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Can I Use Hair Serum Daily?

by: Better Not Younger June 06, 2020 9 min read

Can I Use Hair Serum Daily?

Okay ladies, let’s discuss hair! Hair care is more than just finding the right shampoos and conditioners, even though that is important! It’s about finding products that you like and that work for you without damaging your hair

Having healthy, beautiful hair can give you confidence that you forgot you had! You are living the best years of your life and deserve a head of hair that matches that life.

There are definitely products out there that can be harmful and others that are deeply misunderstood. Sometimes a little research will show that what seems like a harmful product may just be one that should only be used sporadically or on specific hair types. 

Many women falsely assume that hair serums should be avoided because they can flatten fine hair. This is true, for the wrong kind of serum which can leave behind a sticky residue or cause an itchy scalp from serum build-up.

The right kind of serum can be used every day even on thinning, graying, or wispy tresses. A lighter serum smooths and hydrates rough hair cuticles, nourishes the scalp, decreases frizz, and gives you a silkier, smoother mane.

Your hair is built from protein, so in addition to using the right serum every day, make sure to maintain a healthy diet and practice good hygiene — essential components of sustaining your luscious locks into your 40s and beyond.

Choose the Right Kind of Hair Serum

There are many formulas of hair serum on the market but choosing the correct one for you is not as challenging as it may first appear. Some hair serums shield your hair by delivering a coating to the outside of the hair while others feed it from within and protect your scalp. It is important to do your research to find the right kind of hair serum for you and your hair.

It’s also important to review the ingredients in your hair serum before you apply it. For instance, oil-based serums might not be the best move for those with oily hair types. But if you have dry hair, you may benefit from an oil-based serum.

Common oils you may see in hair oils include:

  • Argan oil
  • Coconut oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Almond oil
  • Castor oil

Serums that Coat Your Hair

Some hair serums coat and protect your hair strands with ingredients that repel water, chemicals, humidity, and UV rays. While these types of serums initially give your hair shine and thickness, they are non-water-soluble, meaning they cannot be washed away with regular shampoo and water. These serums may build up as you apply fresh coats each day.

After several days of continued use, this build-up weights down your hair, making it appear flat and dull. Accumulation on your scalp can cause dryness, flaking, and skin irritation. To cleanse away these multiple coats of serum build-up, you will need to wash your strands with clarifying shampoo.

Clarifying shampoos can only be used a couple of times per week because they contain sulfate surfactants, harsh ingredients used to cleanse your hair from grease, residue, and impurities. Sulfates can unintentionally exacerbate conditions like dry scalp and oily hair and may also damage color-treated hair.

After using a clarifying shampoo you will need to use a deep conditioner to add moisture back into your hair. You can also add a hair mask to your hair to help repair it if you end up using a serum that is non-water-soluble.

Better Not Younger has many products to assist in repairing your hair if you find yourself with damaged hair after choosing a type of hair serum that was not suited for you. 

Serums that Condition Your Hair and Scalp

Hair serums engineered to infuse your hair and scalp with moisturizing oils and nutrients to restore your healthy locks are safe enough to use every day. This is because they contain ingredients that wash away with ease and leave no hair surface coating.

You will not need to use a clarifying shampoo to remove this kind of hair serum. You can use your typical shampoos and conditioners. 

Serums designed for aging hair should be non-greasy and fast-absorbing to prevent build-up worries. Some, like Better Not Younger’s Superpower Fortifying Hair & Scalp Serum, disappears into your scalp without making your hair feel sticky and targets aging hair from three angles:

Hair and scalp nourishment — Because your scalp loses nutrients as it ages, your hair has difficulty repairing itself. This is why you must find products that do not add stress to your hair but aid in repairing it.

Serums massaged at your hair’s roots can transfer nutrients into your scalp, revitalize your follicles, and condition the skin and hair at the roots. Hair and scalp nourishing serum is loaded with vitamins and proteins to imbue your hair with renewed elasticity and vibrance.

Strand repair and protection — This powerful serum also works by mending and protecting aging and brittle hair from within by delivering dynamic ingredients like niacinamide to help restore hair keratin and buoy follicle function. Vitamins and minerals feed your strands and strengthen your hair with each daily dose.

Follicle Regeneration — Better Not Younger’s Superpower Fortifying Hair and Scalp Serum taps into the invigorating power of ginger and caffeine to energize hair follicles and increase your scalp’s blood flow. Fit follicles engender a head teeming with thick, sumptuous locks.

