A while back, I was sent a box of products to review from Hairgum USA, a hair care line based in France, which has branched out into the US market.
I like to use products several times before I write a review for them, so that I can really get a feel for them instead of just going on first impressions. Today I’m ready to review Hairgum’s Silk Serum, a thermal protective smoothing serum.
The directions say that it can be used on wet or dry hair; I’ve been using in on my hair, dry, when I flat iron. The consistency is similar to the Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum or Farouk’s Biosilk… maybe a little thicker when you first pump it out, but rub it in your hands for a few seconds and it gets a bit thinner as it warms up. I smoothed a tiny amount on each section of hair before running the flat iron over it, concentrating on the midshaft and ends on the ends. My hair is very dry and damaged from bleach (the price you pay for pink hair); using the serum gave it a smoother, shinier, healthier appearance after flat ironing than it would have without.
A little of the Silk Serum definitely goes a long way, which can be a bit of a double edged sword. On the one hand, you have to be careful not to use too much, especially if your hair is fine, thin, or already very healthy as serums like this can tend to weigh the hair down. There is a thin line when using it in the bangs or near the roots, between looking polished and looking greasy. But on the other hand, it will last you FOREVER so it’s worth it at the price point of $31.95. Also, if you are worried about it weighing your hair down (I’m not, particularly, because as I mentioned I have dry, damaged hair which is also fairly coarse and thick to begin with) you can also try applying it to wet or damp hair instead of completely dry. Some of the product will evaporate as your hair dries, and it should help protect your hair from the heat of the blow dryer as well.
If you’re interested in purchasing Silk Serum, it’s available on Hairgum’s website. Has anyone else tried this? Tell me what you think!
Disclosure: Silk Serum was sent to me by Hairgum USA, free of charge, for my honest review. This is not a paid endorsement.