Our Fave Drugstore Hair Serums For Glossy Locks (From $5)



Our obsession with hair care has reached new heights over the past two years. Not only do we mask while we work, but many of us have retreated to our natural hair color, and have finally stopped overwashing our hair thanks to our WFH schedule. One product we’ve also introduced into our daily routine is a hair serum, and it’s been a total game-changer. Regardless of your haircare concern, whether it’s hair loss, breakage, undefined curls, or dull brittle locks, there’s a drugstore serum on this list to help.

For Damaged Hair: OGX Nourishing Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum, $9

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This unique, weightless blend of organic coconut oil and silk keratin proteins will instantly repair dry, damaged, and chemically treated hair. Not only will it help resurface the hair and repair damaged cuticles but it’ll mend split ends, thereby lessening frizz. It’ll also strengthen your hair strands and add elasticity, making it a no-brainer for curly hair.

For Brittle Locks: John Frieda Frizz Ease Extra Strength Hair Serum, $9

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According to celebrity hairstylist Cash Lawless, “This is a must-have for frizzy hair. Amazing for taming frizz and fighting humidity all day. It’s also a great product to be used pre-blowdry. ” We love it as it’s enriched with silk proteins and seaweed extract that help seal split ends and repel humidity. It’s our summertime staple!

For Curls, Coils & Kinks: Shea Moisture Jamaican Black Castor Oil Strengthen & Restore Oil Serum, $13

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Packed with Jamaican Black Castor Oil and certified shea butter, this serum is bursting with fatty acids and omegas that’ll help lock in moisture, prevent split ends from forming, and define your curl pattern. It’ll also leave your locks looking hella-shiny by strengthening and conditioning your hair strands while the peppermint extract will work overtime to stimulate your scalp. If you have curly or textured hair, this is a must-have.

For Dull Hair: Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Anti-Frizz Serum, $5

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Celeb hairstylist Kathleen Riley relies on this $5 Garnier serum when working with her A-List clientele, and she isn’t the first celebrity stylist to recommend it to us! She explains why she’s obsessed: “This serum works amazingly when you’re right out of the shower, with wet hair to start as a base of a frizz-free style. I also love using it when doing a “wet look” because the serum is a thicker consistency and saturates the hair.”

For Hair Growth: Rogaine Hair Regrowth Topical Solution, $25

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If you’re struggling with hair loss right now, incorporate this serum into your daily routine. The potent serum contains 2% minoxidil, which is the only over-the-counter topical drug approved by the FDA to treat hair loss. It’s clinically proven to regrow up to 25% more hair during the first stages of hair thinning. If you’re wondering, ‘how?’, it works by encouraging hair follicle activity and stimulating hair protein production to boost healthy hair growth.

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