On the hunt for a new hair serum? Or are you a serum-virgin? Whatever the reason behind your desire to find the best hair serum for your hair type, we’re here to help with our carefully curated list. Handpicked by the All Things Hair team, we’ve covered all the bases – from damaged, dry and curly to dull hair. So, scroll down to see which products made the cut!
Editor’s picks: Best hair serum for your hair type
TIGI S Factor Silky Smooth Moisture Serum (£16.45*)
Best hair serum for: Dry, brittle hair.
This TIGI S Factor Silky Smooth Moisture Serum helps to repair the signs of damage on the surface of your hair by smoothing it out, which works a treat on brittle-looking hair. It also helps to protect against styling damage and fights style-destroying frizz and flyaways – leaving your hair feeling silky smooth, while giving it some very light (non-sticky) control.
VO5 Heat Protect Serum (£3.99*)
Best hair serum for: Protection against heated styling.
Evenly coat your palms with a few pumps of the serum, apply to damp hair, then style as normal. Easy, right?
As for you curly-haired ladies, you can also apply it to dry hair to bring your ringlets to life and stop frizz in its tracks!
Dove Regenerate Nourishment Serum-in-Oil (£6.99*)
Best hair serum for: Damaged hair.
Dove Regenerate Nourishment Serum-in-Oil is arguably the best hair serum for damaged tresses, because like its name suggests, it combines the nourishing powers of an oil with the restorative qualities of a serum. Clever, right?
The unique formulation gives weak and damaged hair a soft and shiny feel, helps fight split ends and strengthens against breakage. So whether your hair is damaged from colouring, bleaching, chemical straightening, or everyday styling, this serum will penetrate and nourish the hair, helping to rescue it from the brink of disaster!
Toni&Guy Shine Gloss Serum (£7.49*)
Best hair serum for: Dull, lacklustre hair.
Just use 2-3 pumps of the Toni&Guy Shine Gloss Serum, evenly working it in between the palms of your hands. Then, apply to the lengths and ends of dry hair, being careful to avoid the roots, as this can easily weigh it down.
Editor’s tip: You can also apply a tiny amount after blow-drying to help seal your hair cuticles and smooth any pesky flyaways.
Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Crème Serum (£6.99*)
Best hair serum for: Curly/afro hair types.
The Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Crème Serum is specially designed to make curly, coarse hair types look their best. Because of the unique twist of curly locks, it’s more difficult for sebum to travel down the hair shaft, which leads to dryness and lack of curl definition.
This lightweight hair serum nourishes for more manageable curly hair for three days**, and is infused with nutrients, protein and omega-9-rich buriti oil for smooth, more touchably-soft locks. At last, you can finally banish frizz and look forward to picture-perfect curls!
*RRPs are Unilever suggested retail prices only, it is at the discretion of the individual retailers to set the actual price.
** Dove Advanced Hair Series Quench Absolute Shampoo, Conditioner and Serum. 80% of women agree.