The Best Hair Serums For Every Hair Type
The Best Hair Serums For Every Hair Type

The Best Hair Serums For Every Hair Type

From taming frizz to repairing heat damage, a hardworking serum can work wonders on lacklustre hair. Best applied after washing, these are some of the best for each hair type and specific concern…
By Sapna Rao

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Hair Alchemy Fortifying Treatment Serum, £56 | Oribe

Best For: Weak Hair

Why We Love It: A luxe choice if you’re willing to invest, a little goes a long way with this powerful serum. Working to fortify weak hair, the botanical extract-packed formula helps each strand feel completely revitalised. Using ‘multi-action’ hyaluronic acid, hair is flooded with hydration, which also gives it more elasticity to protect it from future breakage.

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Perfect Ending Split End Serum, £41 | Virtue

Best For: Split Ends

Why We Love It: Harnessing the bonding powers of ‘Alpha Keratin 60ku’ – a transformative protein identical to the keratin in your own hair – this serum binds damaged strands, working to fill and repair them rather than simply coating hair and weighing it down. With added pea protein, hydrolysed quinoa and baobab seed oil, it also protects the hair against further damage, improves smoothness and promotes future growth.

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Gro Hair Serum, £48 | Vegamour

Best For: Thin Hair

Why We Love It: Using a holistic 360° approach, Vegamour is all about sustainable products that can make a measurable difference. Using a combination of ‘vegan phyto-actives’ that target the scalp, it works to improve the look of hair from root to the end, increasing density and reducing signs of shedding for fuller, thicker results.

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NO.9 Bond Protector Nourishing Hair Serum, £26 | Olaplex

Best For: Dry, Damaged Hair

Why We Love It: Olaplex’s cult product mends broken bonds – often caused by colour treatments – to promote stronger, more nourished hair. A newer release, this serum is a continuation of the brand’s original bond smoother, but with a new, lighter feel. With light-reflective properties to enhance lustre, and working as an invisible shield against external aggressors, it’s a great all-rounder. It also adds a silky smoothness to wet hair – ideal for detangling.

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Complete Recovery Serum, £24 | JVN

Best For: Heat Repair 

Why We Love it: This recovery serum strengthens hair’s outermost layer by using ‘hemisqualane’ and charged lemon protein to bond it and repair the follicle from within. You’ll notice it transforms dry, stiff strands into silky smooth hair – simply apply the no-rinse formula to damp hair before heat styling for optimal results.

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Minu Colour Enhancing Hair Serum, £22 | Davines

Best For: Coloured Hair

Why We Love It: We all know colour-treated hair is more at risk of looking stripped and dull, but this featherlight serum promises to protect and restores hair to maintain that salon-fresh finish for longer. Formulated with clean, natural active ingredients (and zero silicones or parabens) this is bound to tide you over for longer between salon visits.

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Smooth Booster, £6.66 | Beauty Pie

Best For: Textured Hair

Why We Love It: Designed to help curls reach their full potential, this serum tames frizz and enhances the hair’s natural body. Apply a small amount after shampoo and conditioner, spreading it evenly through towel-dried hair. Adjust the amount you need based on your hair’s thickness and, as a rule of thumb, use it twice a week.

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