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…

Originally Published on March 12, 2017 | Updated on July 5, 2020

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!

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

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!

So if you’ve been wondering “How can I make my own hair oil?” oh you’re in the right place

 

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What is the best oil for your hair?

Take a peek at the back of any store-bought hair oils or hair serums, and you’ll notice a few all-star oils over and over again.

OLIVE OIL FOR HAIR

Olive oil is a staple in the kitchen but… is olive oil good for hair?

Olive oil has protective and nutritional qualities that help hair look and feel healthier.

Not only does it deeply moisturize hair and prevent split ends, but its natural antibacterial properties may support a healthy scalp and reduce dandruff.

ARGAN OIL FOR HAIR

Argan oil is often referred to as “liquid gold” thanks to its skincare and haircare benefits.

It’s packed with fatty acids and powerful antioxidants, such as vitamin E, that have been shown to have benefits for your scalp and hair.

Best of all, it’s lightweight and quickly absorbed into the hair shaft, and so won’t leave you looking like an oil slick!

JOJOBA OIL FOR HAIR

Jojobs oil is actually a liquid wax. Like argan and olive oil, it helps protect hair, preventing dryness, breakage, and split ends.

Jojoba is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish hair, including vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E, copper, and zinc.

Like argan oil, jojoba oil is extremely lightweight and easily absorbed into the hair, leaving it healthy and moisturized without weighing it down.


What about essential oils? Which essential oils are best for your hair?

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LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL FOR HAIR

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.

PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL FOR HAIR

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.


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

DIY Natural Hair Serum For Frizzy Hair

Combined, jojoba oil, argan oil, and olive oil deeply nourish hair without leaving it looking or feeling greasy, which I’m sure we’ll all agree is something we want to avoid!

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.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 oz (1 tablespoon) organic jojoba oil
  • 1/2 oz (1 tablespoon) organic argan oil
  • 1 oz (2 tablespoons) olive oil*
  • 16 drops organic lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops organic peppermint essential oil

*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 2 oz glass dropper bottle.

DIRECTIONS:

  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.

NOTES:

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.


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  1. 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?

  2. 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.

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

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

  5. 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 !!

  6. 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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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

  9. 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 🙂

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

  11. 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!

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

  13. 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?