Drew Barrymore Says This Repair Serum 'Saved' Her Damaged Hair

Barrymore’s strands were “fried” after months of daily heat styling before she discovered the recovery formula.

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Drew Barrymore in a red suit with long curly hair
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Summer is approaching quickly, and for many that means the season of the glow-up. Think: a confident mindset, outfits you feel great in, and, if beauty is your preferred form of self-care, a daily regimen that results in glowy skin and healthy hair. But if the latter hasn't been so easy to achieve and you're struggling with dry or heat-damaged strands, Drew Barrymore may have a solution.

In an Instagram video posted from her bathroom over the weekend, Barrymore explained that her hair was recently "fried" to the point where "it felt like it could just snap." To repair that damage and "show love" to her locks, Barrymore said she uses the JVN Instant Recovery Serum (Buy It, $28, jvnhair.com), adding that it "saved" her hair.

Barrymore also shouted out JVN Hair (founded by Queer Eye's beauty guru, Jonathan Van Ness) and this "amazing" recovery serum earlier this year, demonstrating how it could even protect a piece of bread from being toasted.

Formulated to repair breakage and protect from further damage, this hard-working serum hydrating squalane and niacinamide with charged lemon protein — a vitamin-c rich ingredient which, according to the brand, "bonds to hair to restore strength and shine" while protecting from heat and chemical damage. In a study conducted by the brand on bleached hair swatches, the serum protected hair structure at up to 450 degrees and even reduced split ends by 40 percent. (BTW: Barrymore previously said her pores were "visibly gone" thanks to this $18 mask.)

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Buy It: JVN Instant Recovery Serum, $28, jvnhair.com

To use, Barrymore "takes a good amount" and "furiously works in through the ends" of her damp hair, starting at the middle, before heat styling. And the formula doesn't just have Barrymore's stamp of approval — hundreds of customers on the JVN Hair site also swear it lives up to its promises.

"This is going to keep me from having to cut inches off every year due to heat damage," wrote one shopper with thin, highlighted hair. Another user with curly hair noted that after blow drying, their hair was "quite a bit smoother [with] almost no frizz at all, no static, super shiny and very soft!''. A third person, who uses "a lot of heat" on their curls, wrote that the serum makes their strands feel "so healthy and soft" and never "heavy or weighed down." (Pssst: These are the best heat protectant sprays according to reviewers.)

If, like Drew, you want to be "good to your hair" while still having fun with styling, the $28 JVN Instant Recovery Serum might be exactly what you need for your summer looks ahead.

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