For an up-to-date finish for your hair, a serum is a modern day essential. However, finding the right one can be the bane of your life and often can put you off trying a new product if you have had bad experiences. All the hair serums that we showcase on QVC UK work well and are fantastic, but often you may need to diagnose your hair type and problem to then be able to match it up with the correct formula. With this product of the month, the choice will become easier.
The Nexxus Nutritive Encapsulate Caviar Serum is a product that cannot go wrong! The Nexxus generation of expertise is in ground-breaking ingredients and formulas in the international professional haircare world – they use skincare technology to deliver a high-end, premium performance serum that sinks in to the centre of the hair rather than coating or sitting on the surface. This means that it is very easy to use and almost impossible to get it wrong. For example, I have tested this with 2 to 3 pumps on damp hair after washing but also then used 10 to 12 pumps on both my hair and testers. At no point did it overload or cause a problem so I feel confident to recommend it even to those of you that find serums make your hair go sticky or greasy and limp.
One of the clever technologies is that this is a two-phase serum. The clear gel imparts the hydration that the hair needs, and the encapsulated pearls give the nutrition that the hair needs. When you use it (apply to damp hair and blow dry as normal), even after your current brand of shampoo and conditioner you will notice an improved speed of blow dry and smooth but bouncy texture to your hair. If you do any shaping such as using a rounded brush or curling appliances, it will help your hair respond to these waves or curls better. If you want the full Nexxus famous ‘fluidity’ (which is hair treated in the wet phase to give increased performance in the dry phase), then you can also choose from their selection of shampoos and conditioners to suit your concerns. They also have some very speedy masks for intensive treatments, which you can use instead of a conditioner. They only need to be left on for a couple of minutes in the shower.
As with all of our haircare products, please take to the hairdressers with you as your hair can go dramatically backwards if your stylist is not using as good a quality product as you. During the winter months – because of the weather and central heating – all hair types will be dryer and more porous. In the colder season, a tip for the Encapsulate Caviar Serum is to use (on dried hair) a couple of pumps, massage between fingers and smooth through the ends or scrunch into curls to take away that dehydrated, frazzled look of winter hair. It can also be used as a dressing product if you put your hair up, or to smooth down any flyaways and give a pony tail a more lustrous look.
Although this is incredibly easy to use and can be part of a simple hair regime: shampoo, conditioner, serum – bear in mind that it is also the number one finishing product of choice in the uber-chic Nexxus concept salon based in trendy Tribecca, New York, which has an A-list celebrity clientele. There, this serum also has a following with celebrity and editorial stylists because of its ease of use and results.