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How to Use & Apply Hair Serum

From controlling frizz and adding shine to repairing and preventing damage, and so much more, hair serum is a must-have multi-tasker in your styling arsenal. You can even use a hair serum to enhance your hair’s straightness or add definition to your curls - the list goes on and on!

Hair serums can provide a quick fix and instant results, but they also offer long-term benefits for overall hair health. However, the way you apply it can play a major role in your experience. Here’s the lowdown on how to use hair serum and apply it correctly for spectacular results!

How to Use & Apply Hair Serum

How to Use Hair Serum Correctly

Love the idea of a hair serum, but aren’t sure where it fits into your hair care routine? Before we dive into the nitty-gritty of how to apply hair serum, let’s cover the basics of how to use a hair serum correctly.

When to Apply Hair Serum

Hair serum should be applied just after you’ve washed, conditioned, and towel-dried your hair. Your hair is the most receptive to absorbing the nourishing benefits of hair serum when it’s clean and slightly damp. This is when the hair cuticles are open and ready to drink in the goodness that hair serum provides.

How Much Hair Serum to Use

A little goes a long way! The amount of hair serum you use should be determined by the length and thickness of your hair. 

Generally, a dime-sized amount is a good starting point for those with short to medium-length hair. If your locks are on the longer side, increase the amount slightly. Just remember that it’s much easier to add more serum than it is to remove it if you apply too much!

How Often to Apply Hair Serum

It’s best to apply hair serum to freshly washed hair. Feel free to apply hair serum each time you wash your hair, adjusting the amount based on the length and thickness of your hair. 

How to Apply Hair Serum Step-By-Step

Now, let’s get to the heart of the matter! Here’s how to apply hair serum step-by-step for that enviable, salon-worthy finish we all crave.

Step One: Preparing Your Hair for Serum Application

To prepare your hair for serum application, shampoo with a gentle, sulfate-free hair wash and follow with a lightweight, nourishing conditioner. Gently pat your hair with a microfiber towel to remove excess moisture without roughing up your strands.

Step Two: Dispense Hair Serum Into Your Palm

Begin by dispensing a few drops of hair serum into the palm of your hand. Use more if your hair is long and thick, and less if it’s short. You can always add more if needed, but starting with just a few drops prevents overapplication.

Step Three: Apply Serum to the Mid-Lengths and Ends of Your Hair

Here’s where the transformation begins! Rub your palms together to warm the serum, then apply the serum starting at the ends and working your way up to the midshaft of your hair. Pay special attention to areas that are prone to dryness, damage, or frizz. Work the serum through your strands, avoiding the roots to prevent weighing the hair down.

Step Four: Distribute the Serum with Your Fingers or a Wide-Toothed Comb

To ensure even coverage, use your fingers to gently distribute the serum from mid-lengths to ends. If you have long or thick hair, a wide-toothed comb can also be your ally here, ensuring that every strand is coated with nourishing goodness. It’s important to ensure that the serum is evenly distributed throughout for best results.

Step Five: Dry and Style as Usual

There’s no need to rinse! You’re ready to dry and style your hair as usual. Feel free to air dry or blow dry and bring in your favorite styling tools. You’ll notice the serum’s transformative effects right away, as your hair takes on a glossy, shiny, frizz-free appearance. Watch heads turn as you flaunt your revitalized locks!



What is Hair Serum Used For?

Our Honey Infused Hair Repair Serum is used to seal split ends and intensely hydrate the hair. It also contains plant-based keratin to repair, strengthen, and prevent future damage. Use our hair serum to protect against heat and UV stress, prevent color fading, and restore resilience to your hair.

Incorporate our hair serum into your routine to strengthen fragile hair, improve elasticity, and repair chemical or environmental damage. Not only does it act as a shield against styling, but it also enhances straightness or curls, making your hair easier to style overall. As an added bonus, our hair serum leaves your hair infused with the irresistible Gisou signature scent!

