DIY All-Natural Hair Serum For Frizzy Hair

Homemade Hair Serum For Frizzy Hair Recipe

This DIY All-Natural Hair Serum For Frizzy Hair nourishes and conditions hair while smoothing fly-aways to reduce frizz. It’s as effective as it is simple — made with just a few natural ingredients! Let’s take a closer look…

Got a case of the fly-aways?

A mane that just can’t be tamed?

Oh my friend, I feel ya.

I may have straight hair but I’ve always struggled with frizz. And so over the years, I tried smoothing hair product after smoothing hair product, looking for the holy grail.

Much like my struggle with adult acne and my search for the the perfect topical solution, it wasn’t until I turned towards oils that I found what I was looking for!

And upon inspecting the ingredient label of my favorite smoothing hair serum, I soon realized: hey, this sounds like something I could make pretty easily!

Since using oils — and this DIY All-Natural Hair Serum for Frizzy hair in particular — my hair has never been smoother or healthier.

Related: DIY Hot Coconut Oil Hair Treatment with Essential Oils for Thick, Healthy Locks

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Not only does this DIY hair serum reduce frizz, but it protects and nourishes hair too.

Olive oil is intensely moisturizing while jojoba oil absorbs into hair quickly and doesn’t weigh it down.

The two are perfect together — they don’t leave hair looking or feeling greasy, which I’m sure we’ll all agree is something we want to avoid!

DIY Natural Hair Serum For Frizzy Hair

Lavender and peppermint essential oils aren’t just included to add some natural fragrance to the DIY hair serum — both have been found to help promote hair growth.

One study found that lavender essential significantly increased the number of hair follicles and deepened the depth of hair follicles, reducing hair fallout and increasing overall thickness.

Another study found that peppermint essential oil did the same. Though this serum is applied to the ends of hair rather than directly to the scalp, some of the oil may naturally migrate to the scalp with brushing.

Related: The Top 10 Essential Oils for Skincare



DIY All-Natural Hair Serum For Frizzy Hair

Homemade Hair Serum For Frizzy Hair Recipe

This DIY All-Natural Hair Serum For Frizzy Hair nourishes and conditions hair while smoothing fly-aways to reduce frizz. It’s as effective as it is simple — made with just a few natural ingredients!

  • Author: Body Unburdened
  • Yield: 1 oz 1x


*Yes, go ahead and pull that bottle of olive oil out from the pantry!

You’ll also need a small bottle or jar. I recommend a 1 oz glass dropper bottle.


  1. Combine all ingredients into your bottle or jar.
  2. Shake gently to mix all of the ingredients together.
  3. Apply a dime- to quarter-sized amount of oil to damp hair, concentrating most on the ends.


I’ve found that using a brush made with natural boar bristle helps to distribute the serum and my hair’s own natural oils, helping to reduce frizz even more! I definitely suggest giving it a shot.

Keywords: DIY hair serum, hair oil

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  1. Nadia, I love your Ideas, I have been using oils for the last two months and sadly I am spottier than before I started, I must be using the wrong products or the wrong ratio. I wash my face at night with castor oil, may add jojoba oil, lavender oil,(I don’t measure just pour into my hand) wash off with a hot flannel then it is only now I rinse face with cold water to close the pores (never knew I had to). Afterwards I dab on Lemon essential oil, lavender and tamanu and occasionally tea tree. I am 55 years with acne scarring and the occasional breakouts, and wrinkles which I would love to make disappear or soften. please advise step by step.

  2. I’m using coconut oil to control my fizz for the past week with little success. I guess I should try using castor oil instead!
    Are you using the brush to help control how much you’re getting out from the bottle? I’m very worried to have too much on my hair which makes it looks very flat, oily and untidy.

  3. Castor oil? I’m newly looking into essential oils and various carrier oils etc to solve my various beauty ailments naturally. This is the first I’m hearing of the use of castor oil but my understanding of castor oil made me rather surprised by the idea of using it on my body. Totally a preconception and I’m more than open to looking into using it and finding organic versions etc. One thing I am especially concerned about, and please correct me if I’m wrong here, but aren’t there extremely harmful effects on the people who harvest the castor beans? I know that the harmful substances in the beans are inactivated during production and it won’t harm me but I can’t ethically use a product that I know substantial amounts of uninformed/desperate women in third world countries are being harmed in order to produce it. Do you know if there are ethical ways of producing the oil and any brands I could look for?

  4. Hi Nadia,

    I’m curious if you use this straight out of the shower with wet hair, damp hair or dry hair.

    Appreciate your fabulous (and very helpful) posts!


  5. Hi Nadia,

    I chanced upon your blog and love all these simple au-naturale DYI idea!