How to Use Hair and Scalp Serum

Serums that coat the hair shaft need to be applied on the hair itself; however, Better Not Younger’s Superpower Fortifying Scalp & Hair Serum is formulated for scalp application at the root of your hair. Be sure to apply hair and scalp serum correctly for outstanding results.

Applying Hair and Scalp Serum

Each night before bed charge your dropper with 0.5 cubic centimeters of serum and part your hair to reveal your scalp. The lengthy dropper makes it easy to reach your scalp to deposit the serum.

Place one drop at a time directly onto your scalp along your part. Move the dropper around your head, parting your hair as you go, and leaving one or two inches between drops. Once your entire scalp is treated, use your fingertips to massage the liquid gently into your skin.

You can also use a scalp massaging tool to assist in massaging the serum into your hair. Better not younger has a Superpower Liquid Comb that pairs perfectly with Superpower Fortifying Scalp & Hair Serum. 

Simply place the drops inside the top of the hair massager and close. This massager works well with all hair types and distributes the hair serum evenly throughout your hair. 

Leave on Overnight

It is perfectly safe to leave the right hair serum on overnight. This is great so that you don’t have to worry about washing it out right away after a long night out.

Leave your hair serum on your head overnight. Because it is formulated lightweight and fast-absorbing you can forgo rinsing or washing it out the next day. There is no residue build-up and it works best with continued daily use.

When Can I Expect Results?

The time it takes to see results depends on the current condition of your hair; however, by nourishing your scalp and hair with daily doses of serum, you will witness noticeably stronger roots in about three to four weeks. With continued use, your hair will progressively become thicker, healthier, and more manageable.

It is important to keep a consistent hair routine and try not to stray from it to see optimum results. Patience is key, but once you start to see results, you will barely remember what your hair looked like before — it will be a faint memory.

Tips for Best Results

Hair oil is a wonderful tool in any haircare routine, but it’s important to make sure that the rest of your routine supports the benefits of using a hair serum. Here are some of our best tips to help you get the most out of your hair serum:

  • Avoid excessive heat styling – we all love the appearance of effortlessly curly hair, but overdoing it on the hair styling tools can lead to hair breakage and split ends. Instead, try some heatless styles. If you must use your curling iron, make sure to at least apply heat protectant.
  • Avoid damaging hairstyles – there’s nothing more versatile than a messy bun; however, tight and restricting hairstyles like buns and ponytails can lead to breakage, flyaways, and even hair loss. Instead, try braids or claw clips to keep your hair out of your face.
  • Air-dry your hair – blow-drying is convenient, but it can lead to heat damage. Even trying to towel-dry your hair can cause breakage and frizzy hair. Instead, gently pat down your wet hair and squeeze out excess water. To help control frizz, apply a hair serum to your damp hair and wait until it’s fully dry to detangle with a brush.

Hair oil isn’t just for supporting healthy hair — it can also be a valuable styling product. Serums can help you achieve a shiny hair look and discourage tangles, which can help smoothen the appearance of your hair.

Use Better Not Younger Hair Serum Daily

The wrong kind of hair serum can leave your fine hair flat and frizzy and your scalp itchy and irritated from days of build-up. Breathe new life into your thin brittle hair and leave your scalp feeling refreshed and hydrated by choosing a light, non-greasy serum for your aging hair.

Steep your hair and roots in Better Not Younger’s Superpower Fortifying Scalp & Hair Serum, a non-greasy, wholesome boost of nutrition. It is paraben-free and sulfate-free, making it gentle enough for everyday use. Even color-treated and chemically treated hair will profit from a daily shot of hair and scalp serum. Leave your heavy hair serum behind and treat your locks to a nightly dose of Superpower. 

Discover more of our hair care products on our products page, each formulated for your unique aging hair or scalp need. We have products that can add strength to your hair and revitalize it if previous damage was made.

Conclusion

Hair serum does not have to be bad for your hair. It is all about finding a serum that compliments your hair. Finding the right hair serum could have great benefits for your hair. 

The right hair serum can add nutrients to your hair and make it look better than ever. You can make the right hair serum a part of your everyday hair care routine, and with some patience, you may see some positive results. 

Remember, whatever hair challenges you are facing, we at Better Not Younger are here to help. Take our quiz to find the right products for you, whatever age and stage you find yourself in.

Sources:

Hair Shaft Damage from Heat and Drying Time of Hair Dryer | PMC

Hair Cosmetics: An Overview | PMC

Role of scalp health in achieving optimal hair growth and retention - Tosti - 2021 - International Journal of Cosmetic Science | Wiley Online Library

 




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