Serum for Natural Hair: What Are Its Benefits?

Allison Schmidt | 12 July 2018

It may be the key to your best hair ever. 

Serum for natural hair is much more beneficial than one may assume. It can tick a lot of boxes in your hair care routine. From helping retain moisture to frizz fighting and to giving you shiny locks, a serum for natural hair is most definitely a must-have.

Your average serum can scare people away because they can be too heavy for natural curls. Instead of avoiding them, choose products, like a creme, gel, or oil-based serum that can benefit your curls. Read on to learn more about how this wonder product can benefit natural hair:



Serum for Natural Hair Benefits



Serum on natural curly hair
Serum is an awesome hair product that works to moisturize natural hair.

1. Moisturizes

Curly hair tends to run on the drier side, so keeping it well moisturized is important to ensure that it’s soft and manageable. Using serum as a finishing product will not only moisturize your hair, but seal in that moisture as well. We like Dove Quench Absolute Supreme Crème Serum as it’s infused with Omega-9 rich Buriti oil that works to hydrate your strands, all in a creamy formula that won’t weigh down your natural hair locks`.

2. Smooth and Shiny Curls

If you want smooth and frizz-free curls a smoothing serum for natural hair can get you there. Using Suave Professionals Keratin Infusion Smoothing Hair Serum can help you with managing your strands. This serum is for all hair types and can be used on wet or dry hair.

SUAVE PROFESSIONALS KERATIN INFUSION SMOOTHING HAIR SERUM
serum for natural hair
Using serum is a great product for your natural hair.

3. Frizz Defense on Color Treated Hair

Keeping frizz at bay may seem like a never-ending process of trial and error on color treated hair. Some products work well to beat the frizz but weigh down your locks! Serums are usually formulated to lock in moisture while sealing frizz out. But there are those that are made specifically for color-treated hair types: Try using TRESemmé Smooth Color Crème Serum for smooth and sleek hair while restoring the vibrance of your color.

TRESemmé KERATIN SMOOTH COLOR SMOOTHING SERUM

4. Shine Boost

Although silicone, if overused, can weigh down hair, it also does amazing things for shine. To get the ultimate gleam, apply the product while hair is dry. This is when you need to be extra careful just to use a little bit. Rub just a half to one full pump of your favorite serum through your hands and lightly spread onto your mid-lengths to ends section by section.

Editor’s note: Things can deflate pretty quickly if you’re heavy-handed with product application or use a serum with a formula that is too heavy for your hair type. Stick to lightweight serums to avoid this and only apply as much as your hair needs.