’s present in this product and it does a great job of preventing split ends, protecting the curls from heat damage and improving its dull texture by making it glossy and soft. Along with argan oil, this hair serum also contains jojoba oil, that prevents the hair from damage and breakage. Without a doubt, this product is one of the best serum for curly and frizzy hair
Pros: contains both jojoba and argan oils
Cons: not easily available in stores
One of the best curly hair serum products is this one. Not only does it take care of the frizz, but it also conditions and coats each strand keeping it safe from the heat. The lightweight silicones in the product don’t weigh your hair down, but on the contrary, have to condition and seal the hair cuticles. One pump of product is all it takes to get you the best curls of your life!
Pros: does not weigh hair down, sleek packaging, and adds shine to dull curls
Cons: expensive product for regular use
This hair serum for curly hair contains 2 powerful ingredients such as argan oil and apricot. It’s designed to control the frizz and provide nourishment to dry and brittle hair. All you need is one pump of serum and apply it to your hair. Mark my words, this product will smoothen the hair from root to tip and tame that frizz.
Pros: nourishes and moisturises the curls
Cons: Expensive for the masses
Packed with natural active ingredients, this product defines your curls without weighing it down. Known for its humidity-resistant formula, the product provides a natural, glossy and anti-frizz effects and leaves your curls nourished and healthy. Plus, the packaging is too cute to not pick up.
Pros: pretty packaging, add shine to dull curls and leaves it healthy and nourished
Cons: not available in local stores
Not only does it protect the curls from heat, but it also makes it stronger and promotes hair growth. Specially designed for weak and brittle curls and free from harmful chemicals, this product is loaded with biotin, pro-Vitamin B5, Pisum Sativum pea sprout extract. These ingredients are great because they strengthen the curls and boost hair growth as well.
Pros: helps to define and strengthen curls
Cons: expensive and not available in local markets
What’s amazing about this hair serum is that it works with all hair types! It helps to refine just-curled hair. It’s extremely economical because you just need a little of it to work its magic. The serum absorbs quickly into the hair without leaving behind any greasy or oily residue. In a nutshell, it nourishes, moisturises, softens and promotes glossy locks!
Pros: affordable and effective
Cons: can weigh the hair down
This smoothing serum for curly hair is made from fresh walnuts from the valley of Kashmir and delicate violets. Not only does it tackle the frizz like a pro, but it also gives it that smooth and silky finish. What’s even more awesome is that it acts as a sunscreen from the hair and protects it from pollution.
Pros: cute packaging & affordable
Cons: too expensive for regular use
Happiness is bringing this product home. It’s a leave-in serum that’s heavily loaded with organic nutrients that help add shine and texture to dry curls. Since it also contains Moroccan argan oil, this serum helps to nourish, repair and strengthen damaged curls. Post a hair shower, apply a little bit of product all over your strands and avoid rinsing.
Pros: affordable and good for regular use
Cons: not eco-friendly packaging
Tried and tested, my curls love this hair oil serum! Made from fresh and fermented camellia oil from Jeju Island, this hair serum gave my curls a healthy shine and made them super soft. Whether you’ve over-bleached or coloured your hair, this hair serum will also take care of dry and damaged curly hair.
Pros: affordable and good for regular use
Cons: can weigh curls down if too much product is used
First, make sure that your hair is damp. Take one pump of hair serum and gently apply and scrunch your curls. It’s as simple as that!
Serums are great for curly hair because they control the frizz and keep the curls glossy and manageable. Not to mention that serums also protect the hair curls from dust and humidity. If at all you use any hot styling products on your curls, the serum helps to protect your hair from getting damaged by the curls.
Only on days when you wash your hair or for special occasions. When your hair is wet, it’s in its most vulnerable state. That’s the time when you should be using hair serum. While it protects your hair from environmental stress, it also provides moisture to your locks.
Look for serums that contain ingredients such as - jojoba extract, argan oil, castor oil seed, vegetable glycerin, aloe vera or honey. Stay away from any hair care product that contains alcohol, colourants, synthetic fragrance, propylene glycol.
In general, curly-haired women should stay away from harsh sulfates, waxes, mineral oils, silicones as they cause product buildup on the skin around the follicles. On the other hand, keep an eye out for ingredients such as coco betaine, Cocamidopropyl, sodium cocoamphoacetate hydroxysultaine. They’re great ingredients for curly hair as they keep the curls soft, firm and glossy.
Hope these serums help you get the best curls of your life!
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