Finding the right products to take care of curly hair can be a struggle. You will find product that will define your curls but later dry your hair up. In other cases you will find a hair product that will work perfectly for your curly hair but it be so expensive.
Good news is that you can make your own hair serum at home that will work for your curly hair. Making hair serum at home is very affordable and the ingredients used to make hair serum are safer than the ones used in manufactured serums.
In this guide, I will give you some of the hair serum recipes you can use to make hair serum at home.
Why you should make hair serums for curly hair at home?
When using a commercial hair serum, you will be putting your hair at risk of a lot of things. Most commercial hair serums have some added chemicals that ensure they last as long as they do. While this chemicals are mild, they might react with other ingredients to make some toxins that might damage your hair.
Homemade hair serums on the other hand are very safe considering you are the one making them yourself. You can choose to skip any ingredient but hair serums are usually made of oils.
Another reason why homemade hair serums are ideal is because the ingredients used are cheap and readily available. If this is the first time you have heard about homemade hair serum continue reading this guide. I will teach you all about hair serum for curly hair specifically.
How to make hair serum for curly hair?
For a hair serum to work on your curly hair, it should have the capability to define your curls and also maintain the curls for long. Although your curls might not last longer using homemade hair serum, you can use it daily since the ingredients are safe and homemade hair serum is lightweight.
Below are some recipes you can use to make hair serum for curly hair at home.
1.Homemade hair serum for kinky curly hair
Taking care of kinky curly hair requires more work than silky curly hair. You will therefore have to use ingredients that can hydrate your hair and also maintain your curls for long.
- 6 tablespoons of freshly scooped Aloe Vera gel
- 5 tablespoons of castor oil
- 5 tablespoons of cold pressed coconut oil
- 5 tablespoons of Shea butter
- 5 tablespoons of Moroccan Argan oil
- 2 tablespoons of Vitamin E oil
- 5 drops of Rosemary essential oil
- 5 drops of peppermint essential oil
- A heatproof glass
- 4 ounces of glass bottle with eyedropper
- A measuring cup
- A stainless steel spoon
- Small funnel
- Put the freshly scooped Aloe Vera gel in the blender and blend till you can’t see any chunks remaining.
- In a heatproof glass put the cold pressed coconut oil and Shea butter and melt in a microwave.
- Put the remaining ingredients in a measuring cup and add the blended Aloe Vera juice and the melted oils.
- Stir the mixture using a stainless steel spoon and then use the funnel to transfer the mixture into a glass bottle and use the eyedropper to cover the bottle.
- Refrigerate the serum for 6 hours and then store the serum in a cool dry place.
2. Homemade hair serum for silky and soft curly hair
Silky hair is the most delicate type of curly hair there is. If your hair tangles, there are a high chance that detangling will cause too much breakage. You will therefore need to use ingredients that will add some weight to your hair strands. This will make your hair more manageable.
- 3 tablespoons of Aloe Vera oil
- 3 tablespoons of Castor oil
- 3 tablespoon Shea butter
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons of Argan oil
- 3 tablespoon jojoba oil
- 3 tablespoons of Almond oil
- 2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil
- 3 tablespoons of avocado oil.
- 5 drops of Rosemary essential oil
- 5 drops of chamomile essential oil
- 5 drops of tree tea oil
- Heatproof glass
- Measuring cup
- A small funnel
- 4 ounces glass bottle with an eyedropper
- Stainless steel spoon
- Put the Shea, coconut, and almond oils in a heatproof glass then melt it in a microwave
- Take the rest of the ingredients and add them to the measuring cup.
- Add the melted oils to the measuring cup then stir using the stainless steel spoon.
- Use the funnel to transfer the serum to the glass bottle.
- Cover the bottle using the eyedropper.
- Refrigerate the serum for 6 hours then store in a cool dry place ready for use.
Before using the serum, melt it over a bowl of warm water.
How to use the homemade hair serum?
When kinky hair is starving of its nutrients, you will need to do a lot of preparations before applying the hair serum.
- First, deep clean your hair using a mild shampoo and conditioner.
- Moisturize your hair and then go in with the hair serum.
- Part your hair into small sections then use the eyedropper to apply the hair serum on your scalp.
- Massage your scalp for five minutes to allow the flow of blood.
- Put a few drops of the serum on your hands and apply on your hair.
- Your curls will be defined and moisturized for as long as you are wearing the hair serum.
Since homemade hair serum are light and safe, you can use on your hair and on a daily basis. You can also triple or double the ingredients if you want to make more of the serum.
Can I use homemade hair serum daily?
Homemade hair serums are made using the safest ingredients. Most of these ingredients are oils so, they will not weigh down on your hair.
If you want to reap all the benefits of using the hair serum on your curly hair, you can use the hair serum on a daily basis. You can use the hair serum twice a day. You can also add more coconut or Aloe Vera oil and use the serum as a hair mask overnight.
Is homemade hair serum better than commercial hair serum for curly hair?
Provided you are using the appropriate ingredients when making a homemade hair serum, you will get the best hair serum for curly hair. But that is not to rule out that homemade hair serum is better than commercial hair serums. There are some natural hair serums that works as good as homemade ones.
When comparing the two types of serums for curly hair, there are instances where the commercialized hair serums are better than homemade hair serum. There are other instances where homemade hair serum is better.
If you want a hair serum that will define your curls to the maximum and make them last longer, you should go with commercial hair serum.
However, if you want a hair serum that will not damage your hair, boost hair growth, hydrate your hair, choose for homemade hair serum for your curls.
Homemade hair serum are made of safe ingredients. You can therefore apply on your scalp, hair without feeling the weight. Besides, ingredients used on homemade hair serum are readily available even in your kitchen.
If you are cautious over adding chemicals on your hair, it is always safe to go the natural route. Making your own hair serum at home for curly hair is not very complicated. Provided you have all the required equipment and ingredients, preparing the serum will take you at most 30 minutes.
When making a hair serum at home, you should consider your hair type and what it is that you want the hair serum to achieve. If you have kinky curly hair, you will need ingredients that will moisturize and soften your hair.
While if you have a silky curly hair, you should use ingredients that add a little weight on your hair.
If you don’t know where to start on making the hair serum, read the guide above. It has all the information you need to make the most powerful hair serum for curly hair. You should also consider subscribing to this page for more on hair serum and other beauty related stuff.
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Andriya Ruth, is a beauty specialist with more than 10 years of experiences. She loves to test new beauty products and techniques to innovate novel beauty procedures for her clients and knowledge. Further, she contributes to several beauty magazines and blogs as a leading author/reviewer.