My Search For An Affordable Anti Frizz Serum
I have tried quite a few different anti frizz serums in my search for the perfect one, but my favorite one, Biosilk Silk Therapy Serum, has one distinct drawback: the price tag. Paying $15 for 5 ounces of serum is not my idea of a good deal!
I’ve tried more affordable serums too, but many of them made my hair feel unpleasantly sticky. Some of them also contained silicone, which coats hair and lead to breakage, which is not exactly what I’m looking for in a hair product.
After doing some research, I came up with a recipe for a homemade hair serum that I ended up liking a lot! This DIY hair serum leaves my hair feeling soft and silky, without weighing it down!
What’s In This DIY Hair Serum?
The first ingredient in this homemade hair serum is avocado oil, which is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B5, D, and E, as well as minerals, protein, lecithin, and fatty acids. It’s the a great moisturizer and makes a great substitute for silicone.
The recipe also features castor oil, which is rich in fatty acids, and has a soothing and lubricating effect that leaves a silky soft texture behind. Castor oil is also known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties that can help keep dandruff away.
Finally, flaxseed oil helps to promote hair growth and nourishes hair with omega-3 fatty acids. (You can read more about the benefits of flaxseed oil here.) The oils in this hair serum work together to smooth hair and condition the scalp. Learn how to make it below!
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DIY Hair Serum Recipe
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon castor oil
- 1 1/2 ounces flaxseed oil
- 25 drops essential oils (optional)*
*Note: Adding essential oils to your serum is a great way to customize it. Here are a few recommendations:
- For dry hair, try: myrrh or peppermint oil.
- For fine or normal hair, try: lavender or rose oil.
- For a highlighting effect, try: lemon or chamomile oil.
Add the avocado and castor oil to a small amber or dark-colored spray bottle. Fill to just shy of full with flaxseed oil, then add your essential oils (if using). Replace the spray top and shake to combine.
Using And Storing Your DIY Hair Serum
To lengthen its shelf-life, store this homemade hair serum in your fridge. Before each use, give it a good shake to remix the oils, then apply a spritz or two to damp hair. You can also add a small amount to dry hair for a little extra shine and moisture.
I have loved using this serum! It is nice and lightweight, but provides plenty of healthy oils to make my hair soft and shiny. It also saves money, and can help strengthen your hair over time!
Do you have a favorite hair serum?