Homemade hair serum recipes for every type of ailing strand

Spring is here and frizz is real for most of us. Whether it’s rain, winds or premature wet days that surprise us, strands of hair take their place and I, for one, won’t stand it. This is where a completely Homemade natural hair serum I started designing a plan to fight dry hair and frizz in one bottle. I spend way too much time braiding or styling all that hair for the spring temperatures to ruin my look in minutes. Haven’t we all suffered enough from winter?

Over-the-counter hair serums are used for a variety of reasons. For one, they can implant much-needed moisture into your hair while keeping your activity in check. They are also a wonderful way to give your hair some shine and softness. For most of my life, hair serums were THE finishing product for everyone my hairstyles. I’ve tried every type available for purchase, from drugstore brands to natural products to high-end serums that my stylist friends have generously gifted me. Regardless of the price, they all had a few annoying traits in common: they were all filled with silicones, mineral oil, and/or other less than desirable ingredients for my hair. The second was when my hair was straight and relaxed, it made my hair look greasy, unwashed and downright dirty.

I see no benefit in having frizz-free hair if it’s not soft and shiny! Also, I’m not trying to look like I just greased my hair before I left the house, and I’m sure I’m not alone here. After scouring the aisles of beauty supply stores and running out of a serum that was both affordable and effective, I decided it was high time for me and everyone I know to do their own treatments for acne. frizz in the comfort of their own home.

Since you know your hair best, feel free to substitute oils with ingredients that you have found to be more effective. Have fun with the DIYs!

Anti-frizz hair serum (dry and thick hair)

Here’s what you’ll need to make this first hair serum for coarse strands:

  • 1/2 oz castor oil (your emollient)
  • 1 oz avocado oil (your detangler and nutrients)
  • 3 oz almond oil or apricot seed oil (your dream of anti-frizz hydration)
  • 10 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 8 drops cedarwood essential oil

First mix your oils together and then add your essential oils. Store in a tinted bottle and apply to damp hair before styling. If you’re going out of a protective style, I recommend misting your hair with water before removing your hair, then using your hair serum.

Anti-frizz serum for hair (fine and oily hair)

This serum is really great for all hair types, but it’s an especially great option for those with oily hair. This is my version of a pretty great hair serum recipe of a good thing by Jillee.

  • 1 oz raspberry seed oil
  • 1 ounce of jojoba oil
  • 3 ounces camellia oil
  • 12 drops of grapefruit essential oil
  • 8 drops of bergamot essential oil

First mix your oils together and then add your essential oils. Store in a tinted bottle and apply to wet to damp hair before styling. Get ready for people to ooh and ahh at your shiny locks.

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Melissa R. Brumfield