Hair Serum

How to Use a Hair Serum: The Do’s and Don’ts

The best hair serums contain ingredients that promote hair health and thickness while adding style to your overall look. They’re especially useful for men who have noticed some thin spots. A few drops of HCO1 Hair Serum, for instance, encourages hair follicles to regrow and thicken hair. If you want fuller, more attractive hair, order a bottle now.

If you haven’t had hair serum before, you may have some questions about the right and wrong ways to use it. Follow these do’s and don’ts to get the most out of your hair serum.


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Do: Know Your Hair Type and Style

Before you use any products, you need to know your hair type and style. Manly Curls identifies four hair types in men:

  • Straight.
  • Wavy.
  • Coiled.
  • Kinky.

Certain types of styles tend to work better with specific types of hair. For instance, you can get a wicked pompadour if you have wavy hair. It’s a lot harder for men with straight hair.

Once you know your hair type and style, you can start choosing products that are right for you. Your grooming routine should include Champú HC01, texture liniment and other products that match your hair type.

Stylists like Mara Roszak pay close attention to hair types and styles before they get to work. You need to do the same thing in your bathroom.

Don’t: Make Things Up as You Go

Hair serum is powerful stuff, so you want to use it correctly. At the very least, you should read the product’s directions so you know how to apply the serum correctly.

This isn’t something that you can make up as you go. If you don’t follow the directions, you will NOT get the results you want.

Do: Apply Serum to the End of Your Hair

Serum does most of its work at the hair’s base. It works well because it can stimulate and nourish follicles. The ends of your hair also deserve a little love, though. A small amount applied to the ends can give you more control over your hairstyle. It’s how popular stylists like Rudy Mancuso add so much volume throughout their hair.

Don’t: Use More Serum Than You Need

Do not take the above suggestion to mean that you should cover your hair in serum. Don’t do that. You’ll waste your product and you’ll look ridiculous.

Do: Wait a Few Seconds Before You Apply Hair Serum

Redken recommends letting hair serum sit in your hands for about six seconds before you apply it. During this time, the heat from your hands will make the serum more slippery, which is an advantage for people who use the serum for styling purposes.

Don’t: Apply Serum to Unwashed Hair

There are some hair products that you can use at any time. Has your hair lost its body throughout the day? Apply a small amount of HC01 Pomada or HC01 Textura Linimento to get the body back. Has your disheveled hairstyle gone from chic to shriek? Again, you can use a small amount of pomade or texture liniment to put things back in place.

You don’t have to wash your hair immediately before you use these products. In fact, washing your hair would defeat the purpose of applying them.

When it comes to applying serum, you always want to wait until shortly after you’ve washed your hair. Hair serum works best in a clean environment. It doesn’t like to fight with scalp oils, dandruff and other things that can collect in your hair throughout a busy day.

If you still have questions about getting the most out of HCO1 Hair Serum, schedule an appointment with a BSG stylist today. Your stylist can answer your questions and demonstrate the best ways to use hair serums and other products.