DIY: Hair Serum
Don’t you feel that your hair is getting damaged day by day due to the excess heat from you hair straighteners, curlers or other hair equipments? So how are you going to protect your hair from damage? Hair serums are meant for treating and preparing hair before using heat on your hair as they prevent your hair from breakage. Usually, hair serums contain Silicon which tends to coat your hair like a plastic. This may give a smooth and shiny effect instantly, but silicon content eventually damages your hair which leads to hair fall and breakage. Other than the branded hair serums you get from markets, there are many simple homemade hair serum recipes which helps your hair by nourishing and protecting it. Let us see today, two simple and effective hair serum recipes for dry and oily hair types with natural and essential oils.
For Oily Hair
Oily hairs should go for a light oil as a base for making your hair serum. Oils like coconut oil, jojoba oil are lighter than other oils and hence they are perfect for oily hairs and scalps. The excess oiliness in hair is caused due to the sebum produced by the sebaceous gland, which makes hair looks greasy all the time. Therefore, we should choose an essential oil which controls the gland and make it back to normal. Lemon, peppermint and geranium essential oils are light and suits oily hair the best. To make the serum, mix few drops of any essential oil mentioned above with 100 ml of coconut or jojoba oil. Shake well and store this serum in a dark and tight screw type bottle. This oil can be applied over dry or damp hair to retain it’s moisture and also to prevent excess oiliness. If you are not ready to get the oily look on day time, I highly recommend to massage this serum over hair and scalp every night before going to bed.
For Dry Hair
Dry hair types are usually prone to split ends and breakage. Thick concentrated and moisturizing oils like castor oil should be selected as the serum base. For dry scalps, essential oils like rosewood and lavender suits well. So, mix few drops of any of these essential oils with 100ml of pure castor oil, shake well and store in a airtight bottle. If you feel that the consistency of the castor oil is very thick, you can add 20ml of coconut oil to lighten the consistency. A daily massage on dry scalps with this hair serum results in beautiful, lustrous and nourished hair without any split ends dryness. Leaving the serum overnight gives doubt benefits to dry hair.
Tips to Remember
- Avoid using hair straighteners, curlers and other heat producing hair equipment soften as they may damage your hair which leads to lifeless dull look.
- These hair serums can be used even twice or thrice a week to nourish and protect hair as they are made naturally without any silicon or other harmful preservatives.