Homemade Hair Serum to Repair Dry & Damaged Ends

hair serum recipe to repair dry and damaged hair

Say goodbye to split ends! This homemade hair serum helps to repair dry and damaged ends using a concentrated formula of nourishing hair oils.

Our hair is something us girls (and guys ,too) take a lot of pride in.

Nothing beats having soft, smooth, luscious locks to style, run our fingers through, and whip back and forth.

However, when growing hair out, split ends can start to develop…

When I was growing out my hair from the beginning to mid last year, I succeeded in getting it to a length I loved and was really happy with, but there was a catch. I had a lot of dry, split ends.

I didn’t cut my hair in hope that this would help it to grow longer, faster. However, since then, I’ve learnt that cutting the ends regularly can help in preventing split ends AND also help it to grow faster.

Some women go to a trichologist (hair specialist) or beautician for their hair-related problems, I go to my pantry to see what I can whip together.

This hair serum specifically targets dry ends, helping to re-hydrate and revitalise damaged hair.

Before we get started in learning how to make this nourishing hair serum – if you like what you’re seeing, subscribe to my email newsletter at the bottom of the page to keep up to date on the latest recipes, DIYs, gardening and health tips I share!!

Homemade Dry Ends Hair Serum

This serum is a combination of different herbs, oils, and essential oils that are good for scalp and hair health:

  • Castor oil: Helps to close up the hair follicle, reducing the amount of split ends, and is packed full of fatty acids which plump up the hair follicle, making it thicker and encouraging hair growth.
  • Coconut oil: Full of fatty acids which help penetrate deep into the hair shaft, repairing damage and rehydrating hair, minimising frizz, adding volume, and and leaving it silky smooth.
  • Lavender essential oil: Great for combating oily hair and dandruff. If used in a weekly scalp massage, this lavender oil can help improve hair growth.
  • Rosemary essential oil: May help stimulate hair growth and treat dandruff.
  • Sandalwood essential oil: Helps to strengthen hair roots for a healthier head of hair, and may help to seal in moisture.
  • Cedarwood essential oil: Helps moisturise and protect the hair follicle, reducing frizz and leaving hair silky.
  • Peppermint essential oil: Helps soothe a dry scalp, as well as strengthen and stimulate hair follicles.
  • Jojoba oil: A liquid plant wax (not an oil), this “oil” behaves in a similar way to the sebum (oil) our skin produces. Jojoba oil won’t clog hair follicles, making it a wonderful conditioner for dry hair, and may also encourage hair growth.
  • Argan oil: Rich in rich in vitamin E, antioxidants, and fatty acids, argan oil is a “dry” oil, meaning it’s light and absorbs quickly, and is wonderful for conditioning and moisturising dry or damaged hair.


To make:

  1. Using a funnel, pour oils and essential oils into a glass bottle with a dropper top. Place the lid back on and gently shake to combine. Use up to 2-3 times a week.

To use:

  1. Place a couple of drops onto your palm and use your fingertips to smooth the oil from the middle to the ends of wet or dry hair.
  2. The oil can also be used for a scalp massage; rub a few drops between your fingertips and massage into the roots of hair. Finish by applying some of the oil to the ends of hair to seal split ends. If you have dry hair, leave the oil to soak in overnight.
  3. When washing hair, add one teaspoon of baking soda to shampoo if you have trouble getting the serum out of your hair.

As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. I am not a doctor. All opinions expressed are my own personal thoughts and feelings of the products mentioned. Check with your doctor or health practitioner if you are uncertain about trying out any of the products, recipes or tips mentioned in this post.

What’s your story with dry hair? Have you made hair serums before? What’s worked for you? Share in the comments below.

Lots of love,

🖤 Vanessa


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