Using Hair Serum with Other Products

Did you know that hair serum plays well with other products in your hair care and styling arsenal? Here are some winning combinations to try!

Using Hair Serum with Leave-In Conditioner

If your hair needs an extra dose of hydration and manageability, consider pairing our hair serum with our Honey Infused Leave-In Conditioner. This dynamic duo is a recipe for hair that’s not just soft and shiny, but also incredibly easy to style. 

Simply apply your leave-in conditioner straight out of the shower as usual, then follow up with a few drops of hair serum through the mid-lengths and ends.

Using Hair Serum and a Heat Protectant for Added Protection

Heat styling tools can be a blessing and curse - they help you get the look you want, but they can also bring on damage. Before you reach for your hairdryer, straightener, or curling iron, apply our hair serum to shield your strands from the heat. Follow up with a spritz of our Propolis Infused Heat Protecting Spray for double the defense against potential damage.

Using Hair Serum and Hair Oil Together

Want to take your hair’s glossiness factor to new heights? Combine the nourishing properties of hair oil and hair serum! 

Start by applying our Hair Repair Serum to your damp hair before blow drying or styling for enhanced shine and manageability. After styling, finish with a small amount of Honey Infused Hair Oil for intense hydration and frizz control.

How to Use & Apply Hair Serum

Common Mistakes to Avoid When Applying Hair Serum

Now, let’s help you steer clear of some common hair serum missteps that might hinder your path to luscious locks! Avoiding these mistakes will ensure you’re making the most of every drop of your precious hair serum.

Using Too Little or Too Much Product

When it comes to how much hair serum to use, finding the sweet spot is key! Using too little might not deliver the desired results, while using too much might leave your hair weighed down and greasy. Remember to start with just a few drops and add more only if you need it. Erring on the side of moderation is the best way to avoid overwhelming your strands.

Applying Hair Serum to Unwashed Hair

Applying hair serum to unwashed hair can lead to uneven distribution and even make your hair appear dirtier. Always start with freshly washed and conditioned hair for the best results. This ensures that the serum can absorb easily and work its magic!

Applying Hair Serum to the Roots of the Hair

Applying hair serum directly to the roots of your hair can lead to a greasy, weighed-down appearance. Focus on the mid-lengths and ends of your hair, where dryness, breakage, and damage are the most common.

Answering Your Frequently Asked Questions

The path to perfect hair is paved with knowledge, and we’re here to equip you with all the answers you need! Let’s dive into some of the most common questions about how to use hair serum.

Do You Apply Hair Serum On Wet or Dry Hair?

At the end of the day, the answer lies somewhere in between! It’s best to apply hair serum to damp hair, just after washing, conditioning, and towel drying. This allows the serum to penetrate effectively without diluting its effectiveness. On the other hand, waiting until the hair’s too dry can lead to uneven distribution and reduced absorption.

Can I Use Hair Serum Every Day?

It’s best to apply hair serum on wash days to strike the perfect balance between benefits and preventing buildup. However, after the initial application, if your hair is extremely dry and damaged or simply needs a refresher, you can reapply a tiny amount daily or as needed to touch up your style.

How is Hair Serum Different from Hair Oil?

Hair serum and hair oil might seem similar, but they serve different purposes. Hair serum is generally lighter in texture and is designed to provide immediate results, such as frizz control and shine enhancement. It’s applied as the first step in your styling routine.

Hair oil tends to be a little thicker and richer, and although it provides many of the same benefits, it’s primarily used to provide deep hydration and nourishment as a hair treatment, or as the last step in your styling routine.

Final Thoughts

Ready to witness the transformation firsthand? Say goodbye to frizz, embrace the shine, and give your locks the love they deserve with our Honey Infused Hair Repair Serum. Crafted with care and infused with the nourishing properties of Mirsalehi honey, it’s your secret to lustrous, radiant locks! 

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