Easy Homemade Hair Serum For Different Hair Types

Hair serums can protect your tresses from UV rays, pollution, and dirt. There are many options available at beauty stores, but big brands charge high prices, while a cheap serum may leave your skin sticky. The main ingredient used in hair serums available commercially is silicone which makes hair shiny, but brittle with consistent use. The chemicals can also lead to build-up in the scalp.

Homemade Hair Serum

If you feel your hair is more manageable after using a hair serum, then you can make one on your own. They are relatively free from chemicals and super easy to make. Below, we have categorized hair serum for different type of hair using natural ingredients.

The best part of the hair serum is you can add the choice of your fragrance and stock up use after use.

DIY Hair Serum to Treat All Types of Hair:

Here is the top inexpensive hair serum recipe for all types of hair.

1. For Dry Hair:

Description:

This hair serum for dry hair uses ingredients like avocado, sweet almond oil, and castor for nourishing hair with right amount of fatty acids. Its oils get easily absorbable into the scalp and nourish hair follicles. This hair serum also unclogs follicles for boosting hair growth. The presence of sweet almond oil can prevent hair loss with its presence of antioxidants. And the essential oils can boost hair scalp health and leave a sweet fragrance.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 tsp castor oil
  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 6 tsp/ 1/3 cup sweet almond oil
  • 8 drops lavender essential oil
  • 7 drops sandalwood essential oil

Directions:

  • Add 6 tsp or 1/3 cupn of sweet almond oil into a mixing bowl.
  • Mix 1 tsp castor oil and two tsp avocado oil into it.
  • Add 8 drops lavender essential oil to the oil mixture. Then add 7 drops of sandalwood essential oil.
  • Use a hand blender to mix all the ingredients.
  • Filter the oil blend and transfer into a container.
  • Add 2 to 3 drops of hair serum between your palms.
  • Apply the serum onto freshly, washed hair.

Tips:

Use it as a leave-in conditioner and do not rinse it out. Use it each time after washing your hair to keep off from frizz. This hair serum has a shelf life for up to six months.

2. For Oily Hair:

Description:

Those with oily hair are more prone to greasiness. They may tackle the problem by using a lightweight serum that won’t weigh their hair down. Making use of a serum with extra-virgin coconut oil can be suitable as it is light and nourishing for hair. You can also use essential oils for boosting hair and scalp.

For this DIY hair serum, the ingredients that used are lemon, rosemary, and orange essential oils. These oils can prevent sebum oil secretion, and control an oily scalp.

Things you’ll need:

  • 3 tsp extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 3 to 4 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 3 to 4 drops lemon essential oil
  • 3 to 4 drops orange essential oil

Directions:

  • Add 3 tsp extra-virgin coconut oil into a bowl.
  • Mix 3 to 4 drops of rosemary, orange essential oil, and lemon.
  • Use a small hand blender to mix it well.
  • Transfer the oil blend into a contain using a funnel.
  • Add a coin-sized amount of hair serum onto palms and apply on freshly washed hair. You can also apply the serum before bedtime and wash off next morning.

Tips:

The hair serum is ideal to use once or twice a week. The shelf life of this serum is six months.

3. For Hair Growth:

Description:

The serum contains essential oils and herbs that are beneficial for healthy scalp and hair growth. The ingredients needed to make serum for hair growth are nettle, aloe vera gel, essential oils, and horsetail. The nettle is packed with Vitamin A, C, and k, iron, magnesium, and potassium. It is mostly used in other natural hair products for stimulating hair growth.

Horsetail has high silica content and great for boosting hair growth. Aloe vera gel soothes scalp and act as a smoothing base for the serum. And essential oils like rosemary, clary sage, and lavender guarantee a healthy scalp.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 cup distilled water
  • 2 tsp dried nettle leaf
  • 2 tsp horsetail leaf
  • 2 tsp natural aloe vera gel
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 10 drops clary sage essential oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil

Directions:

  • Boil 1 cup of distilled water and add the dried nettle and horsetail leaf.
  • Allow the herbs to boil in the water for 10 minutes at least or until water cools off.
  • Strain the herbs and transfer the infused water into a spray bottle.
  • Mix the essential oils and aloe vera. Shake well.
  • Store in the refrigerator for three months.
  • Shake well before use.

Tips:

Spray on the hair roots once or twice daily. You can even use it before bedtime.

