The last time I bought anti-frizz hair serum I think money was really tight…so I decided to forego my FAV product, Biosilk Silk Therapy Serum, and instead bought this got2bstuff for about 6 bucks. No offense “got2b by Unisex” but ICK! I haven’t really liked it since the day I purchased it. It’s super thick and sticky and just felt like it weighed my hair down. But of course I wasn’t going to waste it!. So month after month I have used this stuff (I swear! The bottle was bottomless!)…until now. The bottle is FINALLY empty, and I was looking forward to going back to my tried and true BioSilk.
So there I am…in the grocery store…eyeing the hair products shelves when I see it! I think I heard angels singing! I was so happy to be reunited with my old friend!
If my life had a soundtrack you would insert the Record Player Scratch sound effect here. You know…the one that sounds like a record needle pulled violently across an album? Because when I saw the price for that TINY little bottle…($15 for 5 ounces!) I was slightly mortified. I guess I shouldn’t have been because I’ve purchased it many times in the past….but I guess I have had enough of a shift in attitude about paying for over-priced, over-packaged stuff since the last time I bought it…that I experienced genuine sticker shock.
I went ahead and bought it though. You see, I HAVE TO have some sort of anti-frizz, smoothing product to put in my hair after I wash it and before I blow dry it or my hair comes out looking something like this:
But ever since I bought that little bottle…I’ve been experiencing this vague feeling of “buyers remorse”. Especially when I think about the homemade version of things I’ve been making for pennies on the dollar! *ding ding ding ding ding*! It FINALLY occurred to me (I can be a bit slow) that I needed to look for a homemade, natural alternative!
Did you know that most hair serums are loaded with silicone? Silicone, that over time, coats the hair, causing it to weaken and break after extended use. Well that’s ALL I need!
After quite a bit of time researching this (believe it or not, there’s not a lot of people making their own hair serum! lol.) I did manage to come up with what looks to be a very promising homemade version of the over-priced stuff they peddle in the stores. It has 4 ingredients.…two of which I already have on hand.
Now I’m on the lookout for these two oils:
Camellia Oil Blocks Harmful UV Rays, Maintains a Healthy pH, Promotes Hair Growth, Conditions Scalp
Avocado Oil is highly therapeutic oil is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B5 (Panthothenic acid), Vitamin D, E, minerals, protein, lecithin and fatty acids. Perfect hair moisturizer. Great substitute for silicones!!!!
Castor oil is rich in fatty acids and is soothing and lubricating. Smoothes cuticles and softens coarse hair
And here’s the recipe………
Anti Frizz Serum Recipe for Hair
- 4 ounces Camellia Oil
- 1/2 ounce Castor Oil
- 1/2 ounce Unrefined Avocado Oil
- 25 drops Essential oils for scent
Choose a natural, organic essential oil according to the healing properties desired. Use myrrh or peppermint for dry hair, lavender or rose oil for fine hair to normal hair, or add lemon or chamomile for golden highlights. Avoid using synthetic oils.
Combine all ingredients in a DARK GLASS bottle (sunlight is damaging to all oil types). Shake well before each use
To Use: Apply a small amount to damp hair before blowdrying or apply a very small amount to dry hair for smoothing and shine.