    What do you think of substituting castor oil with jojoba oil?

  6. I had sudden inexplicable hair loss, probably related to stress. I read about castor oil and started using it on my scalp every night — just my scalp. The first place I noticed new growth was at my temples — just peach fuzz, but it eventually grew out longer. Then the top of my head starting showing new growth. I could really tell the difference after a couple of months. As for my eyelashes, they got thicker and longer as did my nails. I don’t know what castor oil does, but it works. It doesn’t just keep your hair from breaking, it actually grows back hair that you lose from stress or poor diet.

  7. I am looking for some great anti-aging, anti-wrinkle products for eyes and face for over 50 skin. Thoughts?

  8. What a fantastic recipe for hair serum. It’s less than a month since I started using it as a hair serum after washing hair and as a deep moisturising scalp treatment before a hair wash. The results are amazing. My hair has the most brilliant natural shine and has become soft as silk. There so much new hair growth as well.
    Thank you for this wonderful recipe!

  9. Just wondering how you feel about ordering off of Amazon. I have always loved Amazon until I recently read an article warning not to order natural supplements from Amazon because they relabel expired bottles or get supplements from not reliable sources. It makes me wonder about ordering oils etc. from there as well.
    Thanks for your input! Love your site and would love to see more about DIYs for wrinkles.

  10. I would love to know how if that serum could be applied as a mask over night for hair loss.
    Thanks very much.

  11. Nadia, I’m glad I found this and can’t wait to try it. But I’m wondering would it be ok for color treated hair, ya think?

  12. Hey, Tiffany! Hmmmm I’m not quite sure so I just tried to do a bit of research. I see that coconut oil supposedly strips color from hair, but did not see anything for the ingredients in this DIY.

    Side note: do you use natural color? I REALLY want to do a post about that soon and am just curious!

  13. Hi,
    Will this work on frizzy loose ringleted hair? Just wondering because i don’t want to make it if it won’t work.

  14. I’ve been looking for a natural serum for frizz today online and also found castor oil recommended somewhere else. The problem is that the production of castor oil is a dangerous process often done in countries where workers aren’t protected by laws and there are human rights concerns regarding this (do a google search for ‘castor oil production harmful to workers’). The workers often suffer harmful side effects. Please don’t recommend it’s use. We have everything here in the US and there are other alternatives. Argan oil in small amounts, camellia oil, avocado oil and coconut oil, eggs, mayonnaise treatments. I have had success with most of those, going to try camellia oil next.

  15. Hi, Robin. Sorry for the super belated reply! Yes, that is something that has come to my attention recently as well. I think you do need to be careful with supplements – I am always sure to check the reviews and order through Amazon Prime which usually allows me to return a product or will refund me if something is wrong with it (only happened twice and cookware items!).

  16. Hi,
    Castor oil is sticky in nature, does it make your hair sticky or oily when apply on wet hair?

  17. I’ve got this beautiful mane that needs taming. If I dont use mousse and jel I have a frizz bomb go off on my head. I call it the medatreanian cuse. I’m going to try this method and let you know how it works with this mane.

  18. Yes Castor Oil is very nice, but one has to use special pillow cover if your leaving your hair with the oil on. It is also very thick so will not always work on curly hairs. There might be some fact that it might help grow hair by preventing hair damage or by repairing the damaged hair, but from my experience I felt it just makes your hair so sticky, that it’s more of preventing the normal hair fall. Also, I would like to say it is not good idea to mix two oils together. We read so much on internet mixing two oils but that’s not what is good for hair. Even mixing other stuff like aloe vera gel or honey with any other oil is not the perfect type of hair care. Use one thing at a time. Wash hair. And then apply the next after a week or so.

  19. Cannot wait to try this! I found a great serum by Gjarrah that says it includes Keratin (? what is that?) and almond oll. This stuff is magic and changed my life! No longer do I need to “hide” my curly, dry, brittle frizz with blow drying at every wash, but instead get to enjoy the natural, soft curls that are also actually a lot fuller than the style I’ve worn all my 61 years! I was sooo disappointed to find the product seems to have been discontinued but excited to try this great idea! I’ll keep you posted! Thanks, Alex and Nadia!!

  20. My daughter is 6 years old and she has blessed/cursed with beautiful thick,curly hair and LOTS of it. We live in Florida so humidity is our enemy, I haven’t been able to find a product or combination of products to keep her hair moisturized and shiny.
    Do you think this might help?

  21. Hi Nadia,
    I’ve been using this since yesterday and the results are amazing! I have very curly frizzy hair and the frizz has been reduced by at least 90% if not more…

    However, the skin on my head is very tingly and tickly, do you think that might be lavender’s healing properties or something else? I read you can’t REALLY be allergic to essential oils, especially not if diluted into other oils, so I’m wondering if this is just something I need to go through.

