How to Use a Scalp Serum

by Brianna Thompson

Hey, fellow hair lovers! Let's talk about something we often overlook in our hair care routine – the unsung hero, the scalp serum. Using it right can make all the difference, so let's dive into the how-to's of this magical potion.

The Golden Rule: Less is More

First off, let's get something straight – a little goes a long way. When it comes to applying scalp serum, resist the temptation to drown your scalp in it. One full dropper is your golden ticket for the entire scalp. Trust me, your roots will thank you for not turning them into a slip 'n slide.

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Daily Dose or Occasional Elixir?

Now, here's the lowdown on frequency. Daily use is totally on the table, but it depends on what you're aiming for. If your scalp is in need of some zen vibes and soothing, a daily application is like a spa day for your head. On the other hand, if you're looking to boost nourishment or stimulate hair growth, a daily ritual might be your ticket to luscious locks. It simple depends on your scalp! In most cases deep oil treatments are good to do once to twice a week, and than you have more daily serums that are meant for dry scalps to boost nourishment. 

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Customize Your Cocktail:

The beauty of scalp serums lies in their versatility. Think of them as your personal hair mixologist. Some serums are crafted to calm a cranky scalp, while others are tailored to infuse nutrients for growth. It's like having a customized solution for whatever your scalp desires.

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Mastering the Application:

Now, let's get into the nitty-gritty of applying that liquid gold. Part your hair and apply the serum directly to your scalp, using the dropper for precision. Before you do that, though, how about a little scalp massage to wake things up? Grab a bamboo brush and gently massage your scalp to stimulate blood flow. This pre-application massage is like a warm-up for your roots.

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Apply the serum, focusing on the roots where the magic happens. Then, follow up with another round of massaging. This double whammy of stimulation – before and after – ensures your scalp is ready to absorb all the goodness your serum has to offer.

Room for Personal Touch:

While I'm your hair cheerleader, I'm also waving the flag for individuality. Not all scalps are created equal, and what works wonders for one might not for another. So, feel free to experiment and find the serum that vibes with your unique scalp rhythm.

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The Love Letter to Your Scalp:

In the grand symphony of hair care, the scalp serum is like a love letter to your roots. It's a small gesture that speaks volumes. Remember, a little care every day can lead to big, beautiful results.

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Here are a couple of my fav scalp serums: 

Keune So Pure Natural Balance Moisturizing Essential Oil

Keune So Pure Natural Balance Moisturizing Essential Oil is a luxurious treatment oil that repairs and strengthens dry, damaged hair while also soothing and hydrating the scalp. This essential oil is formulated with natural ingredients such as argan oil, jojoba oil, and almond oil, which work together to provide deep hydration and nourishment to hair and scalp. It absorbs quickly without leaving any greasy residue and is suitable for all hair types, making it a versatile product for styling. Use it on damp or dry hair, before or after styling, for maximum results and a healthy, hydrated scalp and hair. As part of Keune's So Pure range, this product not only provides high-quality, natural hair care but also helps reduce impact on the environment.

Ouidad Bye-Bye Dry Soothing Moisturizing Serum

Give your scalp the TLC it deserves with this ultra-moisturizing serum that soothes, rebalances and restores. The lightweight formula is infused with ingredients like aloe, hyaluronic acid, and cotton seed extract that help soothe while infusing essential moisture and nutrients back into the scalp, helping to reduce dryness, irritation and flaking. Amino acid-rich plant collagen and our proprietary botanical moisturizing complex (geranium oil, dandelion, elder flower, hibiscus flower, and marigold extract) deeply hydrate and form a protective barrier to keep moisture locked in so curls stay smooth, supple, and frizz-free. Eco-safe microbeads infused with concentrated doses of vitamins A, C and E (pink bead) and abyssinian oil (white bead) instantly dissolve, delivering a burst of nutrients that moisturize and rejuvenate the scalp and strands.


There you have it, the 411 on scalp serums – your ticket to a happy, healthy scalp. One dropper, daily or as needed, a stimulating massage before and after, and you're on your way to a love affair with your roots. So, go ahead, treat your scalp to a little TLC, and let the serum work its magic. Your hair will thank you with a flourishing crown of glory!

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