I love the winter season, the hot coffee, long boots, overcoats, and everything around it but it also brings a host of problems, the unmanageable hair problems being one of them that you need to battle. Dry and brittle hair and frizziness are the most common occurrences you have to deal with during the cold spell. Frizzy hair often happens when the cuticle layer of hair is raised, making hair appear dry and frizzy instead of nourished and smooth. Hair serum Hair serum Hair serum Hair serum
It is very important to pamper and shower some love on your hair during this time as your skin. The best way to deal with these problems is to go natural. Today I will be sharing a quick DIY hair serum which can solve the problem of frizziness and dryness.
What is the difference between traditional hair oil and hair serum
Hair serum is a hair care solution that gives an extra boost to the health, texture, and shine of our hair. Unlike traditional hair oil, it is designed to treat the surface of the hair as a quick fix rather than penetrating the cuticles and conditioning the fibers from inside. It Protects against humidity, adds shine, keeps frizz away, and makes your hair smoother. It fights the vigorous brushing or combing and heat styling by forming a protective layer on the cuticles. It also protects hair from pollution and other environmental factors reflect light and make the hair look incredibly glossy. Best for dry hair or split ends and can also be used for styling
- 1 tablespoon organic jojoba oil
- 1 tablespoon organic argan oil
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 16 drops organic lavender essential oil
- 10 drops organic peppermint essential
- 1 tablespoon Aloe vera gel
- A small bottle or dropper
Let us understand the benefits of each of these ingredients to know how they will help our hair
Benefits of Jojoba oil
Pronounced as ho-ho-ba, this lightweight oil improves shine and hydration. It is rich in vitamins and minerals that nourish hair, including vitamin C, B vitamins, vitamin E, copper, and zinc. It is a miracle for dry, damaged, or dull hair and also promotes hair growth. The idea behind this is that the oil moisturizes hair follicles, which prevents dryness that leads to hair loss. And because jojoba oil has natural antifungal and antibacterial agents, it usually plays nicely with dandruff, and can even help calm your flakes. Jojoba oil works by forming a protective coating over each hair strand, which helps reduce frizz, lock in moisture, and make hair soft, shiny, and tangle-free.
Benefits of Argan oil
Argan oil — or “liquid gold,” as many refer to it — is made from the fresh kernels of the fruit of the Argan tree in Morocco. It has been used by Moroccan women for centuries to protect skin from sun damage. A 2013 study Trusted Source found that the antioxidant activity in argan oil protected skin against free radical damage from the sun. This benefit may also extend to the hair, helping to prevent drying and other damage from ultraviolet rays.
The high content of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamin E present in argan oil naturally helps to increase hair’s elasticity and consistently restore shine to dull, lifeless hair. Vitamin E—which argan oil is high in—helps keep your follicles free from damage all while helping to prevent splitting and breakage. The medium-chain fatty acids in argan oil have a protective effect that can help prevent damage from washing and styling.
Benefits of Olive oil
A study has shown that olive oil is an excellent hair conditioner. It can also help treat hair damage. As a hair care ingredient, it can keep your hair hydrated, making it more manageable. Mice studies have shown that oleuropein, a compound found in olive oil, can promote hair growth too. Use of olive oil on just the ends of your hair moisturizes the brittle ends and will help smooth down the split ends, taming the frizz and the flyaway hairs. This is a great solution for those who routinely flat iron their hair. When used after straightening your hair, olive oil will hold give moisture and a bit of weight to the ends, keeping your hair looking smooth.
Benefits of Lavender oil
Essential oils are increasingly popular home remedies. Among them, lavender has become a widespread essential oil favorite. It has healthy antiseptic qualities. It is used for promoting hair growth and hair thickness because it improves blood circulation. Lavender oil lubricates the scalp and helps to balance sebum production. It will nourish the hair and moisturize the scalp while calming your senses with the pleasant scent of pure Lavender Oil.
Benefits of peppermint oil
Peppermint oil is the essence of peppermint extracted into the oil. Peppermint essential oil helps with dry scalp, stimulate hair follicles, and soothes and strengthens hair. It is packed with conditioning and nourishing properties. Its antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial properties can heal scalp inflammation and treat dandruff and head lice. Its ability to neutralize certain pathogenic micro-organisms on the skin’s surface makes it an interesting and effective ingredient for combatting a dry, itchy scalp. The pungent aroma of peppermint oil also enhances energy, lifts your mood, and relieves stress
Benefits of Aloe vera Gel
We all know how widely Aloe vera gel is used in skin and hair care. It rejuvenates hair, imparts elasticity, and minimizes breakage. It forms a protective layer around hair strands that keeps hair consistently hydrated and safe from the damaging effects of the sun, pollution, and other environmental elements. Keratin is the primary protein of hair, and aloe gel has a chemical makeup that is similar to that of keratin. It is a multi-purpose styling product, primarily as a conditioner and detangling agent, keeping hair frizz-free, smooth, and shiny.
Directions to make
- Combine all ingredients into your bottle or jar.
- Shake gently to mix all of the ingredients together.
How to use
- Before each use, shake well.
- Spritz serum lightly over wet hair after showering. Do not apply too much, just a couple of sprays is all you need. If you apply too much, your hair will look oily
- You can reapply as often as needed
- Comb through with wide tooth comb
Other important things to keep in mind to control the frizz
- Only wash your hair every 2-3 days (this keeps hair from drying out)
- Deep condition hair to lock in the moisture
- Don’t touch your hair – The more your touch your hair, the more the hair cuticle is likely to get roughed up, and the frizzier your hair will get.
This is the DIY of the month, I have been using consistently for the past couple of months and have seen a significant change in my hair. Let me know in the comments or here if you try this DIY. Check out my this section to know about more such DIYs.
Happy DIY 🙂