The best hair serum ingredients on the market

When it comes to finding the right hair serum, it can be slightly overwhelming with all the choice that's out there. It's often difficult to know where to start. Most people use a hair serum to smooth their hair and tame frizz. We have looked into the best ingredients found in hair serums that are proven to be beneficial to your hair. We recommend when trying to find a hair serum you should keep an eye out for these ingredients to not only control your frizz but nourish your hair too!

Silk proteins

The one thing that you want in any good hair serum today are silk proteins. These are vital for making sure that your hair can be well maintained and it can also help to defeat excessive frizz. If you find that your hair is simply wild most days, then the addition of some vital silk proteins will ensure that you can get your hair looking far more sleek and under control. 

Argan oil

Ever increasing in popularity, argan oil is used in many hair and skin care products around the world today. Argan oil is a great ingredient to have in hair serums as it smooths your hair and keeps it looking shiny. Argan oil works well with silk proteins to ensure that your hair stays sleek and smooth. This oil also helps tame frizz by hydrating the hair.


Coconut Oil

Known to help add strength and durability to our hair, we highly recommend that you look to get some coconut oil into that hair serum. Any serum that uses coconut oil should go some way to help repair hair damage, cure cuticle damage, and also help to make sure that your hair looks healthier and fresher in general.


Anything that can add more creatine to your hair should be considered. Creatine is one of those ingredients that our hair simply craves; it helps to make sure that your hair stays smooth and helps to avoid it from being damaged by excessive heat. If you are going to be using straighteners a lot, then this serum should help to protect the hair from the inevitable heat damage. 

Shea butter

Another good choice for natural hair moisture is to make sure that you have some shea butter in there. This natural product will work extremely well in adding more density to your hair through the extra moisture. This also makes your hair more resistant to snapping and breakage, which is what you want to see in a good, modern hair serum.

With a combination of the above ingredients, then, it should be easy for you to find the best hair serum ingredients on the market. What will you go for first, then? 


Written by Jordan Prichard. Medically reviewed by Dr. Shane Jackson, MBBS. Last modified on 20/05/2020. 


Dr. Shane Jackson a UK based doctor, working within the NHS for 9 years. With experience in both Medicine and Surgery, his time is now spent mainly in Elderly care and Rehabilitation. Outside of his clinical work he has a strong educational presence, teaching undergraduates and foreign doctors wishing to work in the UK. He is passionate about the dissemination of healthcare for all, providing consultancy for health, well-being and biotech startups worldwide. Dr. Jackson is the founder of Acrosophy, which helps school leavers applying to medical, dental and associated courses at the top universities in the country. 

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