  22. So glad to hear it, Marianna! Hm that’s interesting… would you be willing to try just the castor oil and see if the feeling goes away? Then you’ll know if it’s the essential oils for sure. Truthfully, I’m not sure why it would cause your scalp to feel that way. I’d say best to maybe pull them out of the mixture if that’s what’s causing it. (The castor oil is the biggie in the recipe in terms of hair smoothing anyway.)

  23. Hello Nadia!
    It’s actually a lot better now. I haven’t exactly determined the cause of the tickly itchy feeling, but since the skin on my scalp kept looking healthy I didn’t think too much of it.
    It’s either my skin-type hayfever acting up (apparently there’s a couple of early trees blooming right now), or the weekly mild shampooing session solved it, or it really just takes a few days to get used to and then done.

    I am very glad though – using it on the eyebrows as well because one of my eyebrows is super pretty and the other one is a little scraggly. The skin underneath there is not showing any signs of problems either.

    So I think everything is fine!

  24. PS. If the feeling does return I will try it without the essential oils, although I’d hate to leave out the highly recommended lavender of course. 😉 Fortunately my hair is quite healthy already.

  25. Hey Nadia,
    Can i use this recipe with leave in conditioner or would the oil mixture be enough??

  26. Hello great advise. 🙂 I will try this out. Just wondering though I have dandruff as well. I herd lemon is good for this. What do you think?

  27. I’ve heard that apple cider vinegar (diluted) can be very helpful for dandruff though have not tried it myself!

  28. Hi Nadia,

    I’ve been looking at commercial hair serums for my hair but I so didn’t want to put all those harmful chemicals in my body.

    I use castor oil on my lashes at night, and I’m so happy to find your recipe for this all-natural hair serum. I can’t wait to start using it. 🙂

    I’m loving your blog and will be back soon!

  29. Hi Nadia
    Do you use the oil on wet hair?and are you washing the hairs after?
    Thank you

  30. Good Morning Nadia. I am curious what the Rosemary oil does? I LOVE lavendar for everything. and do you just do your roots or a good couple inches of your hair?? I am very excited to try this. I don’t use any products on my hair and air dry every day but still SOOOO frizzy. lol

    thank you 🙂

  31. hello nadia i liked your oil mix and i try it but it didnt make my hair soft like the serum that i was using do u have any idea to fix it or make it better it makes my curls less frizzyand shine but it didnt make it soft and nice

  32. Hi
    Can I use the hair serum on wet hair and blow dry heat directly on the hair?
    Also can I order your book in the UK?

  33. I have been looking for a solution to frizzy hair but more importantly to thinning and breaking eyelashes. I had chemotherapy and my long beautiful eye lashes have been replaced with little stubs… sadly. My concern is using castor oil or any essential oil around my eyes. Is this safe for eye health? Do you put it directly on eyes or just like mascara on eyelashes? Also, can you use it with mascara? My eye shadow, mascara and eyeliner often run and I look like a racoon. Help! Thanks so much.

  34. Hi Nadia, I have just ordered the essential oils from ebay, I live in Malta and what with the timescale in the water, salt from the sea, humidity, and sun my hair is wild!. So if this works I going to take a before and after shot and hopefully look human again instead of looking like a bush !!

  35. Hello Nadia! Is this a leave-on treatment or should I wash it after a couple of hours? Sorry didn’t really understand…=\

  36. Those who are concerned about castor oil production need to be sure to purchase from reputable companies! They are out there!

  37. Hi Nadia I use a mix of castor, sweet almond, avocado, jojoba, black seed oil and argan oil on my hair. I apply the mixture on dry hair at night cover it with a hairnet and wash it in the morning. Thanks to the oils I don’t have a handful of hairs when I brush my hair or when I wash my hair no more.

  38. I read this post with the how to make the hair oil but I did not see anything about using castor oil until I read some comments. What did I miss? Is there another recipe?

  39. Hi
    Everyone is talking about Castor oil in the recipe, but I don’t see it? /2 oz each of Olive & jojoba oil in a 1 oz bottle?
    Where is the Castor Oil everyone is speaking of?

  40. That is a very old recipe. Trust me: this one is better! That’s why I updated it.

  41. Hi!

    I was wondering if you could use this in dry hair in between washes. My ends get terribly dry and I’ve had trouble finding something for dry hair in between washes.


  42. Hmm I’ve never used it on dry hair but I suppose a little just to the ends would definitely add some moisture! If you give it a try, please come report back 🙂