Saturday, 19 May 2012

My 5 favourite serums

Hey dolls,

I thought I would share with you one of the most important steps for my hair-care. I think serums are essential for curly/afro hair (Probably other hair types too!) and I feel they really help with the management of hair, They help restore and soften the hair and...they smell nice!
I use serums after I wash my hair, I feel thats the time in which the hair locks in most of the moisture that the serums provide and when they work most effectively, however I also often use them when My hair is dry, To bring my hair back to life a little when its looking/feeling a little dull and it also helps with shine. I use it on my natural hair and also my extensions/weave.

I have tried many serums in my time, Its something within the haircare would that I love to dabble in, as i'm not really a hair-person overall but these are the ones I would repurchase and that I would defiantly recommend.

John Freida Frizz ease - Thermal protectant formula
This is the serum I have been through the most, I have repurchased this product countless times! Its one of my must-have items. I like this especially because it works when your hair is dry quite well and it has a heat protectant in it. I dont like using too many products on my hair at once so this is 2 in 1 which is helpful. it is lightweight, is only lightly fragrenced and lasts me many weeks, definatly worth the money!

Mythic oil - Colour glow oil
This is the latest serum I have tried but I love it already, mainly because it is SO lightweight, I don't like serums which feel like they are gunky and would weigh the hair down, the consistency of this one is perfect and it almost feels like a dry oil. They have three versions of mythic oil, so there is bound to be one tailored to the hair type you have but I feel this product would work for many people. Again it is lightly scented, nothing overpowering, You can use it on damp or dry hair, It makes my hair feel very soft and luscious, I defiantly recommend.

KeraCare - Essential oils
I am in LOVE with this product, This one is especially good because it is multi-purpose, you can see its not called a serum per se but 'Essential oils' and its not as 'oily' as the other serums in this post,its lighter. It is a rich blend of high quality natural oils. It disappears very quickly and easily into the area you use it, It smells like HEAVEN, it contains coconut oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba seed oil and many more, its just a delight to use! It is defiantly worth the money, I have had this for almost a month, using it regularly and you can see in the photo how much is still left.

Fantasia heat protector straightening serum
This would be the thickest serum out of all the ones I will talk about in this post, It is also scented, What I like about this product is again that it is a 2 in 1, also containing heat defence. This product has lasted me years, I use this more so in my natural hair because my natural hair just drinks up moisture and as this one is slightly thinker and is very softening its better to use on my afro hair more-so then extensions where it might make them greasy. This product has been with me for years and it does alot of good for my hair, I love the fact it contains Aloe vera.

Moroccan oil 
Then we have the well-known Moroccan oil! I know many of you would already know about this product so I'll try to keep it breif but this product I feel could work for anyone, whatever hair type. I prefer to use it on damp hair as i feel on dry hair it weighs it down. The smell is phenomenal and even though it is pricey I defiantly think it is worth the money.

So there you have it! I don't usually talk about hair but I love a good serum so thought I would share, Let me know if you use any of these products, what you thought or if this made you want to try one maybe!

Hope you are all well,

Sammi xx

47 comments:

Karolina said...

I love the moroccan oil, and use it all the time. I would like to try the John Freida Frizz ease though, as I've heard so many raves about it ! xo

Sheyla said...

I have the IC Fantasia one it really works well.

Nice info on the others.

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Ofure B said...

lovely products...I also recently gt Kera care..they've got really nice products and have also got the Fantasia heat protector straightening serum..really nice :)

.Big Size Big World♥ said...

i want to try out the moroccan oil!!
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Samanthas Secret said...

I couldn't live without hair oils now! Have been trying a V05 one recently, but I heard that Moroccan oil is full of nasties and has a low argan oil content?xx

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Sundance Hudson said...

I never though to try the Fantasia, but these good reviews are definitely tempting me :)

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Nicola said...

Great post! I use the more affordable v05 miricle concentrate but i need something even better for my hair recently. So damaged, really want to try the morocco oil...

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Glittered feathers said...

Thank you for the advice on these products Sammi, I hope you have a good weekend.

Jess x

rhiannonvic said...

I really want to try Moroccan Oil! Everyone raves about it so much! I'm usuing one with Argan oil in at the moment which is pretty good! xx

Ell♥ said...

I really need to pick up the moroccan oil! heard so many good reviews on it :)x

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Cesca said...

I need to get some more serums! Ive only got the Vo5 one but got my eye on the moroccan oil :)

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LoveFayexoxo said...

I need moroccan oil in my life but...its just too pricey!! Hopefully its worth saving up for :)


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ButterflEyes said...

Really useful post ! Might get the John Frieda one to take my first steps in the world of hair oils ! xx

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alicebea said...

i think my fave would be the mythic oil, it's so sliky soft in the hair!

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happyrebekah? said...

the moroccan oil is tempting me!
please take a look at my blog if you get chance.
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sophie said...

nice post!i also have a serum from syoss and its good.but i want to purchase the moroccan oil next time!

sophie xx

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M.W. said...

mythic oil is great!!

Lauren said...

Moroccan oil and Macadamia Oil are my favourite!

dugongsss said...

Amazing post! I love using Moroccan oil!

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Rhea Dillon said...

Great post, shall definitely try the Mythic oil lots of people say its great.

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Wadziie said...

lovee morroccan oil ♥

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Kerry said...

I love the fantaisa. My hair dresser used to use it on me so I bought it. It smells gorgeous. It lasted me years too; but then it leaked everywhere and I've not seen it in stores since. :/

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Gauri said...

Heyy sammi :) do you use eye creams? B/c I'm 19 nearly 20, and i'm thinking of adding one to my daily skin routine, but I have no idea what type would be suitable for my age range! Any suggestions?

Serenity of Beauty said...

The Fantasia hair polisher is amazing; have used it for years :)

mollyy said...

i love putting serums in my hair, it makes my hair soo soft. i really want to try morrocan oil (: xx

Lacey said...

My hair is really dry and this post has been such a great insight. Thanks!! :D

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Dylana Suarez said...

Lovely blog!

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Melissa Ann said...

I've never tried a serum before on my hair, but after reading this I think I might try one!!

Please check out my blog :)

GREEDS said...

I'm currently trying to decide on a serum, so I appreciate this post!

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Merrybelly said...
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ilargigorria said...

you should do a review blogpost on Loreal BB cream, I'd like to try it out.

Tanya :) said...

Love hair oils, been recently using one and my hair has grown so much! Will be writing a blog post about it soon so check it out :) Great post xx

kirstyb said...

moroccan oil hands down

Courtney said...

Your review of the John Frieda serum has totally won me over. I love the idea of a nourishing serum that doubles as a heat protectant. So handy for travel. Plus I usually straighten my hair a day or so after it's been washed. So a serum for dry hair rather than a spray for wet hair suits me perfectly.

Really helpful review!

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Complex Simplicity said...

Sammi, thanks for this blog ! I've been trying to find the perfect serum that doesn't feel too heavy on my hair as I have similar hair type to yours. Now I can walk into a hair shop or Boots and know exactly which serum I want, thanks to your descriptions of each x

Frankie D said...

I swear by fantasia heat protector straightening serum! It's so great, I was wondering when your hair is curly, do you wear curly hair extensions? I have similar hair but I always have to straighten it to match the extensions

Frankie :)

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sweet life said...

Very nice blog!

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Jonathan Park said...

I've tried the moroccan oil shampoo but I have never really given thought to using a serum. Thanks for the heads up!

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