Fab five: hair serums

I don't have much time to style my hair these days but the one step I haven't and never will skip is applying hair serum to hair ends before drying. And why would I? Serums provide instant shine and healthy hair. The best ones also keeps the frizz away, detangles and protects from heat and sun damage.  These five are my favourites:
Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum - I absolutely love this serum, which does a fantastic job of leaving my hair perfectly soft and smooth and gives it a lustrous shine. A small pump is plenty for my long thick hair and its heavenly smell is an added bonus.

Strega Estetica Argan Oil -  I still remember when the argan oil hair craze started a few years when all the beauty magazines couldn't stop raving about it. And for perfectly good reason - IT WORKS. Argan oil is rich in nutrients and has a lovely light consistency that is readily absorbed by hair.

Shu Uemura Art of Hair Ultimate Remedy Duo Serum - After a week of frolicking in the sun and having dips in the sea in Fiji, I returned to Sydney with hair that was extremely dry, full of tangles and extremely unruly. This was the serum I reached for to detangle and restore my stressed out locks. Pricey but worth every cent.

Keratase Elixir Ultime Beautifying Oil - this versatile hair oil can be used as a pre-shampoo treatment or as a leave in conditioner and works wonders for my hair. Great for banishing frizz and leaves hair super soft. Also protects against heat damage.

Suigo Hairlook Arts Ultimate Shine Repair - if you've been reading this blog for a while then you'll know that I'm a huge fan of Suigo's range of natural based hair products. Their serum is no exception. Effective and affordable - just a couple of drops on wet on dry hair helps restore shine and health to my dry color-treated hair.

Are you a fan of hair serums too? Which ones are your favourites?

20 Responses to Fab five: hair serums

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I definitely find that my hair is easier to style if I use an oil or serum before drying my hair

Rose said...

I use serum too but sparingly.

kidgranny said...

I use an oil that was recommended to me by my hair stylist -- it's imported from Japan and I can't recall the brand name, but it's fantastic!

Ananka said...

I always tend to use argan oil and noticed it makes a big difference :-)

Sharon D said...

Thanks for the tips, Trishie. My hair's getting frizzier by the day. I guess I should go get one -_-

Tina Bradley said...

These sound great, Trishie! I've been using Neuma's Aragon oil for a while now and I adore it. It's truly made a difference in my hair. T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

Midnight Cowgirl said...

I've recently started using John Frieda Frizz-Ease Original Serum, and I really like it :)

Iliska Dreams said...

I use to use the argan oil but have switched to macadamia oil and my hair loves it.

littletiara said...

oh I love hair serum! I;m currently using one from nature republic, helps me smoothen my hair~ <3

burntfeather said...

I've only ever tried one serum and I don't think I stuck with it long enough to notice a difference. I love your beauty reviews because they provide such a nice range and food for thought - the Paul Mitchell one peeks my interest - I love a nice smelling product :)

Sonia De Macedo said...

Kerastase is one of my faves, but I never use it. I'm too impatient for treatments and serums

Sxx
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Our Neck of the Woods said...

I've heard so much about argan oil. You are right about the craze! I've never tried it, but good to know it actually does work. My hair gets really frizzy and full of static in the winter so I need to try it out.

I'm trying to get back into the blogging world since being gone the past few months! I've missed your posts!

jo said...

I'm a huge fan of hair serums too!

xo Jo

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Arni @ Travel Gourmande said...

Just tried Kerastase once at the salon. Would love to buy one for home use.I have started using Argan Oil since pregnancy to protect my hair applying it from time to time and whenever I do, my hair is lustrous.

Anouk said...

the Kerastase serum looks so inviting! Even when I buy serum, I tend to be always so much under pressure to get somewhere, that I totally forget to apply any. Need to take serums more seriously!

Pamela RG said...

Hi Trishie, I don't use hair serums but I know that Keratase is a very good brand. I usually use the oils from Aveda for my hair. Very good review Trishie.

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

I use the Keratase one already and I love it, that's when I remember to put it on.

Shirley Tay said...

Serum is a must-have in every gal's dressing table! One of the common brands I own is Kerastase, but I have quite a handful actually. Lol! Great round-up, Trishie!


akiko hiramatsu said...

My hair is dry in winter…
There are good items!

akiko

Ez Vina said...

Wow, how come you have so many serum at 1 time? Thanks for the tips. I also use hair serum, but no specific brand in particular, now I know better.