This week we test: hair serum

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 22 January, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 22 January, 2012, 12:00am

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Hair needs moisturising almost as much as skin does. After washing, apply a serum suited to your hair type, and your locks will shine.

Lucido-L Hair Make Supplement Treatment Oil (Perm) (HK$59/ 50ml)

This light serum is ideal if you need only a little help in the gloss department - it sinks straight in and gives you shine. If your hair is coarse, though, it's a little too light.

Aveda Light Elements Smoothing Fluid (HK$300/ 100ml)

Plant-based ingredients such as jojoba and lavender help smooth frayed tips and add a natural shine without weighing your hair down. Two pumps on damp hair, and one on dry hair, is just enough.

Marek Art of Hair Split Repair (HK$240/ 50ml)

This helps smooth the cuticle and repairs split ends. But it feels a bit oily. I'd rather go for a lighter (and less expensive!) product for the same effect.

L'Oreal Professionnel Lumi-Oil (HK$100/ 50ml)

You only need a little of this to make your hair feel soft and nourished. Great on thick, coarse hair, in particular.

Henna Hair Coating Essence (HK$76/ 120ml)

Thick but not too sticky, this goes on smoothly and lightly nourishes hair tips, leaving your hair feeling soft, but not oily. The light, refreshing scent is a bonus. Great results at this price.