4. For Frizzy Hair:

Description:

Are you suffering from frizzy hair? Then you can try this hair serum with natural, effective ingredients like Vitamin E, aloe vera gel, coconut oil, and rose water. The coconut oil can be infused with Vitamin E for nourishing the hair. The aloe vera gel can act as a smoothening formula for treating frizzy hair. The rose water is known to boost hair growth. And jasmine essential oil can add a sweet fragrance.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 tsp extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tsp aloe vera gel
  • 1 ½ tsp rose water
  • ½ tsp or one capsule of vitamin E oil
  • 6 drops of jasmine essential oil

Directions:

  • Add 2 tsp of aloe vera gel into a mixing bowl. You can add the extract of fresh aloe vera gel.
  • Mix 1 ½ tsp rose water into the blend.
  • Use a hand blender and whisk the mixture together.
  • Add 1 tsp extra-virgin coconut oil to the mixture.
  • Squeeze one vitamin E capsule content into the blend. Or use ½ tsp of Vitamin E oil if you are using a bottle.
  • Whisk the ingredients using a blender.
  • Finally add 6 drops of jasmine essential oil.
  • Pour the homemade hair serum into a bottle and use a funnel to prevent spilling.

Tips:

You can use the serum every time you wash your hair for treating frizzy hair. Rub a small amount of serum between your palms. The shelf life of the hair serum is one to two months.

5. For Hair Straightening:

Description:

Flat iron for hair straightening can lead to hair damage. You can naturally straighten your hair using an oil blend. It can smoothen out unmanageable tresses and leave behind a glossy finish.

The recipe for this hair serum has ingredients like soyabean, olive oil, coconut oil, and jojoba oil to deeply nourish hair and give it a straighter look.

Things you’ll need:

  • 1 tsp extra-virgin coconut oil
  • 1 tsp jojoba oil
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp soybean oil
  • 5 drops essential oil

Directions:

  • Transfer 1 tsp of extra-virgin coconut oil into a container.
  • Mix 1 tsp olive oil and jojoba oil into the blend. And add ½ tsp of soybean.
  • Mix 5 drops jasmine essential oil into the mixture.
  • Whisk the blend together and put it in an empty bottle (Make use of a funnel to prevent spillage).

Tips:

Partition freshly, washed hair into four sections. Add two to three drops of the oil into your palm while covering the entire hair length. Repeat the process. Comb your hair using a wide-toothed comb once finished. Cover your hair using a shower cap. Wait 15-20 minutes and let your hair loose. You will notice a straightened finish. Try this treatment twice or thrice a week to maintain a straight finish. The shelf life of the serum is one year.

6. For Adding Shine To Hair:

Description:

The oil blend makes for a great hair serum for restoring shine to your locks. This natural hair serum has ingredients like almond oil, jojoba oil, and avocado to greatly nourish hair without leaving it greasy. It also contains argan oil to give a natural luster to hair with its presence of Vitamin E and fatty acids while the grapeseed oil adds extra gloss.

Things you’ll need:

  • 2 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 tsp jojoba oil
  • 1 tsp almond oil
  • 1 tsp argan oil
  • 1 tsp grapeseed oil

Directions:

  • Add 1 tsp jojoba oil into a mixing container.
  • Add 1 tsp almond oil and argan oil and 2 tsp avocado oil into the mixture.
  • Mix 1 tsp grapeseed oil into the blend.
  • Use a hand blender to mix the oils.
  • Transfer into a container.

Tips:

Apply a small amount of the serum onto hair for one hour and wash off for best results. The shelf life of the serum is one year.

7. For Wavy Or Curly Hair:

Description:

If you suffer from wavy or curly hair, then you can try this hair serum for controlling curls. This homemade hair formula is an effective blend of peppermint essential oil and jojoba oil for taming curls. You can also make use of other essential oil for making this serum.

The presence of jojoba oil smoothen hair while peppermint adds fragrance to hair.

Things you’ll need:

  • 2 tsp jojoba oil
  • 5 drops peppermint essential oil

Directions:

  • Add 2 tsp of jojoba oil into an empty spray bottle.
  • Add 5 drops of peppermint essential oil and mix the blend together.
  • Transfer into a dark bottle.
  • Shampoo off hair as normal.

Tips:

Apply a small amount of the hair serum onto damp hair. Wait for 30 minutes. Rinse your hair using cool water. The shelf life of the hair serum is one year.

Tips to Maintain Hair:

Here are few tips that you can follow:

  • Store your hair serum in an empty dark bottle. Keep it in a cool, dark place.
  • Do not use extra serum or more than required as it can leave the hair oily and sticky.
  • Apply serum onto damp hair and not dripping wet hair for best results.
  • Do not rub your hair using towel as it leads to friction. Pat the hair dry.

These are some of the ways you can make homemade hair serum. Have you tried any of these methods or thinking of trying one? Leave us a feedback in the comment section below.

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