13 Top-Notch Hair Serums for Smooth & Shiny Strands

Mar 10, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. ET
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Whether our strands are curly or straight, thick or thin, we all have days when our hair just isn’t acting right. To get us through the in-between phases or just to improve the health and appearance of our hair, styling products are key.

If harsh winter winds leave your tresses stressed and dry, it’s time to seal in some hydration. Not quite the same as an oil, hair serums are great buys for doing just that without a greasy buildup or film. “For smooth styles that shine, I always reach for a serum,” shares Riawna Capri, celebrity stylist and co-owner of Nine Zero One salon in West Hollywood. “However, I prefer a lightweight finish so hair doesn’t look overstyled, but controls frizz and flyaways.”

Whether you’re hoping to enhance your style or repair damaged strands, we’ve rounded out the top 13 serums for every type of hair strand.

Originally posted on StyleCaster.

1 /13: Creme of Nature Heat Defense Smooth & Shine Polisher

Creme of Nature Heat Defense Smooth & Shine Polisher
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1/13 :Creme of Nature Heat Defense Smooth & Shine Polisher

2 /13: TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum

TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum
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2/13 :TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Keratin Infusing Smoothing Serum

3 /13: Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum

Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
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3/13 :Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum

4 /13: Virtue The Perfect Ending Split End Serum

Virtue Perfect Ending Split End Serum
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4/13 :Virtue The Perfect Ending Split End Serum

5 /13: Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil

Bumble and Bumble Hairdressers Invisible Oil
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5/13 :Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil

6 /13: Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Taming Overnight Serum

Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Taming Overnight Serum

6/13 :Shu Uemura Essence Absolue Nourishing Taming Overnight Serum

7 /13: It's a 10 Miracle Styling Serum

It's a 10 Miracle Styling Serum
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7/13 :It's a 10 Miracle Styling Serum

8 /13: Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum

Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Anti-Frizz Serum
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8/13 :Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum

9 /13: Carol's Daughter Marula Oil Curl Therapy Softening Serum

Carol's Daughter Marula Curl Therapy Softening Serum
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9/13 :Carol's Daughter Marula Oil Curl Therapy Softening Serum

10 /13: Nexxus Encapsulate Caviar Complex Serum

Nexxus Humectress Encapsulate Caviar Complex Serum
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10/13 :Nexxus Encapsulate Caviar Complex Serum

11 /13: Pureology Hydrate Shine Max Weightless Flyaway Serum

Pureology Hydrate Shine Max Weightless Flyaway Serum
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11/13 :Pureology Hydrate Shine Max Weightless Flyaway Serum

12 /13: Oribe Smooth Style Serum

Oribe Smooth Style Serum
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12/13 :Oribe Smooth Style Serum

13 /13: Paul Mitchell Marula Oil Rare Oil Style Perfecting Serum

Paul Mitchell Marula Oil Rare Oil Style Perfecting Serum
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13/13 :Paul Mitchell Marula Oil Rare Oil Style Perfecting Serum