Leave-In Serums Formulated to Enhance Wavy Hair
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Wavy hair is a versatile texture, but it can be temperamental. Finding the right products to enhance waves without weighing them down can be tricky. Hair experts recommend leave-in serums that are made to enhance your wavy hair.

Leave-In Serums for Wavy Hair

Frizz is a common challenge, leading to a plethora of products aimed at taming it. Wavy hair requires a delicate balance of hydration and hold, but many products focus too much on one or the other. It is essential to find products that provide frizz control, definition, and moisture without leaving hair greasy or crunchy.

Here are some of our favorite leave-in serums that can enhance your wavy hair.

Milk_Shake Glistening Serum

The Milk_Shake Glistening Serum, priced at $30 for 100 milliliters, is a versatile product for wavy hair. It protects hair from heat damage during styling, smoothing the cuticle for extreme shine. The serum can be used before or after styling to eliminate frizz, leaving hair healthy-looking and manageable. Enriched with natural oils and vitamins like crambe Abyssinian oil and date seed extract, it creates a protective barrier, adds smoothness, and maintains hydration, ideal for achieving soft, shiny, and frizz-free waves.

Kérastase Nutritive Nutri-Supplement Split Ends Serum

The Nutritive Nutri-Supplement Split Ends Serum by Kérastase is a steal at $46 for 50 milliliters, considering the hydrating power this serum has for dry hair, including wavy hair. This ultra-sealing split ends concentrate is powered by a vitamin-in-oil blend, providing two times fewer split ends and instant smoothness. It nourishes hair with essential nutrients, helps retain moisture, strengthens hair fiber, and locks in nutrients, resulting in stronger hair and more shine. 

All you need to do is apply five drops on wet or dry hair as a leave-in treatment, which is better after the entire Nutritive routine.

Better Not Younger Superpower Advanced Hair & Scalp Duo

This $76 serum by Better Not Younger offers visible hair improvement after eight weeks of continued use. The scalp serum and massaging applicator target early signs of aging hair, nourishing with a proprietary Superpower blend featuring ginger and Centella asiatica extracts.

Because its formulation is lightweight and non-greasy, the serum absorbs quickly, nourishing follicles without leaving hair oily between washes. The liquid comb applicator naturally parts your hair, evenly distributing serum at the roots for healthier, stronger hair over time. Remember to apply once daily to towel-dried or dry hair for optimal results.

Orlando Pita Play Well Behaved

The Orlando Pita Play Well Behaved Anti-Frizz Cream Serum, sold at $24 for 162 milliliters, smooths the cuticle and treats split ends, resulting in soft, silky, healthier-looking hair. Use this cream serum as a treatment on wet hair to detangle, reduce breakage, and counteract future damage. 

For dry hair, use it as a finisher to combat frizz and fortify hair for a polished finish. The Multi-Phasic Shielding Complex protects hair from stressors while imparting shine and locking in moisture, actively combating frizz, humidity, heat, and pollution. The lightweight formula can be used before and after styling without weighing down hair.