Here at All Things Hair HQ, few things strike more ire than frizz. It’s what makes us frantically check our weather apps before heading out each morning, what makes us resigned to a utilitarian updo even when we’re actually feeling ourselves that day, and it’s what makes us skip a (however long overdue) wash day. The struggle is definitely real, as we all know, so it’s pretty obvious hair smoothing serum has become quite the staple in the kits of women everywhere.
Hair Smoothing Serum: The All-Weather Hair Saver
You don’t have to live in fickle New York City to appreciate the benefits of having the best smoothing serum in your arsenal (Ed’s note: You certainly might feel the pain of being without it more acutely than others!). Aside from being able to keep your hair pouf-proof from our infamous, steamy, impossibly humid mid-day showers, smoothing serum also works as a nifty restyler on the go. In the case of one of our non-greasy favorites, TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Shine Serum, it’s also a good way to infuse your locks with some lightweight moisture via hair oils, further protecting it from frizz and flyaways.
1. Coffee to Cocktails
Just like most busy people, there’s a special place in our hearts for hair care products that go beyond the call of duty. Hair smoothing serum, aside from conditioning hair against dryness, also helps us re-mold our hair into new looks for after hours. It gives a sleek, sexy finish to hair that might else have been ravaged by a full workday, an intense workout or from rushing around doing errands. S Factor by TIGI Silky Smooth Serum even has the added bonus of coming in a deliciously fresh scent—which is always a good thing for those last-minute happy hour soirées.
2. Runway to Real Way
In case you’ve got a big night ahead, a hair smoothing serum also provides a more nourishing styling alternative than a mousse or gel. Case in point: Bed Head by TIGI Control Freak Serum, a lightweight formula meant to prevent frizz and even give heat protection, is all gloss and no grease. Applied to wet or damp hair and raked through, you’ve got a haute couture look that only took less than five minutes. If that’s not a recipe for quick and easy city-gal glam, we don’t know what is!