Whether it is rainy season with high humidity level or the moment after a workout session, there are many factors that can lead to frizzy hair. If you already have dry hair, even a two-minute walk outside can make your hair frizzy. One product that helps to manage frizzy, dry, and dull hair is a hair serum. You just need to apply a few drops of it after washing your hair. If you are a fan of home remedies, you can even make your own homemade hair serum at home. Let us tell you all about DIY hair serums.
A hair serum is a liquid-based treatment that is usually formulated using silicones, says beauty industry veteran Dr Blossom Kochhar, Chairperson of the Blossom Kochhar Group of Companies. They provide a protective layer over the hair fiber, and assist in smoothing the frizz. A serum is designed to coat the hair’s surface to help impart shine, smoothness, and hydration. When your tresses are smooth, they tend to look shinier and glossier. Some types of silicone used in hair serum help to reflect light, which increases the appearance of overall shine. Most women use it on wet hair, but you can apply it on dry hair too. They can act as both a pre-styling treatment and a finishing product.
Serum and soft hair
You must have noticed that regular application of hair serum gives you soft and silky hair. Here’s how:
1. Less tangles
When your hair is smooth and sleek, it’s less likely to tangle, says the expert. The detangling effect of hair serum can make your hair easy to comb, style and manage.
2. Promotes smooth hair
The product has an anti-frizz effect that helps to improve the smoothness of your tresses. That’s because of the coating action of silicone, which gives an appearance of polished and sleek hair strands.
3. Protects against damage
A hair serum can protect your hair from different types of damage. This includes damage caused by:
• Chemical processing like colouring or straightening.
• Damage caused to hair by styling tools like blow drying or heating.
• Constant exposure to direct sunlight or extreme change in weather conditions.
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Homemade serums for soft hair
You can make homemade hair serums which are practical and easy to use:
1. Aloe vera hair serum
Packed with active ingredients and essential minerals, aloe vera helps to strengthen your tresses and adds shine and lustre to your hair. To make an aloe vera hair serum, take fresh aloe vera gel. Add rose water, vitamin E oil and coconut oil to it and blend until it turns smooth. Pour it into a spritz bottle, add jasmine essential oil as the final ingredient. Make sure to shake well before using it on your hair.
2. Jojoba oil and grapeseed essential oil hair serum
This serum is for all those who want shine and bounce in their hair. Mix together jojoba oil and grapeseed oil then add peppermint oil to it, and mix again. Pour into a small bottle and use it on your hair to reduce frizz, suggests Dr Kochhar.
3. Lavender and rose water hair serum
It is for all those who are irritated with their oily scalp. Take castor oil, mix it with jojoba oil and then add a few drops of rose water. Put some drops of lavender essential oil to it and mix everything well before pouring it into a spritz bottle. Put it in your fridge for about a day, and use as required.
4. Argan and avocado oil hair serum
If you are tired of dull hair, this hair serum should be in your beauty kit. The blend of natural oils can treat scalp issues and boost hair growth. Mix together argan oil, avocado oil jojoba oil and grapeseed oil, and pour into a glass bottle. You can use this natural hair serum before or after washing your hair.
5. Jojoba oil and soy oil hair serum
If you love straightening your hair, then this hair serum can be your best friend. Mix soy oil, jojoba oil, olive oil and coconut oil then pour into a bottle. Use a few drops of it on damp hair and blow dry your hair with a brush so that the product gets evenly distributed.
Next time you want your hair to look silky and shiny, don’t forget to use your homemade hair serum.