Tried and tested: Hair serums
While shampooing and conditioning are standard hair practice for women everywhere, sometimes it's nice to indulge in a deeper treatment to keep locks looking lovely. This week we tried out some luxury hair serums.
KeraStraight Rescue Crème, €23.20 - 3/5
This is a treatment and a blow-dry cream in one and it's for people who have dry and damaged hair. I tried it after bleach left mine parched and it did help it look healthier, although I don't believe it can seal split ends as it claims. The only way to get rid of those it to chop them off! The key with this is not to go overboard, as the cream is really thick and can quickly make your hair look greasy. For that reason I only used it on the ends of my tresses, putting it even mid-way up my hair left it looking lank.
Smooth Sexy Hair Frizz Eliminator Serum, €23.70 – 4/5
The first thing I noticed about this product is the smell – it’s absolutely gorgeous! The consistency is light and not too sticky, which means it won’t weigh down even fine hair. The smoothing element is great, it’s perfect for humid conditions and helps out anyone with rebellious curls or flyaways. One downside is the price tag, which is a little steeper than other similar products.
ILUXE Millénaire Serum, €48.00 - 4/5
This brand is perfectly titled - as this really is a luxury serum. Infused with Tahitian ginger, Millénaire treatment is perfect for a deep down treatment. It can be used in three ways; before shampooing, mixed with a hair mask or on the tips of dry ends. I tried both the first and third way and was not disappointed. After shampooing my hair felt nourished and healthy, and looked revived and shiny. Putting it on to tips (only a tiny amount) made frayed ends appear less so and didn't leave a greasy look. I found the smell to be quite overwhelming though, and it reminded me of limoncello (maybe that was because of the colour too). Overall a real winner, and the perfect treat for hair. At nearly 50 Euros it is expensive, but a little does go a long way so should last a good while.