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Easy Back to School Hair Hack

Whether you’re attending online or on campus this fall, getting ready for back to school season can be hectic. With everything you have to check off your list, worrying about your hair might be the last thing on your mind.

But putting your best foot forward on the first day of school is just as important as everything else on your school prep list. Luckily, this one simple trick can help you instantly get your curls school-ready.

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Use a Hair Serum



The quickest way to whip your hair into back to school shape is to use a hair serum. This is a quick hack to give your curls shine, seal in moisture, and make sure you’re easily ready to go in the morning.


But what is hair serum? 


Hair serum is a treatment that provides a protective layer over your hair fibers, assisting in smoothing frizz. This smooth layer then reflects the light, which is how serum gives your hair a shiny, not greasy, finish.


And what is the use of hair serum, you ask?


This easy hair hack can be used several different ways! You can use this for:

  • Promoting hair growth
  • Increasing shine
  • Controlling frizzy hair
  • Refreshing hair (with water added)


Managing Hair Growth When Going Back to School


When you’re a student, you often don’t have time to properly pamper and nurture your hair. To keep your hair healthy and growing, consider using a serum!


You can make a DIY hair serum for hair growth right at home. But making a DIY curly hair serum can be time-consuming, or even just something you’re not able to do on a regular basis. 

Plus DIY serums don't always give you the best results.


If you’re not trying to go the DIY route, you can purchase a serum to save yourself even more time.

Either way, as long as you have quality oils in your serum, these oils will help protect your hair shaft so your strands can retain more moisture, thus helping with growth.

So if you’ve been asking yourself, “Is serum good for hair growth?” The answer is yes! And as a bonus, it’s an easy hair growth hack to care for your hair when you’re a busy student.

Pressed on time? We recommend using a ready-made hair serum for an easier hair growth routine.


Stop Frizz and Boost Hair Shine


Hair serums are also a great way to minimize frizz and increase shine in your hair!

Because serums often contain sealing oils, hair serums will easily smooth your cuticles so that they lay down flat and reduce frizz. You can opt to make a DIY hair serum for frizzy hair, or just buy one and focus on school instead.

Check out the best anti frizz serum for natural hair right here.

Another use for hair serums is to increase shine. As with hair growth and frizz, you can also make a DIY hair shine serum right at home, though a premade serum is quicker and less hassle.

Getting shine from a serum is simple! Hair serums coat your hair and give it a protective layer that easily reflects light off your curls.

And just like that, you’ll have instant shine!

Refresh Your Hair With a Serum Water


Short on time and need to refresh your hair? Use a serum water!

Just take an empty spray bottle and fill it with warm water. Add in a little of your favorite hair serum and spray evenly on your hair. Voila! You’re ready to go to school.

How to Apply Serum to Curly Hair

Now you know the benefits of hair serum for curly hair, but you might still have a few questions like —

“Can I apply hair serum on my scalp?” or “When should I apply hair serum?” or even “How often should I apply serum?”

We’ve got you covered. 

First, about your scalp...

While the best hair serums are made of scalp-safe oils, we don’t recommend applying hair serums directly to your scalp. This could cause unnecessary buildup, and you don’t want to deal with that on your next wash day! Plus, who wants greasy roots? 

Your scalp naturally produces its own oil, so skip the hair serum on this area. Just use it on your hair shaft.

When to apply hair serum — the simple answer is any time of day! 

In the morning before school is likely best though, especially if you’re on a tight schedule.

Lastly, if you’re still wondering, “How often should you apply hair serum?”

We recommend 2 to 3 times a week at most, to minimize the potential of over-coating your hair. You still want your hair to be able to easily receive moisture, after all! 

So if you decide that you're going to try this at home, whether a DIY or premade hair serum, please comment below with your results.

How did it turn out?

Share below to help a curlfriend!



are you only using a few drops of apricot oil and grapeseed oil in the DIY hair growth?

Lynne Douglas

Tried and True! I am new to this real wash n go and actually getting results I am proud to go out of the house and display. I believe that until CurlMix I have never really seen my true natural hair ! I love it. This remedy really works for me helping manageability as well as making my grey hair sparkle. The fine mist from our CM sprayer gives just the right amount of moisture so no drips. Follow directions because you don’t need a lot of serum for awesome results. I barely cover the “x” in the middle of my palm and the mist turns to a glorious sheen as the moisture gets locked in while styling. I am experimenting with different styles. Thanks for this new hair confidence!


the one I purchased made my hair dry, was the worst experience ever with my hair

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