How to make hair serum at home with coconut oil?

Among the most common used ingredient in homemade hair serums is coconut oil. Coconut oils will provide your hair with most needed nourishment, moisturize your hair, add shine to your hair and create a protective layer to your hair strands. 

If you are using a hair serum for dry hair, curly hair, silky hair, or for hair growth, you might finding yourself using coconut oil.

With all this versatility, how do you use coconut oil to make hair serum? 

This guide will give you the most famous recipes for making hair serum using coconut oil. You will also learn why coconut is the most used in the guide. Let’s get started. 

How to make hair serum at home with coconut oil?

If you have been suffering from hair disorders, you might be skeptical about using manufactured hair serums. This is because you are not sure if the chemicals in the hair serum are the one causing you to experience this issues. 

While avoiding any hair product altogether will not be fruitful for your hair, you can still manage to care for your hair while not worrying about any side effects associated with hair products. 

One of the most common product used to make hair serums at home is coconut oil. It might look like a lie if I told you that you can make different hair serums at home with coconut oil as an ingredient and achieve different purposes. 

This guide will show you how to make hair serum at home using coconut oil. 

1.Homemade hair serum for hair growth using coconut oil 

When you are suffering from hair loss due to a lot factors, you will need a hair product that can reverse this process. Homemade hair serum made with amlas chunks, coconut oil and castor oil will balance the blood pressure in your scalp (can we apply on scalp?), boost the growth of new hair strands, protect the new and the existing hair strands while also improving the texture of your hair. 


  • Use a grater to grate the Amlas into smaller portions. 
  • Put the Amlas in a cup of coconut oil and add about 20 table spoons of castor oil. 
  • Pour the mixture in a pan and melt it over low heat until it comes to boil. 
  • Sieve the mixture with a metal sieve. 
  • Pour the sieved mixture in a glass bottle with an eyedropper.

How to use the hair serum

  • Ensure you are applying the hair serum on clean hair.
  • Part your hair into smaller sections and apply the hair serum from your scalp using the eyedropper. 
  • Massage your hair for a few minutes to ensure the serum penetrates your hair cuticles. 
  • You can use this serum twice a day since it is lightweight and safe for use. 

You can multiply the ingredients of you want to make more of the serum. You should store the serum in a cool and dry place. 

2.Homemade hair serum for dry hair using coconut oil 

Having to deal with dry hair and an oily scalp can be so traumatizing. You will try using oils only for your hair to get muddy and shrink. 

Luckily, a hair serum made with coconut oil and other ingredients night be your one ticket to an amazing hair. 


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sea buckthorn oil
  • 2 tablespoons Argan oil
  • 1 tablespoon vitamin E oil
  • 5 drops geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops lavender essential oil
  • 4 drops frankincense essential oil

Additional equipment

  • 4 ounces glass bottle with an eyedropper
  • A small metal funnel
  • Heatproof glass bottle 
  • A stainless steel spoon
  • Measuring cup


  • In a heatproof glass, put the coconut oil and melt it in a microwave. 
  • Pour all the ingredients into a measuring cup and use a stainless steel spoon to mix the ingredients. 
  • Using the small metal funnel, pour a the ingredients into the glass bottle.
  • Cover the bottle using the eyedropper and store in a cool dry place. 

How to use the serum

  • Place the glass bottle holding the mixture in a bowl of warm water to melt it. 
  • Part your hair into small sections for easy application. 
  • Apply the hair serum using the eyedropper from the scalp. 
  • Massage your hair to ensure every part of your hair gets the serum. 
  • You can then run a wide toothed comb through your hair for detangling. 
  • Style your hair as you please. 

You can double or triple the ingredients if you want to make enough hair serum. 

3.Homemade hair serum for frizz free hair using coconut oil

You might be inclined to think that you must use commercialized hair serum to protect your hair against environmental factors that might cause hair fizz, flyaways, and split ends. 

However, coconut oil plays the same role as silicone in commercialized hair serum though on a smaller extend when it comes to protecting your hair. Good thing is that coconut oil will moisturize your hair while silicone dries up your hair.


  • 3 tablespoons of cold pressed coconut oil. 
  • 6 tablespoons of freshly scooped Aloe Vera gel. 
  • 6 tablespoons of Rose water 
  • 6 drops of chamomile essential oil
  • 6 drops of tree tea essential oil
  • 6 drops of lavender essential oil. 
  • 3 tablespoons of vitamin E oil

Additional equipment

  • A blender
  • A heatproof glass
  • A small metal funnel
  • Measuring cup
  • 4 ounces glass bottle with eyedropper
  • A stainless steel spoon 


  • In blender, place the freshly scooped Aloe Vera gel and blend until you can’t see any chunks. 
  • In a separate heatproof glass, put the Coconut oil and melt it in an oven.
  • Pour the Aloe Vera gel and the melted coconut oil in the measuring cup. 
  • Add all the other ingredients into the measuring cup and mix it using the stainless steel spoon. 
  • Use the small metal funnel to transfer the mixture to the glass bottle. 
  • Cover the bottle with the eyedropper and store in a cool dry place. 

How to use the hair serum

  • Since you are dealing with dry hair, you will first need to wash your hair then add a moisturizer. 
  • Part the hair into smaller sections then use the eyedropper to apply hair serum on the scalp.
  • Pour some five drops of the serum on your palms and apply on your hair. 
  • Massage the hair and the scalp for a few minutes to ensure the serum has penetrated the hair cuticles and your hair doesn’t look dry.
  • Run a wide toothed comb to detangle your hair then style as you please.

You can use this hair serum twice a day depending on the state of your hair. 


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4.Hair serum for straight hair using coconut oil

If you are one gets bothered by a hair with a lot of waves and is afraid to use heat on your hair, you don’t have to. You can make a hair serum at home that straightens your hair while also promoting hair growth. 


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil.
  • 2 tablespoons soy oil
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons jojoba oil
  • 5 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons vitamin E oil 

Additional equipment

  • A small metal funnel
  • A measuring cup
  • 3 ounces glass bottle with an eyedropper
  • Stainless steel spoon


  • In the measuring cup, pour all the ingredients. 
  • Use the stainless steel spoon to stir the mixture until it is well mixed. 
  • Use the small funnel to transfer the serum from the measuring cup to the glass bottle. 
  • Cover the bottle with the eyedropper and store in a cool dry place. 

How to use the hair serum to straighten your hair?

  • You can apply this hair serum on dry or wet hair. 
  • Part your hair into smaller sections then start applying the hair serum from your scalp. 
  • Massage your scalp for about five minutes to ensure the serum penetrates your scalp. 
  • Apply about five drops of the serum on your hair and massage again. 
  • Run a wide toothed comb through your hair to detangle. 

Coconut oil will add some weight to your hair making it straight, shiny and smooth at the same time. 


Coconut is one of the most common ingredient used to make hair products at home. You will find a hair serum for dry hair that is using coconut oil as it’s main ingredient and also a hair serum for oily hair that uses the coconut oil as the main ingredient. 

The list above is just some of the hair serum a that I have made using coconut oil. If you want to learn more recipes for hair serums, you should consider subscribing to this page. 


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