Many people are aware of shampoo, conditioner, hair masks, hair spray, and other common hair products that help enrich and style your hair. However, most people aren’t aware of the benefits of hair serums and mousses. You might be wondering what they are and if they can help you achieve your specific hair goals. We’re here to let you know that these products can truly be life-changing when you use them to style your hair! During these unpredictable times of salons and other businesses shutting down or being forced to remain closed, thankfully you can use serums and mousses to help you get a hair style you love easily at home. In this article, we’re going to show you some benefits, usage, and options for serums and mousses that’ll help you get the hair you love – no matter the condition.
Let’s start by talking about hair serums. A hair serum may look similar to a facial serum. They are great for all types of hair, especially those who have frizzy or unruly hair and could use a little help getting extra moisture and shine. A good serum can change your hair in a matter of minutes and protect against heat and environmental factors like pollution. It treats hair on the outside of the cuticle and should be applied mainly to the ends of your hair. If you use a serum towards your roots, your hair could appear greasy. However, it all depends on the type of serum you use.
The best way to use a serum is to apply it to damp, freshly washed hair. You’ll want to put a small amount in your hands and rub your hands together to warm up the serum. Remember that less is more. You can always add a little more if you need it, but if you use too much at first your hair may look greasy right after a wash. Then you have to start all over again which can be frustrating! All different hair types can use serums, but you should look for a serum that will help your specific hair. For instance, if you have thinner hair you will want a lighter formula. If you have thick, coarse hair, you may want to look for a more hydrating version. If you are lost looking through serums at your local beauty supply store, you can ask a hair stylist for advice on the type of serum that will work best for you and your specific hair type and hair goals.
As stated earlier, serums are great for controlling frizz and flyaways and giving your hair a sleek shine. If you have thinning hair, we recommend our very own Keranique Follicle Boosting Serum. The serum is very lightweight and is alcohol-free to help boost the growth of your hair follicles and keep your scalp healthy and clean. It also contains peptides, vitamins, botanicals, and stem cell culture extracts. It is powered by the protein-based Keratin Amino Complex which helps reduce the risk of breakage and damage to the hair cuticle. If you have weak hair and split ends, this serum can help reduce that. In addition, it can help your hair look more volumized and is safe for chemically or color-treated hair. Of course, it also gives you that gorgeous shine! This serum is different because you are supposed to apply it to your roots and ends for all of the benefits and using just a little will not make your hair look oily or greasy. It will also protect your hair against damage from the environment, hot tools, and more.
Now let’s talk about hair mousses. Mousse is essentially a foam (it actually means foam in French!) and helps give you more volume. If your hair is thinning and/or if you have wavy or curly hair, a mousse can really help you get the best hair possible. It can give definition to your curls and help them to stay in place for a longer amount of time. It also provides volume, body, and can reduce frizz.
First, you’ll want to look for a mousse that works for your specific hair type. You use mousse when your hair is damp after washing and conditioning. Just like a hair serum, you only need a small amount. Depending on how much hair you have, a good starting point is the size of an egg or a golf ball. As with most hair care products, you can adjust the amount that is used based on the length and texture of your hair. Spread the mousse in your hair from roots to ends. Distribute the product evenly with a comb. Then you can blow dry your hair as normal and use hot styling tools after if you so desire. Using mousse can help you define your natural waves or curls if you don’t want to use any hot styling tools.
If you are looking for a mousse specifically designed for thinning hair, look no further than the Keranique Thickening & Texturizing Mousse. It boasts several improvements to your hair including softer, smoother hair, and helps to detangle it before you style. This can lead to less breakage and damage when brushing or styling. It adds instant body and volume but doesn’t give you any stiffness as many hair sprays will. Much like the serum, it also protects against heat and environmental stresses.
Keep in mind you do not need to rinse out either of these products. You apply them to clean hair when it is still damp and then style as normal or let it air dry. It could help to use a clarifying shampoo every week or so to remove any buildup that may occur from using styling products.
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