Whether it's heavy styling, constant heat, or exposure to different chemicals, hair is subject to a lot of damage. And like skin, it pays to take care of your hair. Sure, a good shampoo and conditioner helps. But a more solid routine of products is definitely advisable.
Here's where hair serums come in. From adding shine to protecting against frizz and nourishing your hair, there are tons of hair serums out there that have different benefits. It's a styling tool that will make bad hair days cease to exist. Here are the best hair serums for men you can buy right now.
1. Kiehl's Silk Groom Serum
Kiehl's take on the hair serum is probably one of the most popular. It can turn frizzy, dry hair to smooth and conditioned without the grease and heaviness. Not to mention, it also protects from humidity while boosting shine. What's more, it uses natural oil derived from sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, and soybeans all enriched with Vitamin E.
KIEHL'S Silk Groom Serum, P1300, Kiehl's
2. Ouai Hair Oil
If you're having trouble with frizz and split ends, then this multitasking product from Ouai is your best bet. It's packed with African galanga root extract as well as different kinds of oil: ama, borage, and baobab. Bonus: It also protects hair from sun damage. Plus, you can even use it as a hydrating overnight hair mask.
OUAI Hair Oil, P1770, Sephora.ph
3. Kérastase Resistance Extentioniste Sérum
Kérastase is a leader in hair care. And its hair serum doesn't disappoint. It strengthens the scalp to create stronger fiber straight from the roots. It also increases the growth potential of hair follicles, which really is useful if you're suffering from frequent hair loss.
KERASTASE Resistance Extentioniste Sérum, P2200, Hairmnl
4. Shu Uemura Ultimate Reset Serum
As its name connotes, Shu Uemura's serum restores very damaged hair. From split ends to future hair breakage, it strengthens to make hair shiny and soft. It's formulated with two different types of hair oil and Japanese rice extract. This duo provides ultimate care without greasy residue.
SHU UEMURA Ultimate Reset Serum, price unavailable, Sephora.ph
5. L'Oréal Professionnel Serioxyl Thicker Hair Serum
L'Oréal's serum is for those who want thicker hair and the most immediate results. The treatment is formulated with a powerful ingredient called intra-cyclane that creates new hair substance. This, in turn, thickens every strand for a visually fuller effect.
L'OREAL PROFESSIONEL Serioxyl Thicker Hair Serum, P2399, Hairmnl
6. The Ordinary Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density
The Ordinary is more known for its skin care, but its hair care line is also worth a try. The ultra-concentrated serum makes hair look thicker, denser, fuller, and healthier, too. It works for pretty much every hair type and texture, and it can help with flaky, dry scalp and with volumizing. Some ingredient highlights include Redensyl which targets stem cells, Procapil which increases blood flow, and Baicapil which increases hair density.
THE ORDINARY Multi-Peptide Serum for Hair Density, P1450, Beautymnl
7. Davines OI Oil: Absolute Beautifying Potion with Roucou Oil
This serum can tame hair frizz, add shine, and make it soft all in one go. It basically restructures hair to protect from aging and breakage. The main ingredient, Roucou oil, is rich in beta-carotene and ellagic acid. (Both are big on anti-aging and anti-oxidant action.)
DAVINES OI Oil: Absolute Beautifying Potion with Roucou Oil, P1195, Hairmnl
8. DrGL Solution Hair Anti-Aging
This one's a bit pricey, but it's for more advanced cases to delay the emergence of white hair. We're not totally opposed to white hair (in fact, a lot of men look good with the silver fox look), but this innovative serum is the best solution for those who want to keep their colored locks.
DRGL Solution Hair Anti-Aging, P11,090, Sephora.ph
9. Gallinée Scalp and Hair Serum
Gallinée's lightweight, oil-free serum is enriched with fermented rice water and pre- and post-biotic complex to smoothen hair. The formula also makes your scalp healthier and your hair shinier.
GALLINEE Scalp and Hair Serum, P1820, Sephora.ph
10. Vernon Francois Pure~Fro Hold and Shine Serum
A lot of people are hesitant when it comes to hair serums because it's often sticky and greasy, but this Vernon Francois serum uses a non-sticky, non-greasy finish. It uses a blend of botanical oils to boost shine, moisturize hair, and promote hair growth.
VERNON FRANCOIS Pure~Fro Hold and Shine Serum, P1530, Sephora.ph
* This story originally appeared on Esquiremag.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.