Hair Serum Or Leave In Conditioner | Know Which is Best for your hair.!
After shower hair care products are a thing now. From many of the available Leave on hair treatments it is very hard to choose the on that is right for your hair type. Two of such most commonly used popular treatments are hair serums and Leave in conditioners. You are here because you are probably confused to choose one among these two. Hair serum or Leave in conditioner. So here it is for you, A simple easy introduction of benefits of Hair serums and Leave in conditioners with some of the Pros and Cons.
One of the main use of hair serum is that it makes the hair “Look”shinier, healthier and causes less tangles. As the serum reflects light, it ends up making the hair look shinier and healthier, and also keeps it protected from dust, humidity and sun.
Hair serum is a potion for the hair made of silicon, ceramide and amino acids. The silicon in the hair serum acts like a protective covering to the hair shaft. It prevents the serum from entering the hair shaft and remains only above it.
Hair serums does not necessarily repair or improve your hair condition unless it is purely made out of natural oils and essential oils. The commercial hair serums are made of silicones just acts as the mask or plastic wrap only to prevent external damages like heat, sun and pollution and nothing more than that.
Hair serums are best suitable for thin hair, frizzy and dry hair.
Pros of Hair Serums
1. Manages Frizzy and damaged hair
2. Protects hair from sun, pollution and heat
Cons of Hair Serums
1. Unlike natural oils like coconut oil, which penetrates the cuticle and makes changes to the hair structure temporarily, hair serum on the other end which is silicon based and only coats the surface of your hair
2. Contains Silicones. Silicone is almost like rubber and/or plastic. It is used as a sealant against water and even air. It is not a natural ingredient, and its side effects are bad for our hair. It gives the hair the illusion of shine, but it is not the shine we want—it is a fake shine from the plastic
Leave in Conditioner
Leave-in conditioner or leave-in hair treatment is a conditioning product that is applied to freshly cleansed hair and left in until the next washing. The main purpose of leave-in conditioners is to provide further moisture and keep hair hydrated.
Leave-in conditioners typically contain humectants that help hydrate and soften your strands and make them more elastic and stronger. A good leave-in conditioner contains ingredients that add slip and softness to unruly hair, making the detangling process a lot smoother. If your hair tangles and knots easily, this product will release knots and make hair brushable and easy to style.
Too much sun and swimming in chlorinated or salt water pools can dehydrate hair, causing color fading, brittleness, and split ends. Leave-in conditioners are designed to coat your strands and to protect your hair from the damaging effects of environmental agents.
Unlike Hair serums, which only acts as a plastic wrap of silicone to your hair to protect from external pollution, Leave in conditioners on the other hand provides hydration and locks in moist rise which repairs damaged or dry hair while also acting as a barrier to precinct your hair from heat, sun and pollution.
Leave in conditioners are best suitable for thick hair or curly hair. It adds extra bounce and enhances these hair textures.
Pros of Leave in Conditioners
1. Leave-in conditioners provides moisture and keeps hair hydrated.
2. Leave in conditioning treatments revitalize damaged, color-treated hair and protects hair from UVA/UVB rays and other environmental factors that can lead to discoloration of hair.
3. A good leave-in conditioning treatment enhances hair’s softness and provides lasting frizz control by locking moisture in the hair shaft. This product also does a great job at reducing frizz caused by static electricity, which tends to make a mess of your hair during winters.
Cons of Leave in Conditioners
1. As natural Leave in conditioners are made from organic carrier oils these are Slightly Expensive as compared with the Hair Serums which are made from artificial silicones and chemicals.
2. Not suitable for very thin/fine hair.
Leave on hair treatments helps restore moisture that is lost when using harsh shampoos. Choosing the right product hat suits your hair needs will improve your hair texture and overall health.
I personally prefer to use a Leave in conditioner over any Hair serum. As my hair is thick and Coarse I want something that would help manage my hair and soften it. Additionally, Leave in conditioners provide extra hydration, suppleness and also controls frizz.
So, What’s your choice?