The best hair serums offer a variety of benefits, but you’ll need to choose one based on your current hair goals. If you want to help promote growth, celebrity hairstylist Laurabeth Cabbot has some tips. “There are several key ingredients that go into hair (growth promoting) products. The main ones are biotin, peppermint, and keratin,” she says. Of the three, biotin is the most common ingredient you’ll see in a formula intended to promote strand growth.
Those with dry hair who need extra moisture might want to go a little different route. “If you’re lacking in moisture, look for something with coconut, aloe, or vitamins like B5,” adds Cabbot. Thinning or fine hair types may want to invest in a thickening serum. These Serum types generally plump up the hair follicle to make strands look fuller and fuller.Those with thick hair will want to look for something light and hydrating that won’t weigh hair down, while serum types Curly, frizzy, and natural hair will want formulas that lock in extra moisture because it tends to dry out more easily.Take a look at our picks for each below.