Benefits of Hair Serum over Hair Oil

by Rinkle Sharma March 11, 2021

Benefits of Hair Serum over Hair Oil

Hair serum is a liquid formulation based on silicon, which is hair friendly and doesn’t have any negative effect on hair. Hair serum contains amino acids protein that forms a protective layer over hair strands. This layer or coating not only acts as a barrier against heat, dirt and other pollutants but also helps reduce frizziness. Since light also reflects off this serum, giving hair a subtle sheen.

Hair Serum Benefits:

The liquid nature of the serum further provides great lubrication for the hair, smoothing it out and making it much more easier to manage, let’s look at the Hair Serum Benefits:

  • Helps to prevent hair from breakage and being brittle
  • Helps to try different hairstyles
  • Acts like a remedy for hair breakage
  • Protects hair from heating tools like hair straightener
  • Protects hair from temporary hair color spray or temporary hair color
  • Acts as hair treatment for split ends or dry ends hair
  • Helps in controlling the dry and damaged hair
  • Protects hair from forceful brushing
  • Acts as an agent that protects from prolonged sun exposure
  • Adds volume, shine, texture, or make styles last longer

What’s the difference between Hair Oil and Hair Serum?

In India hair oils have been used since ages and when it comes to hair care, they are still popular among majority of households. But, the Hair serum benefits over Hair oil are not known to many.

Hair oils work by infusing into the hair follicles and scalp to repair any damage and revive the strands, but Hair serums are specially formulated as a Heat Protectant to protect hair from external factors such as dust and pollution. While Hair Oil is mainly used to nourish and improve the health of scalp, Hair Serum increase the shine on hair and reduce the need for heating tools. Serums also helps to protect hair, restores strength & retain moisture.

Basic difference of Use -

  • Hair serum is used after Shampoo and Conditioner/ Masque,
  • Hair oil is used before taking shower

Basic difference of Application -
  • Hair serum is applied on hair length to enhance hairs' external appearance
  • Hair Oil is applied on the hair and scalp which helps to make strong hair roots

Why Hair Serum is so important to add in hair care regime?

A complete hair care regime should contain Shampoo, Conditioner, Hair Masque & Hair Serum.  Oiling your hair and using a mild shampoo can be a good start for dry hair treatment.

Basic hair care regime contains Shampoo followed by use of conditioner or masque; but nowadays Hair experts also use hair serum to add gloss, reduce frizz and make hair more manageable.

How to apply Hair Serum?

Once you have picked the best hair serum for your hair type, here are some hair care tips on how to apply hair serum. You can’t discover the benefits of applying hair serum till you apply it in the right manner, here is our suggestion:

  • Make sure you apply hair serum after washing your hair with shampoo and conditioner
  • Hair serum is only applied on wet hair because the purpose of hair serum is to protect your hair against dust and grime

Precautions- While applying Hair Serum:

Before applying the hair serum, take some precautions that you need to always remember.

  • Don’t rub hair serum on your scalp
  • Don’t apply when your hair is dry
  • Don’t apply when your hair is dripping wet
  • Don’t use excess quantity not more than 2 to 3 drops

Hair Serum: Frequency of use:

Use it once or twice a week, but only after washing hair. Do not apply Hair Serum on daily basis.


Rinkle Sharma
Rinkle Sharma


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