DIY Hair Serum

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Ready to add some shine and pizazz to your hair?

I love my hair serum from doTERRA. However….I neglected to order some this month and my bottle is on E so I set out to make my own. I  read a bunch of articles about oils that are good for hair and what good carriers would be. I’ve come  up with something that’s a winning combination for my hair. I may not need to order another bottle after all.

What is hair serum for?

Hair serums can protect your hair from dust and humidity. It also makes hair appear shinier and healthier.  By adding essential oils and also massaging into the scalp, you can keep your scalp healthy as well as encourage hair growth.  If you have dry or frizzy hair,  it can also help calm the crazy down a notch.

There are many different essential oil options to choose from depending on your needs and your nose. And mixing up hair serum is literally a 3 minute job (I spent longer deciding on what smells I wanted)

I repurposed an empty 15mL oil bottle (I use them for lots of different things, like when people join my oil community, I fill them with carrier oils and add to their welcome gift). For this project you’ll also want to have dropper top – and if you decide to join my oil fam, just ask me and I’ll include one in your welcome pack too!

In the 15mL bottle, you’ll add approximately 20 drops of essential oil and top with a carrier (told you it was simple)

Let’s talk essential oils.

You can use any combination you like. This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but it’s enough to get you started. If you want to know about others, let’s talk!

Sandalwood:
By far my FAVORITE for my hair, Sandalwood helps your hair retain moisture, and it enhances sheen. It’s also very good for your scalp and encourages healthy sebum production.

Cedarwood:
Cedarwood oil can stimulate hair follicles and increases circulation to the scalp to help combat thinning hair. It has also been helpful at soothing dandruff symptoms.

Clary Sage:
Clary Sage promotes a healthy scalp and ecourages hair growth. It’s rich in anti-oxidants and can strengthen hair follicles.

Juniper Berry:
Juniper Berry is helpful for oily hair and helps strengthen brittle strands. It promotes a healthy scalp – and encourages hair to stay on your head . 😉

Lavender:
This study found that lavender increased the number of hair follicles resulting in a thicker head of hair and stronger roots.

Rosemary:
Rosemary helps ease dandruff due to its ability to minimize scalp itchiness and flakes. It’s balancing so it works well on dry hair as well as oily hair and can help prevent split ends.

So what carriers to use?

You choose – you can use one or any combination. I chose Sandalwood, Cedarwood, and Clary Sage

Jojoba Oil:
Jojoba oil is moisturizing to hair and its follicles and doesn’t leave any residue. It also encourages hair cells to reproduce.

Avocado Oil:
Avocado oil can stimulate blood flow to your hair follicles. With improved blood flow and circulation to the scalp, more nutrients can reach the follicles to stimulate new growth and healthier hair in general.

Argan Oil:
Argan oil works incredibly well for promoting shine and gloss, taming the frizzies and leaving hair softer and more manageable.

After washing your hair,  massage a small amount of hair serum into hair and scalp.   I have medium  length, fairly thin hair and use 3-4 drops. You’ll need to figure out what’s appropriate for your hair,  but that’s a good starting point.  You don’t need much.

This small bottle of serum will likely last you a couple of months –  and it will cost you just a few dollars to make.  Plus – you have complete control over what goes in it so it’s exactly suited to your needs. Can’t get better than that. (my little bottle is now hanging out with my other personal care oil necessities in the bathroom)

 

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